Brismod’s new Mid Century home

I feel ever so blessed to have met the lovely Anita (aka Brismod), of Fun and VJ’s fame earlier last year. This sweet soul let me into her home and helped to propel me into the world of blogging about beautiful Brisbane homes. I thank my lucky interweb stars that I met her and her tribe of MidMod loving pals, including the guys from Eisenmenger House and the Chater Street home at Carina. Today, I am sharing with you some ‘before’ photos of her amazing new Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south.

Brismod’s new Mid Century home

The story goes that poor Anita never did feel ‘at home’ in her lovely little Queenslander.  It suited the family well in the early years, but with a troop of growing boys and the ever present desire for a piece of Brisbane’s Mid Century history was too strong to ignore. As a professional sticky beak much like myself, Anita popped into an open home to get a closer look at the dining table she spotted on the online real estate advertisement. Once inside, she was captivated and knew they were on to something with this unique home. Further research unveiled that the home was designed by architect Peter Heathwood, who was in practice during the post war architecture movement with John Dalton, the designer of the Kenmore home I featured a few weeks ago. The home features some amazing details, most of which is in original condition, like the timber pyramid ceiling and terrazzo flooring. Shall we….?

Mid Century home in Brisbane's south.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Entry and front door. Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Mid Century home in Brisbane's south.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Timber panel pyramid ceiling at Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Mid Century home in Brisbane's south.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Original light fittings and door detail at Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Mid Century home in Brisbane's south.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Original joinery at Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Mid Century home in Brisbane's south.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Original wardrobe and drawer joinery at Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Mid Century home in Brisbane's south.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Hallway with the sun soaked shower room in the Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Mid Century home in Brisbane's south.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Bathroom tile detail at Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Mid Century home in Brisbane's south.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Terrazzo and hardwood floors at the Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Mid Century home in Brisbane's south.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
There is something about these old tubs that I just love. I must’ve been a fantastic housewife in a past life. Original laundry tubs in the Mid Century home in Brisbane’s south. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

The home is in pretty amazing condition considering many Modernist homes get knocked about, updated, rendered and painted within an inch of their life.  The kitchen here has been updated and in time, will be returned back to it’s original look. Anita and Jason will still have some work to do bringing this home back to life, so make sure you pop over to Fun and VJ’s to follow the process of restoring and caring for this unique home. I’ll be back for a second instalment sometime in the near future!

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