Saturday 23 March - 5PM - New show now on sale
Saturday 23 March - 7PM - SOLD OUT
VENUE: Southwell House, Pymble, Sydney, NSW.
*Exact address details will be sent to ticket holders the week of the show*
Has there ever been a better time to be seduced by the optimism of the mid-century?
We don’t think so, and that’s why we are opening up some of the best mid-century modern homes in Australia for a series of intimate live shows.
Join comedian and professional design nerd, Tim Ross and acclaimed musician and composer Kit Warhurst for their brand new show, The Mid Century Project.
These two besties can’t wait to open the doors to some extraordinary homes for an old-fashioned shindig full of hilarious stories, fantastic songs and maybe even a tiny bit of dancing.
For over a decade they have been taking architecturally significant buildings and turning them into temporary theatres and skilfully blending architecture, comedy and music.
Tickets are strictly limited for this show, please book now to avoid missing out.
“Ross and Warhurst are comedic geniuses, highly talented singers, and great lyricists. Five Stars.”
Arts Hub Review.
“A must see”
New York Times
The original architect Graham Southwell had designed it for his own family before being sold to another family lived there for almost 30 years. Current owner Leigh says they could tell it was a well-loved home, and the functional lay out meant they knew their updates would be strictly cosmetic.
‘I believe it was built in 1978, so slightly late to be considered mid-century, but it certainly has those sensibilities,’ she adds.
‘We think Graham was a resort designer, which tracks, because the house has an airy feel with lots of big windows, which stream in natural light and a really lovely flow to the spaces.’
Their renovations focused on modernising the bathrooms and the kitchen, including adding a walk-in pantry behind a playful deep-red arched doorway. Other sympathetic changes involved replacing the main bedroom’s worn-out light green carpet to a rich sea-blue, laying wider timber oak floors over ‘dated Kauri pine floors’, and installing new joinery.
Leigh worked on the redesign with Frank Designs founder Amelia Hesketh, who also helped source key vintage pieces that have enhanced the interiors’ existing warmth.
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