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Garnet Street by Kirsten Johnstone Architecture
New Layout of this Inter-war Home Makes it Perfect for Modern Living
By rethinking the layout of this home, a more efficient plan that's perfect for modern living was found within the existing footprint.
Oxford Cottage by Bones Studio
Queenslander Renovation Transforms One-bedroom into Family Home
Stunning Queenslander renovation retains the character of the original home while creating a modern addition for a growing family.
Masuto by Jamison Architects
Rethinking the Typical Duplex Development Offers Numerous Advantages
'It's the way things have always been done' doesn't mean it's the best solution! Questioning the norm can unlock hidden gold...
House B by Whispering Smith
Amazing What an Average Post-war Brick House Can Become...
This post-war brick house has been transformed into a stylish modern home with a thoughtful addition and creative reworking.
St Peters House II by Kreis Grennan Architecture
A New Laneway House Celebrates This Inner Suburb's History of Bricks
Celebrating the suburb's history, this laneway house demonstrates how to create high-quality housing in the inner city with flair.
Clovelly by Modscape
Six Prefabricated Modules Create a Forever Home With an Ocean View
Designed to make the most of the view, even from the backyard, this prefab modular home is like a viewing scope towards the ocean.
Buxton Rise by Format Architects
This Bush Retreat Allows You to Get Away From It All
Designed for simple living to enjoy the surrounds, this home uses naturally beautiful materials to create a relaxing bush retreat.
Shadow Play by Inbetween Architecture
Inspired by the Original Home a New Pergola Improves Outdoor Living
This new pergola uses the original home's roofline as inspiration to provide additional shade without blocking light and views.
Über Shed 2 by Jost Architects
Far From Your Average Shed, This is an Über Shed...
An avid collector needed a place to display and enjoy his assortment of quirky objects. Enter Über Shed 2, a shed/rumpus room/gallery.
Apartment on Ballarat by Circle Studio Architects
A Revamp Turns Tired '90s Townhouse Into Bright and Welcoming Home
It's hard to believe 1994 was nearly 30 years ago, but this home was sure showing its age. No more thanks to a fun and bright revamp.
Palm House by Kirsten Johnstone Architecture
A Series of Courtyards Turn This Dark Victorian Into a Lush Oasis
Internal courtyards are the answer to finding natural daylight and preventing overlooking issues in this inner-city renovation.
Alpine Vistas by Intuitive Architects
This New Zealand Home is Designed to Soak In Stunning Alpine Vistas
An L-shaped floor plan creates sheltered outdoor space, maximises the view and builds in flexibility to this beautiful home.
ALB/ by PLY Architecture
Beach House Maximises the Views Despite a Narrow Frontage
Some clever solutions mean even a home on a long, narrow block can capture scenic, wraparound views of the ocean.
Brunswick East House by Studio Esteta
Get the Ensuite and Kitchen You've Always Wanted Without Extending
A more efficient floor plan could unlock the space for an ensuite, open-plan kitchen and plenty of storage without extending...
YrdPod by Kreis Grennan Architecture
YrdPod Is a Designer Tiny House That's Perfect for the Backyard
If you're squeezed for space but can't justify the disruption and cost of either moving or renovating, this might be the answer...
Daylesford 1863 by Moloney Architects
This New Addition Creates a Sunny Courtyard Shared by Old and New
Originally a parsonage for the neighbouring church, this historic home has been transformed with a contemporary addition.
McNamara House by Tom Robertson Architects
A Timeless New Addition is Quietly Hidden Behind the Original Home
This new addition is unquestionably modern, but it has an enduring, timeless quality which makes old and new perfect companions.
Soulsbly Residence III by John McAuley Architecture
Downsizing From a Farm Doesn't Mean Sacrificing Privacy and Space
This new home in a semi-rural estate balances a sense of space with a need for privacy so the shift from the farm life isn't so hard.
Beaumont Apartment by Anna O'Gorman Architect
Tired Apartment is Updated to Better Suit Queensland Living
Despite facing north-east, this apartment felt small and dark not at all appropriate for the capital of the sunshine state!
Frankston Mid Century Modern by MRTN Architects
A Recent Polish Leaves This Mid-century Modern Gem Sparkling
With only minor changes over its 50-year life, this mid-century home retained its original charm but desperately needed a little TLC.
LVL/ by PLY Architecture
A Modern Pavilion Is the Perfect Complement to This Heritage Home
Full of light and opening onto the pool and outdoor area, this modern pavilion is the perfect addition to this heritage home.
Art House and Studio by Zen Architects
A Home and Studio Created with Restoration, Re-use and Recycling
A renovation to a Victorian-era home and detached studio shines thanks to the three Rs plus local manufacturing and craftsmanship.
Project Elsternwick Extension by
Modern Addition Inspired by the Original Mid-century Modern Home
The owners of a mid-century home loved the qualities of their home but needed a modern addition to bring it into this century.
Torquay House by buck&simple
A Beach House Designed for Everyone From Singles up to Groups of 20
This flexible beach house is the perfect surf trips big and small because it's focussed on the outdoors to create extra living space.
The Balcony by Bastian Architecture
Taking Advantage of a Corner Location to Reconnect With the Community
On the corner of two main thoroughfares, a new room conceived as a large balcony gives this home a way to connect with the community.
Pattern Cottage by Kitty Lee Architecture
Fun-filled Addition Transforms One-bedroom Cottage Into a Family Home
An injection of pattern and brings plenty of personality to this cottage addition, perfect for a creative young family.
Balston House by
Transforming This Single-fronted Edwardian Home for Modern Living
While older homes have character baked in, they're not built for modern living. But, you can have the best of both worlds; old and new!
Project Kangaroobie by
New Modular Home: If You've Got It (An Incredible View), Flaunt It!
This modular home was designed and built off-site and then transported to its remote location where it now takes in stunning views.
Nat and Gerry's Back Deck by Biscoe Wilson Architects
A New Kitchen and Back Deck Become the Hub of This Home
A back deck completely transforms the functionality of this home, creating a hub connecting living areas with the backyard.
Second Avenue Alterations and Additions by Philip Stejskal Architects
The Challenge of Creating a Home for an Introvert and an Extrovert
Creating a home for an introvert and an extrovert means balancing openness with a need for privacy; prospect and refuge.
Atop a Shop by Tsai Design
Ever Looked at a Shopfront and Wondered What’s Going on Upstairs?
Shop tops in Victorian-era buildings are often dark and often empty these days, talk about a wasted opportunity!
Ballarat House by Eldridge Anderson Architects
This Home Demonstrates Benefits of an Architect Versus Off-the-Plan
A refined and considered home in a new estate shows the power of using an architect versus buying off-the-plan from a bulk builder.
Mount Hawthorn House by RYANarc
Hugging the Southern Boundary Creates an Outdoor Room At This Reno...
A long, thin addition on the southern boundary allows this home to maximise the amount of natural light and create an outdoor room.
Dearie Residence by OMG Architects
Mid-century Modern House Senstively Updated for 21st Century Living
An addition to this mid-century gem keeps the essence of the original while ensuring it's fit for family life in this century.
Moor House by Kuzman Architecture
By Thinking Creatively, 'More House' Wasn't Necessary at Moor House
Oftentimes when you feel like you need 'more house', the answer is actually to rethink the way your existing house functions...
Melrose Terrace by Dan Gayfer Design
For This Retired Couple, Downsizing Is Far From a Downgrade
Downsizing from a large family home to an inner-city pad, this couple were prepared to compromise on space, but not on function!
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