This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

A Bush-Baby Stunner In Eaglemont

Modernist Australia

Devoted mid-century modern enthusiasts Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs of Modernist Australia (MA) are back this month with their second story for us!

This time around, they honour the Glenard Estate ‘Williams Home’ by renowned Melbourne mid-century architect, Charles Duncan.

 

23rd April, 2018

A heritage listed, mid-century marvel in Eaglemont surrounded by lush greenery. Photo – courtesy of Miles Real Estate.

 

The INCREDIBLE living room inside this Eaglemont mid-century dream! Photo – courtesy of Miles Real Estate.

 

The home is steeped in retro vibes. Photo – courtesy of Miles Real Estate.

 

The home was originally designed by renowned Melbourne mid-century architect Charles Duncan. Photo – courtesy of Miles Real Estate.

 

Brick walls and greenery equals the perfect mid-century combo! Photo – courtesy of Miles Real Estate.

 

Charles Duncan won the Victorian Architecture Medal for the RAIA’s Best House Of The Year in 1965 for this design. Photo – courtesy of Miles Real Estate.

 

A bedroom that’s almost part of the backyard! Photo – courtesy of Miles Real Estate.

 

Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs
Monday 23rd April 2018

It’s always a pleasure when a home recognised with heritage listing hits the market. This bush-baby stunner has been setting hearts afire over recent weeks and with good cause, as the work of renowned Melbourne mid-century architect Charles Duncan.

Duncan graduated RMIT in 1959 and worked within two other legendary firms; Chancellor & Patrick and McGlashan Everist before quickly striking out on his own in the early 1960s from which he preceded to create his legacy of outstanding Modernist residences, not least this one, which won the Victorian Architecture Medal for the RAIA’s Best House Of The Year in 1965.

Sitting snug in the bosom of Walter Burley Griffin’s pre-Canberra and Castlecrag planning dream – the Glenard Estate – the sloping landscaped grounds and residence we find here exudes a textural, organic cosiness. Materials dovetail with the straight lines, spaces, and levels of peak 1960s Modernist sophistication – an impeccably enticing combination all round.

View the listing here, and original MA article here.

Run by Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs, Modernist Australia is the passion-project/website dedicated to raising the profile of mid-century design and modernist principles in Australia. For more swell eye-candy, visit Modernistaustralia.com.

View Comments

Similar Stories

Homes

Casa Warrandyte

A tour of Stace Burt and Kenny Pomare's family home in the leafy Melbourne suburb. Drenched in natural light and offering beautiful bush vis...
Fiona Killackey

'The Rumpus Room' By Tim Ross

A new book inspired by quintessentially Aussie architecture, and tales from the suburbs.
Tim Ross

Modernist Australia

A Mid-Century Gem On Geelong’s ‘Golden Mile'

The legends at Modernist Australia kick off their new column with a tour of a fairytale MCM pad, currently up for auction!
Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs

This Week

Architecture

A Brazilian Modernism-Inspired Masterpiece, In Queensland!

Architect Shaun Lockyer introduces South American flair to the typical Queenslander typology.
Miriam McGarry
  7 hours ago

Interiors

Karen McCartney's Dreamy, Rustic French Farmhouse

A dream European outpost for two of Australia’s most respected design aficionados! (And yes, it's available for holiday rental).

News

A Way For All Australians To Celebrate Robin Boyd's 100th

Australia Post releases a commemorative stamp acknowledging the seminal architect’s centenary.

Events

TDF Talks @Mercedes me, Round Two!

David Bromley, Peter Maddison, Paul West, and Justine Cullen in-conversation at Mercedes me – book now!

News

Local Artists And Designers Feature At This Brunswick East Craft Fete

Bringing back the neighbourhood vibe at this FREE one-day community event!

News

A New Exhibition Of Raw, Gestural Works From Miranda Skoczek

One of Melbourne’s most collectible contemporary artists opens her first show of the year tomorrow.

Shopping

Morocco Meets Byron Bay In This Modern Bohemian Wonderland

A virtual visit to the rug and artisanal object treasure trove that is Tigmi Trading.
Elle Murrell

News

Our Guide To The Biggest-Ever Melbourne Design Week

Australia’s creative capital transforms into a thriving design hub this March!
Sally Tabart

Small Business

How Can Your Business Give Back?

Steps you can take to make a positive impact through your workplace, with sage advice from the legends at Who Gives A Crap.
Fiona Killackey

Architecture

An Architect's Own Dream Home

Sally Wilson of sw-architects shows us around her newly renovated home in Woodville, South Australia.
Miriam McGarry

Modernist Australia

This Corner-Block Mid-Century Classic Is For Sale

A modernist treasure that hasn't changed hands since the late 1960s!
Patricia Callan

Homes

A Media Mogul's Inner City Oasis

The Fitzroy apartment of Melbourne power couple Nick Shelton and Catherine Graves.

News

Klaylife's Dramatic New Range

Macrame and clay beads combine for a spectacular new collection of chandeliers.

TDF Collect

Announcing Our Next Exhibition, Katie Daniels' 'Unfolding Light'

Introducing a brand new artist for our first TDF Collect art exhibition of 2019! Melbourne painter Katie Daniels is one to watch.
Lucy Feagins
  15 hours ago

News

Swapping Fashion For Art With Holly Ryan

The popular Sydney-based jeweller explores her emerging sculpture practice in her second solo show at Jerico Contemporary.
Sally Tabart
  9 hours ago

Similar Stories

Homes

Casa Warrandyte

A tour of Stace Burt and Kenny Pomare's family home/bush retreat in the leafy Melbourne suburb, designed by revered architect Alistair Knox....
Fiona Killackey

'The Rumpus Room' By Tim Ross

A new book inspired by quintessentially Aussie architecture, and tales from the suburbs.
Tim Ross

Modernist Australia

A Mid-Century Gem On Geelong’s ‘Golden Mile'

The legends at Modernist Australia kick off their new column with a tour of a fairytale MCM pad, currently up for auction!
Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs