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A Multigenerational Family Retreat In A Blue Mountains Valley

It looks like a Swiss Chalet, but 'Stonelea' is a uniquely Australian home in the Blue Mountains, by Matthew Woodward Architecture.
Amelia Barnes
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A Contemporary Reinterpretation Of The Classic Australian Farmhouse

FMD Architects introduce their version of the classic Australian farmhouse in 'Coopworth', located on Tasmania's Bruny Island.


A Gentle Brutalist Masterpiece In Brisbane

The Mt Coot-Tha House by Nielsen Jenkins embraces its steep and bushy surrounds courtesy of a minimalist and raw material palette.


A Timeless Yet Characterful Federation Bungalow Update

A stunning renovation and extension in inner-west Sydney, by Studio Prineas.


A Fremantle House That Puts Its Garden First

Additions and renovations by Nic Brunsdon have brought the outdoors in to this East Fremantle home.


A Masterful Update Of New Zealand’s Famous Brake House

Inside the recently renovated Brake House (1976) – one of New Zealand’s most famous homes – featuring locally made wool carpets by Bre...


A Striking Cantilevered Extension To A ‘70s Country Home

MRTN Architects design a sculptural addition to a 1977 Kyneton home, supporting the clients to age in place.


Bringing A Slice Of Coastal Mid-Century Architecture Back To Life

DFJ Architects revive an original 1950s home on the Tweed Coast, now affectionately known as ‘Neal + Shirley’s’.


A Surprise Garden Brings This 'Pop-Up' Home To Life

Figr creates a unique language between architectural and landscaped spaces to truly maximise this small footprint home for a family of three...


This Clever + Compact Bondi Home Feels Like A Never-Ending Holiday!

Fox Johnston architects managed to expand the footprint of this small and narrow Sydney site to create a generous, private haven!


A Timeless New Home In Ballarat, With Lake Views + Mid-Century Vibes

With American ‘Brady Bunch’ house vibes (!) this new home in Ballarat by Kennedy Nolan channels mid century design, with a sleek, contem...


A Sensitive Reworking Of An 1872 Country Cottage

An 1872 Daylesford cottage reconfigured for the modern day by architect Murray Barker.

Sustainable Homes

A Lush Inner-Melbourne Home That Powers Itself

The owners of Garden House by Austin Maynard Architects pay nothing for fuel or power – it all comes from this epic, high-tech sustainable...


A Dramatic Extension To A Historic Melbourne Terrace... Made For Italophiles!

15th century Italian architecture and generous proportions characterise this grand North Fitzroy heritage home, renovated by Andrew Simpson


An 1888 Italianate Mansion Restored + Revived For A New Century

Pleysier Perkins and Sanders & King collaborate on this grand, ambitious family home in Armadale - with an extensive renovation and updated


An Elegant Off-Grid Home In Three Parts, On Magical Waiheke Island

Inspired by the idea of an encampment, Auckland-based firm Chesire Architects has designed a home with an intimate, immersive relationship w...


A Contemporary Renovation That Revives Forgotten Spaces

Studiofour create an elegant extension for a heritage home in Malvern - outside of the (literal) box !


11 Career Lessons From One Of Australia’s Leading Architects, Kerstin Thompson

Prominent Australian architect Kerstin Thompson shares 11 lessons she's learned across her decades long career, in this excerpt from the new...
Kerstin Thompson

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