The Midland. Retro with a Mid-Century twist.

26 May 2020 - 7 min read

Retro is back.

Our latest display, the Midland 21 is the ultimate throwback to the uber cool retro style we all love – Miami Beach. Opened up at Mt Atkinson estate in Truganina, this stylish home is inspired by Vintage Art Deco architecture with an added splash of glam. Giving it a cool, calm and confident vibe (without even trying)

The floorplan gives you everything you would expect for a 21 square home (plus a bit more!).  Four bedrooms, with the master having its own ensuite and walk in robe. Separate formal lounge plus a family area, with impressive kitchen and grand alfresco area (hello entertaining). It’s a little bit arty, little bit party.

The Façade – A Modern Exterior

The Thorngate façade is the perfect modern exterior for maximum street appeal. Light render colour is used, with contrasting dark elements including the warm timber-look garage door and timber stained front door. Dark monument window frames and feature posts are highlighted against the white architectural walls to give it depth. The feature marble-look tiles to the pillar gives this façade a touch of glam.

The Lounge – Quirky but cool

Inspired from the hit TV show Mad Men, the formal lounge is an entertainers delight – the perfect space for drinks with friends. It’s retro with a mid-century twist, effortlessly sophisticated with a glamorous feel.

You can’t look past the curved white textured sofa, a real statement piece. This is complemented with walnut timber furniture, brass detailing and cool artwork. The dado panelling to the feature wall helps frame the room. Quirky décor elements like peacocks and cocktails takes you back in time. As Don Draper would say “Success comes from standing out, not fitting in”.

The Bedroom – Geometric Dreaming

Playing with different shapes gives this home that designer retro feel.  Geometric wall paper and patterned cushions give a nod to its retro roots but allows it to still give a sense of calm you would want in a bedroom.  Adding small pops of colour in décor like bright blue bedside table lamps help elevate this look, without taking over.

The Kitchen – Fun and Functional

The Kitchen is anything but boring, and we have given it the glow it deserves. Natural timber laminate with streamline handless cabinetry paired with natural white stone benchtops give the kitchen a beachy Miami vibe. This large open kitchen has plenty of bench space and storage, making it practical for a busy family life. Green feature mosaic tiles to the splashback add colour and fun to the space. We’re not afraid to be bold here!

Light marble benchtops add a touch of luxury with the thick stone on the island bench giving it a wow factor it deserves. The traditional Hampton style shaker profile cabinetry is used to perfection, with small ornate handles in soft grey. Simple textured subway tiles laid in herringbone is a simple way to add another level of complexity to this kitchen.

The Family – Laid-back chic

Large light coloured floor tiles help open the main living area, giving it a sense of space. The striking white palette is injected with colour through key pieces of furniture and décor. Pops of limes, yellows and oranges in geometric patterns give that retro look you need. Greenery is a big yes too. Feature lighting in matte black, brass and opal glazing give a touch of old school Miami glam. With gallery style artwork making a statement in almost every room.

The Midland 21 floorplan has been designed for 12.5 meter wide block in Melbourne’s Greenfields. Step into the understated luxury of Miami Beach at Mt Atkinson estate in Truganina and experience it yourself.

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