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Open House by MODO Architecture
You've Heard of a Home Addition, But What About a Subtraction?
Would you be game to renovate and reduce the size of your home? This design proves it's not always more space you need, after all.
MLY/ by PLY Architecture
Addition Compressed Into a Tight Backyard Proves What's Possible
This space-defying addition proves just because you don't have a lot of space to extend doesn't mean you can't make a big impact.
Fundamental House by Sandbox Studio Architecture & Design
A Granny Flat Doesn't Need to Be a Caravan-Sized Blob in the Backyard
This granny (and gramps) flat is the perfect place for a retired couple to call home: close to family, yet private and comfortable.
Sustainable House Marrickville by Day Bukh Architects
An Inner City Sustainable Addition Opens Up to the Garden
Using passive design techniques, this new living space embraces the outdoors and will be comfortable year-round without relying on AC.
Sandringham Residence by Minett Studio Architecture & Design
Architect Transforms a '90s Apricot Brick House Into a Modern Home
With dated bricks and dutch-gabled eaves, this home was definitely a child of the '90s, but now it's been given a contemporary twist.
Yarraville Residence by
Naturally Beautiful Materials Create a Stylish Scandi-inspired Home
Scandinavian design is clean and minimal, but the use of natural timbers and stone avoid it becoming sterile. This home nails the look.
Balaclava Remodel by
When You've Got Limited Space, It's Important to Make It Work Hard...
Making a compact space work means making it work hard. But how, exactly, do you achieve that? This remodel shows you how...
Cabinet of Curiosities House by Perversi-Brooks Architects
A Cabinet of Curiosities Reflects This Homeowner's Personality
For an artist who collects all things astonishing and strange, a renovation helps to show off her unique style and flair.
Woodworker's Cottage and Barn by Fabric Architecture
A Renovation Project for a Woodworker Captures Laid-back Beach Vibes
An incredible collaboration between the owners of a furniture company and the architects creates a light and bright coastal home.
Coburg House by Lisa Breeze Architect
Textural Timber Addition Perfect for a Californian Bungalow Renovation
You might be surprised how little extra space you need if you take the time to get the floor plan right...
Pine House by Bryant Alsop
Rather Than Removing an Existing Addition, They Reimagined It Instead
By reimagining the way this existing addition functioned they were able to transform this home, adding only 15 square metres in total.
House MT by Kart Projects
Rather Than Open Plan, Why Not Go for Connected Plan Instead?
This retired couple wanted an intimate home for themselves, but what happens when extended family visit? Enter the 'connected plan'...
Galv Mountain House by OOF! Architects
An Addition Pops Out of the Roof to Secure the Future of This Home
The clever addition has been sliced and diced to deal with all the constraints of the site, but it guarantees light, space and views.
Sustainable House Annandale by Day Bukh Architects
Get the Basics Right to Make Your Home As Sustainable As Possible
If you focus on the basics first in sustainable house design, everything else becomes a bonus and your reduce greenwashing overwhelm.
Alexandria House 5 by Pivot
Terrace House Totally Reimagined, but Traces of Its Past Remain
A total rebuild of this terrace house was required, but glimpses of its history are exposed throughout the house.
Victoria Gardens House by Lucy Clemenger Architects
Modern Two-storey Addition Embraces the Park to the Rear of This Home
Making the most of the site's assets, this new addition overlooks the lush park behind the home to stunning effect.
Fitzroy Lane House by Kennedy Nolan Architects
You Won't Believe the Home They Created in This Narrow Laneway
It's difficult to imagine how this tight block in a laneway could become a functional and spacious home and office, but they did it!
Seachange House by Solomon Troup Architects
Real-life Seachange Gives Retirees a Chance to Create a New Lifestyle
These retirees packed up their life in Western Victoria to move to Barwon Heads. What lifestyle would you want out of a seachange?
