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Country Homes


A Contemporary Farmhouse Immersed In Private Wetlands

A robust Wolveridge Architects home meets stunning new wetlands by Sam Cox Landscape on the Mornington Peninsula.


A Modern Court House For Yackandandah

Archier director Chris Gilbert returns to his hometown to design Court House, signifying a new era in Yackandandah's residential landscape.


A Contemporary Barn-Style Home On A Working West Gippsland Farm

Green Hills Farm owners Neil and Kristy Plumridge share their barn-inspired West Gippsland home designed by Slap Architects.

Sustainable Homes

A Relocated Edwardian Home Gets A Sustainable Second Chance

Developers Melbourne Vernacular relocated and transformed this Melbourne home into a liveable, 7-star abode in Woodend.
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.


A Compact Modern Treehouse In Otford, NSW

A man and his dog's treehouse-inspired timber home designed by Barnacle Studio and located south of Sydney.

Sustainable Homes

A Fijian Resort Meets Australian Barn In The Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The Barn by Sparks Architects is a new off-grid home on the Sunshine Coast inspired by Fijian resorts and country Australian barns.

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Retreat In Rural Queensland Inspired By Classic American Glass Houses

Drawing inspiration from famous American projects the Glass House by Philip Johnson (1949) and Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe (1951),...


A Breathtaking Coastal Home On The Tasmanian Shoreline

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


An Unconventional Country Home In The Southern Highlands

Highlands House by Other Architects turns it back on the quintessential modern Australian country home, instead exploring the idea of living...

Sustainable Homes

A Transportable, Off-Grid Tiny Home Made From Shipping Containers

Capturing incredible views towards Mount Buller, Victoria, life in this pair of tiny homes is about as close to nature as it gets!


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...

Sustainable Homes

A Game Changing Apartment-Sized, Transportable Tiny Home

Introducing The Brook – an 'apartment-sized' tiny house from the new Victorian-based business, Small.


A Minimalist Home Where The Landscape Takes Centre Stage

This Mount Mellum, Queensland home by Sparks Architects is all about its incredible views, taking in the ocean and D'Aguilar Range!


A Home Among The Gumtrees, Where Nature Is Everything

This modest but hardworking home in Killora Bay, North Bruny Island prioritises and protects the dense canopy of trees and wildlife that cam...


A Refined Country Home That Celebrates The Seasons

A simple floor plan, tactile materials, and generous garden capture the changing seasons in Kyneton House by Edition Office.


A Bushy Family Home That Brings The Outdoors In

You'd never know that this clever home by Anthrosite Architects shields its occupants from a busy motorway on one side of the house.


An LA-Inspired ‘Floating’ Home In The Byron Hinterland

Designed in the style of the mid-century Case Study Houses, the Coolamon House by DFJ Architects uses glass and concrete to melt into its na...

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