Stalking the 70s 40 years on

Posted on Thu, 5 Jun 2014 by midcenturyjo

First home buying in Australian capital cities can sometimes mean sad, down at heels 70s apartments (or 60s or 80s… you know what I mean). Cheap and often larger than their modern counterparts the temptation is to paint, change the flooring, slap up some white tiles in the bathroom and figure out how to fit in an IKEA kitchen. Not in this case. Here’s how you bring the 70s right up to date. Not your everyday cookie cutter first apartment. Stalking a funky pad in Armadale, Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.

teresa says:

the wall mounted coat/hat hook boards in photo #4 are really unique! the whole apt is fresh and full of personality.

teresa says:

the wall mounted coat/hat hook boards in photo #4 are really unique! the whole apt is fresh and full of personality.

keren says:

Hi I wanted to know where purchased the images of fruit in the bedroom and dining room ..
Thanks

Annie says:

Great space. Would love to see it in the flesh.

Blanders says:

I love the understated use of colour and texture on the walls. That slate grey pillar in the kitchen that doesn't quite go to the ceiling, the felt wall in the dining nook, the wood paneling… it's beautifully subtle.

Which is not a word one normally associates with the 70s ­čśë

Esz says:

POA for a tiny one bedroom apartment? The real estate market in Melbourne is absolutely insane – no first home buyer would be purchasing this place. Less than 12% of sales are to first home buyers in this city. Listed prices are often $100,000 below reserve.

Anywho – the apartment is cute. I like it. But its probably going to be sold for about $500K+ in this market.
I'm not even kidding.

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