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Friday
Jan182013

Stalking retro

I must admit before I go on that I did not find this fantasy time capsule of a home. Oh no there are other hard core real estate stalkers out there in the internets who email, tempt me, show me things I shouldn't see. (Thanks Alison!) Welcome to a retrolicious dream home. Oh my! How OTT! How bad taste! How perfect! Like stepping back into an uppers/downers and martini fuelled technocolour, freak show trip. Lattice patterned mirror walls, wall to wall synthetic carpet, a sunken conversation pit that would be right at home in Palm Springs, a stone bathroom and a kitchen that just leaves me gasping. There is even an electric organ! This place is so hot thank goodness there is a pool to jump into to cool down. Even better it's not for sale. It's for rent ... furnished ... move right in ... just bring the booze and the Pucci bell bottom pantsuit. I feel an uncontrollable urge to back tease my hair, slather on the eyeliner and slide into my marabou slippers. Perhaps Elvis will drop round when he is finished his shift at the 7-Eleven. See I'm rambling! This lovingly refurshibed 70's home in Caulfield North, Melbourne is obvious the lair of a retro collector and it could be yours, if just for a little while. Link here if you want to sign the lease.

Reader Comments (14)

How awesome is that! Amazing what's lurking behind some walls. LOVE the outdoor setting and pool area!

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

This house is bonkers. I can't believe it's in Melbourne. I LOVE it.

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered Commentermsd

I absolutely LOVE it! I love it. Love it. Love it.

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarmel

I'm from Melbourne originally. I can't beleive this really is in Melbourne. There sure are some gems there! Iris

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIris dettwiler

Eww no. Don't like it at all!

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVe

what a treat to wake up to this morning. Thank you for this post !

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered Commentertina

I don't know if it's retro or not but to my eyes is bad taste

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

OH MY GOD! *dies*

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

What delicious infamy caused this house to be? The only thing I'd change is to rip down that sacrilegious "CALM" poster. We'll have none of that!

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered Commenteroh holland

OMG! That is just so horribly perfect!

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

And yet there are no avocado green appliances in sight!

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

it's so over the top- i kind of love it?

18 Jan 2013 | Unregistered Commenterannie

I agree with Oh Holland...the Poster should read, 'Be Cool!' or 'Stay Cool!'

19 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSue M

Great to see thus post only your missing a few key facts! This house is one of many designed by Holgar & Holgar in the seventies and this was refurbished only recently by Kennedy Nolan architects.

20 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

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