The reason for this website is to try and develop an appreciation for the early 1950's, 60's and 70's architecture of Beaumaris. Unfortunately, the history of modern architecture in Australia is little understood or appreciated. However, in recent times there has been a new appreciation and understanding of the importance of the early experimental architecture that developed in Melbourne and in particular Beaumaris. Although many houses have been demolished it is encouraging to see good examples being snapped up and sympathetically renovated. Unfortunately, there are still many people who do not realise the potential of many of these homes or their place in history - it is sad to see a good example of early modern architecture demolished and replaced with something that is unimaginative and ignoring all the principals of good design promoted by the modernist architects - flat or skillion roofs, north facing window walls with large eaves, natural materials - including stone and timber as well as natural gardens. All features keenly sought today to reduce the cost of heating and cooling and to suit drought proof natural gardens.
This website has a combination of history, old magazine articles and examples of original houses and renovated original houses all from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
Any history, old photos, old articles or any information on architecture in Beaumaris would be appreciated as we hope to regularly update this site to create a useful resource for those interested in Beaumaris modern architecture.