The year is 1965; Sir Robert Menzies is the leader of our beautiful nation, Prince Phillip pops in to the capital to officially open the Royal Australian Mint and Graham Kennedy’s In Melbourne Tonight has Aussies in hysterics.
Your home in Canberra is likely a three-bedroom, one-bathroom brick home with a huge lounge room, backyard and a separate brick garage for the family car. You ride your pushbike to the suburban shops for mum after school and visit a big shopping centre in Civic called Monaro Mall.
Ah, the nostalgia. If you’re obsessed with mid-century design and want to feel like you’re still living in the glory of what was 1965 Canberra, check out the stunning listings below.
The skylight. The wood veneer. Two pink bathrooms. AND THAT CARPET. This home, in a quiet and leafy loop street in Curtin, is a step straight back into the 1960s. It has a huge lounge room, four bedrooms and is only a short walk from Curtin Primary School. No wonder the listing leads with “family values”.
It’s up for auction on Saturday 15 February 2020.
The floor tiling on this property in the inner north is the stuff dreams are made of for mid-century design fanatics. The back patio tiles are divine but the floor tiles in the bathroom are hands down our fave [and this one also has a pink bathroom, insert love heart eyes emoji].
Once again the carpet is also a highlight – especially the floral brown and orange in one of the bedrooms – while the quaint single-car garage could be transformed into a work-from-home office or a creative space. A beautiful trip down memory lane.
The home will be auctioned on Wednesday 19 February 2020.
Nothing says ‘old Canberra’ like internal sliding double doors, a vanity built into a wall-length wooden wardrobe and a gas heater in a faux stone fireplace. This home has been modernised – including a separate apartment with its own pergola – but some old school elements remain. Simply gorgeous.
The property is up for auction on Saturday 15 February 2020.
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