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The Mid C

The Mid C

5 Episodes

A short series examining Australian domestic architecture of the 50's, 60's & 70's.

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The Mid C
  • Kew House

    Episode 1

    Kate Borland chats to her old family friend Mitta who owns this 1970s stunner tucked away in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. The architects were Steen & Tan.

  • McCaughey Koshland House

    Episode 2

    Kate Borland visits Ellen and James in their organic modern masterpiece designed by Kate’s legendary architect father Kevin Borland. The house built in the early 1970s, sits quietly but resolutely on the stunning Mount Tallarook, about 100km out of Melbourne. It has housed memories and life exper...

  • Grutzner House

    Episode 3

    Alison Alexander is the daughter of Ross Stahle from the renowned Modernist firm Mockridge Stahle Mitchell. She was determined to live in a mid-century house in Beaumaris so she letter dropped dozens of homes in the area that she liked the look of. The house she ended up living in was designed by...

  • Schmidt-Lademann House

    Episode 4

    Perth emigre architect Iwan Iwanoff was most famous for his incredibly unique sculptural brutalist houses in the 1970s. But long before this he designed some stunning homes dating back to this one built in 1958 for the German consul in Perth, Siegfried Schmidt-Lademann and his family. Kate Borlan...

  • Lee House

    Episode 5

    Kate Borland chats to retired Adelaide architect Newel Platten and his first domestic client Margaret Lee who after 59 years still lives in the home he designed for her back in the 1950s. She still owns the same fridge she bought when she moved in. This is an untouched classic in the Adelaide bea...