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Architecture

City Homes

A Renovated Fitzroy Home, Inspired By The Candied Colours Of Italian Dessert

This Edwardian brings a delectable taste of Italy to Melbourne with its stained-glass windows and peachy pink interiors!
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

‘Future Ready’: Inside One Of Melbourne’s Newest Sustainable Developments

Mirvac are hoping to encourage sustainable living with their innovative 'future ready' display home in Melbourne's inner west.
Christina Karras

Coastal Homes

An Architect + Interior Designer’s Coastal Home, Grounded In Nature

This Sydney family home is like a private treehouse by the beach, with views at every turn, and unexpected interiors.
Christina Karras

City Homes

A Contemporary Brunswick Addition That Contorts Out Of Sight

A major Brunswick home extension by Lisa Breeze Architect takes its cues from the surrounding neighbourhood and its Edwardian facade.

Coastal Homes

A Floating House Entangled In Brush Box Trees On North Stradbroke Island

The tree canopy takes precedence over ocean views in this holiday home for three families, designed by Conrad Gargett architects.

Country Homes

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.

Mid Century Homes

An Architect’s Own Mid-Century Beaumaris Home Restoration

Architect Wilko Doehring saved a 1956 Beaumaris brick house from likely demolition and restored it for his own family.

Architecture

A Contemporary 1950s House Renovation For Homebodies

Everyday living is prioritised in this 1950s Melbourne house renovation inclusive of a 'periscope' designed by Mihaly Slocombe Architects.

Sustainable Homes

A Compact Passive House Built Around A Pepper Tree

A Wollongong home gets a secondary, sustainable dwelling by Alexander Symes Architect wrapped in and around a 60-year-old pepper tree.

Apartments

Life In Torbreck: Brisbane’s Landmark Modernist Apartment Building

Inside the 1958-1960 Torbreck apartment building that pioneered a new era of Brisbane living.

Coastal Homes

A Compact Norwegian Boathouse – In Perth!

'Cabin Haus' by Lahaus brings a taste of Norway to Perth with its charming, boathouse-inspired facade.

On The Market

A Family's Magical Mid-Century ‘Treehouse’ Is For Sale In Kew East

The beautiful Lodge House in Melbourne's east has been held in the architect's own family for over 60 years – until now!
Christina Karras

Architecture

An Intriguing Garden House Embedded In Nature By Kennedy Nolan

Hidden beyond a decorative gate is a peaceful new home that feels as though it was there all along - despite having been completed just last...

Coastal Homes

A Classic 1960s Australian Beach Cabin, Renovated With Soul

A sympathetic makeover of an original beach shack by Lian prioritises its special place in Anglesea, on Victoria's surf coast.

Architecture

A Treehouse Companion For An Architecturally-Significant Noosa Home

An innovative 1983 Gabriel Poole house on the same site inspired this new home by Bark Architects embracing the bushy Noosa landscape.

Tiny Homes

The New Australian Housing Company Creating Customisable Small Homes

Dimensions X aims to be the ‘Tesla of housing’, creating energy-efficient, prefabricated homes that can be assembled in just six weeks.

Apartments

An Inside Look At Domain Park: Melbourne’s Revolutionary 1960s Apartment Building

Once the tallest residential building in Melbourne, Robin Boyd's Domain Park (1962) paved the way for a new era of apartment living.

Sustainable Homes

An Ultra-Sustainable Home On An ‘Undevelopable’ Melbourne Site

Hütt is a Melbourne practice setting a new standard of sustainable residential design, starting with the CEO’s own family home!

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