The holly team. Photo: supplied.
The holly team. Photo: supplied. holly – Mid-century Architecture

For the past five years, holly has connected people to their new homes. Holly Komorowski leads the team in promoting an appreciation of the human element of real estate, the stories and the personal narratives of each architectural work. holly’s continual connection to cultural heritage in Canberra, is reflected through their appreciation and promotion of mid-century architecture.  

Mid-century modern design is characterised by simple yet striking silhouettes, experimentation with geometric forms, and effective use of colour – loved for its timeless appeal. holly has continually connected their clients with these beautiful designs by architects from the mid-20th century.  

Last year, holly was able to connect the iconic Paterson House in Aranda to its new owner. Designed by acclaimed architect Enrico Taglietti in the late 60s for Canberran geophysicist and academic Mervyn Paterson and his Hungarian wife Katalin Paterson, the house was a bold and adventurous choice, showcasing Taglietti’s signature sculptural, organic style. The Paterson House is considered Taglietti’s most important residential project in Canberra and has been listed on the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Register of Significant Twentieth Century Architecture. 

The holly’s projects that have connected our community to mid-century homes in the past have featured the work of Michael Dysart, Dirk Bolt and Harry Seidler among others. Notable mid-century homes sold by holly include a unit from Harry Seidler’s Campbell Group Housing which exemplifies Bauhaus principles, and multiple townhouses along Wybalena Grove, a community housing development that offers a uniquely Australian living environment designed by Michael Dysart. 

Join DESIGN Canberra and holly this year for another festival which celebrates Canberra’s design heritage.  

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.