Australia

Australia — otherwise known as ‘Downunder’, ‘Oz’, or ‘Straya’ — is a big, sparsely populated continent on the other side of the world. Despite its remote location (seriously, the other side of the world) it’s a surprisingly modern, affluent society.

Yep. They have architecture there. In fact, Australia have a large number of innovative architecturally designed homes and a distinct ‘Australian’ style.

Here are some Australian homes we've previously featured on Lunchbox Architect

Polygreen by Bellemo & Cat Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Polygreen: Meet the Family Who Spray Painted Their Entire House

Polygreen is a printed fiberglass box in a neighborhood of red brick warehouses. The contrast is striking - a home covered in vibrant green.

Hill House by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hill House: They Built a Sunny Living Area Under a Grassy Knoll

Andrew Maynard Architects asked a simple question -- 'Where does the sun come from' -- and designed a Hill House in the backyard of this Melbourne home.

Westgarth House by Kennedy Nolan Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Westgarth House: A Wash of White Unifies Old and New

Westgarth House is a delightfully simple project that addresses our changing family needs by adding a modern, spacious living area to an existing home.

Northcote Residence by Wolveridge Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Northcote Residence: Passive Solar Extension Keeps Its Cool

Even during the heat of summer this passive solar design remained cool and kept the family comfortable. Reclaimed materials integrates with the original.

Amy's House by MAKE Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Amy's House: A Simple Reconfiguration Transforms this Family Home

Rather than gutting and starting again, a simple reconfiguration was all it took to make this home brighter and more comfortable.

Ilma Grove by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ilma Grove House: A Heritage Home Looks Forward to a Sustainable Future

Ilma Grove is an extension to a heritage home in Northcote, Victoria. The extension provides more space and guarantees a sustainable lifestyle.

Stonewood House by Breathe Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Stonewood House: Wooden 'Bricks' Connect with a Nearby Bluestone Home

Stonewood House is a modern, but sensitive home which sits comfortably with homes of heritage significance.

Reverse Shadow Casting House by Harrison and White Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Reverse Shadow Casting Ensures This House Has a Sunny Garden

Thanks to the home's unusual form, the garden of Reverse Shadow Casting House will always be sunny and bright.

M House by MAKE Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

M House's Modest Renovation is Designed to Transform the Original Home

Small but with delight, M House looks at how a modest renovation can make a positive contribution to the way a family live.

Dolls House Northcote by BKK Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Home in Northcote is Designed Like an Oversized Doll's House

Like a real doll's house, this addition is two spaces stacked on top of each other and uses furniture and joinery to divide spaces instead of doors and walls.

Northcote House 2 by Pleysier Perkins (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Medical Centre is Reimagined as a Modern Urban Home

Northcote House 2 is a three storey urban residence which utilises the existing shell of its former incarnation as a medical centre.

Northcote Residence by Warc Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Timber Clad Extension Contrasts but Considers its Edwardian Roots

A two-storey rear addition to a classic Edwardian-era home is sympathetic to its origins, but unashamedly modern at the same time.

Around the Corner by Statkus Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Think of the Polar Bears! This Home Updated for Energy Efficiency...

Rising costs and melting ice caps. Why not use your renovation as an opportunity to improve your home's environmental credentials as well.

Garth House by Ola Architecture Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Elegant Black Timber Extension Compliments a 19th Century Home

An elegant and restrained timber addition provides the perfect modern living space for a family of five (plus two energetic dogs).

Herbert Street House by Architect Hewson (via Lunchbox Architect)

Packing a Lot of Functionality Into "Gloriously Small" Extension

At just 36 square metres, this compact yet thoughtful addition creates space for cooking, eating, writing, sitting and more...

Northcote House by Adam Dettrick Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern Family Home Designed with Flexibility and Adaptability in Mind

Designing a family home is challenging because the family's needs change as they grow, that's why you have to plan for change.

Northcote Modular by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Dramatically Modern Modular Home in Northcote

In contrast to the neighbouring weatherboard houses, this crisp, modern modular home makes a huge statement in this Melbourne street.

Hemp House by Steffen Welsch Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Turns Out Hemp Is Useful for More Than Rope and Yoga Pants

Built from rammed earth, timber and hempcrete, this home is a healthy and environmentally sensitive space for three generations.

Playtime by Guild Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Fun-Filled Addition Peaks Above This Californian Bungalow

It's Playtime in this fun-filled extension with secret hatches, a bridge, sloped walls and an aquarium of curious creatures.

Northcote House by Winwood Mckenzie Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Some Simple Modifications Transform This Unrenovated Family Home

Simple, yet intelligent changes, which reference to the home's post-war cream brick heritage create a period drama of a difference.

Beyond House by Ben Callery Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

What to Do When You Outgrow Your House but Love Your Neighbourhood?

Craving more space (and sun) and considering a move? Are you really better off uprooting your family and moving somewhere new?

The Light Box by Finnis Architects & Damon Hills (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Split End House by Mártires Doyle Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Split End House's Cranking and Splitting Roof Lets Light In

A south-facing backyard can feel like a curse, but an unconventional roofline could come to the rescue to let direct natural light in.

Lean-2 by Ben Callery Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Lean-2 Flips the Typical Lean-to on Its Head to Create a Sunny Home

Lean-tos aren't renowned for their good design, but rethinking the classic design led to a functional and flexible home for this family.

Elm Street House by Gardiner Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Renovating a House to Better Suit Your Lifestyle

The small, pokey and often dark spaces of many older homes don’t provide the space young families need, but you can change that...

Northcote Residence by Melanie Beynon AD (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

The Plinth House by Luke Stanley Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Plinth House Simple Extension Takes Advantage of Picturesque Location

The Plinth House proves bigger is not always better. The extension provides a more comfortable living space and kitchen in a minimal footprint.

Sawmill House by Archier (via Lunchbox Architect)

Sawmill House Rethinks Waste Materials to Create Raw, Rustic Beauty

Befitting a regionally based sculptor, Sawmill House is a hand crafted upgrade from his existing rather rustic bohemian abode.

Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Moonlight Cabin: A Tiny But Perfectly Detailed Beachside Cabin

Located on a windswept coast line, Moonlight Cabin is a place to retreat from and engage with the landscape’s ephemeral conditions.

Musk by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Perfectly Proportioned Prefab Cabin Secluded in a Forest Clearing

Musk is a stylish modern prefab cabin designed as a secluded retreat to relax and enjoy 360 degree views of natural bushland.

Tonimbuk House by Maxa Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern 'Wool Shed' Pays Homage to Iconic Australian Design

This modern farmhouse in Tonimbuk allows the owner to 'live in the environment' thanks to large glass sliding doors.

Prospect House by Breathe Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Galvanised Nugget for a Gold Prospector and His Family

On a windy and exposed site, nestled behind a hill, sits a metal clad nugget; a home for a gold prospector and his family...

Garden House by Baracco and Wright Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

With Translucent Walls This Minimal Home Melts into the Landscape

The most minimal house you could imagine - a platform for living within a translucent shell, set in a beautiful natural landscape.

Daylesford Prefab House by Prebuilt (via Lunchbox Architect)

Striking Prefabricated Home Settles Into This Stunning Rural Site

Clad in COLORBOND® steel with a contemporary take on the traditional pitched roof, this prefab house looks right at home in the bush.

New Farmhouse French Island by Lai Cheong Brown (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Off-Grid Prefab House Is Perfect for Beautiful but Isolated Site

To construct this off-grid home on Victoria's French Island, prefabricated modules had to be transported by barge to the isolated site.

Prefab Staff Accommodation by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

Prefab-ulous Digs for a Couple of Jackaroos on This Malmsbury Farm

Staff quarters never looked so good. This prefab house is a modern and comfortable place to wind down after a long day on the farm.

Mt Macedon House by Field Office Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home On a Challenging Site is Designed to Resist Bushfire

Built on a challenging site with significant bushfire risk, this home enjoys amazing views over bushland in the Macedon Ranges.

Mt Duneed House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Rusty and Weathered, This Home Looks Like It Has Been Here Forever

Built from recycled timber and rusting steel, this Mt Duneed home already looks old, yet is built to last with little maintenance.

Shadow Cottage Daylesford by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Daylesford Cottage Updated with Sensitive, Japanese-Inspired Addition

With the option to demolish and start from scratch, MRTN Architects instead create a sensitive addition to this Victorian cottage.

Blackwood Studio by Adam Kane Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern Barn Outside, Minimal Studio and Gallery Space Inside

A new studio space and garage are positioned on this rural property to create a sheltered entry for the exisiting home.

Arrow Studio by Nervegna Reed Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Has a Piece of Space Junk Landed in This Backyard?

Clad in shiny galvanised steel with arrow-like ends, this budget studio looks almost otherworldly in its country Victorian backyard.

Empire House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home Designed to Get Better With Age, Just Like Its Retiree Owners

Precast concrete and timber combine to create a low-maintenance home that will get better with age.

Project Franklinford by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Off-Grid, Sustainable House in the Victorian Central Highlands

Sitting sympathetically in an open paddock, this off-grid house captures views without compromising on environmental performance.

Limerick House by Solomon Troup Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Poetic Addition Reorients the Home to Take in a Spectacular View

Inspired by shearing sheds in the area and rhyming with the original home, a clever addition transforms this weekender.

Nulla Vale House and Shed by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Off-Grid, Back-to-Basics Retreat Connects This Couple to the Land

This warm, textural home creates a connection to place, captures views and creates a humble retreat from the elements (and the city).

Green Shutter House by OOF! Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Dour Old Post Office Finds Its Mojo As a Sunny Summer Beach House

A house that was once a post office felt frustratingly disconnected from the outdoors has been transformed into a breezy beach house.

Oikos Breakneck Gorge by Robert Nichol & Sons (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Short-term Home Away From Home Where Quality Trumps Quantity

Oikos, ancient Greek for 'home', is a short-term rental demonstrating luxury is achievable if we down-size our ambitions.

Cressy Road House by H2o Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Elemental House by Ben Callery Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Wahgunyah House by Regional Design Service (via Lunchbox Architect)

A mid-century-inspired forever home exceeded owners' expectations

Creating a modern home that takes advantage of its semi-rural setting with plenty of mid-century flair is no simple task...

Beach Slice by Steffen Welsch Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The perfect slice of beach house living...

This triangular beach house nestled among the gums and grasses is the perfect slice of beach house living only an hour from Melbourne.

Happy Haus by Donovan Hill Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Happy Haus Arrives on a Truck Ready to Move Into

How exciting to unload an architecturally designed house off a truck, unwrap it (like a giant Christmas gift) and move straight in -- with Happy Haus, you can!

Backyard Room by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect)

Need Just a Bit More Space? How About a Backyard Room?

Looking for a small extension but the expense to outcome ratio is out of whack? The Backyard Room might be just what you need.

Wall and Wall House by Dane Design Australia (via Lunchbox Architect)

Wall and Wall House Uses Rammed Limestone for Style and Substance

Rammed Limestone is the perfect material for Wall and Wall House — locally sourced, beautiful texture and natural colour and high thermal mass.

House Reduction by MAKE Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

House Reduction: They Paid to Make Their Home Smaller. Are They Mad?

Have you ever considered a house reduction as opposed to an extension? That's what MAKE Architecture did for their clients in their project, House Reduction.

Turnaround House by Architecture Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Turnaround House: Like a Sunflower, This House Grows to Face the Sun

Like a sunflower, Turnaround House grows from the existing home, turning to face the sun. Once dark and cramped, now light and airy -- what a turnaround!

Yarra Street House by Julie Firkin Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Yarra Street House: Pavilion for Living and Entertaining in Style

Yarra Street House is a pavilion-style extension designed to fit perfectly with a family who loves cooking, outdoor living and entertaining in style.

Abbotsford Residence by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Abbotsford Residence: Behind the Curved Facade is a Very Rational Home

Don't be deceived by the curved exterior. Abbotsford Residence is rational -- inside and out -- to deal with a heavily constrained site.

10 Fold House by Timmins + Whyte (via Lunchbox Architect)

An intricate roofline, folded like origami, grabs light and views

Folded perfectly, the 10-fold roofline of this home grabs the light and views of treetops and provides privacy from neighbours.

Cubby House by Edwards Moore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cubby House: A Fun Little Hideaway for Sophisticated Adults

Edwards Moore Architects's Cubby House is a pint-sized apartment packed full of fun. A cubby house made not for kids, but for sophisticated adults.

Doll's House by Edwards Moore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Doll’s House: Smallest House on the Street is Transformed

The age-old advice is to buy the worst house on the best street. Doll's House was the smallest house in the trendiest neighborhood, does that count?

Moor Street Residence by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Moor House: How Do You Create a Home in 4.5 Meters?

Moor House's family needed was a well designed renovation to provide space and privacy for their growing children. Oh, and all within just 4.5 meters width!

The Purple Rose of Cairo by Architecture Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tiny Apartment: A Curtain Between Dining and Bedroom Mode

To maximise space, a lush curtain allows this tiny apartment to multitask, hiding a fold up bed and a world of storage…

Tardis by Edwards Moore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Tardis: This Little Home Fits a Lot in a Seemingly Small Space

Just like the Doctor's TARDIS this home has a surprisingly big interior. Inside is a completely self contained studio apartment!

Butler House by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Butler House: Stylish warehouse conversion in famous Fitzroy building

Nestled within the undulated roofline of Fitzroy’s famed MacRobertson building sits a warehouse conversion and roof terrace with a difference…

Diagonal House by Simon Whibley Architecture & Antarctica (via Lunchbox Architect)

Diagonal House Benefits From a Sunny Aspect and a Lucky Site

In the inner city it's not always wise to rely on an aspect. In the case of Diagonal House it made sense to embrace a sunny northern aspect.

Vader House by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

From the Outside, Vader House Seems Menacing. Inside It's Different

Vader House emerges from behind its high boundary wall to disrupt Fitzroy's typical roofline and breathe new life into this Victorian Terrace.

Little Gore Street Studio by Tim Spicer Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Dilapidated Garage Reimagined as a Creative Little Studio

Located in a tight lane way in Fitzroy, Little Gore Street Studio is a truly unique response to urban densification...

Fitzroy Residence by Carr Design Group (via Lunchbox Architect)

Industrial Edged Sophistication Reflects Fitzroy's Past and Present

The renovation of this Fitzroy house marries two influences — a refined industrial aesthetic and traditional Victorian architecture.

Alfred House by Austin Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

One Clever Idea Turned a Dodgy Little Light-Well into an Entire Garden

By building an extension at the end of a narrow site, Austin Maynard Architects created a courtyard instead of a typical light-well.

Fitzroy House by Julie Firkin Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Series of Airy Spaces Cascade Down the Natural Slope of This Block

An eco-friendly, 7 star energy rated addition to an inner-city terrace feels bright, breezy and, importantly, comfortable year-round.

Black House by Austin Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

"Hindsight; all the things I would have done as a new parent."

Apartment living for new parents is not very common in Australia. Can it be done, or is the siren call of the suburbs too strong?

My House (The Mental Health House) by Austin Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Can Your Home Help to Prevent (or Even Cure) Mental Health Problems?

This architect used the renovation of his home to improve his mental health and immunise himself and his family for the future.

Fitzroy Lane House by Kennedy Nolan Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Cloud House by McBride Charles Ryan (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cloud House: Conservative in Front, But a Radical Surprise Out Back

The Cloud House is a recent home extension by architects, McBride Charles Ryan. From the front it's a typical home. From the back, it's a whole other story.

Tattoo House by Andrew Maynard Architects (AMA) (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tattoo House: A Surprisingly Leafy Compromise Keeps Everyone Happy

Tattoo House takes the conflicting wishes of the client, neighbors and council and creates a surprisingly leafy compromise everyone is delighted with.

Fitzroy North Addition by Nic Owen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fitzroy North Addition Defies Constraints for Affordable, Spacious Home

Tight site, stringent planning and heritage controls, and a difficult orientation -- Nic Owen Architects pull off the architectural equivalent of a miracle.

North Fitzroy House by AM Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

North Fitzroy House: Contemporary Extension Makes No Apologies For Being New

An unashamedly modern extension manages to integrate old and new by putting a modern spin on materials and colors from the original home.

Engawa House by BLOXAS Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Engawa House: A Touch of Tokyo in Fitzroy North

Can you spot a Japanese influence in Engawa House? 'Engawa' is an exterior hallway on Japanese homes -- the inspiration for this new extension.

Cubo House by PHOOEY Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cubo House Uses Upcycled Materials to Celebrate Its History

Cubo House is a sustainable home which celebrates its history via restored existing elements and upcycled features using the surrealist technique 'Cubomania'.

