Black Houses

Explore our collection of Black Houses
featured on Lunchbox Architect.

And they say black is slimming? It works for houses too. Black helps to disguise all those lumps and bumps (gutters, posts and architraves) to give your home a sleek silhouette.

Sophisticated and stylish, black houses are a real statement. Black can help a home recede into its surroundings and is often a tactic architects use to make a home feel more at, well, home in picturesque settings. After all, shouldn't it be all about those views and now your house?

Black Houses can also work well in an urban setting, they can be a method to camouflage the appearance of a new addition or a sophisticated alternative to those ubiquitous beige homes.

Like a sexy black dress, these black houses are sure to get your pulse racing…

Check out the black houses previously featured on Lunchbox Architect

Dilapidated Garage Reimagined as a Creative Little Studio

Located in a tight lane way in Fitzroy, Little Gore Street Studio is a truly unique response to urban densification...

A Compact, Living and Breathing House Perfect for the Coast

This welcoming house has a verandah so generous it blurs the line between a courtyard house and a traditional Australian verandah.

An Off-the-Grid Home Appropriate to its Stunning Rainforest Location

This off-the-grid home is close to the beach in the Daintree Rainforest — an ancient ecosystem deserving a thoughtful approach to site.

A New Triangular Kitchen Extension Creates New Informal Living Area

A classic Queenslander gets a small triangular extension which manages to dramatically change the functionality of the whole house.

Brunswick House: A New Perspective in an Eclectic Neighborhood

Brunswick House is restrained and space-efficient, but surprising spaces like a rooftop terrace provide a new perspective on its eclectic neighborhood.

Eyrie Houses: Two Houses Each is Barely Larger Than Four Sheets of Plywood

Eyrie Houses demonstrate just how decadent the holiday home has become. And how rewarding returning back to basics can be…

Treehouse: A Place for Balanced Family Life Nestled Amongst the Trees

Tucked away on a treed site on Australia's beautiful Great Ocean Road, Treehouse takes in stunning ocean and tree views.

Bisley Place House: A Suburban Home With a Cheeky Twist

Bisley Place House is a suburban home built for family life and interaction. Bending the rules creates an incredible indoor-outdoor space for the family.

Ridge Road Residence: A Beach House Where Nature is the Star

A single tea tree on the site of this beach house became the focus of the project. The aim became to showcase nature, rather than try to dominate and control it.

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