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Architecture

Apartments

Architecture

A Look Inside South Yarra’s Magical 1930s Beverley Hills Apartments

Step inside South Yarra's Beverley Hills flats (1935-36) — Melbourne’s best known historical apartment complex.

Architecture

Inside Toorak’s Amazing, Coral-Coloured Caringal Flats!

An exclusive look at the late-1940s apartment complex that's been recently restored to its former glory, and the homes of two young architec...
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Rare Look Inside Fitzroy’s Iconic 1930s Cairo Flats

A look inside one of Melbourne's best and earliest examples of well-designed, minimal, medium-density housing — designed in 1935 by archit...

Architecture

A Traditional Queenslander Turned Multigenerational, Japanese-Inspired Home

Arcke architects lifted this Queenslander to accommodate a two-bedroom apartment underneath, and provide better connections to the outdoors

Architecture

This Blushing Bondi Apartment Makes The Most Of A Narrow Space

Built-in furniture and an art deco inspired palette have transformed this Bondi apartment by Studio Weave Architects for entertaining.

Modernist Australia

A Glittering, Glamorous Mid-Century Pad Is For Sale

This apartment in Caulfield North retains all its charming, original trimmings. Even with herringbone floors, steel-framed windows and bambo...
Patricia Callahan

Architecture

A Modern Update To One Of Melbourne’s Most Iconic Converted Warehouses

A converted warehouse apartment in Collingwood's former Foy & Gibson department store gets a modern update by Rob Kennon Architects.

Architecture

Two Best Friends Create A Spacious Contemporary Apartment In A Former Chocolate Factory

Lighting designer Jess Perry and Michael Roper of Architecture Architecture collaborate on a contemporary apartment in one of Fitzroy’s mo...
Sasha Gattermayr

Sustainable Homes

This Sustainable Apartment Is A Little Slice Of LA, In Melbourne

Illustrator Samantha Curcio and primary school teacher David Waddell share their sleek, sustainable and personality-filled North Fitzroy apa...

Architecture

A Melbourne CBD Apartment That Embraces Its Industrial History

Melanie Beynon and Megan Hounslow strip back an 1870s Melbourne apartment back to its roots.

Architecture

A 'Minimum Dwelling' Studio Apartment That Maximises Every Inch

Minimal interventions and clever partitioning make the most of this this tiny studio apartment in Fitzroy.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

The Tiny Beachside Apartment That Packs An Architectural Punch

A personal project for architect James Garvan, this original 1965 apartment in Clovelly is now living its best life.

Architecture

A New Life For This Dream Deco Apartment

Molecule Studio elegantly renovates a heritage apartment in the 1930s Otway block in Hawthorn.
Miriam McGarry

Architecture

Surf's Up In This Manly Apartment!

A home re-configured for beachside living, by McNally Architects & I+D Studio.

Architecture

Two Bedrooms Are Better Than Three, In This 1970s Sydney Apartment

The Courtyard Apartment by Brcar Morony Architecture in Sydney does more with less, offering an elegant blueprint for family apartment livin...
Amelia Barnes

Architecture

A Home Where Opposites Attract

This treetop Surry Hills apartment is renovated to serve dual functions by architecture firm Downie North.
Miriam McGarry

Architecture

An Extra Small Home, Streamlined For Tiny Living

Nicholas Gurney shares the 5S tiny home in Potts Point, informed by a Japanese strategy for five practices of everyday living.
Miriam McGarry

Architecture

The Sweetest Home Renovation

A former confectionary factory in inner Melbourne gets a sparkling upgrade from Folk architects.
Miriam McGarry

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