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Architecture

Architecture

This New Northcote Home Takes Its Cues From Italian Villages

Think of West Bend House — a new Northcote home designed by MRTN Architects with Brave New Eco — as an ‘inhabited pathway,’ inspired...

Architecture

An Architect’s Own Tranquil, Terrazzo-Filled Home

Melbourne architect Lisa Breeze is the master of taking unremarkable homes and making them unique - including her own family home in Northco...

Architecture

Restoring A Mid-Century Apartment In Brisbane’s Famous Torbreck Building

A sympathetic renovation inside Brisbane’s heritage Torbreck building, brought back to life by Kin Architects and the owners.

Sustainable Homes

Two Sustainable Rental Properties In Melbourne’s Middle Ring

Bardolph Gardens by Breathe Architecture is an environmentally-sustainable and well-designed rental housing project in Melbourne's Glen Iris...

Architecture

A Compact Modern Treehouse In Otford, NSW

A man and his dog's treehouse-inspired timber home designed by Barnacle Studio and located south of Sydney.

Stays

A ‘Magic’ Tiny Beach House In Unspoiled Walkerville

A new tiny beach house in south-west Gippsland, Victoria, by the team at Jacky Winter Places - and its available for holiday rental!

Architecture

A Fresh Update For This Incredible Plant-Covered, Small Footprint Home

David Luck's famous 'Grass House' in Fitzroy North has been given new life by architecture studio Multiplicity.

Architecture

A Fijian Resort Meets Australian Barn In The Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The Barn by Sparks Architects is a new off-grid home on the Sunshine Coast inspired by Fijian resorts and country Australian barns.

Architecture

An Exhilarating Melbourne Home That Embraces The Great Outdoors

An inner-north Melbourne home firmly connected to nature, designed by Ben Callery Architects.

Architecture

A Sydney House Designed To Hero Its Calming Gardens

Retallack Thompson reimagine a Federation era bungalow in Sydney's inner west, aiming for 'more garden and less home’.
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Retreat In Rural Queensland Inspired By Classic American Glass Houses

Drawing inspiration from famous American projects the Glass House by Philip Johnson (1949) and Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe (1951),...

Architecture

A Relaxed Torquay Beach House Decked Out In Timber

Beach House is Farnan Findlay Architects’ take on a quintessential coastal home, designed for the architects’ own family to offer a sens...
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Revamped Queenslander Designed To Embrace Its Lush Landscape

Nielsen Jenkins have transformed this typical Queenslander into a sleek, contemporary home that can withstand the state's harsh sun.
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

A Modest Contemporary Home Inspired By Classic Tasmanian Shacks

Big Red by Architect George is a contemporary interpretation of an Australian shack in Primrose Sands, in south east Tasmania.

Architecture

A ‘Folding’ Edwardian Home, Designed To Maximise Natural Light

Alterations and additions by Timmins + Whyte Architecture + Design have improved this Edwardian home in Abbotsford, 10 fold!

Architecture

A Fire-Resistant Bushland Home Made From Shipping Containers

Rama Architects repurposed shipping containers into an innovative family home on a steep Northern Beaches site in heavy bushland.

Architecture

An Intriguing Northcote Home Clad In White Pickets

This Northcote abode is taking the idea of the family home with a white picket fence to a whole new level, after an innovative makeover by A...
Christina Karras

Architecture

An Extraordinary Reworking Of An Edwardian Home

An Edwardian home entirely reworked for light, flow, and garden connections by Figr Architecture in Brighton, Melbourne.

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