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Black Ribbon House by Studio 15b
Queenslander Renovation Creates a Home to Enjoy for Years to Come
Rather than relocate, this family decided on a Queenslander renovation to create the home of their dreams in the street they love.
Waratah Secondary House by anthrosite
A Compact, Efficient Home Barely Bigger than a Typical Backyard Shed
This studio was designed to minimise costs by maximising efficiency, creating a flexible space that was largely prefabricated off-site.
Gold Street Residence by Sarah Kahn Architect
A Clever Addition Turns a Potentially Problematic Site Into Gold
Others overlooked this heritage-listed home because of its exposure on three sides, but a playful addition turns it into an asset.
Yandandah Road House by ITN Architects
A Multi-generational Beach House for Relaxed Beachside Living
This beach house is all about creating informal living spaces, decks and shelter from the sun and wind for optimum beachside living.
Wild House by Jon Lowe Architect
Inner-city Maisonette Transformed Thanks to New Living Space
A new 60 square metre addition creates a bright and modern living space for this inner-city home.
Step Down House by Bijl Architecture
Step Down Into This New Airy Pavilion Which Spills Into the Backyard
Perfect for entertaining, this new living pavilion at the back of a 1910s home is light, airy and open to the backyard.
NTH/ by PLY Architecture
Addition Expands This Home in Search of Light and Access to the Yard
An addition which doesn't overshadow the original heritage house, but improves the home's spaciousness, access to light and the yard.
Deco House by Mihaly Slocombe
Love Art Deco? Here's a Take on It That's Perfect for Modern Living
If you love the curved lines and detailing of the Art Deco period, but crave open spaces and natural light, this home is for you...
Milkman's Cottage by Preston Lane Architects
Tiny Heritage Cottage Transformed into Surprisingly Spacious Home
Once home to the local milkman, this quaint cottage has been transformed into a light and bright home with a surprising sense of space.
Scott by Foomann Architects
'Box in the Back' Creates an Elegant and Cost-effective Home Addition
A simple, rectangular, double-storey addition was a cost-effective way to gain the space this family needed. Plus some indulgences...
Empress House by YSC Architects
Like a Jewellery Box, This Home Is Perfect for Your Precious Family
This home, inspired by a jewellery box, is perfect for your most treasured people and possessions: beautiful, safe and ordered.
SKY/ by PLY Architecture
A Modern Home Filled with Character, Sun, Air and Sky Views
Modern homes can be criticised for lacking character, but modern doesn't need to equal sterile.
Shadow Roll House by Megowan Architectural
An Incredible Addition Tucked Behind a Heritage Protected Cottage
From the street, all you can see is a sliver of the stunning new addition, designed to protect the heritage value of the original home.
Paddo Terrace by Sandbox Studio Architecture & Design
Light and Bright Addition Turns This Tiny Terrace Into Spacious Home
At 52 square metres, this two-storey terrace was about the same size as a two-bedroom apartment, now there's space to entertain guests.
Carlton Apartment (AKA Kathryn) by Tom Eckersley Architects
Space-efficient Apartment Renovation Finds Room for a Home Office
Rearranging this apartment opens it up to the views, builds in lots of storage space and finds room for a home office space to boot!
Merricks House by Michael McManus Architects
Originally Built As a Weekender, They Loved It so Much They Moved In!
With COVID-19, remote working and a beautiful new home in the country, the time seemed perfect for this family's tree change.
Mass and Void by Sparks Architects
This Home Stands Out in Its Housing Estate for All the Right Reasons
Even a block in a typical housing estate can benefit from an architect's touch, creating a home that's a joy to live in year-round...
Manly Apartment by Annabelle Chapman Architect
Dark '90s Apartment Is Now a Bright Home Full of Coastal Style
The owners of this whole floor apartment in Manly loved the location, but not the dark unfriendly spaces. Luckily, there was a solution!
Knocklofty by Preston Lane Architects
Voids, Volume and Views. This Warehouse-inspired Home Has It All…
Transforming a 1980s house into a warehouse loft-inspired home involved removing the roof but the results are more than worth it!
Paperback House by Ben Callery Architects
Home for Two Publishers and Family Makes a Hero Out of the Bookshelf
Every good architectural story needs a hero. In this renovation, it's a striking bookshelf which screens a work-from-home space...
Mavis House by
South Facing Backyard? You Can Still Enjoy Passive Solar Design...
This addition to a post-war brick home has a trick up its sleeve to guarantee access to sunlight despite the backyard facing south.
Glebe House by Supercontext
Addition on a Narrow Four Metre-wide Site Defies Its Constraints
Defying its narrow site, challenging east-west orientation and heritage restrictions, this skinny home manages to feel spacious.
Balgowlah Residence by
Transforming a Californian Bungalow Into the Perfect Family Home
A west-facing backyard and poorly-designed additions left this family with dark mornings and overheated afternoons, but no longer...
Brick Residence by Preston Lane Architects
Renovating a House That Has Been in the Family for Almost 70 Years…
Imagine having a classic modernist house in the family for three generations? How would you sensitively renovate it?
Back Box House by OOF! Architects
A Staged Reno Over 10 Years Helps This Home Change With Its Family
Staging the renovation of this home into two phases made budgetary sense and allows the home to adapt to the family's changing needs.
Small Grand Apartment by Tsai Design
Compact Apartment Feels Luxurious with Hollywood-esque Dressing Room
Clever planning allows this small apartment to feel grand and glamourous. Wait until you see how the dressing room transforms...
Offset House by Architopia
Comfortable, Sustainable Living Doesn't Need to be Costly...
Passive solar principles, high-quality yet affordable materials and thoughtful design brings high-quality housing within reach.
Split House by FMD Architects
Original Home Inspires a Respectful But Radically Different Addition
The roof and layout of the original home serve as the inspiration for a new addition, but a modern twist creates perfect family home.
North Bondi House by Josephine Hurley Architecture
Location, Location, Location. And, Now, the Other Three Ls...
This 1980s-era home already had a stellar location. Thanks to an internal reno, it has everything else you'd want in a home, too...
Paddington House by Supercontext
Traces of the Original Are Left to Tell the Story of Paddington Reno
The substantial renovation of this terrace transforms the home, but reminders of the past are woven in to create a rich tapestry.
Feng Shui House by Steffen Welsch Architects
Feng Shui Helps This Reno Achieve Harmony and Happiness
In many ways, Feng Shui aligns with the principles of good design. Here, Feng Shui achieves a light, harmonious and delightful home.
Stafford House by TONIC Design
High Ceilings, Large Windows Make This Home Look and Feel Larger
It's amazing how high ceilings can offer your home an extra sense of space, just take a look at this light and bright example...
Oye Mi Canto House by CplusC Architectural Workshop
The Secret to Ensuring Light and Breezes for this Long Narrow Home...
Three distinct pavilions create the breathing room needed for maximum light and breezes on this narrow inner-city block.
Northcote Residence by Melanie Beynon AD
A Timber-rich Addition Creates a Warm, Character-filled Home
A beautiful new living space wrapping around a courtyard deck plus main bedroom suite creates the perfect home for a family of six.
A Beach House That Feels Private Without Missing the Views
A beach house doesn't need to feel like a glass box on stilts, this home feels intimate while still celebrating the views.
Pool House by Zen Architects
Multi-generational Family Pool Their Resources to Create Perfect Home
Pooling for a pool: would you join forces with your parents to create the ultimate inner-city pad complete with a rooftop pool?
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