Inner City Downsize House by Steffen Welsch Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Inner City Downsize House Proves When it Comes to Space Less is More

A combination of good design and plenty of storage makes inner city downsize house feel just as spacious as the owners' previous home.

Peter Miglis House by Woods Bagot Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Peter Miglis House: A Renovation of Light, Space and Air

Architect Peter Miglis lists “light, space, and air” as the elements that form great architecture; he has incorporated all three into his own home.

Holden Street House by Nest Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Holden Street House is Transformed in Much-Needed Modern Update

From possum-infested DIY-renovated nightmare to sunny and spacious home, Holden Street House has been transformed.

Fitzroy North Residence Chan Architecture by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fitzroy North Residence Tackles Tight Difficult Site with a Statement

Heritage controls, difficult soil, tight access and a small west-facing block. A delightful, light-filled home on a difficult site…

House in House by Steffen Welsch Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Light-Filled Courtyards Separate House in House's Five Pavilions…

Sitting in an historic neighbourhood, House in House. Inside and out, it's a surprising alternative to its dark row house neighbours.

Stick House by PHOOEY Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This House Overcomes the Sticky Issue of Building Over the Backyard…

By replacing space lost to the renovation with a roof deck, Stick House ensures not a millimetre of outdoor space is sacrificed.

North Fitzroy House by Jean-Paul Rollo Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

From a Humble Brief, North Fitzroy House Makes Dramatic Transformation

A brief that might have disheartened some architects inspires a humble renovation that dramatically improves 'dog's breakfast' house.

Big Little House by Nic Owen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Big Little House is a Modest but Light-Filled Terrace Extension

When a family of four decide to renovate their terrace on a tiny site, some big ideas need to be packed into a little space.

Water Factory by Andrew Simpson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Converted Warehouse in Fitzroy Creates a Home for an Extended Family

This converted warehouse in Fitzroy involved refitting of a beautiful old warehouse to become a flexible home for an extended family.

High House by Dan Gayfer Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

High House Reno Takes Light, Functionality and Space to New Heights

An extensive renovation of a Melbourne home gives the owners all the benefits of inner-city terrace living without the drawbacks.

Pod House by Nic Owen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Light-Filled 'Pod' Deals With a Bad 1980s Hangover...

A lot of mistakes were made in the '80s, Nic Owen Architects attempts to rectify one of them with a modern pod-like extension.

Casa de Gatos by WOWOWA Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Crazy About Cats? We May Have Found Your Perfect Inner-City Abode...

If fur-babies, travel, colour and fun are ticking some mental boxes for you, you'll love Casa de Gatos (or 'House of Cats' in Spanish).

Micro Addition by Cathi Colla Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Could a Micro Addition Be All You Need to Transform Your Home?

We've heard of tiny houses and micro-apartments, but could a micro addition be the answer to your space issues? Let's see...

Falconer Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Minimal Renovation Maximises the Connection to the Outdoors

A strong visual and physical connection to the garden is achieved without significantly altering this inner-city terrace.

Anti-terrace by Nikhila Madabhushi Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Anti-terrace Gives a Cheeky Middle Finger to Its Neighbours

If the stress of renovating isn't enough for you, here's a way to step it up a gear: base your deadline around the arrival of a baby!

Rose House 2 by Baracco and Wright Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Fitzroy North House by MMAD Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

One MANI House by Mani Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Turn House by Rebecca Naughtin Architect (via Lunchbox 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!

Coleman Residence by Atlas Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Perfect-Imperfect House by Megowan Architectural (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Fitzroy North Residence by buck&simple (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern Addition Creates a New Heart for This Weatherboard Cottage

By removing poorly constructed add-ons and creating an open-plan living area as the new heart, this quaint cottage is transformed...

Fitzroy North Terrace by Field Office Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A renovation 15 years ago left this home wanting. But not anymore!

Perfectly blending old and new, capturing the owners sense of style, and correcting mistakes of the past, this renovation nails it all.

Edward Street House by Sean Godsell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Edward Street House: Filled With Secret Doors and Corridors

Sean Godsell's Edward Street House in inner-urban Melbourne has a lot of surprises in store. It's full of hidden secrets just waiting to be discovered...

Perforated House by Kavellaris Urban Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Perforated House: A Modern Home That Celebrates Yesteryear's Charm...

Do you prefer the charm of traditional homes? But you also like to have a modern kitchen, spacious rooms, and open plan living areas. Perforated House proves you can have both — even if you build a new house from scra...

The Eagle by Multiplicity Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Eagle: A House That Proudly Displays Its Beautiful Bones

If a real estate agent tells you a house has 'good bones', it's rarely a good thing. The Eagle's bones (timber studs) are proudly on display. And they're not good; they're stunning.

Brunswick House by Christopher Botterill Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Brunswick House: A New Perspective in an Eclectic Neighborhood

Brunswick House is restrained and space-efficient, but surprising spaces like a rooftop terrace provide a new perspective on its eclectic neighborhood.

Jones House by Kavellaris Urban Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Jones House is What a Home Designed for Australia Looks Like

Jones House is a home designed for Australian conditions proving architectural ideas can be achieved without big budgets and costly construction methods.

Bridge House 2 by Delia Teschendorff Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bridge House 2 Turns Its Back on Busy Street to Become a Serene Oasis

Set around three internal courtyards, Bridge House 2 manages to escape the bustle of Brunswick without sacrificing its sense of place.

Brunswick Modular by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Black Modular Home Peeks Over the Fence in This Brunswick Backyard

A strikingly contemporary 'black-box' modular addition has popped up in this neighbourhood, adding to the eclectic mix of housing.

Barny in Bank Street by Nest Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Barny in Bank Street is an Urban Barn Perfect for Modern Living

Living in a barn is one thing, but living in a barn in the city? Well that sounds absurd, but it's a reality for this lucky family.

Brunswick Californian by Tan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Internal Reconfiguration Ties Together the Layers of History

Brunswick Californian had already been extended, but connected poorly to the original. New internal works create a cohesive home.

Brunswick Renovations by Maxa Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Renovation Achieves an Energy Positive and Income Generating Home

A passive design and solar panels creates a comfortable house year-round which also generates income for this family.

Wilson Street House by Drawing Room Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Study and Bedroom Pops up on Top of This Brunswick Home

An architect squeezes a new study and bedroom in the only available space on this tight Melbourne block - above the living area.

Brunswick Extension by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Living Pod Creates a Central Courtyard at This Brunswick Home

Set well away from the original house, this new addition creates a central courtyard which all living areas wrap around.

Brunswick Cottage by EM Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Compact Home Was Made Even Smaller but the Outcome is Extraordinary

This compact home was made even smaller yet better, proving the amount of space you have is less important than how you use it...

North Street House by Hip V. Hype (via Lunchbox Architect)

Creative Entrepreneur Builds Home to Balance Design and Affordability

Experimenting with ideas of affordability without sacrificing liveability, North Street House is the perfect home for a young couple.

Brunswick House by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

How to Create a Modern, Flexible and Bright Space on a Narrow Block

Renovating an older, inner-city home comes with a peculiar set of challenges - how to make it seem bright and spacious when it's not.

Brunswick House by Winwood Mckenzie Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

House With Two Distinct Personalities: Winter Cosy to Summer Breezy

Can a house be both a cosy refuge and open to the outdoors to create a breezy outdoor room? In this case, it can!

Allan Street House by Gardiner Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Compact Addition Creates a Comfortable and Sustainable Home

Living in the inner-city means trading space for convenience. This project shows you, that trade-off isn't so bad.

Anna's House by Gardiner Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Garnet Street by Kirsten Johnstone Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Layout of this Inter-war Home Makes it Perfect for Modern Living

By rethinking the layout of this home, a more efficient plan that's perfect for modern living was found within the existing footprint.

Gold Street Residence by Sarah Kahn Architect (via Lunchbox 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.

Munro by Lisa Cummins Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Historic Chimney Stacks Inspires Incredible Double-height Space...

Chimneys of the old brickworks immediately caught the architect's attention and she knew this renovation needed to capture that view!

Brunswick Green by Drawing Room Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Architect Creates a Spacious Light-filled Home Against the Odds

Despite a seemingly impossible set of constraints, this terrace has been transformed into a light-filled and sustainable family home.

Peek House by Kuzman Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Peek House is a personalty-packed renovation of a Victorian-era home

The history of this home as well as the personalities of its owners shine through in this clever renovation of a Victorian cottage.

Brunswick Bush Shack by Sarah Kahn Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Not your average terrace extension...

This home has a surprise at the end of the typically ornate Edwardian-era hallway, and it's far from your average terrace renovation!

Brunsiwck House by Michael McManus Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This addition feels spacious in spite of a long, narrow block...

With clever planning and bringing light and framed views in at every opportunity, this long, narrow site feels surprisingly spacious.

Merricks Beach House by Kennedy Nolan Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Merricks Beach House: Beach-Town Lifestyle with a Modern Twist

Rachel Nolan of Kennedy Nolan Architects designed a weekender for her family called Merricks Beach House. It cleverly redefines the Australian beach house.

Keperra House by A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung) (via Lunchbox Architect)

Keperra House: A Granny Flat Even The Young Want to Live In

Rattling around in your family home? Looking to free up extra cash? This guy did that by down-sizing to a stylish 'granny flat' at the rear of his property.

LOA Studio by Amok Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Mid-century-inspired home office makes working from home a dream...

This creative decided to transform his double garage into a functional and beautiful home office - just *before* the pandemic hit.

Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett (via Lunchbox Architect)

Planchonella House's Minimal Walls Allow for Un-Obstructed Views

Set in a lush tropical rainforest, Planchonella House, is a raw and honest home that takes full advantage of its incredible views.

Hinterland House by Shaun Lockyer Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hinterland House Captures The Spirit of Rural Australian Style

A contemporary interpretation of traditional rural Australian architecture, Hinterland House epitomises modern Australian style.

Storrs Road House by Tim Stewart Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Storrs Road House: A Beautiful Tropical Home Rekindles the Past

A home on the family property for a retiring couple, Storrs Road House aims to reflect in miniature the site and its history.

Cape Tribulation Home by m3architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Off-the-Grid Home Appropriate to its Stunning Rainforest Location

This off-the-grid home is close to the beach in the Daintree Rainforest — an ancient ecosystem deserving a thoughtful approach to site.

Mudjimba by Chris Klar Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Tropical Home for a Couple to Sit Back and Enjoy the Bush Setting

A home near Noosa is designed for the area's sub-tropical climate and to maximise the owner's enjoyment of the bush setting.

Tropical Beach House by Renato D'Ettorre Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Lock and Leave Tropical Hideaway Is a Perfect Escape for This Family

This tropical home locks down when it's not being used, but when it's open, it embraces the natural landscape in every direction...

Gavin Street Residence by POD (People Oriented Design) (via Lunchbox Architect)

How Much House Do You Need? How About the Least House Necessary?

This environmentally-considerate home is carefully planned to ensure it's compact yet spacious: the least house necessary.

Profile House by BLOXAS Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Profile House: Not Your Average Boundary Fence

Profile House is an extension that pays homage to the varied buildings in Brunswick East. BLOXAS Architects created an unexpected space inside, and out.

Brunswick East House by Adrian Bonomi Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

C House Prioritises Volume and Light Play Over Excessive Floor Space

Sandwiched between weatherboard cottages in Brunswick East, C House breaks with convention to create a warm, unique and nuanced home.

Quarry House by Hook Turn Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Inspired by the Local Area Quarry House is All Bricks and 'Bluestone'

Brunswick has a rich history of bluestone quarries and brickworks. Quarry House updates a Victorian terrace with this history in mind.

Ethel by Lisa Cummins Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

What Surprises Are Hiding Behind This Humble Victorian-Era Facade?

'Ethel' has a number of delightful surprises up her sleeve, proving there's more to this humble Victorian home than she lets on...

Brunswick East House by Studio Esteta (via Lunchbox Architect)

Get the Ensuite and Kitchen You've Always Wanted Without Extending

A more efficient floor plan could unlock the space for an ensuite, open-plan kitchen and plenty of storage without extending...

Mornington Beach House by Clare Cousins Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Mornington Beach House: A Beach-Side 'Treehouse' for Big Kids

What if you outgrow the Mornington beach house that's been in the family for years? Architect Clare Cousins designed a 'treehouse' extension for the big kids.

Mornington Beach Houses by Habitech Systems (via Lunchbox Architect)

Beachside Homes Inspired by a Nearby Pier's Proportions and Detailing

These two homes are built on a pier structure that highlights their unique creek-side location near the Mornington foreshore.

Mitchell Street Project by The Little Brick Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Dual-occupancy Project to Stand Out From the Rest

It's rare that we feature a dual-occupancy project on Lunchbox Architect, but the attention to quality makes this one stand out...

Paling Fence House by NASA (via Lunchbox Architect)

Paling Fence House: Fitting a Home in the Backyard Proves a Challenge

Paling Fence House by NASA (National Architecture Space Agency) manages to fit a modern and spacious family home into an Australian suburban backyard.

Lightbox House by Edwards Moore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Lightbox House: Perforated Floor Not as Terrifying as It Sounds

Lightbox House by Edwards Moore Architects transforms a cramped and dark terrace into a light, bright wonder. Perforated floor, translucent ceiling and all.

Jack and Jill House by Breathe Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Jack and Jill House: No Crowns Were Broken in the Making of This House

Level changes in this home inspired its name, Jack and Jill House. It has fairytale-esque fun by the bucketful -- and not a broken crown to be seen...

Cross Stitch House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cross Stitch House: Stitching Together the Past and the Present

FMD Architects have taken a tread from their client's brief and stitched the old and new together in this clever home extension, Cross Stitch House.

Pump House by Branch Studio Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Pump House: A Compact Off-Grid Home for Simple Living

Pump House is a compact, off-grid home for simple living. Owners and guests can enjoy a quiet night, a cup of tea and quality time with their horse, George.

Victoria Road House by Fiona Winzar Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Victoria Road House: Colorful Addition Offers a Taste of India

Victoria Road House is a long way from India, but saturated color, radiating patterns and gold metalwork bring an Indian flavor to this surprising addition.

Jack's House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Jack's House: A House Bursting at the Seams Gets a New Timber 'Gusset

A moderate extension creates a rich space and leaves a decent-sized backyard. Jack's House is a timber 'gusset' that will serve the family into the future.

Camelia Cottage by 4site Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Camelia Cottage: Small House Extension Makes a Massive Impact

An extremely small house extension transforms a heritage cottage. You'll be surprised the difference clever planning and small addition makes to occupants.

Park Lane House by Kennedy Nolan Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Park Lane House Puts It All On Display

Unlike most renovations, Park Lane House isn't tucked away in a backyard -- it's out there for all to see.

Flinders Lane Apartment by Clare Cousins Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Flinders Lane Space Efficient Apartment

This space efficient home maximizes living spaces by cleverly concealing bedrooms behind Japanese inspired screens.

Bayside Residence by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bayside Residence Proves You Can Have Form and Function

A bayside extension clad inside and out in timber battens blurs the functional and decorative.

Stanhill Apartment by Architecture Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Famous Stanhill Apartment Gets a Modern Update

A landmark post-war apartment gets an entirely new fit-out on a very lean budget and a minimalist aesthetic.

Boundary House by BKK Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Boundary House Extension Grows to Create Internal Courtyard

By wrapping an extension against the boundary, Boundary House deals with awkward residual spaces and improves access to light.

Beachcroft Orth Residence by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Beachcroft Orth Residence: Openable Walls Let the Outdoors In

At Beachcroft Orth Residence, screens and glazed garage doors allow internal spaces to spill into the outdoors.

Gardiner House by 4site Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Gloomy Worker's Cottage Enjoys a Small But Transformative Extension

Modest extension creates an infinitely more liveable home compared to a previously gloomy and confused hodgepodge of poor additions.

Weatherboard House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Weatherboard House: Not Your Average Suburban Weatherboard…

The weatherboards on this extension compress, extend upwards and weave over the facade in a modern interpretation of the traditional weatherboard cottage.

Datum House by Rob Kennon Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Addition Features Spaces with Generous Sense of Volume

At Datum House the ceiling height, rather than extra square meters, creates a generous and varied sense of space (without the cost).

Blurred House by Bild Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Watch as Blurred House Transforms from Cali Bungalow to Modern Home

From the front it's an unassuming Californian Bungalow. From the rear, undeniably modern. It's a new type of house — a blurred house.

