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City Homes

Turning Back Time In A Classic Melbourne Brick Home

Agius Scorpo Architects strip a Yarraville, Melbourne house back to basics, revealing and enhancing functional spaces within.
Amelia Barnes
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A Majestic Garden House That Transcends Aesthetics

The landscape is the mesmerising star of the show in Garden House by Arent&Pyke and Polly Harbison Design.

At Home With Sheridan

The Minimalist Inner-City Sanctuary Of Skincare Guru James Vivian + Ben Esakoff

A Prahran Edwardian cottage meets a minimalist architectural addition, with exposed materials, an impressive art collection, and textured Sh...

Country Homes

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.


A New Timber Home Inspired By Music + Performance

Music Box by Multiplicity is a new Elwood, Melbourne home inspired by its musician owner, and the surrounding landscape.

Queenslander Homes

A Cascading Queenslander Embracing Year-Round Outdoor Living

John Ellway Architect transforms a Brisbane Queenslander with a compact, cascading addition that celebrates outdoor living.

Queenslander Homes

A Transformed Queenslander That Celebrates Its Undercroft

A renovated Queenslander by Kieron Gait Architects activates its previously underutilised undercroft.

City Homes

A Surprising Extension To A Family Home On A Small Block

C.Kairouz Architects have maximised this Edwardian cottage, creating new spaces in surprising places - like the netted canopy above the livi...
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

Architects Team Up To Ditch Gas In Australian Homes

Leading Australian architects are pushing for all-electric homes. Here's everything you need to know to ditch gas for good.


A London Mews Meets Brooklyn Loft Home… In Brisbane!

Inspired by the client’s desire for a ‘London mews house mixed with a Brooklyn loft apartment’, the architects built an entirely new h...

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


A Sympathetic Renovation + Extension Of A Modernist Caulfield Home

'The Bridge House' by Kister Architects successfully bridges old and new in this updated 1970s home.


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.


A Cheerful Brick Addition To A Weatherboard Home

A sunny brick addition by Olaver Architecture has optimised this Brunswick weatherboard — without extending upwards or losing the entire b...


An Art Deco Renovation That Champions Brick

A new brick addition by Clare Cousins Architects embraces and extends the character of an art deco home in Melbourne's Glen Iris.

City Homes

A Mindful Multi-Generational Family Home In Clifton Hill

The sculptural Esplanade House by Clare Cousins Architects shows how even the most modern builds can respect their heritage surrounds.
Christina Karras


A Colourful Extension Inspired By Clinker Bricks

Wowowa’s Presto House is a vivid and respectful addition to a 1930s art deco home made from 'clinker' bricks.

Mid Century Homes

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.

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