Sunday, December 21, 2008

77 Montana Pde, Croydon

Photos courtesy of Carter Real Estate, Ringwood

'Peony Lodge'. Built in the late 50's to early 60's. Montana Pde is a very desirable location given it's glorious views to the Blue Dandenongs. I have walked along here a few times and I marvel at the large blocks and stunning houses, many which have been built with contemporary leanings. As much as I love this property it is wayyyy out of my league in terms of price. And the fact that we're not actually in the market to buy anything at the moment. But it doens't hurt to dream.

More details of this property here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lack of posting.

Sorry about the lack of pictures of late. It's been quite overcast and I haven't had the chance to go for a walk and get any good photos. I hope to remedy that now that the holidays are fast approaching.
Until then, I wish you all a safe, happy and mod Christmas.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Dublin Rd, Ringwood East

Here's another Ringwood East gem that has just gone on the market. I was going to take pictures of this house as soon as we had a nice sunny day. I remember the first time I drove past this house, I had to do a double take. The sculptures are awesome and the whole house is a time capsule. I sincerely hope that someone who appreciates this house as it is now, buys it and keeps it the same, rather that knocking down the house and building units as is often the case. A house of this significance should be heritage listed for future generations to enjoy.
Pictures and text below courtesy of Phillip Webb Real Estate. You can view the complete listing here.

Even though you’re being introduced to a home built in 1956, you are also looking at a home before its time. A General Motors designer, artist and visionary set his pen to paper to design this home with a future extension in mind. Crisp white borders are balanced by porthole feature windows and sculptures in the garden were borne of the designers’ futuristic fantasies. Not one aspect of the property has been altered since its conception yet it is in pristine condition. And there are some design features that are appearing in modern architecture today – this designer saw the light half a century ago!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

1-7 The Mount

This house is currently up for sale in Croydon South. It was built in 1958 and features a pool, spa and sauna and expansive gardens. And the icing on the cake is views to The Dandenongs. Here's a sneak peak. Photos courtesy of Carter Real Estate. You can see the details of the listing here.

The Famed Scholz Design Collection

This isn't technically about houses in the Maroondah shire, but it was purchased in Ringwood East, which IS in the Maroondah Shire. Besides, it's my blog so I'll post what I want to post!!

These photos are a snippet of the gem that is a catalogue of housing designs from a company in Ohio, USA. I'm thinking late 50's, early 60's. I purchased it from Railway Bizarre (see side link).
Entrance-Mark 60

Entrance-Mark 65 Contemporary

Rear patio- Mark 65 Contemporary

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Day tripping- Marysville (Shire of Murrindindi)

U-shaped entryway

Love that girder!!

Taken from the hotel driveway, looking at the front and entrance to house. (The house is U-shaped)

Backyard patio.

I'm in love with this gem! I had to be very discreet taking these photos as the house is in the Main st of Marysville. Luckily, there is a hotel next door (although unlucky for the occupant) so I walked down the hotel driveway to get a shot of the entrance and a sneaky shot of the backyard through the gate. I noticed an elderly lady enjoying the sun through the windows, so I didn't want to intrude any further. I would love to have seen the interior!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Finally, something to look at!

The girls and I went for a walk today and I remembered to take my camera. It was a bit overcast and I was a bit timid, so the pics aren't the best. But you get the idea.

This is a gorgeous house on a huge block. It's called "Copperfields" I fell in love with this house the first time I walked past it. This area (behind where I live ) was established in the late 60's. The blocks are huge and the gardens (and sometimes the views) are breathtaking.

Another house in the high, heavily treed part of Ringwood East. This is on an unsealed road. I would assume that this was built in the 70's, but I could be wrong. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Quite a few block are being bought for the land, despite the house only being 30/40 years old. This house is quite well placed on the block. And I love the pink door!

A couple of 60's weatherboards on the high side of the road. I really like this style of house, particularly when it overlooks the ocean!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Photos to come......soon.

So I was all fired up when I started this blog. Only problem is, every time I have a spare moment to go out and photograph some houses, the clouds roll in and the rain falls. So as a tempter, here's some of my collection of vintage yard furniture.

Friday, September 5, 2008


I know I know!
As if I don't have enough things on my plate already. What would possess me to start another blog?

I have walked/rode/driven past so many interesting houses in my area and felt the urge to document them somehow. I've seen lots of Flickr sites with modern homes from all over the world, but few from Australia.
I hope to carry my camera with me at all times and take some photos of houses that I find inspiring, interesting and sometimes unusual. They will range from the 1950's through to the present day. There will be a fair bit of guess work involved in regards to the exact build date unless the current owners know and are willing to tell me a little bit of history on the house.

Stay tuned and we'll see how this blog unfolds.

I would love contributions from others in the area. Email me at stuffability(at)gmail(dot)com.