Carbon Positive Prefab House by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect)

World's First Carbon Positive Prefab House Drops in to Melbourne

ArchiBlox' Carbon Positive Prefab House means it's no longer enough to just be carbon neutral, when you can be carbon positive.

Bridport Residence by Matt Gibson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bridport Residence Addresses the Need for More Informal Living

Bridport Residence extension grabs northern light and creates a quiet safe haven to the rear of the property.

Bike House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Family of Bike Lovers Find All They Are Looking for at Bike House

MAMIL haters, beware. Bike House is designed for a family of four bikes-lovers who have foregone the family car for a two-wheeled alternative.

High Street Alta Architecture by Alta Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

High Street House is a Vision of What Suburban Housing Should Be

A large suburban home for an extended family in the suburbs doesn't need to look and feel like a cookie cutter McMansion…

Melbourne Refurbishment Marc Dixon by Marc Dixon Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Melbourne Refurbishment Has Fun with Colour and Scale

This Melbourne Refurbishment rearranges spaces in line with modern living, but doesn't forget to have fun along the way…

House 3 by Coy Yiontis Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

House 3 Finds Enough Space for a Large Extended Family in Melbourne

At House 3 there's enough space for three generations of the one family to live comfortably together despite a tight site.

Armadale House by Mitsuori Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Discreet Addition Makes the Most of a Compact Site in Armadale

The Armadale House addition creates an open plan living area with a great connection to the garden, maximising the small site.

Concrete House by Matt Gibson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Concrete House's Tapered Form Frames the View

Concrete House features a tapered concrete second story which focuses the view of a garden and the city beyond.

Barrow House by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Barrow House is a Renovation of Rotated Timber Boxes

The Barrow extension appears as an arrangement of timber boxes, each independently rotated and subjected to varying amounts of extruding and manipulating forces.

Eyelid House by Fiona Winzar Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Eyelid House: From Dark Pokey Terrace to Generous Light-Filled Home

Turning this tight inner-city terrace into a light-filled, open-plan home for a family of five was a challenge. But was it a success?

Bass Street Residence by B.E Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Subtle Angles at Bass Street Residence Highlight the Home's Two Main Views

From distant water views to the nearby sculptural native trees, Bass Street Residence angles itself to take it all in…

Black Rock House by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Black Rock House Uses Creative Thinking to Overcome Challenges

Black Rock House successfully meshes elements of old and new to create a cohesive and comfortable family home.

Skin-Box House by mcmahon and nerlich (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Home's Translucent Walls Create Beautiful Effects Inside and Out

Skin-Box House is a compact but refined home that maximises the sense of space with full height glass and quality materials...

Regent Street Warehouse by Techne Architecture + Interior Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Original Elements Stand Out in this Tasteful Warehouse Conversion

New architectural elements recede thanks to a subdued palette highlighting the original elements of this industrial building.

Mills House by Austin Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Need Extra Storage? The Floor of this House is a Giant Cupboard!

Mills House eliminates bulky cupboards by converting the floor into storage space, leaving the entire width of the terrace for living.

THAT House by Austin Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

THAT House Defies Its Neighbours In Every (Good) Way Possible

A new home in a neighbourhood of large houses scales back the status quo to provide ‘just the right amount of space’ for a family.

Kelvin House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Terrace Reorganised to Create More Open Living and Embrace the Sun

Kelvin House is refurbished to create a new open plan living area while a new deck creates better access to the north light.

Tunnel House by Michael Ong (via Lunchbox Architect)

A House That Revolves Around the Garden and Spending Time Outdoors

By pulling this extension away from the exiting house, the architects created sunny courtyards and maximised the natural light.

Theresa Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Theresa Street Residence Evokes One Word: Subtlety

Theresa Street Residence is a loft apartment that is redesigned as a modest seamless interior effortlessly disguising the old as new.

Hoddle House by Freadman White Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

If These Walls Could Talk They'd Tell You Their Cost-Saving Secret...

Rather than demolish and rebuild the rear 1970s addition to this home, the architect incorporated the walls into new, thicker walls.

The Kite by Architecture Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Homes and Kite-Shaped Don't Often Go Together But It Works Here

'I want it to be kite-shaped' said no potential homeowner ever. And yet with this unusual site, a kite-shaped plan works well.

Tinderbox House by Breathe Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Dramatic Colours and Materials Transform an Inner-Melbourne Pad

Using the colours of an 18th Century fire starting kit as inspiration, Breathe Architecture create a dramatic inner-city space.

Warrandyte House by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This House Cascades Down River Bank on Beautiful But Difficult Site

A Melbourne home designed by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture creates a cascade of contemporary family living spaces in a bushfire area.

Malvern House by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Malvern House is Serious Out the Front and a Party at the Back!

Jost Architects mediate heritage controls and an eager client brief to deliver a delightful update to an inter-war home.

Green House by Sean Godsell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Inventive Addition to Heritage Cottage Challenges Our Idea of a Roof

The unusual roof of the small but effective addition is the real winner - providing plenty of light to the small, overshadowed site.

Dowel House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Clerestory Skylight Becomes a Point of Focus Over the Dining Area

The use of humble timber dowel rods in various forms throughout this refurbishment serve a practical, decorative and unifying purpose.

Miller House by Architecture Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Rich Materials and Light-Filled Courtyards Connect Old to New

A series of courtyards weave this modern extension into the original home. A sensitive departure from the typical add-on.

Port Melbourne Heritage Cottage by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Upper Level Brings Much Needed Space to a Heritage Cottage

Renovating a heritage house is a challenge at the best of times. But when the only option is going up, the challenge is all the greater.

Parkville House by Steffen Welsch Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Glazed Atrium Dining Room Links and Lights This Heritage Home

Older homes typically face two problems: lack of natural light and poor planning. A glazed atrium dining room solves both issues here.

The Avenue by Neil Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Couple Built Two Houses. One to Live In and One to Sell...

This duplex development isn't what we have come to expect. It actively avoids placing garages on the street as an homage to the car.

Journey House by Nic Owen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A House Where the Journey is More Interesting than the Destination

Old and new are connected by a black tunnel with no end immediately in sight. But there is a light-filled end to this tunnel.

Rosanna House by Nest Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Pokey 1960s Home Gets a Much-Needed 21st Century Reboot

This considered addition capitalises on good qualities of the home and fixes the less than ideal. What can be saved in your addition?

Blackburn House by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect)

Home Among the Gum Trees Makes the Most of a Sloped Site

This family home is nestled amongst the gums, cantilevering over the sloped site so it feels more like a treehouse than a regular home.

The Corner House by POLYstudio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Black Is the New White at This Striking 'House in the Round' Addition

At this highly visible corner block, the architects have designed a black extension to contrast with the white Edwardian original.

Neville House by Base Building Design & Interiors (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Little Bit of Zinc Hints At What's Happening Behind Red Brick House

Clad in zinc, this simple rear addition creates a light-filled, low-fuss extension for a young family to grow.

The Ridgeway House by Merrylees Architecture & Quinn Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Old School Friends Unite to Design a Tranquil Home for a Busy Family

A renovation creates flexible but calm spaces for a blended family, visiting overseas relatives, and a professional home office.

Clinker Charm by Detail 9 Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

You've Heard of Flipping Houses, But This Home Gets a Different Flip

With a living area facing a busy road, a separate and congested kitchen and an under-utilised backyard, this home needed flipping...

Dancing House by Craig Tan Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Step Inside a Home Inspired by Tranquil, Forested Clearings

Arranged around three courtyards, this new open-plan extension is a delightful counterpoint to the existing Californian Bungalow.

Diamond Creek by Drawing Room Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

What To Do If the Best View in the House is From the Laundry Tub

A new extension negotiates the slope of the land, looking out to the view and connecting the living area to the garden.

Lean-to House by Warc Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Designing a Cost and Environmentally Effective Addition to a Home

Unlike many of the ubiquitous lean-to-style additions in the area, this modern lean-to transforms the original home.

Park Street Residence by B.E Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Life for a Victorian-Era House Fit for Multi-Generational Living

Reimagining a heritage home to fulfil the modern needs of three generations of the one family, highlighting its layered history.

Clerestory House by Lai Cheong Brown (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Stunning Timber Lined Clerestory is the Centrepiece of This Reno

This renovated interwar house is now perfect home for a retired couple and adult family member plus a meeting place for nearby family.

John & Kathleen's by Irons McDuff Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Clever Joinery and a Motto of Doing More With Less Is the Answer

Updates to this elegant, but out-of-touch 1940s home hark back to the era it was built - when houses were small but functional.

Studio Garage by Krisna Cheung Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Translucent Studio Creates a Soft Backdrop for an Inner City Yard

A garage and studio with seperate access from the laneway is a flexible and sensitive space at the rear of this inner-city terrace.

Dark Horse by Architecture Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

In a Neighbourhood of Workers' Cottages, There's One Dark Horse

Black sheep. Odd one out. Dark horse. Whatever you want to call it, there's something different about this home - and we love it!

Blackburn Villa by Inbetween Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Is it Time to Ditch the Formal Dining and Prioritise Living?

This professional couple felt constrained by an outdated floor plan that sacrificed living areas for circulation and formal dining...

Burnley Renovation by DX Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Reno Feels Light and Bright Despite Being Hemmed in on All Sides

If your neighbours are too close for comfort, focus on natural light. Your home will feel spacious and you'll forget they're there...

Frame Terrace by mcmahon and nerlich (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Spaces Sit Above and Behind this Existing Heritage Building

Careful to leave much of this heritage building intact, the architects have created new spaces above and behind the existing home.

Glass Link House by Robbie Walker (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Master Bedroom Pod for a "Very, Very Deserving Mum"...

After buying a "rough" knocker-downer in the 'burbs, builder/designer/snow boarder, Robbie Walker decided to renovate instead.

The Leaf House by Damian Rogers Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Glazed Roof Floats Like a Leaf Capturing Views of Trees and Sky

A bold new living, dining and kitchen space grabs views of the trees and manages to fit a veggie garden in the most surprising place...

St David Street House by Drawing Room Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

With Good Design Even the Smallest of Spaces Can Live Large

This compact addition proves small spaces can be highly liveable with plenty of storage, daylighting and a connection to the outdoors.

True North by Tandem Design Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

This is How You Deal With an Unusual Triangular Site...

What do you do with a triangular site? Perhaps the best solution is to think outside of the box. Or triangle, as the case may be...

Perched House by Wexhaus Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Curving and Perching Overhead, This Addition is Playful and Light

Perched House is a renovation that defies perceptions - feeling much larger than it actually is thanks to some clever tricks.

Valiant House by A for Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Why Does the Bathroom Often Have the Best View in Workers Cottages?

Like many un-renovated inner-city homes, the bathroom of this Melbourne workers cottage had the best light and views in the house!

Lt Collins Apartment by de.arch (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Fun-Filled Apartment Renovation Has a Rock Climbing Wall

Armed with a fun and adventurous brief, the architects of this apartment reno created a family home with surprises around every corner.

Villa Unit Reinvigorate by SWG Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Removing Internal Walls Gives This Home a Modern Open-Plan Vibe

By removing the internal walls of this unit and incorporating plenty of built-in joinery, it feels more spacious and modern.

Casa Famiglia by BOARCH (via Lunchbox Architect)

Casa Famiglia Updates a Home with Generations of Memories

How does an architect update and extend a home that's been in the family for years? Without whitewashing the history and memories?

Henry Street House by Eugene Cheah Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Renovation Turns the Traditional Terrace Layout on its Head

Where a traditional terrace is dark and cellular this renovation finds light and open space, creating an addition of contrasts.

Kingsville Residence by Richard King Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Addition Tucked Under an Extension of the Original Roofline

By working with the original roofline of this Federation home, the designer created a light-filled and spacious addition.

Staley Apartment by Tan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

What Happens When We Let Go of the Buy, Rent, Flip Mentality?

Creating a family home requires more than a coat of paint and some pretty cushions. It requires good design and long-term thinking.

Studio House by Zen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Flexible, Multi-purpose Studio That Requires Very Little Land

By designing a separate, self-contained studio, this family have gained the extra space they need now and flexibility into the future.

Light Saw House by Zen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

No More Living in Darkness; This Saw Tooth Roof Brings the Light

Even if you're stuck with a south-facing backyard overshadowed by your own house, there's no need to dwell in darkness.

Old Be-al House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Coronet by Tan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Saturn II by McManus Lew Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Cubby Office by Krisna Cheung Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Bustle House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

K2 House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Bachelor's Pad Is Transformed Into a Home Fit for a Family

Life can change a lot in 10 years, so what do you do if your home no longer fits in with your life? Move or renovate?

Boston Villa by Nest Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Abandoned for Years, This Elegant Villa Is Now a Sustainable Home

This house had become a squat and burnt down during the design stage, but Dean and Lisa transformed it into a modern, sustainable home.

Urban Barnyard by Inbetween Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Urban Barnyard House Is Home to a Family and Their Chickens and Bees

Hiring an architect to design your new home or renovation is a big commitment. So how do you know you're making the right choice?

Selby Aura Family Home by Drawing Room Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

What a Difference Fresh Colours, New Joinery and Great Lighting Makes

This home had good bones, but forty years of use left it feeling tired. A clever facelift offers a fresh start for its new owners.

Project Nymph by Zen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

What If Your Home Felt More Like Living in a Garden?

This home takes advantage of its location near the Botanic Gardens to create a living area which feels like an extension of the garden.

Tetris Extension by Crosshatch (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Extension Is Arranged Like a Game of Tetris to Maximise Space

On a tight, south-facing site, the various spaces of this addition are expertly arranged to ensure maximum benefit with minimal fuss.

The Shadow House by Nic Owen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A 'Shadow' of This Heritage Home Shows Us How You Extend Respectfully

Extending heritage homes respectfully is a challenge. Allowing this addition to recede into the shadows was the sensitive approach.

House for Three Generations by po-co Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

How to Design a House for Three Generations Under the One Roof

Increasingly, multi-generational families are choosing to live together. In this case, how do we design homes which cater for everyone?

Pleated House by Megowan Architectural (via Lunchbox Architect)

You Can't Design a Flat, Boring Roof When Your Client's a Roof Plumber

With a folded roof form and charred timber cladding, Pleated House has plenty of flair for its design-conscious owners.

Folding Floor House by Crosshatch (via Lunchbox Architect)

Neighbourhood Inspiration Helps This New Kid on the Block Fit In

Inspired by a nearby converted factory, this home brings its own spin to the saw-tooth roofline and the inspiration doesn't stop there.

Box Hill North Townhouse by Inbetween Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Brodecky House by Atlas Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Samurai Duplex by SG2 Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

His & Her House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Light House by LAYAN Architects + Designers (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Pine House by Bryant Alsop (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Tie House by Tan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Dearie Residence by OMG Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Art House and Studio by Zen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home and Studio Created with Restoration, Re-use and Recycling

A renovation to a Victorian-era home and detached studio shines thanks to the three Rs plus local manufacturing and craftsmanship.

Palm House by Kirsten Johnstone Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Series of Courtyards Turn This Dark Victorian Into a Lush Oasis

Internal courtyards are the answer to finding natural daylight and preventing overlooking issues in this inner-city renovation.

Shadow Play by Inbetween Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Inspired by the Original Home a New Pergola Improves Outdoor Living

This new pergola uses the original home's roofline as inspiration to provide additional shade without blocking light and views.

Pool House by Zen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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?

Feng Shui House by Steffen Welsch Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Split House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Small Grand Apartment by Tsai Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Back Box House by OOF! Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Brick Residence by Preston Lane Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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?

Paperback House by Ben Callery Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Scott by Foomann Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

'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...

Ripple House by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Series of New Spaces Unfurl From Single-fronted Victorian Cottage

Far from the classic box-like addition, a series of unique spaces unfurl from the rear of the cottage, opening up to light and garden.

Laneway House by Subtract Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Face Swap! This Home Has Been Flipped to Face the Rear Laneway...

A complex, compact site on a slope and facing a busy road calls for a creative solution: switching the front and back!

Gantry House by OOF! Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

What do you get if you cross a house and a warehouse?

This house crossed with a warehouse is the perfect live/work space for a family who are always making or doing something...

Garden House by Maike Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

A garden pavilion is the perfect partner for this heritage home

Redbrick and terracotta-tiled Californian Bungalows are beautiful homes, but they can be dark. Here's a bright solution...

Laneway Loft by Shelley Roberts Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Laneway Loft is the perfect self-contained guest house!

Previously an overgrown garden and outbuildings, this space is now the perfect self-contained guest retreat facing a rear laneway.

