Adelaide Mid Century Modern House

Today I went to the open house for this beautiful mid century modern home in Torrens Park (Adelaide).

I loved this 1960’s house when I saw the photos but walking up the long grand driveway and entering into such a well-designed, open living area made me love it even more (it’s even in a nice street too!).

This house was designed by Newell Platten. Platten studied architecture and modernism at the University of Adelaide with Robert Dickson, graduating in 1951. After returning from travels to London and Italy, Platten suggested to Dickson they start an architecture office together and so they formed ‘Dickson and Platten Architects’ in 1958. Together they designed mid century modern buildings (residential and commercial) in many well known suburbs around Adelaide throughout the 1960’s.

Platten believed ‘buildings should reflect their structure, should go back to basics’ and used sturdy red brickwork, dramatic exposed timber trusses and robust internal carpentry to express this (elements which can be seen here in this mid century modern house in Torrens Park).

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Images courtesy of realestate.com.au

For more images and to see the full listing of this 1960’s mid century modern house click here.

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