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Highlights From The 2018 Houses Awards


It is that time of year again – when Australia’s best architectural homes jostle for the crown in the Houses Awards, presented by Houses Magazine.

The 2018 awards garnered a record number of 477 entries, and 176 of these have been shortlisted in recognition for their excellence in contemporary Australian residential architecture. Scroll below for our pick of the bunch – so much #dreamhome inspiration in one place!

30th May, 2018

B&B Residence by Hogg & Lamb. Photo – CFJ.

Bruny Island Hideaway by Maguire and Devine Architects. Photo – Rob Maver.

Terrarium House by John Ellway. Photo – Toby Scott.

Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Photo – Michael Nicholson.

House A by Whispering Smith. Photo – Ben Hosking.

The Books House by Luigi Rosselli Architects – Rue Ruscoe.

Cleveland Rooftop by SJB. Photo – Felix Forest.

Haxstead Garden House by Tobias Partners. Photo – Justin Alexander.

Fitzroy House By Rob Kennon Architects. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Nulla Vale House and Shed by MRTN Architects. Photo – Peter Bennetts.

Layer House by Robson Rak Architecture & Interiors. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Coogee House II by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects. Photo – Robert Walsh.

Darlinghurst residence by SJB. Photo – Felix Forest.

Red HIll Farm House by Carr with Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

Photography – courtesy of Houses Awards, credited in each caption.

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 30th May 2018

The Houses Awards is an annual accolade promoting and celebrating Australia’s best architectural homes, presented by Houses Magazine. Across nine categories, the Houses Award provides an insight into how Australia’s best practitioners are shaping and enhancing our lived spaces.

This year, the expert judging panel includes Kelly Claire, Director of Clare Design (NSW); Albert Mo, Director from Architects EAT (VIC); Stuart Vokes, Director of Vokes and Peters (QLD); Katelin Butler, Editor of Houses Magazine (VIC).

The 2018 shortlist isn’t the shortest of lists. With 176 homes in the line-up, competition is fierce – and quite honestly, ALL of these homes are dream homes, in their own unique way.

Winners will be announced on Friday, July 27th, and featured in the August 2018 edition of Houses Magazine. In the interim, ALL the shortlisted participants can be viewed in the Houses Awards Gallery. Brace yourself for some serious home envy.

Houses Awards Presentation
Friday 27 July
Level 1, The Ivy
320 George Street
Sydney, New South Wales
Tickets available at

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