Stalking Harry Seidler

Posted on Sat, 7 Dec 2013 by midcenturyjo

I’m stalking a modernist gem today. Stalking a piece of Australian architectural history. My Australian midcentury modern friends will be going weak at the knees. Here’s what the real esate agent says… “We live in a disposable society, in an age when so many things in life are too often forgotten or disposed of to make room for bigger and newer things. So it’s a precious surprise when one encounters a stunning home that has survived the times, continuing to act as a testament to the era and style of which it was built. It’s even more precious, when the architect who designed the home intelligently and specifically, is none other than the father of Australian modern architecture, Harry Seidler.” Located in Beaumont, South Australia it is his only home built in this state.

What I love the most is how it is a well loved family home, that kids hang aeroplanes from the ceiling and maps and medals from the walls, that updates are sympathetic to the era and that the pool is original! A small midcentury marvel well loved and well used by a modern family. Perfect and imperfect. Link here while it lasts. (Thanks Andrea for finding this one for us.)

jane says:

Love this house architecturally speaking – it's so awesome how most rooms have immediate access to the outdoors. Beautiful. I also love all the stone and the split levels. But the decor – especially the rug throughout – doesn't always do it for me.

I like how you have used vibrant colors in all the rooms.I like the colors around the swimming pool.Is that a mural?

Guad says:

I absolutely adore your blog-but have often thought that your 'real estate stalking' sessions (which are the best!!) are often very NSW/Vic based…there are some absolutely gorgeous homes for sale in SA! So glad to see this beauty on your blog today!

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