The Snug by Green Sheep Collective (via Lunchbox Architect)

When half the size of the average Australian home is more than ample

Transforming a run-down, dark and poorly insulated Californian Bungalow into a comfortable, efficient and sustainable home...

Back House by Tan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Innovative compact family home design fits in the backyard!

Discover how a 58m² two-story home optimises space for three generations, ensuring privacy and comfort in a compact family home design.

Hope House by Drawing Room Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Tesla Model Y of houses: a mid-sized, luxury, all electric home

This old home needed rebuilding from the stumps up, but the result is an energy-efficient, all-electric family home.

Wattletree House by Design by AD (via Lunchbox Architect)

Transforming Tradition: A Stunning Edwardian Home Renovation

A heritage home with a modern twist, perfect for daily family life and hosting family and friends for longer-terms...

Jay - Esplanade House by Eckersley Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Upside down house makes the most of neighbouring park

Placing the living areas on the first floor instead of the ground gives this home the sense of being in a treehouse...

Courtyard and Garden House by Delia Teschendorff Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This home bucks the trend of larger homes on smaller blocks...

A central courtyard helps this home harness northern light, retain the garden, and keeps the floor plan flexible for future change.

Suburban Beach House by Cast Studio & Ross Brewin Architecture + Urbanism (via Lunchbox Architect)

Suburban Beach House: What Happens When You Cross a Queenslander with a West Australian?

No, it's not a Clive Palmer/Gina Rinehart franken-baby. It's a suburban beach house with a view.

Casa 31_4 Room House by Caroline Di Costa Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Casa 31_4 Room House: Australia's Most Livable Coolgardie Safe

Casa 31_4 Room House is a Coolgardie Safe for living. But it also uses the layering of history to transition a traditional house into a vibrant modern home.

XYZ House by Mark Aronson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

XYZ House Extends on Every Axis to Make a Vibrant Family Home

An original modernist home is extended out and up to create more flexible space for the modern family.

North Perth House by Jonathan Lake Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

North Perth House Proves Architect-Designed Houses Are Affordable

North Perth House sets out to prove an affordable yet generous family home can be constructed on a small inner city block.

Floreat Additions by Jonathan Lake Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Floreat Additions is a Careful Insertion of Colour and Light

Floreat Additons modernises a modernist building with colour and light without detracting or destroying the qualities of the original.

Maylands Additions by Jonathan Lake Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Maylands Additions Inspired by the Craft and Richness of Existing Home

Maylands Additions is a highly crafted addition that builds on the materials and detailed richness of the existing heritage-listed house.

The Exploding! Shed House by David Weir Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Industrial Home/Studio Compliments Illustrator's Punchy Aesthetic

A compact weatherboard cottage explodes from the sides of a prefabricated shed to provide space for an illustrator to live and work.

Claremont Residence by Keen Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Love to Entertain? A Party at This House Can Spill Into the Courtyard

A home for entertainers who also travel a lot. Claremont Residence expands for parties or locks down when the owners are away.

Soloman Street Alterations and Additions by Philip Stejskal Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fencing Product Helps to Create a Home for a Couple of Empty Nesters

An alteration and addition to the home this couple have lived in for three decades blends in with the surrounding sheds and garages...

YEOVIL by Cast Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

YEOVIL: A SIPS and OSB, ESD Extension. But What Does it All Mean?

A deceptively simple and elegant addition which could be considered a prototype for sustainable, affordable homes.

Shakespeare Street Alterations and Additions by Philip Stejskal Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Continuous Ribbon of Cabinetry is a Functional Way to Tie Old and New

Within this alteration and addition a ribbon of cabinetry touches every room and brings functionality and cohesion to old and new.

Loft House by CHORDstudio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Building at the Back of the Garden Solves a Lot of Problems

A building at the bottom of this Perth garden contains a music studio and sleeping loft while connecting to semi-outdoor living areas.

Adelaide Terrace by vittinoAshe (via Lunchbox Architect)

Apartment Renovation Turns Out to be the Perfect Retirement Plan

In this woman's retirement plan? A desire to downsize and determination to age in graceful style in a city central apartment.

House_B by Sandy Anghie Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Courtyard Brings in Light, Breezes and Ensures a Garden Outlook

House_B is essentially a C-shape, wrapping around a central courtyard to maximise light and breezes to the home. That gets an A+ from us.

Mindalong House by A Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Australian Home Nestles Into Stunning Natural Landscape

A combination of bricks, timber, corrugated iron and translucent sheeting help this home complement its semi-rural landscape.

Gresley Monk Residence by Gresley Abas Architects & Justine Monk Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Architects Design an Economical Addition to Their 1950s Home

A new addition slides under the eaves of this home, complementing the 1950s original, but reflecting the changing needs of Australians.

Toodyay Shack by A Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Country Shack Feels More Like a Tent or a Boat in the Landscape

Metaphors of sailing a yacht or camping out in a tent are conjured in this home on the banks of the Avon River.

Sussex Street House by Mountford Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Compact Home Makes the Most of Light and Space on a Tight Block

Bucking the trend of bigger houses on smaller blocks, this compact home borrows outdoor light and views to feel more spacious.

Boya House by Maarch Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Glass Box Protrudes to Transport this Family into the Landscape

Breaking out of the old, brown-brick home, this new glass box for living is surrounded by birdlife and the sounds of insects at dusk.

Glen Forrest House + Church by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Leederville House by RYANarc (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Surfmist House by Sandy Anghie Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Beachside Home Goes From Daggy and Confused to Surfmist Cool

Friends said they were brave to buy their home. But who's laughing now after a breezy makeover transforms this 1970s hot mess.

Triangle House by Robeson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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?

Mount Hawthorn House by RYANarc (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Second Avenue Alterations and Additions by Philip Stejskal Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Challenge of Creating a Home for an Introvert and an Extrovert

Creating a home for an introvert and an extrovert means balancing openness with a need for privacy; prospect and refuge.

Dawesville House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Coastal Holiday House Gets an Upgrade Fit for a Permanent Sea-change

A 1970s-era weatherboard holiday house gets a serious revamp to make it perfect for Grandparents' retired living.

Yallingup Eco House by Threadgold Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Off-Grid Eco-House Surrounded by a Permaculture Farm

Supporting the clients' desire for a sustainable lifestyle, this off-grid home uses passive solar design to reduce energy consumption.

Clarke Shack by mishack (via Lunchbox Architect)

Holiday Shack Blends Mid Century Modern with Australian Rural Shed

Inspired by Mid-century design with a touch of Aussie shed, this stylish shack is the perfect combination of cool and practical.

White Shack by mishack (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Rural Retreat Fit for an '80s Pop Star and His Creative Family

Built for a family bursting with creative souls, this shack needed to be as stylish and as interesting as the people living in it.

Venus Bay Bach by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Venus Bay Bach: It's a Piece of New Zealand on the Australian Coast, Bro!

Venus Bay Bach is a beach home built on a tight budget, but spacious enough to house family and friends for the weekend. And it doesn't ignore the views...

Sandy Point Prefab by Ecoliv (via Lunchbox Architect)

Sandy Point Prefab's Timber Cladding Helps the Modest Home Blend In…

Prefab's Spotted Gum cladding ensures the budget friendly modular design looks both high-class and appropriate to its coastal setting.

Waratah Bay House by Hayne Wadley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Glazed Brick Facade at This Beach House is Inspired By Escher

Designed to sit long and low and recede into the landscape, this beach house still incorporates enough fun to make it a stand out.

Ramsar Fields by John McAuley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Soulsbly Residence III by John McAuley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Downsizing From a Farm Doesn't Mean Sacrificing Privacy and Space

This new home in a semi-rural estate balances a sense of space with a need for privacy so the shift from the farm life isn't so hard.

Law Street House by Muir Mendes Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Law Street House: Behind a Steely Facade Hides a Delightfully Bright Secret

Law Street House is constructed from a surprising material - plate steel. Inside, a double height light shaft encourages sunlight to dance across the walls.

South Melbourne House by Mitsuori Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This South Melbourne House Refurbishment Opens the Entire Ground Floor

Thanks to a clever refurbishment this South Melbourne House becomes a communal multi-zoned space in keeping with the family's desire to live and work together.

Dreamcatcher by Fiona Winzar Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ugliest House in the Street Becomes a 'Dreamcatching' Family Home

A stainless steel net for growing deciduous vines wraps this narrow home, transforming it into a nest for vertical family living.

Cecil Street House by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Laser Cut Screen Shields Addition and References Heritage Building

The lace-like screen protecting the rear of this home is a way to tie old and new together while also dealing with practicalities.

Fishley by Bryant Alsop (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

South Melbourne Terrace by Eliza Blair Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Permanent Camping by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Permanent Camping: The Joy of Camping Minus the Pains of Pitching a Tent

Permanent Camping brings you in touch with nature in a way only camping can. And because it's permanent, you can forget wrestling with poles and pegs...

Dogtrot House by Dunn and Hillam Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Dogtrot House Has Everything You Need and Nothing You Don't

Dogtrot House is a permanent campsite. Like early one room cabins built by farmers, it has everything you need and nothing you don't.

Stone House by CHROFI Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Dilapidated Stone Cottage Transformed Into a Modern Family Home

A rundown stone cottage on a sustainable timber plantation undergoes a massive transformation to become a simply stunning family home.

Beach House by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Introspective Modern Beach House With No Access to Sea Views

You can't see the sea from this modern beach house. Undeterred by the lack of view, it faces a sheltered internal courtyard instead.

Wirra Willa Pavilion by Matthew Woodward Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Wirra Willa Pavilion: Minimal Glass-Walled Guest Home Set in the Landscape

A Miesian inspired glass pavilion in a rural landscape setting not dissimilar to that portrayed in a Claude Monet painting…

South Durras House Fearns Studio by Fearns Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

The 1980s-era South Durras House Gains a Unique Studio and New Storage

A new studio and a reworking of the original home dramatically improves liveability at South Durras House.

Benbulla House by Austin McFarland Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Benbulla House Has Numerous Ties to its Local Area

A home for an engineer and an author combines a rational, simple plan with a ton of texture and 'slight chaos' to satisfy both personalities.

Blueys Beach House by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Blueys Beach House is a Modern Take on the Traditional Beach Shack

This modern beach house wraps around courtyards and open spaces to blur the lines between inside and out - perfect for a beach retreat.

Armidale House by Those Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

'Podium' for Heritage Listed Cottage Connects the Home to the Garden

Unashamedly modern ‘podium’ anchors existing home to the landscape, connecting the cottage to the garden, and the interiors to the sky.

Foxground by Nettleton Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Thoughtful Home for an Elderly Widower and His Visiting Family

Built on a site with huge sentimental value, this home built for an elderly WWII veteran is low-maintenance, accessible and secure.

Green West House by Source Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Dark 1980s Home in Rural Australia Gets a Modern Reboot

Like all good '80s movies, this dated home has been given a modern reboot. The home was transformed within the existing footprint.

North Avoca Studio by Matt Thitchener Architect (via Lunchbox 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.

JR’s Hut at Kimo Estate by Anthony Hunt Design & Luke Stanley Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Blueys Beach House 5 by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Take on the Traditional Fibro Beach Shack

Beachside towns were once dotted with simple fibro beach shacks. This modern home reinterprets that classic style.

Burrill Lake House by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Classic Fibro Beach Shack is Updated for a Young Family

This home holds special memories for the architect, Pat Jost, making it important to retain the elements that fill it with character.

Macmasters Beach House by buck&simple (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Modern Beach House Design Celebrates its Spectacular Location

A modern beach house design replaces the ageing cottage on a property that has been in the family for over 50 years.

Avoca Weekender by Architecture Saville Isaacs (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Hart House by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Upside Down Akubra House by Alexander Symes Architect (via Lunchbox 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.

Jamberoo Farm House by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Trio of pavilions a striking addition to a cluster of farm buildings

A new family home to complete this farm complex takes advantage of views over rolling hills and complements the existing buildings.

Fairfield Hacienda by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fairfield Hacienda: Finally a Front Yard You Can Actually Use

Fairfield Hacienda offers an alternative to the often wasted front yard. MRTN Architects have created a sunny, private courtyard at the front of the house.

Rathmines by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Take a Look at the Kitchen of This Renowned Chef and Restaurateur

The kitchen is the heart of Chef and Restaurateur, Scott Pickett's home, making it the perfect place to entertain friends and family.

The Good Life House by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home Designed for a Family to Come Together or Find their Own space

Bringing together all the things they loved from previous houses, their new home represents the good life for this family of five.

Garden Wall House by Sonelo Design Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Garden Wall House Melbourne: A Garden Lover's Dream Home

Immerse yourself in nature daily with Garden Wall House Melbourne, where the backyard truly becomes an additional room of the home.

Cocoon by Bellemo & Cat Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cocoon: A Home? Or a Zeppelin That Crash-Landed in the Australian Bush?

You don't get homes much more unusual than Cocoon -- a zeppelin-shaped home lofts above its steep site, nestled in the canopy of Australian native treetops.

Durimbul by MGAO (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Breed of Bushfire Resistant Homes are Sprouting in Wye River

After the bushfire of 2015, Wye River slowly rebuilds. Let's hope all the new homes are as beautiful and sympathetic as this one...

House 28 by Studio Edwards (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Cape Schanck House by Paul Morgan Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cape Schanck House: What Does a House Shaped by Nature Look Like?

Cape Schanck House is designed to twist and bend in the same way the surrounding tea tree scrub does. It's modern, but designed the way nature might design.

Karri Loop House by MORQ Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Karri Loop House: Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees

Karri Loop House has two irregular-shaped courtyards which are centered around three majestic native Australian trees. This is what happens when trees are given the chance to shine.

Bush House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home Inspired by the Feelings of Camping Under a Simple Tarpaulin

In a natural clearing of bushland, this home with simple detailing and an earthy palette captures the spirit and joy of camping.

Farm House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Farm House with a Traditional Farm-Style Verandah

While this modern farm house feels shiny and new, traditional elements like the generous verandah gives it the best of both worlds.

Paddock House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Home Sits Comfortably on an Expansive Rural Property

Oriented for passive heating and cooling and taking in stunning views of the landscape, Paddock House feels right at home in the bush.

Tang House by 4site Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tang House: Terrace Renovation Takes Advantage of Every Nook and Cranny

Tang House is a compact but thoughtful terrace extension that utilizes every nook and cranny to create a versatile home that defies its size.

Carlton Cloister by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A North Facing Cloister Connects This Terrace to New Master Bedroom

Dealing with poor orientation this North-facing cloistered space acts as circulation and additional indoor/outdoor living space.

Residence R by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Proof Even the Slightest Alteration Can Have a Dramatic Impact

Small changes can make a huge difference to the comfort and practicality of a home. New windows and a pivot door transform this studio.

Elgin Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Simple Tricks Give This Compact Home the Illusion of Spaciousness

Your home doesn't need to be physically big to feel spacious. There are a few tricks to make your home feel larger than life.

Carlton Terrace by Windust Architects x Interiors (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Carlton House by Tom Robertson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Carlton Apartment (AKA Kathryn) by Tom Eckersley Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Art House by SG2 Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Forever Home Designed to Showcase Art and Furniture Collection

This Carlton terrace renovation updates ageing interiors to create the perfect home for a collector of colourful art and furniture.

Thornbury House by Mesh Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Thornbury House: Don't Adjust Your Glasses, This House is Intentionally Crooked

Thornbury House might appear haphazardly crooked, but the angled facade doubles as a sunshade. This solar passive home is functional and visually appealing.

Artist's Studio by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Could You Live in an Artist's Studio Like This?

This Artist's Studio is a beautifully detailed, creative space for painting and sculpting to encourage and inspire creativity…

Calithornbury Bungalow by Statkus Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Renovations Reuses Salvaged Materials from the Demolition Works

An extension to a double fronted Californian bungalow reuses salvaged materials from the demolition works in an extensive renovation.

Thornbury House by Bent Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Distorted Roofline Conceals a Surreptitious Second Storey

In a street of single-storey timber houses, this playful new home reinterprets its neighbours so it feels at home in the street.

Rennie Street House by Architect Hewson (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

U House by C.Kairouz Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Is a Light-filled House With a South-facing Backyard Possible?

Creative ways to bring more light into the home, even when the backyard doesn't get much sun, makes this home light-filled and airy.

Pirates Bay House by O’Connor and Houle Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Pirates Bay House: A Holiday House for Slow Living

Like the slow food movement, Pirates Bay House is a reaction against our hectic lives. It's a home for slow living on Australia's Mornington Peninsula.

Ridge Road Residence by Studiofour (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ridge Road Residence: A Beach House Where Nature is the Star

A single tea tree on the site of this beach house became the focus of the project. The aim became to showcase nature, rather than try to dominate and control it.

