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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 at Nelson Alexander.

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.

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