The devil God is in the detail. It ain't hard to see that in the homes we featured this week. Actually, it's the details that real life humans have spent time and creative energy designing that sets architecture apart from buildings - and hopefully something I'll convince you to invest in (no pressure)...

On Monday some scribbly gums inspired the colour scheme and material choices at Turramurra House by Noxon Giffen Architects. Then at Hoddle House, the architects sneakily incorporated the remnants of an older extension into their new design. And I love how dramatically the raked ceiling and clerestory windows add to the sense of space in the living area.

Wednesday gave us a sick sense that there's still so much to do and it's nearly the end of the week (no, just me?) and an unusual but delightful kite-shaped home that makes the most of a seriously weird site.

Meanwhile I'm still fawning over the exposed glu-lam beams in yesterday's Mornington Peninsula beach house. Honestly, exposed beams in general are doing things for me at the moment.

Which brings us, feeling a little uncomfortable, to today's house - a beautiful home that, in spite of facing its fair share of challenges, comes out on top - don't you love a little Aussie battler story?

Visual learners see below for pretty pictures.

P.S. Be sure to check out our Collections page for a round-up of images and projects arranged into themes. Please let me know if there's a Collection you're literally dying see on Lunchbox. I'll be happy to politely inform you that you are actually figuratively dying. And then see what I can do on the Collections front...


Turramurra House Outdoor Areas, Brick Houses, Concrete Floors, Louvre Windows, Eames Chairs, Pendant Lighting, Sliding Glass Doors, Exposed Rafters, Dining Areas, Lunchbox Architect on Instagram, AWS Australia

A Home Inspired by Established Scribbly Gums on the Site

Scribbly Gums on the site of this new family home inspire the use of timber internally and help to generate the colour palette.

Take a closer look


Hoddle House Outdoor Areas, Timber Floors, Timber Deck, Pendant Lighting, Curtains, Dining Areas, Lunchbox Architect on Instagram

If These Walls Could Talk They'd Tell You Their Cost-Saving Secret…

Rather than demolish and rebuild the rear 1970s addition to this home, the architect incorporated the walls into new, thicker walls.

(Virtually) Step Inside


The Kite White Houses, Outdoor Areas, Lunchbox Architect on Instagram

Homes and Kite-Shaped Don't Often Go Together But It Works Here

'I want it to be kite-shaped' said no potential homeowner ever. And yet with this unusual site, a kite-shaped plan works well.

See for yourself...


march studio crafts timber somers beach house in australia Outdoor Areas, Exposed Rafters, Lounge Suites, Clerestory Windows, Living Areas, Coffee Tables, Lunchbox Architect on Instagram

A Beachy Home for Both Everyday Living and Weekend Population Swells

Everyone loves to get away to the beach for the weekend, luckily this house can accomodate all of the extended friends and family.

Escape to the Beach


Sixel Miller Cottage Skylights, Dining Areas, Rugs, Timber Ceilings, Lunchbox Architect on Instagram

Building a New Home in a Heritage Area is Sure to Be a Challenge...

Despite strict heritage controls and a tight site, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects manage to deliver this charming and bright home.

Check it out