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Bustle House by FMD Architects
This Old Victorian-era 'Lady' Gets a Modern Bustle Dress Makeover
The history and beauty of this old home are respected and celebrated by a bustle dress-inspired addition.
Tess + JJ's House by po-co Architecture
A New Two-storey House That Won't Upset the Neighbours?
A new house, in an old area, on a tight site, with space for a family of four that won't upset the neighbours? Are they dreaming?
House SE by Walter&Walter
Perforated Sliding Door Provides Privacy Without Blocking Views or Light
Inspired by the spaces and ornamentation of the original home, this home plays with light and space to create a dramatic addition.
Yeronga Renovation by Smith Architects
Love Mountain Sports? Put a Climbing Wall in Your Lounge Room
This adventurous renovation transforms an ugly duckling into a fun and functional family home, celebrating the owners' hobbies.
Golf Course House by Bespoke Architects
A New Home to Appeal to Lovers of Mid-Century Design
With views over the golf course, the architect achieved a mid-century-inspired design, while adhering to local design guidelines.
JR’s Hut at Kimo Estate by Anthony Hunt Design & Luke Stanley Architects
A Unique Place to Retreat When You Can't People Anymore
Perched on a hill in rural New South Wales, JR's Hut has all you need for the relaxing opportunity to switch off and reset.
Brunswick West House by Taylor Knights
Introvert or Extrovert? Here's an Open-Plan Space with Room for All!
Three sculptural walls create nooks and niches within a larger open-plan space, creating the opportunity to mingle or seek solitude.
North Avoca Studio by Matt Thitchener Architect
A Multi-purpose Space to Work, Relax, Entertain and Enjoy the Views
Perched dramatically on a steep slope overlooking the ocean, this separate studio is the perfect retreat for work, rest or play.
The Light Box by Finnis Architects & Damon Hills
A Garden Pavilion Nestled in this Backyard Brings the Outdoors In
In a street of Californian Bungalows, it was important to maintain the status quo. It's a whole other story at the rear of this home...
Carlton House by Tom Robertson Architects
A Double Height Space Brings Light Into This Previously Dark Cottage
And he said, 'Let there be light', and there was light. Thanks to a new double height space, this cottage is transformed.
McGunnigle Shack by mishack
When Fans of Mid-century Design Saw Mishack, They Saw a Kindred Spirit
This modern home captures the spirit of mid-century design, with a taste of American diner-style breakfast booths for good measure.
Lawes Street Extension by Habitech Systems
What You Can Do to Rectify a 1980s Brown Brick Atrocity
The '80s was responsible for numerous crimes against taste (but some pretty fabs music). What can you do to right some of those wrongs?
Melbourne Vernacular by
Sustainable Owners Renovate with Minimum Carbon Footprint
With a passion for sustainability, these owners salvaged whatever they could to reduce the carbon footprint of their renovation.
Lake Wendouree House by Porter Architects
Despite Its Age, This Home Was Anything but a Renovator’s Delight
This home's meticulous maintenance record details upkeep such as 'biannual repainting'. It was in A1 condition, but still needed modernising.
Cubby Office by Krisna Cheung Architects
School Holidays Are No Longer a Nightmare for These Working Parents
Cubby Office to the rescue! A fun, connected, yet separate space for the kids to play while the parents get back to work.
Garden View House by
Stuck on Whether to Renovate or Demolish and Start Over?
These owners decided to work with what they had rather than start afresh. The result is a functional and character-filled home.
Two Halves House by Moloney Architects
Two Pavilions Encourage a Sociable Lifestyle and Embrace the Bush
Two Halves House steps down the landscape, separated into a sociable living space and a private sleeping zone.
Leederville House by RYANarc
A Unique Vaulted Ceiling and Clerestory Windows Bring in the Light
A home on a corner block maximises light without sacrificing privacy by reorienting to the north and some strategic clerestory windows.
Little Big House by Room 11
A Small Home With Big Volumes Designed to Embrace its Cool Climate
Built in an area that sometimes encounters snow, this home in the hills has a small footprint, but large volumes make it feel spacious.
A Sunroom by Arcke Architecture and Interior Design
A Sunroom and Articulated Fence Were All it Took to Update this Home
We love simple projects that make a big difference. And it doesn't get much simpler than a sunroom and a fence.
Dark Light House by MRTN Architects
A Small Addition Creates a Home Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
Light and dark, east and west, new and old, Dark Light House's new living pavilion contrasts without simply doing the opposite.
Saturn II by McManus Lew Architects
A New Rear Living Area Creates a Better Connection to the Outdoors
We love to get out and enjoy the backyard, but too often our homes are disconnected from our outdoor spaces. Here's what you can do...
Port Melbourne House by Finnis Architects
Former Milkbar Now a Light-filled Family Home Among the Treetops
Floating above the original milkbar is a recently renovated pavilion which makes this unique family home feel like it's a treehouse.
Coronet by Jos Tan Architects
Hold the Wrecking Ball! When Demo, Then Reno Is Not the Solution
With a slim budget, demolition of the rear of this home was not an option. But an even slimmer bathroom was part of the solution...
Rennie Street House by Architect Hewson
A House That Shows Us a Lean-to Can Be a Blessing, Not a Blight
Typically, a lean-to with a laundry and kitchen tacked on to the rear of an older home is the first thing to go in a reno. Not here...
Carlton Terrace by Windust Architects x Interiors
A Dark Terrace Follows the Light at the End of the Tunnel
It's a tale as old as time: dark, dank terrace seeks space and light. And yet architects are still finding new ways to tell the story.
Glen Forrest House + Church by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
This is the Trick to Adapting a Church for Modern Living
Old churches can be a challenge to transform into a home. There's the need to balance history and practicality. This is how you do it.
Old Be-al House by FMD Architects
A Renovation that Honours a Beautiful Old Gum Tree in the Backyard
If there's an old tree in your backyard, don't cut it down to make way for your new reno. Instead, make it the centrepiece.
Collingwood Compact by
An Eco-friendly Upgrade Transforms this Inner-City Home
Considering an eco-friendly upgrade to your home? Look no further for inspiration than Collingwood Compact.
Albert Park House by Chiverton Architects
A Home With a Sentimental History is Sensitively Renovated
'This house was purchased by Kasimiersz and Lucia in 1955', reads a plaque on the wall. One of the ways this home remembers its past...
Albert Park Terrace by Dan Webster Architecture
A Tight Site and Heritage Controls; Dealing With All the Constraints
Sometimes the constraints that can make a project more difficult end up creating something unique and wonderful.
SSK Residence by Davidov Partners Architects
Architects Use Renovation as an Opportunity to Chase the Sun
Transforming a dark Californian Bungalow into a sun and fun-loving family home with some clever renovation ideas.
House 28 by Studio Edwards
Shipping Container House Floats Among the Trees with Ocean Views
We're all a little bit obsessed with shipping container houses. You'll understand why once you take a look at this home...
Peka Peka House by Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects
A Sheltered Courtyard Protects From This Exposed Location
At the top of the hill overlooking Peka Peka Beach, this location could be hostile, but this home has a few tricks up its sleeve...
Tent House by Chris Tate Architecture
Tent House Challenges the Expectations of What a Weekend House Can Be
A retreat built by the architect and a group of architecture students is a hands-on, experimental process from design to construction.
The Wairarapa Haybarn by First Light Studio
A Home for Retired Musicians Has a Concert Hall-inspired Living Space
A shared love of music inspired this accessible, environmental and acoustically-conscious home for a retired couple.
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