Fortress House by ITN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Busy Family Find Peace and Quiet in Their Designer Fortress House

There's no moat at Fortress House, but this quiet weekend retreat ensures a private, relaxing counterpoint to the owners' busy lives.

Somers Courtyard House by Opat Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Somers Courtyard House: Low Maintenance Off-Grid Home for Entertainers

Somers Courtyard House is a low maintenance home to accommodate an expanding family with regular guests. The best part? It's completely off-grid!

Tanderra House Sean Godsell by Sean Godsell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tanderra House Pushes the Conventional Aussie Verandah to New Heights

Sean Godsell Architects explore the traditional verandah to create a stunning beach home sheltered from the extremes of coastal life.

Humbug Artist's Studio by Kebbell Daish (via Lunchbox Architect)

Humbug Studio has Additional Space for the Artist's Family to Live

At Humbug Studio the striped canvas However, these canvas stripes are in fact deck chairs from which to view paintings hanging in the studio.

Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Links Courtyard House: Smaller Scale Allows Higher Quality Materials

The timber-clad Links Courtyard House prioritises simplicity over size leaving more of the budget for beautiful indulgent finishes.

Somers House One by Adrian Bonomi Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Compact, Living and Breathing House Perfect for the Coast

This welcoming house has a verandah so generous it blurs the line between a courtyard house and a traditional Australian verandah.

Somers Beach House by March Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Beachy Home for Both Everyday Living and Weekend Population Swells

Everyone loves to get away to the beach for the weekend, luckily this house can accomodate all of the extended friends and family.

Peninsula House by Watson Architecture + Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Two Living Pavilions Under One Roof Open Onto an Outdoor Covered Deck

The use of up to 75 per cent recycled timber as structure and cladding brings warmth and variety to this modern beach house.

Residence J&C by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

House Built on Top of a Sand Dune to Take in the Best View

This two storey house near the beach was designed like an arrangement of stacked boxes to create protected balconies and decks.

Shoreham by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Modular Home Was Built in 12 Weeks and Installed in One Day!

Want a new home for Christmas? With this beautiful modular prefab you could wake up in your finished home on Christmas morning...

Über Shed 2 by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Far From Your Average Shed, This is an Über Shed...

An avid collector needed a place to display and enjoy his assortment of quirky objects. Enter Über Shed 2, a shed/rumpus room/gallery.

Flinders Addition by Michael McManus Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Charred Timber Creates a New BAL-12.5 Wing for This Country Home

To create space for the kids as they grow, this new bedroom wing sits beautifully in the landscape and meets BAL requirements.

Seascape by Atlas Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Building a special home on a site they know and love...

The owners of this coastal block enjoyed years of beach holidays before deciding to build. Here's how it shaped their home...

McCrae Bush House by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A slice of zen at this beach house nestled in the bush

With stunning bush and ocean views, this home is perched to soak it all in and create a space for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Somers Modular Home by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

The trick this modular home uses to soak in the view...

By thinking differently about the floor plan, this modular beach hosue is able to take advantage of stunning ocean views.

Loft Apartment West Melbourne by Adrian Amore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Butter Factory Loft: Walls So Curvaceous They Could Be Cut From Butter

This luxurious loft apartment is full of organic curves that could be carved from butter - appropriate because it occupies space in a former butter factory.

The Studio by Nicholas Gurney (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Studio: Mighty Mouse Apartment Punches Above Its Weight

The Studio is inspired by Mighty Mouse. Bright red, yellow and matte black, this tiny apartment is designed to pack a punch -- in spite of its size.

Model House by Breathe Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Model House: Home for a Set Designer Puts on a Show

At first glance it's a typical Victorian-era worker's cottage. Only on closer inspection you realize there's something unusual going on behind that facade...

Bluestone Terrace Pavilion by Altereco (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Sunny Glass Box Helps This Bluestone Cottage Connect to the Garden

Owned by a landscape gardener, this 1880s bluestone cottage is now connected to the garden and full of natural light and sea breezes.

Outside In House by MODO Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Outside In House: This Modern Extension Doesn't Steal the Limelight

This modern addition is more like a supporting actor, allowing the charm and beauty of the original home to shine through.

Lucky House by Kuzman Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

House Eadie by Tribe Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

House Eadie: Makeover of Historical Home Without Erasing the Past

House Eadie proves it's possible to retain unique quirks and a sense of history while integrating new, multifunctional spaces for contemporary living.

Small House by Domenic Alvaro Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Small House Fits on a Site the Size of a Suburban Garage

A modern home with great views, connection to the outdoors and a stellar location -- on a site the size of an average suburban garage.

Strelein Warehouse by Ian Moore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Strelein Warehouse: Dramatic in Black and White

A former 19th Century warehouse is transformed into a modern residence which knows how to balance light and dark for dramatic effect.

Surry Hills House by Benn & Penna Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Indoors and Outdoors Blur Together to Maximise Space in Surry Hills

The entire ground floor of this house has become one continuous indoor/outdoor space thanks to a well conceived alteration and addition.

Stevenson House by Danny Broe Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Double Height Space Connects Old and New In This Renovated Terrace

This renovation shines with a light well bringing light deep into the house, bright red accents and pops of personality throughout...

Surry Hills Terrace by CO-AP (via Lunchbox Architect)

Terrace Transformed Without Extending the Footprint of the Home

A series of expert moves brings in more light, improves livability and connects this terrace to its courtyard all without extending.

Goldfields House by Design Office (via Lunchbox Architect)

Goldfields Dwelling: A House Designed Around a Dining Table

When designing this small, 100 m² home in Victoria's goldfields, Architects Design Office started with the dining table to make the house fun and sociable.

Pyrenees by David Noordhoff (via Lunchbox Architect)

A new home takes advantage of its stunning location in the Pyrenees

With a national park as its backyard, the location is stunning, but there were some challenges to overcome with this country home...

Freshwater Semi by David Boyle Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Freshwater Semi Fits a Lot of Home in Just 3.6 Meters Width

This family want to live in their home forever. They just need an architect to create a home to suit them for years to come -- in just 3.6 meters width.

Tír na nÓg by Drew Heath Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tír na nÓg: Jungle House Inspired by Angkor Wat Blurs Indoors and Outdoors

If you arrived at this house blindfolded, you might assume you were in a secluded jungle house. But you're actually just 3km from the heart of Sydney!

Tamarama Semi Detached by David Langston-Jones Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tamarama Semi Detached: A Bit of Low Cost Glamor in Tamarama

You wouldn't expect a modest, low-budget renovation in Sydney's luxe suburb Tamarama. Despite the budget, this house has some Tamarama glamor -- Glamarama.

Stewart House by Chenchow Little Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Stewart House: Bushfire Proof House That's Anything But a Bunker

Bushfire regulations are a challenge. Homes can end up like bunkers. Chenchow Little's Stewart House is a bushfire proof house that doesn't sacrifice looks.

Mount Ninderry House by Sparks Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Mount Ninderry House: Low Budget Sustainable House in Picturesque Surrounds

Mount Ninderry House is a sustainable house that takes full advantage of its stunning natural setting without the extra cost. And check out that pool!

Boston Street House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Boston Street House: 'Builder's Special' Tranformed Into Modern Courtyard House

A Brisbane red brick spec home was showing its age. Architect James Russell cleverly transformed the dated home into a bright and modern courtyard house.

Raven Street House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Raven Street House Has Curtains and Shutters Where You'd Expect Walls

Raven Street House brings new meaning to 'open-plan' with curtains, shutters and dazzling colored glass where the walls should be. There's even an indoor tree!

Lockyer Residence by Shaun Lockyer Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Lockyer Residence: A Highly Crafted Pod Extends a Post War House

A highly crafted 'pod' extension achieves a level quality and joy in what is essentially a very simple, easy to construct little box.

Aperture House by Cox Rayner Architects & Twofold Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Aperture House: Humble Brick Creates a Surprisingly Spacious Home

Aperture House uses the humble brick in imaginative and experimental ways which belie the modest scale of the spaces.

White Avenue House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Weatherboard House Extension Perfectly Suited to Brisbane's Climate

James Russell Architects' distinctive tropical style shines through in this climate-sensitive weatherboard house extension.

Oxlade Drive House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Oxlade Drive House is Perfect for its Sub-Tropical Climate

Instead of a generic mass-built home, this family built a home designed to suit their lifestyle and the sub-tropical Brisbane climate.

Herston Gardenhouse by Refresh Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Herston Gardenhouse Re-Conceptualises Contemporary Inner-City Living

Hereston Gardenhouse pops up in a disused back yard and demonstrates a way to make cities more dense and (importantly) sustainable.

Left-Over-Space House by Cox Rayner Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Left-Over-Space House Doesn't Let Even a Skerrick Go to Waste

The narrow Left-Over-Space House demonstrates what can be achieved on the myriad of ‘left-over’ spaces in our inner-cities.

Christian Street House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Christian Street House Takes Advantage of Benign Subtropical Climate

Embracing the morning sun and bay breezes, Christian Street House is comfortable year-round by making the most of Brisbane's climate.

West End Cottage by Vokes and Peters (via Lunchbox Architect)

West End Cottage Eschew an Open Plan in Respect of the Original Home

At West End Cottage by Vokes and Peters, the new work preserves and extends the pattern of rooms in respect of the existing plan…

Hill End Ecohouse by Riddel Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hill End Ecohouse Reuses Materials from Existing Home

Hill End Ecohouse in Queensland is a new home constructed almost entirely from the house it replaced and a leader in sustainability…

Beeston Street House by Shaun Lockyer Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Beeston Street House Recalibrates a Poor Previous Renovation

Not every renovation project is a success. Luckily Beeston Street House has been recalibrated — from unsuccessful to a real delight.

Tennis Avenue Residence by DM2 Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Timber 'Treehouse' Revitalises a Humble 1920s Cottage

Tennis Avenue Residence new timber pavilion, added sensitively to the rear of a humble old cottage feels like living in a modern treehouse.

Woolloongabba Gardenhouse by Refresh Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Could This Gardenhouse Be the Solution to Australia's Urban Sprawl?

Searching for a sustainable alternative to urban sprawl, REFRESH*DESIGN have developed an infill-development branded ‘my gardenhouse’.

Wilston Garden Room by Vokes and Peters (via Lunchbox Architect)

Garden Room Connects This Queenslander to the Garden, Light and Air

A small extension combined with 'reprogramming' the original layout means more natural light and a better connection to the outdoors.

West End House by Kirk Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Take on a Timber Workers Cottage Fits in to Brisbane Street

With copious amounts of timber inside and out, this modern interpretation of a workers cottage feels natural, warm and welcoming.

Project M by Studio 15b (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home That's Been In the Family for Generations Gets a Lift

After a series of ad-hoc alterations, this long-time family home was in need of a major overhaul - it was raised, built-in and under.

Samford Valley Small House by BAA House + BAA Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Modern Tropical Home is a Granny Flat for a Hip Elderly Couple

A modern retreat for an elderly couple built on the family property - the perfect spot to enjoy retirement close to family.

Jindalee Outlook House by Trace Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

1970s Home Opens Up Front and Back to Connect Indoors and Outdoors

A series of small additions left this home's living areas dark and detached from the garden, but Trace Studio have changed all that.

Taringa Treehouse by Phorm Architecture and Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Taringa Treehouse: An Unorthodox Addition at the Bottom of the Garden

A delightfully fun, cubby-like folly at the bottom of the garden provides extra space and encourages the full use of the garden.

A Sunroom by Arcke Architecture and Interior Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Garden View House by TONIC Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Yeronga Renovation by Smith Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

The Honeyworks House by Paul Butterworth Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Affordable Home With Room for the Grandchildren and Honey Making

Rather than dedicate space to rooms that will rarely be used, create versatile spaces and spend your remaining budget on luxuries...

Two Pavilion House by Toussaint and Volz (via Lunchbox Architect)

Two Pavilions Prove a Creative Solution to a Challenging Site

Splitting this home into two separate pavilions creates flexible spaces which also solves a number of challenges.

Gresham Street House by Jackson Teece (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Eco-friendly Addition Reinterprets a Classic Queenslander

New additions help this home to perform more like a traditional Queenslander, helping it fit perfectly with its site and climate.

Jacaranda House by SP Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

River Room/Pavilion for S&P House by Shane Thompson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Great George by DAH Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Paddington Two Rooms by Graham Anderson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Nat and Gerry's Back Deck by Biscoe Wilson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Kitchen and Back Deck Become the Hub of This Home

A back deck completely transforms the functionality of this home, creating a hub connecting living areas with the backyard.

Beaumont Apartment by Anna O'Gorman Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tired Apartment is Updated to Better Suit Queensland Living

Despite facing north-east, this apartment felt small and dark not at all appropriate for the capital of the sunshine state!

Oxford Cottage by Bones Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Queenslander Renovation Transforms One-bedroom into Family Home

Stunning Queenslander renovation retains the character of the original home while creating a modern addition for a growing family.

Stafford House by TONIC Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Black Ribbon House by Studio 15b (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Black Betty House by Studio 15B (via Lunchbox Architect)

New addition to Queenslander is a bright alternative to raising it...

A two-storey addition to a Queenslander cottage which avoids raising the original home without taking up too much backyard space...

Snowy Mountains House by James Stockwell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Snowy Mountains House: Living Off The Grid Never Looked This Good

Snowy Mountains House is designed for living off the grid in style. The home works with nature to resist extreme winds, collect rainwater and shed snow.

Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fine Detailing Takes Rustic, Shed-Like Materials to the Next Level...

This modern farmhouse combines a manager's residence, stable and self contained two-bedroom apartment in finely detailed modern sheds.

Darlinghurst Terrace by Nettleton Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Darlinghurst Terrace: Heritage House Renovated for Sustainability

Old terrace houses are not the most efficient beasts. But this Darlinghurst terrace renovation proves you can have a terrace and aim for sustainability too.

Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Darlinghurst Apartment Proves Good Things Come in Small Packages

Through high quality design, the compact Darlinghurst Apartment provides an affordable option for inner city living…

Small and Sculpted Studio Apartment by Catseye Bay (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Bold, Curvaceous Joinery Unit Completely Transforms this Apartment

Both architecture and furniture, the joinery unit designed to fit in the middle of this studio apartment allows for numerous functions.

Elm and Willow House by Architects EAT (via Lunchbox Architect)

Elm and Willow House: A Home That Blurs Indoors and Outdoors

Elm and Willow House's walls seem to vanish. The living area is neither indoor, nor outdoor space -- the entire yard becomes a part of the house.

Kurreki Beach Retreat by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Kurreki: Glamping Looks Good in this Back to Basics Beach Retreat

In true glamping style Kurreki Beach Retreat has real beds but opens completely onto a courtyard and uses mosquito nets and shower curtains where necessary.

Cooks Hill Residence by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cooks Hill Residence Defies the Odds Despite Council Requirements

Despite prescriptive council requirements, 10 (!) adjoining neighbors and a difficult orientation, this home defies the odds to become a light, welcoming retreat.

Seal Rocks House by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Seal Rocks House is About the Simple Pleasures of Surf, Sea and Trees

Seal Rocks House takes the qualities of a family home and distills them down to the basics to suit leisure and the serene seaside site.

374 Hamilton by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Roofed Deck Provides Functional Outdoor Living Space

This heritage home has been renovated with new living spaces. A covered outdoor space ties all these new spaces together.

Waratah Secondary House by anthrosite (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Salt River Rural Retreat by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect)

Salt Creek: Sustainable Prefabricated Rural Retreat the Perfect Getaway

Salt Creek Rural Retreat is a one bedroom, one bathroom sustainable accommodation. The tiny prefab building enjoys beautiful views over 20 acres.

Fremantle Addition by Jonathan Lake Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fremantle Addition: Cottage Renovation Reinterprets Limestone Original

The difficulty of a cottage renovation is connecting old and new. Fremantle Addition reinterprets the original limestone cottage to connect with restraint.

Bellevue Terrace Extension by Philip Stejskal Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bellevue Terrace Extension: Flexible Indoor/Outdoor Living

A versatile multi-functional extension can become completely open to the outdoors, or close down for protection from the elements.

Erpingham House by MSG Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Compact, Sustainable and Affordable Alternative to Project Homes

There's not much diversity (or sustainability) in your average project home. With a bit of luck, Erpingham House will change all that.

South Terrace Alterations and Additions by Philip Stejskal Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Light 'Funnels' Fix East-West Orientation at This Fremantle Renovation

Orientation is the best way to make your home feel light and bright. So what can you do when your home faces the wrong way?

