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Robin Boyd-designed midcentury gem heads to auction near Melbourne

Glass walls galore

midcentury home in australia All photos via Jellis Craig

If you’re a little tired of seeing fabulous midcentury homes for sale around the U.S. (though our hunch is that you aren’t), here’s a dazzling ‘50s property going up for auction soon in Australia, first spotted by The Design Files.

Located in Chirnside Park, a suburb about 20 miles northeast of downtown Melbourne, the Blott House was designed in 1956 by Australian modernist great Robin Boyd, who’s often compared to legendary American architect John Lautner. Like many a midcentury we know and love, this home is marked by soaring walls of glass, with bright interior spaces that promote an open flow and verdant views.

The split-level living-dining area has an open fireplace and gleaming wood ceilings and floors. The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and the bathroom has a modern polish as well. Sitting on a generous half-acre lot, the three-bedroom home also includes extensive lawns and a dreamy al fresco dining area under a wisteria-filled pergola.

This isn’t the first Boyd house to go under the hammer in recent years. Baker House, a landmarked stone design in Long Forest, Australia, went to auction in 2014. The difference here is that the Blott House isn’t heritage-listed, so its future is a bit up in the air. The auction is set for March 25, with price range available upon request.

Via: The Design Files