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Mid Century Homes


An Architect’s Own Mid-Century Beaumaris Home Restoration

Architect Wilko Doehring saved a 1956 Beaumaris brick house from likely demolition and restored it for his own family.

On The Market

A Family's Magical Mid-Century ‘Treehouse’ Is For Sale In Kew East

The beautiful Lodge House in Melbourne's east has been held in the architect's own family for over 60 years – until now!
Christina Karras


The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.


A Mid-Century Brisbane Home Redesigned For Modern Life

A subtle renovation by Kin Architects has enhanced this mid-century home, making it functional for years to come.


Inside Toorak’s Amazing, Coral-Coloured Caringal Flats!

An exclusive look at the late-1940s apartment complex that's been recently restored to its former glory, and the homes of two young architec...
Christina Karras


Restoring A Mid-Century Apartment In Brisbane’s Famous Torbreck Building

A sympathetic renovation inside Brisbane’s heritage Torbreck building, brought back to life by Kin Architects and the owners.

Mid-Century Modern

Australia’s Best Beachcomber By Modernist Architect Nino Sydney Is For Sale

The most intact beachcomber by the late modernist architect Nino Sydney is for sale in the Blue Mountains.

Mid-Century Modern

The Most Memorable Midcentury Homes Of 2021

The top homes we toured in 2021 from this iconic design era!

Modernist Australia

A Pristine Mid-Century Family Home Buried In Greenery

A North Balwyn home designed by architect Alan Nance and built in 1957 is on the market, and it's amazing!
Trish Callan


A Truly Sympathetic Mid-Century Home Renovation

Pop Architecture returned this 1960 mid-century home in Ivanhoe East to its former glory through interior alterations.


A Contemporary Reimagining of Robin Boyd’s Fenner House

Las Palmas by DUO Architects in association with Davis Architects is a Byron Bay hinterland home inspired by the owner's upbringing in Robin...

Modernist Australia

A Glittering, Glamorous Mid-Century Pad Is For Sale

This apartment in Caulfield North retains all its charming, original trimmings. Even with herringbone floors, steel-framed windows and bambo...
Patricia Callahan

Modernist Australia

This Vast 1960s Dream Home Is A Bushland Paradise

A Modernist home buried in bushland on the Northern Beaches of Sydney is up for sale (and living rent-free in our heads!).
Patricia Callan


A Dessert-Inspired ‘60s Home Makeover!

From banana Paddle Pop yellow, to chocolatey timber, this 1960s home makeover by Wowowa brings colour and personality to this mid century ho...


Bringing A Slice Of Coastal Mid-Century Architecture Back To Life

DFJ Architects revive an original 1950s home on the Tweed Coast, now affectionately known as ‘Neal + Shirley’s’.

Modernist Australia

A Modernist Mansion Fit For A 'Contemporary Goddess'

Designed by architect Iwan Iwanoff in 1959, this incredible home in Mount Lawley, Western Australia is on the market.
Patricia Callan


Your Favourite Mid-Century Modern Homes Of 2020

The eight most popular mid-century homes published on The Design Files last year!

Mid-Century Modern

This Unparalleled Mid-Century Masterpiece Is The DREAM Home

The Bruce Rickard-designed Mirrabooka House in New South Wales is a bona-fide bombshell - AND it’s for sale!
Sasha Gattermayr

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