Irwin by MSG Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A White Box is 'Plugged' Into the Side of This Existing Home

A breakout area and new master bedroom within a self-contained white box give this Fremantle home more flexibility and room to breathe.

McGunnigle Shack by mishack (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Blinco Street House by Philip Stejskal Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

What Role Do Our Homes Play in Helping Us Recover and Reset?

Settling into regular life takes some adjustment for a fly-in-fly-out worker who spends a month away from home. This new home helps.

Parmelia Street House by Philip Stejskal Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Home Built Around a Century Old Cottage With Sentimental Value

How do you extend an old cottage which used to belong to the client's mother? By reinterpreting the original cottage, that's how...

King George by Robeson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Bridge House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bridge House Touches the Earth Lightly -- Literally and Figuratively

Bridge House takes full advantage of a naturally stunning site, straddling a creek bed and touching the earth lightly environmentally and physically.

A Collection of Spaces by Jon Lowe Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Low Cost, Eco-Friendly 'Collection of Spaces' Transform Worker's Cottage

A Collection of Spaces new spaces arranged around two courtyards revitalises a traditional worker's cottage without compromising its historical significance.

Lochiel Park Courtyard Home by TS4 Living (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Energy Efficient Home Designed for its Owners to Age-in-Place

With an ageing population our homes must be designed to allow us to live in them as long as possible. This house shows us how.

48 Carlisle by Sans-Arc Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Exploring What a Modern Australian Home Should Look (and Feel) Like

What happens if you take historic Adelaide housing and give it a modern, considered and environmentally conscious twist?

Pix Residence by Sans-Arc Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Light-Filled, Happy Addition Pays Homage to the Sun

This new living space is a sun-lover. Turning to face the sun, it is also a fun and happy space, not to mention a cost-saver.

LBK by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern, Light-filled Extension to the Rear of a Heritage Home

The new living area of this heritage home captures glimpses of the sky and opens seamlessly to the outdoors.

CABN by CABN (via Lunchbox Architect)

CABN Lets You Try Out Tiny House Living for Yourself

Could you live in a tiny house? CABN, an Australian tiny house tucked away in the Adelaide Hills, gives you a test drive (stay).

CCO/ by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Home Renovation in a Coastal Suburb Inspired by Interior of a Ship

With exposed structure and a galley-style kitchen, this renovation takes its cues from the economical and practical fit-out of a ship.

HOH/ by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Bowden Bajko House by Davis + Davis Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

MLY/ by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

SON/ by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

LVL/ by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Pavilion Is the Perfect Complement to This Heritage Home

Full of light and opening onto the pool and outdoor area, this modern pavilion is the perfect addition to this heritage home.

ALB/ by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Beach House Maximises the Views Despite a Narrow Frontage

Some clever solutions mean even a home on a long, narrow block can capture scenic, wraparound views of the ocean.

SKY/ by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

NTH/ by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Wild House by Jon Lowe Architect (via Lunchbox 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.

GER/ by PLY Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Clever Design Brings Light Into the Heart of this Bungalow

Bungalows are charming homes, but they tend to be dark. This addition finds a way to bring light into the depths of this bungalow.

Character Cottage Divergence by Jon Lowe Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A clever new addition completely transforms a character cottage...

The original '90s addition was not doing this character cottage justice. Now it's the perfect family home thanks to a sunny addition.

Fleurieu Beach House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Almost Watertank-Like, Curved Corrugated Iron Feels Very Australian

Sweeping views of hills, beach, rocks and ocean inspired the fan shaped plan of Fleurieu Beach House - a model for coastal living.

Waitpinga Retreat by Mountford Williamson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Australian Retreat Designed to Encourage a Laid-back Lifestyle

Waitpinga Retreat designed as a casual getaway immersed in the natural beauty of nature looks and feels very Australian.

Wistow House by Mountford Williamson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Yorke Peninsula Beach House by Mountford Williamson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Beach House Nestles Into Its Spectacular Limestone Cliff Setting

Not much larger than the original shack but makes better use of the site and views; the perfect place to host friends and family.

Bisley Place House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bisley Place House: A Suburban Home With a Cheeky Twist

Bisley Place House is a suburban home built for family life and interaction. Bending the rules creates an incredible indoor-outdoor space for the family.

Elliott Ripper House by Christopher Polly Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Elliott Ripper House Pulls Off a Well Considered Extension Seamlessly

Elliott Ripper House is a prime example of how a well designed, harmonious extension can provide much more than extra floor space.

Green House by Carter Williamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

At this Home, The Green House Effect Means Something Else Entirely

In this case, the Green House effect is the impact light and air can make to a family home for a florist…

Upside Down Back to Front House by Carter Williamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Upside Down Back to Front House Reflects How the Owners Actually Live

Too often homes dictate how we should live. Upside Down Back to Front House is different — a redesign suits how the owners really live.

Parure House by Architects EAT (via Lunchbox Architect)

Parure House: A Dazzling Jewel in Kensington

Parure House in Melbourne's inner suburb Kensington is a matching set of separate architectural ideas. It displays a richness of detail and experience.

Kensington House by Peter Vernon Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Kensington House Transforms Interwar Cottage on Small Urban Site

A modern, but sensitively sized addition transforms existing interwar home and saturates it in natural light - in-spite of a tiny site.

Kensington Lighthouse by Tandem Design Studio & Dominique Ng (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ingenious 'Sun Shells' Grab Light and Reflect It Deep Into This Home

Watch the clouds float by in this home which has an unexpected sense of space and light in spite of its narrow, overshadowed site.

Kensington Palace by Nic Owen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home Doesn't Need to be Large to Be a Palace

'Kensington Palace' challenges the idea that a home needs to be expensive and expansive to be your dream home.

Dragonfly House by Built Environment Practice (via Lunchbox Architect)

Dragonfly House: Tiny Addition is a Model for Compact Living

The Dragonfly is a self-contained addition to an existing holiday home. It maximizes views and appreciation of the site as a model for compact living.

the-barnacle by Built Environment Practice (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Tiny 25 Square Meter Extension Attaches Itself Like a Barnacle

A tiny barnacle-like extension creates a sense of camping or sleeping in the berth of a yacht, but with framed views of the landscape beyond.

Convertible Courtyards House by Christopher Megowan Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Convertible Courtyard House: When The Clouds Roll In, So Does the Roof

As the name suggests, Convertible Courtyard House is a home that's as adaptable as a convertible car - rain, hail or shine, this house has you covered.

Alfred Street Residence by Studiofour (via Lunchbox Architect)

Alfred Street Residence: Clever Extension Creates Better Connection with Outdoors

A stronger connection to the exterior courtyards with concealed sliding doors, for access to light, fresh air and aspect.

The Terrace by Thomas Winwood Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Townhouse is a Taste of the '70s with a Mid-Century Modern Twist

This compact inner-city townhouse has been transformed from an unremarkable '70s era building into a timeless, light-filled home.

White Delight by POLYstudio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Verandah Enhances the Liveability of This Inner-City Home

Never underestimate the power of a well-designed outdoor living area to transform your home. This clever verandah is a great example.

Victoria Gardens House by Lucy Clemenger Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Prahran Rescue by Block Architecture Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Renovation of a warehouse conversion creates and inner-city oasis

Focussing on natural light and outlooks to greenery has creates a private sanctuary despite being in the middle of the action

The Shed by Richard Peters Associates (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Shed House Will Make You Think Twice About Old Buildings

The location was right. But it would take a lot of imagination and a leap of faith to transform this dilapidated shed into a home...

Randwick Pavilion by MaSQ Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Lounge Pavilion Set in a Sunken Garden Feels Both Indoors and Out

A simple, yet considered pavilion connects the home to the garden and brings greenery and light into the living area.

Trunk House by Paul Morgan Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Trunk House: Modern Bush House Built With Trees From Site

Tucked into a particularly wild and isolated part of Victoria's Central Highlands you'll find this small bush house built with trees found on the site.

Fitzroy Terrace by Welsh & Major Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fitzroy Terrace Embraces Its Wrinkles – All 170 Years of Them

Fitzroy Terrace by Welsh & Major Architects works with the exiting layers of history. The house tells the story of its 170 years of occupation...

Tinshed by Raffaello Rosselli (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tinshed: Modern Reuse of an Iconic Australian Structure

A quintessential tin shed is reworked into a modern living/working space in Syndey's gritty inner city.

Laneway Studio by McGregor Westlake Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Laneway Studio Designed as a Prototype for Developing Our Suburbs

Architecture as a political statement. What should our suburbs look like as we attempt to squeeze millions more into our cities?

Haines House by Christopher Polly Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Haines House: A Raked Ceiling Ticks All The Right Boxes

There are a lot of things to consider when planning an extension. Haines House's new raked roofline solves a number of problems effortlessly.

Muriel by Amrish Maharaj Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Creating Space for a Growing Family on Narrow, 3-metre Wide Site

An efficiently-planned rear addition to this narrow house creates space and light to grow a family without losing the home's charm.

Mid-century Modern House by Elaine Richardson Architect (via Lunchbox 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.

The Balcony by Bastian Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Taking Advantage of a Corner Location to Reconnect With the Community

On the corner of two main thoroughfares, a new room conceived as a large balcony gives this home a way to connect with the community.

Puzzle Box by Amrish Maharaj Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Home Addition Was More Like Solving a Complex 3D Puzzle

With the option of renovating or selling, this family chose to renovate to stay in the area they, but that was easier said than done!

Oye Mi Canto House by CplusC Architectural Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

House in Newtown by Architect George (via Lunchbox Architect)

This home proves there's nothing pokey about small footprint living

Good design means you can live larger with less, meaning this compact home feels bright, spacious and surrounded by greenery.

Southern Highlands House by Benn & Penna Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Southern Highlands House: A Tiny Piece of Art For Working

Southern Highlands House's new tiny work space, feels more like an art piece than an office - well proportioned, beautifully curved and effortlessly simple.

House Chapple by Tribe Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

House Chapple: Modest Extension Achieves the Best of Both Worlds (Views)

Views in one direction access to the garden in the other? Which do you choose? At House Chapple, you can have both!

Mosman House by Annabelle Chapman Architect (via Lunchbox 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.

CrossCut House by Bijl Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Sometimes Your Home Might Already Have Enough Space...

The amount of space you have is one thing, but its functionality, light and flow is a whole other thing.

Mosman by Dragonfly Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Traditional Calibung in front, but it's a different story out back!

This Californian Bungalow renovation looks classic from the front, but step inside and it begins to reveal its contemporary secret...

House Boone Murray by Tribe Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

House Boone Murray: Young Family's Renovation Inspired by Existing Home

A fun extension for a young family is unashamedly contemporary, but takes its architectural cues from the house it expands on.

House 6 by Welsh & Major Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

House 6: A Tiny Pavilion's Enormous Impact to a Sydney Home

Despite only adding six square meters to this home, Welsh and Major's reconfiguration and tiny pavilion have made a dramatic difference.

Queens Park House by Fox Johnston Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Queens Park House: Flexible Spaces Designed to Change As Family Grows

Queens Park House designed to create a series of spaces in the old and new house which are flexible over time.

The Garden Room by Welsh & Major Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Garden Room: Home in Sydney Transformed Into a Garden Oasis

Welsh and Major Architects transform a late Victorian, inner Sydney home in a garden room.

Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Skylight House: Natural Light and Seamless Connection to the Garden

The old house faced the wrong way and missed out on natural light. With the help of a clever skylight, this renovation turns things around…

Inner City Courtyard House by Bennett and Trimble Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modest Inner City Courtyard House for a Young Family in Sydney

A central courtyard makes this inner city home feel spacious and light despite its modest size and materials.

Stirling House by Mac-Interactive Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Rich Materially and Spatially, Stirling House is Fun From Every Angle

Dubbed 'The Ark', this child-friendly house has loads of character and a story to tell. It's the antithesis of a minimalist white box.

Five Courts House by Matthew Gribben Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Five Courts House's Introverted Design Overcomes Its Gritty Site

The brick exterior of Five Courts House belies its light-filled interior which surrounds five courtyards arranged around the perimeter.

Sliding Wall House by Nicholas Gurney (via Lunchbox Architect)

There's a Bedroom Tucked Behind that Sliding Wall!

Sliding Wall House makes the most of a small space by tucking a bedroom behind a sliding wall. One minute it's a desk, next it's gone…

House Bruce Alexander by Tribe Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

House Bruce Alexander Hides the Owner's Bicycle with Pulley System

A pulley system extending through the atrium of this House Bruce Alexander is designed so the owners can store bicycles and winch them out of view.

House C3 by Campbell Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

House C3 Balances Modernity with its 19th Century Neighbours

House C3 sits comfortably in its neighbourhood of 19th century workers' cottages neither shouting its modernity nor mimicking the neighbours.

Bondi House by Fearns Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bondi House Inner-City Home Gets a Timber Tube Extension

A renovation of a Victorian terrace house, the Bondi House was conceived as a first floor timber tube above a ground level brick box.

Eclectic Marrickville House 2 by David Boyle Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Two Eclectic New Homes in Marrickville Offer a New Way of Densification…

An eclectic couple of homes in Sydney's Marrickville demonstrates a new model for urban consolidation…

spiegel-haus-carterwilliamson-architects by Carterwilliamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Spiegel Haus Was an Opportunity for Architects to Experiment

A mirror-lined void brings light deep into a square floor plan and above spatially divides the living and dining spaces without the need for walls.

Woollahra House by Tzannes Associates (via Lunchbox Architect)

Woollahra House Makes the Best of a Compact Urban Site

A new house set in a compact urban site, Woollahra House has a relaxed yet rich garden landscape of indoor and outdoor rooms.

House McBeath by Tribe Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

House McBeath a Tiny Terrace Gets a Modern Partner

A tiny terrace is transformed thanks to a new neighbouring addition that compliments and contrasts the original.

House Shmukler by Tribe Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Private Spaces Hover Above the Public Spaces at House Shmukler

Shmukler House by Tribe Studio is conceived as a series of boxes suspended in a large shed-like space.

Semi-Detached House by Chenchow Little Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Semi-Detached House Explores How 'In-Between' Spaces Can Be Better Used

Substantial alterations to an Arts and Crafts house explores the potential of verandahs and decks to become supplemental living spaces…

The Dalmeny by Enter Projects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Dalmeny's Origami-like Extension is Tech Meets Arts and Crafts

Using the latest laser-cutting technology, The Dalmeny is a shack meets tech-science hybrid solution to the generic suburban environment.

Maroubra House by Those Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Post War Sydney Home Updated for a Young Modern Family

A home previously owned by the client's Grandmother wasn't a good fit for a young family. An innovative extension changes all that.

Hilltop House by Richard Cole Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Bush-Style Home for Beautiful Pittwater Site

Hilltop House is a small, carefully crafted dwelling on the steep eastern slopes of Pittwater, a waterway to the north of Sydney.

Sydney Blue Mountains House by Urban Possible (via Lunchbox Architect)

A House for Rock Climbers, Artists and, of Course, Their Friends...

Two avid climbers, a professor and a gallery owner, teamed up to build a house in the Blue Mountains to host fellow climbers and artists.

Canada Bay Residence by CplusC Architectural Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect)

Two Oversized Sliding Doors Create a Variety of Outdoor Living Spaces

A playful rear addition maximises the possibilities for outdoor living, while bringing light and fresh breezes into the living area.

Turramurra House by Noxon Giffen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home Inspired by Established Scribbly Gums on the Site

Scribbly Gums on the site of this new family home inspire the use of timber internally and help to generate the colour palette.

Sixel Miller Cottage by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Building a New Home in a Heritage Area is Sure to Be a Challenge...

Despite strict heritage controls and a tight site, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects manage to deliver this charming and bright home.

Tempe House by Eoghan Lewis Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Historic Sandstone Cottage Shows Off Refined Contemporary Addition

This understated addition to an historic sandstone cottage is designed to age and weather gracefully to fit into its surrounds.

Dulwich Hill House by CplusC Architectural Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Fun, Kid-Friendly Home for a Family with Four Children Under Four

A sculptural timber pod conceals the bathroom and laundry, allowing the living area to flow seamlessly into the garden on two sides.

Petersham Courtyard House by Adriano Pupilli Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Back-of-House Renovation Makes This Courtyard House an All-Seasons Home

Alterations to the rear of this house to draw in green vistas, sunlight and cooling breezes making the most of the weather year-round.

Morrison House by Chris Elliott Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Efficient Layout Transforms Family Living in This Sydney Semi

Defying gravity, a protected timber box for sleeping zones sits on top of a glass box for living in this renovation of a Sydney semi...

