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Architecture

Architecture

Bigger Isn’t Better In This Newcastle Home

Covering just a 55 square metre footprint, this Curious Practice project in Newcastle proves less is truly more!

Architecture

A Contemporary Beach House Designed By An Architect For Her Parents

The Bendalong Beach House by Madeleine Blanchfield provided such a serene escape for its owners, it became their full-time residence!

Architecture

A Lean, Clean Renovation To A Grand Heritage Weatherboard

ioa Studio transforms a cavernous Victorian residence into a light, bright contemporary home - and adds an element of surprise!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

This Couple's Home Is Two Houses In One!

Coy Yiontis Architects have designed this home with separate areas for a couple who have been living together for 50 years. His and hers goa...

Architecture

A Victorian Terrace That Plays Design Gymnastics!

Melbourne's colour masters Wowowa are back with another clever Victorian renovation!

Architecture

A Sleek, Surprising Reworking Of A Victorian Cottage

A humble but innovative extension by Blair Smith Architecture has totally modernised this Victorian cottage in Brunswick.

Roundup

Your Favourite Mid-Century Modern Homes Of 2020

The eight most popular mid-century homes published on The Design Files last year!

Sustainable Homes

The Most Inspiring Sustainable Homes Of 2020

From retro-fitted period houses in the country, to inner city apartments, these were the standout sustainable homes we shared in 2020!

Roundup

The Greatest, Escapist Homes Of 2020!

Admit it, we all dreamt of escaping the city this year. Today we revisit the best sea-changers and tree-changers of 2020!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Shed-Inspired Home, Designed To Age Gracefully

The debut project of Wiesebrock Architecture is a brilliant shed-inspired home divided into two pavilions, located just off the Great Ocean

Interiors

A Wow-Factor North Bondi House That Brings The Outside In

A spectacular family home where an innovative lap pool (!) solved major design concerns, designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop and Jase

Architecture

An Architectural Gem, Designed Around An Oak Tree

A problematic oak tree has been embraced in this clever, nuanced Victorian house renovation and extension by Kennedy Nolan.

Architecture

A Modern Update To One Of Melbourne’s Most Iconic Converted Warehouses

A converted warehouse apartment in Collingwood's former Foy & Gibson department store gets a modern update by Rob Kennon Architects.

Mid-Century Modern

This Unparalleled Mid-Century Masterpiece Is The DREAM Home

The Bruce Rickard-designed Mirrabooka House in New South Wales is a bona-fide bombshell - AND it’s for sale!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

Reimagining The Suburban Townhouse

A responsible townhouse project for three generations, designed by Fowler and Ward.

Tiny Homes

A Tiny Handmade Home Built By A Father-Daughter Duo!

With home ownership out of reach for Camilla Walker, she and her dad Patrick hand-built this tiny one-bedroom home at the bottom of the fami...
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

From Unliveable To Unbelievable!

BayleyWard have brought this Elsternwick Edwardian back to life, and added a swoon-worthy double-height contemporary extension!

Architecture

A Childhood Home Revived For The Next Generation

A single-storey home in Toorak is transformed into a contemporary family retreat by Melanie Beynon Architecture + Design!
Sasha Gattermayr

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