Outdoor Backyard Ideas

The touch of mid-century your backyard needs

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If you know your Eichler from your Frank Lloyd Wright, you might like to give your backyard a modernist upgrade with a mid-century style bird house by Sourgrassbuilt.

Handcrafted by Californian Douglas Barnhard, the bird houses are inspired by mid-century modern architecture and design.

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‘Sunset modern’ bird house. (Credit: Sourgrassbuilt)

The miniature homes feature incredible attention to detail, with floor to ceiling windows, planter boxes, atriums and breezeblocks.

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‘Sunnyvale’ bird house. (Credit: Sourgrassbuilt)

The ‘Sunnyvale’ design, for example, is modelled on the Eichler homes in Sunnyvale, California, whereas the ‘Highlands’ house is inspired by the neighbourhoods in Highlands San Mateo.

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‘Mixed media’ bird house. (Credit: Sourgrassbuilt)

Barnhard works with various materials including walnut, bamboo, teak, laminate and metal.

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‘Highlands’ bird house. (Credit: Sourgrassbuilt)

Prices start at $AU413 and are available from Sougrassbuilt’s Etsy shop.

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