Cut-away Roof House by Scale Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cut-away Roof House: A Contemporary Addition that Looks Right at Home

Additional floor area provided by this renovation offers much needed functional space for a growing family, without any excess or waste.

D House by Marston Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Semi-Detached House is Freed From an Eternity of Darkness

A dark semi-detached D House is now a bright and lively space with a wall of glass that opens to dissolve the end wall into the garden.

Brick House by Bastian Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Reclaimed Bricks Provide Warmth and Solidity to Otherwise Light Home

Reclaimed bricks are used in various ways to bring a sense of history and weight to this inner-city extension.

Marrickville Courtyard House by David Boyle Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Marrickville Courtyard House is a Subdivision that Doesn't Dominate

Carefully planned around a central courtyard to maximise light and connection to the garden while minimising its impact on the street.

Avalon by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Green Roofed Beach House Arrived on the Back of a Truck

With a green roof and other sustainable elements this beach-side residence touches the earth lightly physically and metaphorically.

Double Life House by Breathe Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Double Life House is an Introverts' Retreat from an Extroverted World

If you're an introvert you'll know that the world we live in can be overwhelming at times. Sometimes you need somewhere to hideout...

Unfurled House by Christopher Polly Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Two-Storey Living Space Unfurls From Original Federation Home

In contrast the cellular plan of the existing Federation-era home, this light extension is open-plan where spaces overlap and interact.

Concord House_I by Studio Benicio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Take One Look at This Home and Guess What The Owners Do for a Living

Built almost entirely from concrete, this striking new home makes a solid statement. It's also pretty good advertising for the owners!

Down Size Up Size House by Carterwilliamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Down Size Up Size House Has the Flexibility to Change With Its Family

"Our clients now enjoy a home flexible enough to allow for their family to grow, without creating excessive rooms."

Llewellyn House by studioplusthree (via Lunchbox Architect)

Derelict Inner-city House Now a Sophisticated Home for Two Musicians

The journey through this home is one of contrasting light, colour and materials, making this narrow extension feel bright, warm and rich.

Escu House by Bijl Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Home Shines By Extending the Living Area Into the Verandah

Meaning 'shield' in Old French, Escu House creates an expanded North facing living area protected by floor to ceiling timber screen.

Kurnell House by Dunn and Hillam Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Sustainability-Minded House for an Average Family With a Lot of 'Stuff'

It takes a lot of 'stuff' to run a family. Just because you're interested in sustainability doesn't mean you need to go without...

Victorian Workers Cottage Addition by Danny Broe Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern Bay Window Creates a Space to Sit and Linger Outside

Rather than bifold doors, the rear of this house has a window seat with opening bifold windows to create an indoor/outdoor space.

Power Lane House by CHORDstudio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Is Some Private Adult Space and More Storage on Your List of Wants?

Finding a way to create a private retreat space for the parents of a growing family plus extra storage area in a heritage home...

Riverview House by Nobbs Radford Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Making the Spaces in Your Home Work for the Way You Live as a Family

With our home that was feeling a bit tired and out of step with the way this family lives, a rethink and renovation was in order.

Darling Point Apartment by Renjie Teoh Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

What Happens When Mid-Century Modern Fuses with Japanese Zen?

This Sydney apartment has undergone a clever and refreshing renovation which uses joinery and detailing to create a grounding calm.

Rosebank Renovations by Renjie Teoh Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Relocating the Bathroom Transforms This Heritage Apartment

It can be costly, but moving the 'unmovable' like a bathroom or kitchen in your renovation could be the best decision you'll make.

House 33.2 by Grafika (via Lunchbox Architect)

There's a Fully Equipped House Tucked Into This Suburban Backyard

This striking house of contrasting black and white with touches of warming timber is exciting and dynamic in-spite of its compact size.

T+D Residence by buck&simple (via Lunchbox Architect)

Light Streams Into This Compact yet Versatile Open-Plan Living Area

Combining rich, raw materials and plenty of natural light, this compact living area feels larger and more luxurious than its footprint.

Waverley House by Sam Crawford Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Could You Live Overseas During the Construction of Your Home?

With a good architect, much of the stress of building can be alleviated. This home was renovated while the owners were overseas!

Avalon Beach Apartment_G by Studio Benicio (via Lunchbox Architect)

1970s Apartment Update for a Professional Couple and Their Bulldog

By opening up to kitchen to the living area and creating a better connection to the deck, this apartment makes better use of its space.

Doll's House by Day Bukh Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Don't Be Fooled By The Classic Gabled Exterior, This is a Fun Home

This home manages to be thoroughly modern while mimicking the classic gabled form of children's drawings and doll's houses.

Allen Key House by Architect Prineas (via Lunchbox Architect)

Meet the Modular Home Design Inspired by a Piece of IKEA Furniture

With a grid system and the flexibility to adapt to various sites and needs, Allen Key House is the 'Billy' of the housing world.

House Au Yeung by Tribe Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Quirky Renovation Beautifully Reinterprets this 1930s Bungalow

Inspired by the whimsical flourishes of the original 1930s home this renovation reinterprets brick sunbursts and Tudor detailing.

Casa Crisp by buck&simple (via Lunchbox Architect)

How Can You Fit a Family of Six in 140 Square Metres?

This compact family home uses the power of the sun for heating and cooling, keeping a family of six happy and comfortable.

House Frances by Those Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Sydney Home Turns the Traditional Aussie House on its Side

A typical Australian home uses the full width of the block and puts a garden in front and out the back; this home is far from typical.

Skylit House by Downie North Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Renovation Which Resulted in Less, Not More. But Who's Complaining?

Sometimes, reevaluating and reconfiguring what you have proves that you already have enough. It did for this family of five...

Clerestory House by Pearson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ingenious Clerestory Window Lets Light In Where You'd Least Expect It

Just because you have a narrow block without a north-facing backyard doesn't mean you have to sacrifice light, views and ventilation.

L-House by Alexander Symes Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

From Partially Completed Project Home to Modern, Energy Efficient Home

Working with what was already there to create a modern family home had its challenges on this bushland site in the Blue Mountains.

Brick Aperture House by Kreis Grennan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Addition Frames a Leafy Outlook in the Backyard of This Home

The aperture-like addition to this heritage home carefully frames the best views and lets light into the new living spaces.

Binary House by Christopher Polly Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Contrasting Addition Complements a Sixties Yellow Brick Home

The good qualities of both old and new are highlighted by creating an addition which is the binary opposite of the original.

Suntrap House by Anderson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Clever Addition Traps the Sun to Keep This Home Comfortable

This family were miserable in their south-facing living areas, but thanks to a clever addition, their home is now light and bright.

Nat's House by Studio Prineas (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Addition Steps Down Half a Level to Reunite House and Garden

Previously cut off from the backyard by a hefty level change, this new addition flows effortlessly between inside and out.

Seven Seat House by Kitty Lee Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Seven Seats Around an Island Bench is Perfect for a Dinner Party

What this home lacks in a dining room is made up for with a fun, communal island bench for seven: a perfect way to host a dinner party.

Open up and let me in by Hobbs Jamieson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Open Up and Let Me In: a Simple, But Inspired Transformation

A new covered deck is the showpiece of this home's transformation, drawing its owners out to enjoy the backyard.

Tiny Haus by Ironbark Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fitting a Family of Four in 32m²: How Much Space Do You Really Need?

The secret to this Tiny Haus's success? Creating easy access to the outdoors, so 32 square metres doesn't feel like 32 square metres.

Splice House by Stukel Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Splice House Fuses Old and New With Sneaky Precision

In an area with challenging heritage overlays, Splice House fits an impressive modern addition within the allowable setbacks...

Flutter House by Stukel Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Escher House by MacCormick & Associates Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

60s Revamp by Utz-Sanby Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Fundamental House by Sandbox Studio Architecture & Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Pattern Cottage by Kitty Lee Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fun-filled Addition Transforms One-bedroom Cottage Into a Family Home

An injection of pattern and brings plenty of personality to this cottage addition, perfect for a creative young family.

Cooks River House by studioplusthree (via Lunchbox Architect)

It's Hard to Believe This Home is Tucked in Sydney's Inner-west.

With its lush, wild setting, this home could be worlds away from the city and that's exactly what the owners wanted to achieve.

Maison de Famille by Sandbox Studio Architecture & Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Why Move When Renovating Means You Can Achieve Everything You Want?

The only way was up at this home, but renovating meant this family were able to achieve everything they wanted without having to move.

Driftwood by Viewthru (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Step Down House by Bijl Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Woollahra Treehouse by Bones Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Stunning Self-contained Studio Perched Among the Trees

Sitting on top of the garage with leafy views, the new self-contained living space is perfect for adult children or visiting family.

Kingsford House by GSBN Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Extending the Original Roofline Creates Stunning Cathedral Ceilings

Wanting a place to entertain friends and family, this new addition creates a grand living area overlooking the garden

Glover Passivhaus by Dieppe Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Transforming a Fixer-Upper into a Dream Passive House Renovation

Discover how a dilapidated property was reborn as a stunning, sustainable Passive House, blending modern needs with classic charm.

Westbury Crescent Residence by Cast Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Westbury Crescent Residence: Periscope Lets Light Into This Home

A huge periscope is one way to get light into Westbury Crescent Residence without sacrificing privacy. The clever manipulation of light doesn't stop there!

Cowshed House by Carter Williamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Former Cowshed is Transformed Into a Modern Home

Since the cows moved out, this old shed has been transformed into a modern home for humans

Glebe House by Nobbs Radford Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Concrete Has Never Looked Sexier than at Glebe House

Off form concrete draws on the solidity of an original masonry structure whilst introducing a new materiality at this home in Glebe.

Glebe Red by Benn & Penna Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Glebe House by Supercontext (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Glebe Castle by KLK Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A renovation with an heir of whimsy (pardon the pun)...

This fun-filled renovation and extension of a local landmark is perfect for anyone who’s ever dreamed of living in a castle!

Treehouse by FMD Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Treehouse: A Place for Balanced Family Life Nestled Amongst the Trees

Tucked away on a treed site on Australia's beautiful Great Ocean Road, Treehouse takes in stunning ocean and tree views.

Lorne Hill House by Will Harkness Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Lorne Hill House is a (Beach) Home Among the Gum Trees

Architect Will Harkness placed this holiday home carefully among a number of established Gum Trees to take advantage of the view.

Dorman House by Austin Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Beautiful Old Beach Shack Retains Its Classic Charms

"There are too many beautiful old shacks being demolished, and Austin Maynard Architects won’t be part of it."

Skyline House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home in a Bushfire-prone Area That Doesn't Feel Like a Bunker

The clever design for this challenging site allows the home to deal with the threat of bushfire, while still taking in the views.

Dorman Beach House by Studio101 Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Potts Point Apartment by Anthony Gill Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Potts Point Apartment: A Versatile Home Created in A Tiny Apartment

When you've got a growing family, only 36 m<sup>2</sup> and a limited budget to play with, it takes a lot of imagination to create a workable living space…

Florence Street House by Nest Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Florence Street House: A Compact First Home in a Suburban Backyard

Tucked away in a subdivided backyard in Melbourne's Inner North, Nest Architects created a delightfully compact two-bedroom home with a beautiful sunny garden.

Batten and Board House by Rob Kennon Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Batten and Board House: A Simple 'Box' Transforms a Weatherboard

From very early on it was clear that a simple box would dramatically improve the amenity of this home. And what a beautiful box it is!

Coburg North House by Baker Drofenik Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Outlook of this 1940s Home Just Got a Lot Brighter...

A new addition prioritises light and a connection to the garden, transforming this 1940s house into an uplifting and modern home.

Coburg House by Lisa Breeze Architect (via Lunchbox 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...

Hillside Habitat by Edwards Moore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hillside Habitat: Regeneration After the Black Saturday Fires

\"This exhilarating location with its towering eucalyptus trees and diminishing scars from that phenomenal day required a design response equally as unique.\

Sugar Gum House by Rob Kennon Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Sugar Gum House: A Modern Weatherboard Beach Shack

This modern replacement for a derelict weatherboard cottage takes full advantage of the sun, the surf and views of the rolling hills.

Bruny Shore House by Beachouse Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bruny Shore House is Eco-Friendly But Still Has a Dramatic Flair

Eco-friendly Bruny Shore House reaches out from one of the steepest parts of the site to take in the dramatic Tasmanian coastline.

Highway House by Room 11 (via Lunchbox Architect)

Highway House Seems to Float Dramatically Above a Sheer Slope

The compact Highway House takes full advantage of its difficult, but dramatic site — sitting lightly over Hobart and the Derwent River…

#thebarnTAS by workbylizandalex (via Lunchbox Architect)

Barn Conversion Does "As Much As Necessary, As Little As Possible"

This incredible barn conversion retains much of the original stone and timber work highlighted against new insertions where necessary.

Lighthouse by Room 11 (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Courtyard for Outdoor Living Helps a Hobart Family to Downsize

Blessed with a large block in a good area, this family decided to downsize in the backyard, in spite of the constraints.

Little Big House by Room 11 (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Five Yards House by Archier (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Home Defined and Enlarged By Its Connection to the Garden

A relatively modest-sized home feels more spacious and comfortable thanks to its connection to and interaction with five garden spaces.

(Gr)ancillary Dwelling by Crump Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

(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!

Knocklofty by Preston Lane Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Milkman's Cottage by Preston Lane Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Castray Apartment by Field Labs (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ply and Steel Joinery Items Turn This Heritage Warehouse into a Home

This heritage warehouse has been sensitively transformed into a home with the careful insertion of joinery units to divide the space.

House in Tasmania (Big Red) by Architect George (via Lunchbox Architect)

This compact home is a contemporary take on the classic Aussie shack

Two pavilions offset to capture light and views and create a sheltered courtyard help this home look and feel much larger than it is.

Winscombe Extension by Preston Lane Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Winscombe Extension Connects the Home to a Manicured Rear Garden

Winscombe Extension deals with a growing family and a strong desire to establish a connection to the manicured rear garden…

Holly Tree Farm by Cykel Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Holly Tree Farm is a Modern Family Home With Traces of the Past

Holly Tree Farm replaces a home which was sadly lost in a fire in style — by reusing salvaged materials and mimicking surrounding buildings.

Lookout House by Room 11 (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Surprising 'Lookout House' Is Not What It First Seems…

At first, Lookout House looks like a whacky modern barn, but through the sliding barn door a wonderful courtyard house with spectacular views unfolds.

Ashfield Apartment by Archier (via Lunchbox Architect)

Architects Makeover a Small Apartment as a Resale Investment

This renovation revolved around the premiss of maximising spaces and opening up to the generous view and natural light.

Dolphin Sands Studio by Matt Williams Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The perfect retreat to reset surrounded by stunning scenery

A beautiful studio on Tasmania's coastline offers the perfect place to relax and soak in the views.

Haberfield House by Lahznimmo Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Haberfield House: Complimentary Addition in a Federation Neighborhood

Haberfield House demonstrates an innovative response to restrictive heritage controls in an historical neighborhood.

Leura Lane House by Cooper Scaife Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Leura Lane House: Modular Energy Efficient Home for Rural Properties

The 8.2-Star Energy Rated Leura Lane House is an impressive 2-bedroom prototype for energy efficient housing perfect for rural sites.

Islington House by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Islington House Speaks Volumes About Its Proud New Owners

Islington House brings sunlight deep into the home and shows off the personality of its owners. A unique home for a unique couple.

The Mook (Chief's House) by Rodney Moss Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Mook: A House That's More Like a Sophisticated Tent

Designed more like a sophisticated tent than your traditional home, The Mook can be built on any site with minimal disturbance.

Hill Plain House by Wolveridge Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hill Plain House: Agricultural Chic Outside; Moody Bachelor Pad Inside

From the outside Hill Plain House has an Australian agricultural feel. Inside, it's another story; dark moody and richly detailed.

Bonnet Hill House by Dock4 Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bonnet Hill House: Simple, Honest (Minimalist) Living in Tasmania

A modest, cement clad building sits deep on a north facing bank opening to the landscape and overlooking the valley and ocean below.

Balmain Houses by Benn & Penna Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Balmain Houses: Neighboring Family Homes Become Interconnected

Side-by-side homes owned by two generations of the same family get an addition that explores interconnectedness and independence.

Balmain House by Fox Johnston Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Balmain House: Generous, light-filled living spaces for a young family

Talk about a constrained site - this light-filled addition is a small inner city block sandwiched between 14 adjacent properties.

