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A Rare Opportunity In Melbourne's 'Bagel Belt'

Modernist Australia

‘A rare Golden Mile opportunity’, expressions of interest on this 1970s five-bedroom home in the epicentre of Caulfield North close next week.

But that’s not before Patricia Callan from Modernist Australia can take us through for a swoon – just look at that swimming pool/pool house!

23rd May, 2019

Spacious and light-filled the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom 3-storey residence is set on 909-square-metres. Photo – courtesy of Kay & Burton.

Solidly built and custom finished in the 1970s, the home showcases original marble floors and custom joinery. Photo – courtesy of Kay & Burton.

The Entertaining balcony, swimming pool and pool house (!!) with kitchenette and bathroom. Photo – courtesy of Kay & Burton.

Expressions of interest close May 28th. Photo – courtesy of Kay & Burton.

Patricia Callan
Thursday 23rd May 2019

‘The Bagel Belt serve this up to us and dares us to ignore it. But how can we?’ – Patricia Callan.

The might of Marvellous Migrant Modern Melbourne raises its head and casually schools us all with a display of formidable size, form, materials and craftsmanship.

The eternal wellspring of high-end residences and film-set-level Mod chic, the Bagel Belt, serve this up to us and dares us to ignore it. But how can we?

From the very front fence and timber relief entry-wall we are smacked about the head with a collection of stunningly modern spaces festooned with fittings and features only millions of dollars (and perhaps a tradesman time-machine) could replicate today.

Sooooo much desire, so much awe, but really just another day for this side of town.

View the property listing on Domain, 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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