The house at 26 Dana St, Cashmere, is for sale.
MID-century modern architecture had been a love of Ania and Albert Mazzoni’s for as long as they could remember.
So naturally, when they began to draw up plans for their Cashmere house six years ago, that was the design they went for.
Inside 26 Dana St, Cashmere.
“I have always loved it from the old movies,” Mrs Mazzoni said.
“It’s inspired by the desert homes of Palm Springs and Frank Sinatra.
“There’s an architect of the 40s and 50s called (Joseph) Eichler (and) his designs inspired us to build this.”
The 26 Dana St house is on a single level, and true to mid-century modern style, has a flat roof, angular lines and an asymmetric facade.
The courtyard is enclosed on all four sides.
But what makes the house truly unusual for the area is its central courtyard.
“(The house) is like a square doughnut,” Mrs Mazzoni said.
“It goes all the way around and has a courtyard in the middle.”
Mrs Mazzoni said the doughnut shape allowed for cool breezes to flow through the whole home and was convenient for families.
The kitchen at 26 Dana St, Cashmere.
“The kids can play in the courtyard and you can watch them from all over the house,” she said.
Mrs Mazzoni said her favourite room was the living room.
The lounge room is Mrs Mazzoni’s favourite space.
“It is virtually an indoor outdoor room, and you can open the whole house up,” she said.
“It looks out to the trees and the courtyard.
“I just sit on the lounge and watch life go by.”
The bedrooms run down the left of the house, with the kitchen, laundry and garage on the right, and the living across the back.
The bedrooms are large.
As well as family, Mrs Mazzoni also thinks retirees could enjoy the property.
“Retirees or people who enjoy nature would like it,” she said.
“We often have koalas in the backyard.”