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European Daring And Dash In Brisbane

Modernist Australia

Modernist lovers, we implore you to take a made-it-to-Friday mini-break to check this one out!

Here, the Modernist Australia duo take us through a mid-century Brisbane gem by Vitaly Gzell.

3rd August, 2018

Photo – courtesy of Ray White.

Photo – courtesy of Ray White.

Photo – courtesy of Ray White.

Photo – courtesy of Ray White.

Photo – courtesy of Ray White.

Photo – courtesy of Ray White.

Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs
Friday 3rd August 2018

Hold onto your sunvisors northern Modern fans, Brisbane’s purple patch just shifted up a gear with a residence of serious pedigree and beautiful condition.

A 1965 commission by hometown favourite Vitaly Gzell (we’ve showcased him here and here before) which is duly confirmed by this home’s clear European daring and dash, not oft spied in Brissy homes of similar age.

There’s not much we can articulate here that isn’t better conveyed in the images: a featherlight, horizontal, duel level design of alternating board, glazing and brick (and oh what brick! QLD we’ll happily concede no one works pale-toned masonry quite like your architects) with flashes of that aforementioned Euro-inclined, 1960s panache specifically the feature staircase, entertainer’s size kitchen (still blessedly original) and waist height raised fireplace.

This one is for the hipster elite of Brisvegas, we want to be assured this time next year it’s got a Fiat in the carport and some lovers in the lounge room, for we’ll accept nothing less for its fate.

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.

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