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1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

Trust me, this 1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia is a very special piece of architecture.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

In fact, the house is a state listed building. That’s down to its experimental concrete shell, which was apparently a first time use for that type of construction outside of Melbourne, where it was pioneered by Kevin Borland and Robin Boyd in the 1950s.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

Ok, that’s the history lesson over. Let’s get down to the really interesting bit, which is the house itself.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

The finish on this one is immaculate and that’s not just down to years of preservation. The house, which actually dates back to 1969, has been ‘sympathetically refurbished’ to a very high standard.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

Original features have been preserved and sympathetic upgrades have been installed. In fact, you might struggle to differentiate between the two in some places, which is certainly high praise.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

The exterior is in a league of its own of course, a house that has apparently been ‘intriguing locals’ since it was built. Part midcentury modern, part space age design and totally unique. I would never tire of standing outside this one and admiring it.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

But the inside is also a very impressive affair. The headline act for me is the main living room with its angled and vaulted timber ceiling and exposed brick walls, not forgetting the full height glazing. Love the way it has been dressed for the era too.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

Also check out the amazing master bedroom with its wall of glass and subtle curves. In fact, the whole of the accommodation wing benefits from the curves, adding an interesting detail to each room within.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

As for the living space, there are two specific and connecting units. The living area has the main reception space and the kitchen / dining area, the former being a ‘smart kitchen’ with island bench.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

Head through the connecting walkway and you will find that accommodation wing, which is made up of three bedrooms, the main with a walk-in wardrobe, a central bathroom and a ‘generous’ laundry.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

What you can’t see from the photos is reverse cycle heating and cooling, privacy tinted windows and a security alarm.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

Oh and outside space too, which is made up of parking space and a private north facing deck and lawn.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

An absolute dream of a house and just on the market. As for the price, it is up for auction with a guide of between AUS$600,000 and $650,000. That works out at around £334,000 to £362,000.

Images and details courtesy of Whitford at realestate.com.au. For more details or to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury modern property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia
1960s Monolithic Structure midcentury property in Newtown, Victoria, Australia

 

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