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Mid Century


A Designer + Builder’s 1950s Warrandyte Home Renovation

The mid-century Warrandyte home renovation of builder Pierre Seale, and fashion designer Alexandra Apostolidis.


A Happy, No-Fuss Beach House On The Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula home of Haydn Green and Lucinda McKimm is a renovated brick beach house that celebrates its sunny backyard.


Alistair Knox’s Former Studio Turned Family Home

Tilly Barber and her son Marley have converted the former Eltham office of prolific local architect Alistair Knox into their own home.


A Mid-Century Renovation That Masterfully Blends Old And New

An incredible mid-century home in Ivanhoe East, brought back to life by owners interior designer Sarah Conly and engineer Hugh O’Brien.


The 1970s Mudbrick Home Of Jewellery Designer Olivia Cummings + The Teskey Brothers Drummer Liam Gough

The prolific creative couple share their perfect work-from-home haven, surrounded by towering trees and native wildlife.


A New Era For Melbourne’s Iconic Featherston House, Designed By Robin Boyd

A sensitive update to one of Melbourne’s most architecturally significant homes, weaving together past, present and future.


A Photographer + Art Director’s Alistair Knox Home

Photographer Sean Fennessy, and art director Jessica Lillico's heart-warming Warrandyte mid-century family home, designed by Alistair Knox!


A Sophisticated Mid-Century Home In The Trees

The earth-toned, mid-century home of Liana Shaw-Taylor and family on Sydney’s Upper-North Shore, renovated by Tom Mark Henry.


A Designer’s 1970s Bells Beach Dream Home!

The incredible eclectic home of interior designer Léo Terrando and Jessica Watts, on Victoria's surf coast.


An Architect’s Breathtaking Mid-Century Home On The Great Ocean Road!

This mid-century Lorne home has been sympathetically updated by owner-architect Josh Crosbie, and the results are MAJOR!


The End Of An Era For This Impeccably Styled Mid-Century Melbourne Rental

Friends and business partners Holly Thompson and Stephanie Lane parent their respective daughters in this 1960s Kew East home... one of the


A Magical Alistair Knox-Designed Rental In Eltham!

The seriously dreamy 1970s rental home of Pop and Scott trade manager Lucienne Van Sebille, and her partner Sebastian.


THIS Is How You Renovate An Architect-Designed, Mid-Century Home

Amelia and Oliver Hesketh and share their sympathetic renovation of their 1969 Upper North Shore home, which saved every piece of original j...


A Warm And Wonderful 1950s Home In North Warrandyte

Vy and Andrew Costen share their charming mid century family home, in near original condition!


Life In One Of Melbourne’s Best Mid-Century Homes!

Inside the North Warrandyte, mid-century home of property stylist Anna Byrnes and family.


An Original Mid-Century Queenslander With Millennium Modern Flair

This Queenslander was built in 1964 and designed by acclaimed modernist architect John Dalton. Now, it is Bronwyn Labagnara's family home in...
Jo Hoban


An Early ‘80s Home With Good Vibes

Jessica Tremp and Michael Madden share their family's late modernist home in Victoria's Macedon Ranges.


The 10 Most Marvellous Modernist Homes Of The Year

The most popular mid-century homes featured on The Design Files this year!

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