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An Architect’s Reworking Of Sir Roy Grounds’ Former Balmain Home

A heritage 1970s house in Balmain once owned by Sir Roy Grounds has been its re-engineered by its present owner, architect Conrad Johnston o...


A Dessert-Inspired ‘60s Home Makeover!

From banana Paddle Pop yellow, to chocolatey timber, this 1960s home makeover by Wowowa brings colour and personality to this mid century ho...


A Malaysian-Inspired Adaptable House In Brisbane

'Three House' by architect John Ellway sees three pavilions brought together as one breathable, flexible home in Paddington.


A Minty Fresh Addition For A Beloved Family Home

This Flemington home in the hands of one family for 80 years has been given a sympathetic update by Lisa Breeze.


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...


A Renovated Victorian Cottage That Unfolds In Waves

An inspired, rippling extension by FMD Architects brings light into this Victorian cottage in Melbourne.

Tiny Homes

A Farmer’s Tiny Copper-Clad Getaway!

Permanent Camping Two by Casey Brown Architecture is a countryside retreat with everything you need, and nothing you don’t!


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.


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...

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