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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.
His & Her House by FMD Architects
They Both Had a Home Designed by the Same Architect: Perfect Match?
When a couple who both have homes designed by the same architect get married, their new home together is bound to be adventurous!
Glebe Red by Benn & Penna Architects
New Additions Transform This Terrace Into a Multi-generational Home
New living areas and a backyard studio centred around a landscaped courtyard make this home perfect for current and future generations.
Cloud House by Akin Atelier
Designed Around a Central Courtyard, This Home Maximises Light
With numerous facets to bounce light around the home, Cloud House feels like living in a cloud surrounded by beautiful, diffused light.
Apollo Bay House by Dock4 Architecture
New Spaces Draped Around an Original Cedar-lined Shack Like a Tent
A new asymmetrical frame encloses the original shack, wrapping new living areas all around to take advantage of the views.
Bowden Bajko House by Davis + Davis Architects
A Dramatic Brick Colonnade Links and Defines New Spaces in This Reno
These owners didn't want a 'generic open-plan box'. Instead, a series of interconnected rooms are linked by a dramatic brick colonnade.
Escher House by MacCormick & Associates Architects
An Escher-inspired Stair Makes Living in 4 Storey Terrace More Fun
When you have to hike up and down stairs all day, they may as well be fun! A new stair brings light and novelty to this home.
Stradbroke Dual Occupancy by Graham Anderson Architects
Clever Siting of Two Beach Houses Allows Both Homes the Best View
Running the two homes perpendicular to the street allows this dual occupancy design to maximise views and maintain privacy.
Bill and Kate's House by Potter&Wilson
Impressive Two-storey Addition Peeks Over the Top of This Bondi Home
A new two-storey addition transforms Bill and Kate's home, connecting it to the backyard and creates dramatic interior spaces.
Balmain Rock House by Benn & Penna Architects
A Dramatic Concrete and Brick Addition to an Old Sandstone Cottage
Emulating the solidity of the original 150-year-old cottage, this concrete and brick addition is sure to be around in another 150 years!
Bronte House by Archer Office
Blurring Boundaries Creates Outdoor Rooms and Indoor Gardens
In spite of a narrow block, this home expands its interior to the edge of the site, blurring the line between indoors and outdoors.
Machiya House by Downie North Architects
Clever Renovation to a Small, Corner Site in a Heritage Area
This home defies its tight site by using screening and careful window placement to grab light and views without exposing itself.
Triangle House by Robeson Architects
Triangle House Proves Odd-shaped Blocks Deserve Love, Too
Trying to fit a home on a tight, triangular block with a busy street on one side and an easement on the other: crazy or brilliant?
(Gr)ancillary Dwelling by Crump Architects
(Gr)ancillary Dwelling is Far From Your Average Granny Flat...
An incredible home for a much-loved grandmother allows her to live independently (but close by). It's better than a retirement village!
Mid-century Modern House by Elaine Richardson Architect
This Extension Is Far From Typical: For One, It's at the Front!
An addition to the front is just one of the atypical parts of this project full of surprises and innovative solutions.
Paddington Two Rooms by Graham Anderson Architects
Two Rooms, One Indoor and the Other Outdoor, But What a Difference!
A simple, two-room addition radically transforms the feeling and liveability of this previously dark, introverted home.
Great George by DAH Architecture
A Hotchpotch of Dilapidated Additions Cry Out for Some Attention
This family extended their Queenslander over the years, but something had to be done to pull it all together and make it liveable again.
River Room/Pavilion for S&P House by Shane Thompson Architects
A Small Living Pavilion Brings Owners Closer to the River
A pavilion surrounded by garden brings living closer to the river, creating an additional living space with incredible views.
Avoca Weekender by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Home Robust Enough for the Kids With Luxurious Touches For the Adults
This laid back holiday home is tough enough to cope with the kids yet luxurious: the perfect escape to create lifetime memories.
House 184 by Blank Canvas Architects
How to Make a Compact Workers Cottage on a Tight Block Feel Spacious?
When you've got a tight block, you need to use every square centimetre. That's how you make a compact home feel spacious.
Milroy Street by Megowan Architectural
From 'a Labyrinth of Purples and Yellows' to... This!
After removing walls and opening up both the internal space and to the outdoors, this home is virtually unrecognisable.
Mosman House by Annabelle Chapman Architect
Rear Addition Brings Light and Outdoor Living to This Federation Home
A new two-storey addition to the rear is transformational, bringing new light and life to this old, previously neglected home.
Canterbury Studio by McGann Architects
This Studio Shows Us What's Possible in Our Own Backyard...
With housing (un)affordability growing and our city limits bursting, this project shows us there's still space in the inner city.
Hidden House by Andrew Child Architecture
Hidden House: This Home Gives Little Away From the Street
A private, yet light-filled coastal home is the perfect fit for a retired couple, with plenty of room for visitors.
Fishley by Bryant Alsop
On a Block Just 5 Metres Wide, Space and Light Are the Main Challenges...
Bringing a sense of space and plenty of natural light to a narrow block is tough, but clever design and engineering make it possible.
Samurai Duplex by SG2 Design
This Duplex is Inspired By a Samurai and Japanese Architecture
A samurai's armour inspires the form and materials of this unique townhouse development, bringing a bit of Japan to the suburbs.
Waterloo Terrace by David Mitchell Architects
The Renovation of This Terrace Reuses Existing Materials in New Ways
Materials are reused in new and unusual ways in this renovation, instilling the home with unique personality - even the new parts!
Barton House by Julie Firkin Architects
Dramatic Timber Ceiling Soars Over This New Addition
The dramatic timber ceiling sails over new living spaces and outside, shading the home but retaining the best views.
HOH/ by PLY Architecture
From Faux Colonial to Minimal and Modern: Updated for Modern Living
A new opening with integrated seating transforms this home from dated colonial-style, to modern, minimal and cool. What a difference!
Flutter House by Stukel Architecture
Roofline of New Addition Extends Off Original Like a Fluttering Flag
A double-storey addition sensitively extends the original home, unfurling from the original roofline to create a light-filled home.
Brodecky House by Atlas Architects
Downsizer Creates New Home in the Backyard of Her Corner Block
Having lived in the area for 45 years, this downsizer was reluctant to leave. Instead, she built the perfect home in her backyard!
Box Hill North Townhouse by Inbetween Architecture
Are New Townhouses Ruining Your Neighbourhood? Here's One Solution...
These townhouses challenge the norm and prove you can develop suburban sites without ignoring the character of the neighbourhood.
Jacaranda House by SP Studio
Architect Reinterprets Queenslander for a Bright and Breezy Addition
Queenslander-style homes capture breezes and create shaded, naturally cool living spaces. This addition takes it to the next level.
Peekaboo House by
Peekaboo! This Addition Pops Over the Roof of The Original Home
To grab light without taking over the backyard, this addition pops its head over the original home, saying peekaboo to the street!
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