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Iconic Architecture In The Heart Of St Lucia

Modernist Australia

It’s all eyes on The Sunshine State today on TDF!

The Modernist Australia sleuths have tipped us off about a unique mid-century home on the market in St Lucia!

13th September, 2018

This MCM dream home is on the market. Photo – Destin Sparks, courtesy of Caroline Munro Property.

It was designed by Queensland architect Stephen Trotter. Photo – Destin Sparks, courtesy of Caroline Munro Property.

It’s located in the heart of Brisbane’s leafy St Lucia. Photo – Destin Sparks, courtesy of Caroline Munro Property.

The loft living area with Oregon timber ceilings. Photo – Destin Sparks, courtesy of Caroline Munro Property.

It’s one of Queensland’s greats! Photo – Destin Sparks, courtesy of Caroline Munro Property.

The original 1960s kitchen stands. Photo – Destin Sparks, courtesy of Caroline Munro Property.

Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs
Thursday 13th September 2018

‘It’s a joy to see it well looked after and ready to please another MCM fan.’ – Patricia Callan.

Here we have another back-on-the-market-come-around of an absolutely spectacular home, one of Queensland’s greats in fact, which we first came across back in 2015. We waxed very lyrical about this 1962 residence back then and suffice to say it’s a joy to see it well looked after and ready to please another MCM fan – though we’d certainly take the agent’s advice and chuck in that pool.

The house was designed by acclaimed Queensland Modernist architect Stephen Trotter of Fulton Trotter and Partners (do not click here if you wish to spare yourself from the article of the outrageous demolition of their original office building in 2013).

And the home itself? Pass the brown paper bag – we must get some CO2! The light and windows. The radical bedroom/ensuite layout. The stunning timber ceiling and walls. The fireplace. That bulkhead lighting. The breeze blocks. The fat laminex. And is that an abstract tile mural behind the stove?

The original 1960s kitchen stands, and the panelling and Murano glass pendants throughout, which will surely light-up-some modernist lovers’ eyes!

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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