Wickham Point House by Arcke Architecture and Interior Design
Beach House Renovation Has a Minimalist Touch But Maximalist Results
Can you have too many beds at a family beach house? A reno retains the character of this beloved beach house but maximises flexibility.
Aquas Perma Solar Firma House by CplusC Architectural Workshop
Urban Farming is Just the Beginning at the Sustainable Inner-city Home
Imagine if all our inner-city homes were eco-friendly urban farms: what a difference we could make! Here's what that might look like...
Light House by LAYAN Architects + Designers
What Would the Director of a Lighting Company's Home Look Like?
Sadly lighting is an afterthought in many homes, but not here: a special lighting system demonstrates the potential of lighting design.
Fitzroy North House by MMAD Architecture
You'd Never Guess What's Behind This Facade (But That's the Point)
Ultimately council agreed to let them make some changes behind this heritage facade, convinced no one on the street would be the wiser.
60s Revamp by Utz-Sanby Architects
A 60s House Renovation Draws Inspiration From the Original Home
This 1960s home originally designed by Peter Johnson is updated to take advantage of its location without losing what makes it special.
Paddington House by Porebski Architects
Budget-saving Becomes a Blessing at a Paddington Terrace Renovation
Like a tiny, irritating grain of sand creating a lustrous pearl, sometimes a projects' constraints lead to the most charming solutions.
Elemental House by Ben Callery Architects
Off-grid Retreat Takes in Views of a Stunning But Hostile Landscape
Sitting on an exposed hilltop, this off-grid retreat deals with a hostile landscape, but it's worth the effort for that view...
King George by Robeson Architects
The Challenges (and Rewards) of Renovating a Heritage House
Renovating a heritage house the right way means you can enjoy the benefits of a modern home while respecting the house's history.
Camperdown Warehouse by Archer Office
From Rolls Royce Factory to the Rolls Royce of Warehouse Conversions
If you've ever harboured an urge to live in a trendy inner-city warehouse conversion, be prepared to have some feelings about this...
Yarraville Light House by ROAM Architects
Narrow Block? This Home Design Offers a Clever Solution...
How do you get sun, light and a sense of space when your block is only 6 metres wide? This home has some solutions for narrow blocks.
Wistow House by Mountford Williamson Architecture
The Simple Life: House Designed for an Acreage; Robust, yet Elegant
Looking for a simpler lifestyle and to indulge their passion for horses, this modern home for their acreage is perfection.
Clifton Hill Terraces by Field Office Architecture
Eco-townhouses Are Effectively Off-grid in the Middle of the City
When you think of an off-grid house you typically imagine a remote cabin in the bush, but these eco-townhouses tell a different story.
Elphin House by Julie Firkin Architects
Huge Door and Custom Screen Help This Living Area Embrace the Garden
Embracing the garden with a huge double-height space, 7 metre-wide door and patterned screen which fills the home with dappled shade.
Lucky House by Kuzman Architecture
Third Time Lucky? It Might Have Taken Three Goes But It Was Worth It!
Three distinct options and three years later they settled on a design, but when you're building forever, take the time to get it right!
Cressy Road House by H2o Architects
Here's a Very Apropos Addition to a Heritage Bluestone Farmhouse
This addition to a historic bluestone farmhouse doesn't match the original building, but it pays its respects in its own way...
Preston I by Irons McDuff Architecture
Peeling Back the Old Layers Reveals a New Story for This Home
Revealing the layers beneath this dilapidated home helps to blend old and new, weaving a rich story from the home's existing fabric.
Rose House 2 by Baracco and Wright Architects
It Might Look Like a Single Home, But Looks Can Be Deceiving
A home for a couple and a separate home for their adult children. Plus it's on a very public, very tricky triangular site!
Hart House by Casey Brown Architecture
This Modern Australian Beach House Feels Like It's Floating on Water
This stunning modern Australian beach house has a whole wall of glass, taking in spectacular views of the beach and headland beyond.
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