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Our favourite prize homes from the Swinging Sixties!

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Our anniversary celebration continues! Groovy!

The Swinging Sixties was more than just music, fashion, and psychedelic colour palettes.  

This pivotal era introduced us to an optimistic forward-thinking attitude and bold expression of individuality which permeated all aspects of life in Australia. 

It also had an undeniable impact on Mater Prize Home, influencing our marketing material, property designs, and so much more. 

Buckle up as we showcase some of our favourite prize homes from the Swinging Sixties!

Mater Prize Home No. 12 (Ashgrove, 1963)

Mater Prize Home No. 12 (Ashgrove, 1963)

This two-storey property in Ashgrove, Brisbane was custom-built to suit the needs of what was once considered a “modern family”. It featured a dedicated sewing room, fully-equipped workshop, rumpus room, and four magnificent bedrooms. The promotional flyer, pictured above, also included a hand-drawn cross section depicting family life in the 1960s. The home was valued at £13,500 and was open to the public from 9am to 8pm daily.

Mater Prize Home No. 20 (East Chermside, 1964)

Mater Prize Home No. 20 (East Chermside, 1964)

East Chermside–now known as Geebung–played a crucial role in the expansion of Mater Prize Home. This important location was the site of ten Mater Prize Homes during the 1960s, all strategically located near Australia's first ever drive-in shopping centre. This proximity to tram lines and popular shopping outlets significantly boosted the appeal of each property, solidifying East Chermside as a key location in the history of Mater Prize Home.

Mater Prize Home No. 40 (Fig Tree Pocket, 1967)

Mater Prize Home No. 40 (Fig Tree Pocket, 1967)

This unorthodox prize home boasted an "Eastern motif" with Japanese gardens, lily ponds, and a striking pergola entrance. Marketed as "Brisbane's most unusual — and exciting — new home," it attracted curious visitors from across Queensland who took specially arranged bus tours just to inspect the property. Tickets were now 20 cents following a government decision to replace the Australian pound on February 14, 1966.

Mater Prize Home No. 44 (Aspley Heights, 1968)

Mater Prize Home No. 44 (Aspley Heights, 1968)

This retro property in Aspley was all about ease of living. It featured four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two toilets and a sunken lounge which led to an outdoor living area. It also contained a snack bar with built-in TV set, dining room, study, sewing room, family relaxation centre and indoor garden complete with waterfall. The winner also received a Ford Cortina Automatic Saloon, bringing the total prize package to $33,000.

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