Rent a fabulous Australian time capsule-esque house — 14 photos

mid century modern home in australiaBright, airy, open, colorful, bold, groovy, unique, inviting — and for rent! — yes, life looks darn good in this delicious midcentury modern Australian time capsuleish house for rent in Caulfield North, a city near Melbourne. Many thanks to Australian reader Rachel for the tip! This four-bedroom home, which was renovated in 2009, comes fully furnished, complete with upholstered built-in furniture, a sunken conversation pit, and a circular kitchen island. Stop me before I start drooling.

midcentury-mediterranean-living-roomAbove: Check out that wall of mirrors in this Moroccan inspired room.

From the real estate listing:

  • Year built: 1973
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Bond: $7,821
  • Allowances: Furnished

This absolutely amazing and unique property must be seen to be appreciated. Coming Fully Furnished the originality of this home has been captured like no other.
 Featuring 2 large living areas (both with built in bars), dining area with 12 seater table, a very groovy kitchen with 2 ovens and walk in pantry, sunken lounge (conversation pit) and informal dining area….all with spectacular views of the Palm Springs style back yard with pool, the design and features of this home are perfect for the entertainer!


The backyard not only features a self cleaning pool, but also a barbecue, luxurious day bed plus its own bathroom. 
The master bedroom is an adult oasis with a tranquil green outlook, walk through wardrobes and an extravagant ensuite bathroom featuring a stone bath and shower. 3 further spacious bedrooms with built in robes and an abundance of natural light. 

Apart from the ultimate WOW factor, this property includes large laundry, plenty of storage, ducted heating and cooling throughout, 4 car carport, intercom, a gardener and pool maintenance!

midcentury-banquetteThe home’s decor achieves an invigorating balance between calming neutrals and bold, vivid colors. So nicely done!

midcentury-living-roomLarge walls of windows blur the lines between inside and out.

midcentury-modern-dining-roomThere are several places throughout the house to gather, including this dining room table with seating for 12, just off the sunken conversation pit — perhaps the location of choice for after dinner cocktails? I love how the warm wood glow is set off by the sea blue carpeting in this room.

midcentury-modern-orange-kitchenAnd that kitchen — wow. Modern yet retro at the same time. The bittersweet orange laminate countertops and window trim provide a focal point to the room, while the functional and fun round kitchen island is another great spot to gather and entertain.

midcentury-poolIf the interior doesn’t sell you on this house, one look at the backyard palm tree lined pool should do the trick. Okay — when can I move in?

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  1. Laurie Louise says:

    My previous comment seems to have disappeared, so here goes Take 2: Fabulous house! The treatment of color is perfect!

  2. Sharon Letchford says:

    Only 300km from me! But looks light years away. Too bad it’s in Melbourne – I can’t get hubby near a city.

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