THE MID CENTURY PROJECT
For the last four years, Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst have taken temporary possession of Architecturally significant buildings and skillfully blended storytelling, music and design in a mold breaking format that has seen them literally sell out houses across the globe.
Following rave reviews for the recent ABC TV series, Streets of Your Town, Tim welcomes you to The Glenbrook House by AV Jennings for The Mid Century Project, the latest instalment of their award winning Man About the House show. This original 1960’s house will be opened for this unique event with a series of mid century modern inspired film installations, complimenting the owners fantastic collection of original mid century pieces.
“Must see show of the Festival”
New York Times.
“Had us in stitches.”
Sunday Times (UK)
With limited capacity, tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.
The show runs for one hour and 35 minutes with a short interval.
*** PLEASE NOTE: The exact address details will be sent to ticket holders one week before the show ***
The Glenbrook House – 1963 – AV Jennings
The ‘Glenbrook’ project home (also marketed as the ‘Caprice’), was designed by John Campbell for AV Jennings Industries circa 1963. This design is featured in the book AV Jennings: Home Builders to the Nation. The floor-to ceiling glazing on the front elevation make the design particularly suitable for a north-facing front allotment. It is a simple compact T shape with bedrooms arranged along one side, and living areas with access to the front and rear gardens. This plan was very popular within the Small Homes Service which the design may well have been inspired by.
The suburb of Highbury is in the north-east of Adelaide, about 10km from the city, and rises up the foothills from the banks of the River Torrens linear park. It’s a leafy garden suburb subdivided from Italian migrant market gardens, with a lot of significant eucalypts remaining in place, and dotted with small reserves and parks. There are numerous examples of the AV Jennings homes in the streets around this suburb. Many are in quite original condition, but sadly some have fallen victim to demolition or owners’ featurist ‘improvements’ over the years. Boyd would not be impressed.
The current owners bought the home nearly 10 years ago from its original owner, Toni, a lovely Italian lady whose husband built the project home in 1967 but sadly passed away a few years later. Toni raised three sons and a number of German Shepherds in the home over the ensuing decades. Toni was selling the house to retire to Victor Harbor and seemed pleased to know her home was going to people who appreciated the architecture. She said she and her husband were so proud to have such a striking home, and to this day it really stands out on the street.