“Reflections on a cherished childhood” – putting the family home on the market

Grief is a strange thing. It affects different people in so many different ways.  Everybody suffers grief at some time during their lives, whether it be the loss of a family pet, a friend, or a parent.  For… Read More

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“Who’s for a Martini?” A Californian Eichler-style home in Caulfield

Megan and John are sharing their thoughts on their beautiful  Mid-Century modern home,  designed by Montgomery, King and Trengove Architects. The aesthetic significance of this special home has been recognised by its inclusion in Glen Eira Council’s Heritage… Read More

When the Brady Bunch met Austin Powers at Don’s Party

Hi Louise and Simon, thank you for your time today to chat with me about your beautiful family home which I understand you are listing on the North Balwyn market soon. I have just looked back at my… Read More

Visiting Robin Boyd’s 1962 “Wright House”

I am very privileged to visit lots of mid-century modern and post-war homes around Australia through my “Dr Retro House Call” service and some homes make a bigger impression than others. I had the pleasure of visiting Robin… Read More

“The Pettit and Sevitt Project” and our upcoming Canberra appointments

The Pettit and Sevitt Project Canberra 5th and 6th March 2022 The images in this newsletter are from a real estate listing of a Pettit and Sevitt Lowline variation which sold in December 2021, and which is also… Read More

New home pre-purchase design questions and answers with Dr Retro

Congratulations to our recent client Ms VB, who has just let me know that she has finally secured a new home for her family after missing out five times in the past 18 months at auctions. We had… Read More

Introducing Building Dreams Group of Mornington Peninsula

Secret Design Studio would like to introduce Tara Vandeligt of Building Dreams Group, arguably the Mornington Peninsula most popular renovation & building community. www.Buildingdreamsgroup.com Tara, thank you for chatting today with Secret Design Studio.   I’m honoured to… Read More

Styling a mid-century modern home to sell

With almost 6000 people following Secret Design Studio on Facebook I thought it would be interesting to get some opinions about the best way to furnish a mid-century or post-war home from a broad range of people including… Read More

Melbourne’s most marvelous Mid-Century Modern real estate

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon in Melbourne, when any number of competing activities were on offer: DIY opportunities and the obligatory snag from Bunnings; AFL matches; kids’ sport; new-release movies. Instead of doing any of these things,… Read More