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Architecture

Coastal Homes

Sustainable Homes

A Timber Beach House Inspired By Its Humble Predecessor

An extensive renovation of a Mornington Peninsula beach shack by Agius Scorpo Architects that explores craft and ingenuity.

Architecture

A Tropical Sydney Tree House Assembled Like A Meccano Set

Perched in the treetops above Palm Beach, this home by CplusC Architectural Workshop delivers everything you'd want in a tree house.

Sustainable Homes

A Striking Sustainable Family Home In Flinders

Nestled on the Mornington Peninsula, the 7.5-star home proves you don't have to compromise on design when it comes to sustainability.
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

An 8.4 Star Home In Australia’s Most Sustainable Housing Development

A South Gippsland home by EME Design that proves sustainable design can beautiful, clever, and cost effective.

Stays

A ‘Magic’ Tiny Beach House In Unspoiled Walkerville

A new tiny beach house in south-west Gippsland, Victoria, by the team at Jacky Winter Places - and its available for holiday rental!

Architecture

A Relaxed Torquay Beach House Decked Out In Timber

Beach House is Farnan Findlay Architects’ take on a quintessential coastal home, designed for the architects’ own family to offer a sens...
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

A Modest Contemporary Home Inspired By Classic Tasmanian Shacks

Big Red by Architect George is a contemporary interpretation of an Australian shack in Primrose Sands, in south east Tasmania.

Sustainable Homes

This Thoughtful Mt Eliza Home Was Designed For 'Ageing In Place'

BENT Architecture designed this Mt Eliza home to accomodate its owners comfortably and securely, with an infallible connection to nature.

Architecture

A Subtle Sydney Beach House Inspired By Greek Mythology

This light and bright coastal pad has been totally transformed by Killing Matt Woods, with a clever nod to the Four Ages of Man.
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

An Elevated 100sqm Beach Shack That Champions Passive Design

The Eucalypt House by Not All Architecture creates space beyond its modest footprint, whilst evoking a strong sense of nostalgia.

Architecture

9 Outrageously Beautiful Australian Coastal Homes

From humble shacks, to architectural masterpieces, these are our favourite beachside homes of 2021!

Architecture

A Dreamy Interior Update For A Coastal Summer House

Arent&Pyke steered clear of the typical beach-house aesthetic when creating this layered holiday house in Palm Beach, NSW.

Architecture

A Breathtaking Coastal Home On The Tasmanian Shoreline

This serene holiday home by Tanner Architects makes the most of its rugged Tasmanian outlook.

Architecture

A Cottesloe Family Home That Revolves Around The Sun

Gabled House by Clayton Orszaczky is a dreamy family home bathed in natural light and gardens.

Architecture

A Remarkable Reworking Of A Humble Gold Coast Shack

ME Architects have extraordinarily reworked and extended this humble 1970s Gold Coast home.

Architecture

A Minimalist, Semi-Prefabricated Beach House

Architect Hannah Tribe of Tribe Studio developed a prototype for a partially prefabricated kit home for her own family beach house in Bundee...

Architecture

A Mid-Century Reimagining Of A Bells Beach Home

Bones House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects is a mid-century inspired makeover of a brick veneer home facing Bells Beach.

Interiors

A Dreamy Seaside Artist’s Studio On A 19th Century Farm

Watts Studio and Amiconi Architect collaborate on a new artist's studio on historic Spray Farm on the Bellarine Peninsula. It's a work of ar...

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