Beaumaris Modern: Modernist Homes in Beaumaris is a collection of mid-century modern houses located in the Melbourne’s bayside suburb. Some are original in their design and are the architects’ own homes from the 50s and 60s and other homes have been sensitively restored and renovated.
Beaumaris Modern: Modernist Homes in Beaumaris is a collection of mid-century modern houses located in Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Beaumaris, beautifully documented by Jack Shelton, a bayside local now living and working as a professional photographer in LA. Some are original in their design and are the architects’ own homes from the 50s and 60s and other homes have been sensitively restored and renovated.
All the houses have a back story, fascinating interiors and architectural details, particularly the houses in which the owners have lived for over 50 years. Each house features a history, written by Fiona Austin, a Beaumaris resident, interior designer and local Beaumaris heritage expert, and Alison Alexander, a Beaumaris mid-century home owner, writer, editor and daughter of prominent architect Ross Stahle, from the architectural practice Mockridge Stahle Mitchell. Each house includes a biography of the original architect, written by mid-century expert and architectural historian, Simon Reeves. A detailed floor plan also accompanies each house.
The foreword to the book has been written by Dr Philip Goad, Professor of Architecture and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, who grew up in Beaumaris in a mid-century home.
Also featured is the Eric Lyon house, recently featured on ABC TV’s Restoration Australia.
Authors: Fiona Austin, Simon Reeves & Alison Alexander
Publisher: Melbourne Book