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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!
Courtyard House by Youssofzay + Hart
Leave Some Breathing Room Between the Existing Home and Addition...
A thin addition to this home creates new living spaces, but the bonus is a courtyard created by leaving space between existing and new.
Perfect-Imperfect House by Megowan Architectural
For These Perfectionists, Renovating Meant Embracing the Imperfect
Renovating is a messy art full of compromise but, if you roll with it, the result can be the perfect-imperfect home for your family.
South Yarra House by de.arch
A Tight Inner-City Block Required Some Big Ideas for Small Spaces
With a block of just 117 square metres, this inner-city reno required some creative thinking to make the most of all available space...
Olinda House by Bent Architecture
A Home That Celebrates Its Site by Bringing the Outdoors In...
For tree-changers Matt and Leanne, an important part of their ideal home was making the most of their spectacular site.
Nola Avenue House by Philip Stejskal Architects
A Carefree Family Home Takes Its Cues From the Classic Beach House
With hints of those classic beach houses, but all the modern needs of a family home, living here would feel like an endless holiday.
St Kilda Cottage House by Jost Architects
This Addition Overcomes the Challenges of a Tricky Tapering Block
Making the complex seem effortless in this addition on a tapering block was not easy, but the results are phenomenal.
A House for All Seasons by POLYstudio
A House for All Seasons Designed and Built to Passive House Standards
This family home was designed with best-practice sustainability and Passive House standards to be a comfortable home for years to come.
Coleman Residence by Atlas Architects
Good Architecture Has the Potential to Create a Better Lifestyle
Architecture isn't about the bells and whistles. It's about creating spaces which help to improve your lifestyle. Like this home!
Ramsar Fields by John McAuley Architecture
This Modern Farmhouse Is Adaptable and Celebrates a Stunning Location
A modern farmhouse for a couple with overseas relatives needs to adapt from a comfortable home for two to a home for many more.
Tie House by Jos Tan Architects
This Modern Addition Is Designed to Tie Into the Original Home
A modern addition reorients this home towards the sun as well as complementing and tucking under the roofline of the original home.
Anna's House by Gardiner Architects
Transforming a Run-down Weatherboard Into a Bright, Sustainable Home
Want a sustainable home, but don't know where to start? An architect can help you create a comfortable, sustainable home...
Dorman Beach House by Studio101 Architects
Beach House Uses Its Steeply Sloping Site to Focus and Frame Views
Using the slope to its advantage, this beach house cascades down the hill and focuses your attention on the stunning coastline views.
SON/ by PLY Architecture
This Addition Nestles In Comfortably Next to the Existing Bungalow
By using similar colours, materials and proportions as the original home without copying it, this addition fits in effortlessly.
Turn House by Rebecca Naughtin Architect
A Curve in the Boundary Is Turned Into an Asset at This Playful Home
Unusually-shaped boundaries can be a challenge, particularly on sites as tight as this; you've got to turn a challenge into an asset!
One MANI House by Mani Architecture
Quirky Home Hides Plenty of Surprises Behind its Shingled Exterior
The neighbours are shifting uncomfortably in their seats as this new kid on the block shows them what modern living should look like...
South Melbourne Terrace by Eliza Blair Architecture
Terrace Sheds Previous Life As Store Without Losing Its Uniqueness
Previously a general store, this South Melbourne terrace is now a light-filled family home while retaining its character and quirks.
Upside Down Akubra House by Alexander Symes Architect
An Akubra Was the Inspiration for This Incredible Off-grid Home
The practicality of a classic hat proves the perfect design inspiration for an off-grid home in Australia's outback.
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.
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