You won’t believe it’s 2022 in this retro home

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A house that looks like it was photographed in the 1970s by famed US photographer Slim Aarons is looking at buyer in none other than Bayside Victoria.

The property at 89 Manor Street in Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula is on the market with a target price of $4,950,000 and is equivalent to a Palm Springs esthetic.

The latest data from Domain shows that the median home price for Mount Martha is $1,622,500, up 15.9 percent year over year

Listed by Eve Forsyth and Trento Cameron from Warlimont & Nuttthe four bedroom, three bathroom property is called The Kimpton and is a mid-century modern building architectural jewel.

89 Dominion Road, Mount Martha, VIC

This home with its Palm Springs aesthetic is located in Mount Martha, Victoria, but it could also call the city in Southern California home. (Warlimont & Nutt)

You won't believe this home is in Australia with its retro details.
Selling for just under $5 million, it reflects mid-century modern design. (Warlimont & Nutt)
You won't believe this home is in Australia with its retro details.
The interiors are light-filled and spacious with full-height glass and an integration of indoors and outdoors. (Warlimont & Nutt)

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Mid-century modern is a much-admired architectural style and American design movement that emerged after World War II. Some of the best-known and best-preserved examples are in Palm Springs, in the Southern California desert, where architectural and cultural photographers, including Slim Aarons, have created their most iconic works.

Properties are typically single-story with a flat roof and a minimalist aesthetic, focusing on clean lines and indoor/outdoor integration.

Mid-century modern interiors can be seen in the photographs of Aarons, who was fond of photographing celebrities and socialites in glamorous estates in the 1970s.

Two of his famous photos, Poolside Gossip and Desert House Party, look like they might have been taken at 89 Dominion Road

You won't believe this home is in Australia with its retro details.
Bathrooms feature Italian terrazzo tiles and clean lines. (Warlimont & Nutt)
You won't believe this home is in Australia with its retro details.
Mid-century modern homes are typically one level with a flat roof, and breeze blocks are a hallmark, as with this Mount Martha beauty for sale in Victoria. (Warlimont & Nutt)

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The Victorian residence adopts a mid-century modern design with its flat roof and sleek white exterior.

Interiors are light-filled and spacious with full-height glass, high ceilings, Brazilian marble and wood detailing in the kitchen, and Italian terrazzo tiles in the bathrooms.

There’s also plenty of space for entertaining with a solar-heated pool and spa, as well as a landscaped decking area with a wood-burning fireplace.And of course, a soaring palm tree.

Four other mid-century style homes are for sale in Australia

128 Borden Street, Sherwood, Queensland

Mid-century modern home for sale in Australia.
The four bedroom property features a flat roof and sleek white exterior. (place real estate agent)

27 Moreton Bay Drive, Highton, VIC

Mid-century modern home for sale in Australia.
The 3-bedroom house features wooden floors and an open-plan living and dining area. (Villarosa Real Estate)

134 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills, NSW

Mid-century modern home for sale in Australia.
The three-bedroom bungalow has mid-century details and the opportunity for renovation. (Louis Carr Real Estate)

45 National Circuit, Forest, ACT

Mid-century modern home for sale in Australia.
The five-bedroom apartment features breeze blocks, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and wood details. (Luton properties)

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