Balmain Sandstone Cottage by Carter Williamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Rejuvenating a Sydney Sandstone While Respecting its Heritage Value

One of Balmain's earliest homes, a humble sandstone cottage, is renovated to reveal its inherent beauty - revealing layers of history.

Balmain House by Carter Williamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Rear Facade Playfully Filters and Disperses Light at Balmain House

Slabs of marble balanced between columns of concrete bounce and disperse light into the double-height living area of Balmain House.

Machiya House by Downie North Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Balmain Rock House by Benn & Penna Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Fairbairn House by Inglis Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fairbairn House Pushes Materials to Their Limits

A palette of masonry, timber & stone is pushed to their physical limits. Fairbairn House is a material delight…

Toorak Texture by NORTHBOURNE Architecture + Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

No Need for an Extension Where a Clever Internal Redesign Will Work

At their Toorak Texture project, NORTHBOURNE Architecture + Design quickly realised there was no need to waste time and money extending.

Mountford Road by Shaun Lockyer Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Mountford Road: Small But Dramatic Transformation of Post War House

A new living \'pod\' provides more than space at Mountford Road - bringing light, volume, air and dramatic results to this small-scale project.

Annie Street House by O'Neill Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Annie Street House Achieves a Remarkable Amount on a Tight Budget

Annie Street House was constructed by a project builder and utilises project home technology in unique ways to achieve a tight budget.

HOUSE House by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

HOUSE House: A Single Building Extends Two Houses

Two homes. Both owned by the same family. A new extension designed to flank the rear of both homes to provide extra space.

Bow House by Edwards Moore Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bow House Twists and Contorts to Let the Sun In

Everyone needs a bit of sunshine in their lives. That's why Bow House goes out of its way to let the sunshine in.

East West House by Rob Kennon Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

East West House Hides a Secret Behind Its Victorian Facade…

East West House, near the top of Richmond Hill, contains the unexpected. A large roof deck is hidden behind the heritage protected Victorian roofline.

Hello House by OOF! Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hello House: This Has to Be the Friendliest House on the Block!

As you round the corner of this quiet street, a cheery extension greets you. Quite literally… It says 'Hello'.

Richmond House by Rachcoff Vella Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Richmond House Strips Back the Original and Reinterprets the Lean-to

After stripping back years of unthoughtful additions, Richmond House receives a bright and modern interpretation of a lean-to.

Yan Lane by Justin Mallia (via Lunchbox Architect)

Inner-City Lost Space is Transformed by this Infill Development

We don't often feature multi-residential projects. But when we do, they're beautifully innovative projects like this one.

Shakin' Stevens Residence by Matt Gibson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Home Takes the Need to Connect to Green Space Very Seriously

You can tell something's different about this heritage home from the moment you see the lime green door and pastel green walls...

Brickface by Austin Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Newest House on the Street Looks Like It Could Be the Oldest

Thanks to recycled brick, this new studio looks like it could be the oldest building in this Richmond laneway.

Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Compact Apartment is Like a Transformer to Maximise Space

A tired 1970s apartment undergoes a massive transformation without relocating structure or services.

Galv Mountain House by OOF! Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Richmond Hill House by By Mysa (via Lunchbox Architect)

Heritage Meets Modern: Richmond Hill House Rejuvenation

Richmond Hill House blends heritage charm with modern design, creating a timeless, sustainable home that adapts to family needs.

Copper House by Takt Studio for Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Quality Trumps Quantity in this Small House of Rich Materials

This coastal cottage proves that quality always trumps quantity. The small house will age gracefully thanks to quality materials.

Coogee House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Turning Two Art Deco Duplex Apartments Into One Modern Family Home

'When Two Become One'. Not just a Spice Girls hit, also the story of transforming two duplex apartments into one cohesive family home.

Energy Efficiency Redhead Alterations by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Redhead Alterations: 1970s Home Transformed for Energy Efficiency

A project home from the 1970s with poor solar orientation is reconfigured and realigned. Now it catches the sun for energy efficiency.

House with a Guest Room by Andrew Power (via Lunchbox Architect)

A House with a Guest Room is Created with Three Simple Pavilions

At this minimal home, the space in between the living area and bedrooms is just as crucial as the spaces themselves.

Forever House by WoodWoodWard Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Forever House: A New Pavilion under the Eaves of a Suburban Home

A sustainable, flexible and contemporary living space grows out of an existing home. It's reverent and cheeky, radical and conservative.

Great Ocean Road House by ITN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Great Ocean Road House

The Great Ocean Road House proves that extraordinary locations sometimes call for a simple architectural solution.

Yandandah Road House by ITN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Bimbadeen House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

You'd Never Know How Close the Neighbours Are in This Bush Hideaway

A clever design captures bush views and sunlight and turns away from the neighbours so you feel like you're in a world of your own...

Clifton Hill House by Nic Owen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Clifton Hill House: Heritage Cottage Gets Sustainable Renovation

An inner city Victorian cottage of heritage significance is renovated with contemporary design and sustainable building practices.

Fenwick Street House by Julie Firkin Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fenwick Street House: Passive Solar Design for Light and Spacious Home

This passive solar home was designed to maximise available light and space on an oddly shaped block in the inner suburban Melbourne.

Monolith House by Wexhaus Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home Designed for Light and Family, Not 'The Market'

When you need to fit a lot onto a small block, forget market expectations and look for light and functionality to suit your family.

Clifton Hill House by Field Office Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Terrace Addition Creates a Light-filled Home and Studio for an Artist

By designing a new, open-plan addition to this heritage home, the owner has a light-filled space to inspire his creativity.

Clifton Hill Terraces by Field Office Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

G_House by Fleming + Hernandez Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

G_House: Sunny Courtyard is the Focus For a Bright New Addition

Semi-detached house revitalized for a young couple's contemporary lives. The transformation creates a bright new home.

Aireys Inlet House by Turco and Associates (via Lunchbox Architect)

Aireys Inlet House: Home Away From Home Prioritizes Connection to Nature

Aireys Inlet House -- like all good second homes -- creates connection to nature in contrast to the clients' busy city lives.

Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Prefab House Solves the Age-Old Problem of Open Plan Living

The curse of the modern open-plan home? Noise. With flexible social spaces, parents in this house can entertain separately to the kids.

Court House by Peter Winkler Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Courtyard Connects Living and Sleeping Areas at this Beach House

Just a short walk from the beach and surrounded by Moona trees, a central courtyard is the link between this home and the landscape.

Aireys Ramp House by Irons McDuff Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Beach House Wraps Around Itself to Protect from the Elements

Living near the beach has its pros and cons. A great beach house needs to embrace the sunshine while protecting from cold ocean winds.

Sunken Courtyard House by Gestalten Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Sunken Courtyard House Partially Submerged to Fit Into Low-Lying Neighborhood

To make the most of a tiny site -- 10 x 15 meters -- amongst low lying neighbors this double story home was partially submerged.

Elsternwick House by Simon Couchman Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Elsternwick House: The Answer to a Heritage Issue is Black and White

A contemporary extension of this Elsternwick House is clad in contrasting dark zinc to draw a very deliberate line between new and old.

Murray by Foomann Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Elsternwick Home Delights on a Narrow, Tightly Constrained Block

In a suburb of houses three times its size this home makes the most of its narrow block and compact size by capturing views of the sky.

Project Elsternwick Extension by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern Addition Inspired by the Original Mid-century Modern Home

The owners of a mid-century home loved the qualities of their home but needed a modern addition to bring it into this century.

Elsternwick House by Merrylees Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Do It Once, Do It Right: Elsternwick House Transformation

A stunning renovation that preserves heritage while embracing contemporary living.

Erskineville House by Andrew Burns Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Erskineville House: A light-well void creates a surprisingly generous sense of space

The narrow (3.9 meter) Erskineville House gets a spacious and light makeover thanks to a double height, multi-functional light-well.

Erskineville Studio by Pivot (via Lunchbox Architect)

Erskineville Studio Transforms this Dingy Urban Lane

The future of suburban laneways is vibrant and active if this Erskineville Studio project by Pivot Architects is anything to go by.

Cranky Corner House by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cranky Corner House: A Comfortable and Sustainable Place to Retire

Cranky Corner doesn't sound like the ideal retirement home, but this farmhouse in the Hunter Valley is a comfortable and sustainable place to retire.

Tinbeerwah House by Robinson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tinbeerwah House Sits Lightly on a Challenging Site

On a magnificent, but challenging site, Tinbeerwah House is a beautiful, economical home that sits lightly on the land.

Über Shed by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Über Shed: Sure It's a Shed, But Not Your Average Shed

Über Shed is not *just* a shed. It's also a rural retreat that reinterprets the rustic charm of traditional agricultural sheds for modern living.

Light Cannon House by Carter Williamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Light Cannon House: Sculpted Roof Draws Light Deep Into This Home

A previously dark terrace is transformed into a light and bright home with the help of some unusual 'light cannons'.

Cosgriff House by Christopher Polly Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cosgriff House: Semi-Subterranean Extension for Backyard Connection

A new rear extension, much of which is under the existing house, creates a new-found connection to the backyard on this sloping site.

Annandale Residence by CplusC Architectural Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect)

Remnants of the Original House Give This Home a Sense of Wilderness

Parts of the original house are left intact to create sheltered outdoor areas in this renovation, grounding the home to its history.

Sustainable House Annandale by Day Bukh Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Hamersley Road Residence by Studio53 Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hamersley Road Residence: A Modern Take on Arts and Crafts Detailing

The craftsmanship of the Arts and Crafts period has been skillfully reinterpreted to create a modern extension which feels right at home next to the original home.

Montville Residence by Sparks Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Montville Residence: Precast Concrete Rainwater Tanks Keep the Cool

Dramatic topography, bush setting and diverse climatic conditions were the driving forces in this environmentally friendly design.

California Dreaming by Bild Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

California Dreaming: A Modern Take on the California Bungalow - In Launceston

A Launceston suburb renowned for its Californian Bungalows gets a new development that reinterprets the iconic style for modern, medium density living.

Southern Outlet House by Philip M Dingemanse Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Southern Outlet House Dazzles Passersby on a Nearby Highway

A house inspired by 20th Century naval camouflage. There's something you don't hear everyday…

Whyatt House by Robinson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Whyatt House: Australian Bush Style Home Built From Prefabricated Shed

A local shed company prefabricated this home, saving both time and cost. But Whyatt House doesn't look like a typical shed…

Marcus Beach House by Bark Design Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Marcus Beach House Captures the Essence of Living by the Beach

Like all good beach houses, Marcus Beach House explores lightness, filtering natural breezes and integrating indoor/outdoor spaces.

Wallaby Lane House by Robinson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Family Relocating to Sunny Queensland Build a New Sustainable Home

In Wallaby Lane House, a family seeking a tree change find a new, more self-sufficient way of living. The home makes the most of their rural site.

Panorama Drive House by Owen and Vokes (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Triangular Kitchen Extension Creates New Informal Living Area

A classic Queenslander gets a small triangular extension which manages to dramatically change the functionality of the whole house.

Platypus Bend House by Robinson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Self-Sufficient, Flood Proof Home Floats Over Australian Bushland

Completely off-grid and raised up to avoid occasional flooding, Platypus Bend House cantilevers spectacularly over a bushland clearing.

Wickham Point House by Arcke Architecture and Interior Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Mass and Void by Sparks Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Hempcrete House by Ecolibrium Designs (via Lunchbox Architect)

Discover Mark and Megan’s Off-Grid Hempcrete Home on the Sunshine Coast

Explore how this family built a sustainable, energy-efficient home using innovative hempcrete construction in a stunning location.

The Pod by Takt Studio for Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Pod: The Traditional Granny Flat Gets a Much Needed Facelift

A modern interpretation of the traditional granny flat is a very stylish summer pad for this family's grandparents from overseas.

St Albans House by CplusC Architectural Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect)

St Albans House is a Small Weekender with a Solid Link to History

A series of spaces at this small weekender create numerous places sit and enjoy the inspiring surrounds which are comfortable year round.

Lake Crackenback Ski Lodge by Lance Workshop Architecture and Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Finely Crafted Ski Lodge at Lake Crackenback

When there's snow on the slopes, there's no better place to head after a long day than this finely crafted ski lodge. There's even a Japanese style bath to soak your aching bones.

Wattle Avenue House by Minife van Schaik Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Wattle Avenue House: A Daggy Cream Brick House Gets A Modern Makeover

Some call the 1960's cream brick house ugly but this one has transformed into a spacious family home suited to its semi-arid climate.

Modscape Self Sufficient Cabin by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modscape: A Tiny Self-Sufficient Cabin in Rural Australia

Nestled on the banks of the Murray River in Victoria, Australia, this tiny self-sufficient cabin retreat becomes part of the wider landscape.

Birchgrove House by Nobbs Radford Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Birchgrove House Strikes Perfect Balance Between Indoor and Outdoor

It can be a challenge to enjoy indoor/outdoor living without sacrificing your privacy. Birchgrove House achieves the perfect balance.

Sorrento House by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Simple Modular Prefab Home Provides All the Essentials In One Neat Package

This small house is sustainable, low-maintenance, affordable and it's pre-fab so it arrives (practically) ready to move into.

Hover House by Bower Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hover House Drops in on a Disused Backyard Tennis Court in Mt Martha

Hover House by Bower Architecture is built on a disused backyard tennis court in Mt Martha -- a great example of infill housing.

Martha by Ola Architecture Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Perched on Top of the Sand Dunes for the Perfect Beach View

This timber-clad four bedroom beach-side family home is perched on a steep dune in a quiet pocket of the Mornington Peninsula region.

House MT by Kart Projects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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'...

Cabin 2 by Maddison Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Cabin 2: A Folding Roof Grows Out of the Coastal Topography

Hidden and embedded into the landscape, Cabin 2 is a self contained extension to an existing 1960s log cabin in bay side Blairgowrie.

New House by Grant Maggs Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

As a Modern Interpretation of a Beach Shack, New House is the Perfect Weekender

This weekend beach holiday house is a flexible and comfortable home that can expand to host family and friends when required.

Blairgowrie 2 by InForm (via Lunchbox Architect)

Timber and Glass Combine to Create a Stylish Coastal Modernity

Timber's warmth and laid-back nature meets clean lines and expanses of glass to create a style that is sophisticated yet relaxed.

Orange Grove House by Fiona Winzar Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Orange Grove House Makes the Most of a Compact Sub-Divided Site

The design of Orange Grove House is so good the clients couldn't stand to sell as they'd planned and decided to move in instead!

Anglesea Beach House by Austin Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Multi-Generational Holiday Home Balances Connectivity and Solace

In an effort to find more space for a growing and ageing family, Andrew Maynard Architects created a home that has shared space and more private zones.

Courtyard House by Aileen Sage Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Innovative Courtyard House Replaces a Derelict Victorian-Era Home

A reinterpretation of a traditional terrace home keeps council happy, while a series of courtyards inject life into the home.

Loggia in Arcadia by Luigi Rosselli (via Lunchbox Architect)

Loggia in Arcadia is a Modern Interpretation of Traditional Style

Today, thanks to a modern addition, Arcadia bears its name proudly and a family enjoy the peace and pastoral happiness of its setting.

Paddington Terrace by Tom Mark Henry (via Lunchbox Architect)

Attention to Detail Creates a Home That Can Age Gracefully

A detailed but classic palette, combined with expert attention to detail helps Paddington Terrace age gracefully as its family grows.

Paddington Residence by Ellivo Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

"Rigorously Contemporary" Home in an Historical Neighbourhood

This modern home in an historic neighbourhood was designed by an architect as a home for him and his family.

Skylight Terrace by Josephine Hurley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Subterranean Living Space Transformed by a Huge Skylight

With low ceilings and only the rear of this living area above ground level, this terrace needed something big to feel like a home...

Paddington House by Porebski Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Paddington House by Supercontext (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Paddo Terrace by Sandbox Studio Architecture & Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Elizabeth Street House by O'Neill Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This modern Queenslander has a surprise behind its unassuming facade

Following the traditional layout at the front, this modern Queenslander defies expectations to create a vibrant modern home.

Inverloch Passive Solar House by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect)

Prefab-ulous Passive Solar Home Proves a De-light to Live In

A prefab home designed around passive solar design principles is warm, comfortable, energy efficient and looks prefab-ulous.

Prebuilt Prefab House Inverloch by Prebuilt (via Lunchbox Architect)

Custom Designed Prefab House Enjoys Expansive Views in Inverloch

Sit down and enjoy the sunset. This prefabricated home, built in just 14 weeks, is designed to take advantage of panoramic views.

Hidden House by Andrew Child Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Bondi Apartment by MCK Architects and Interiors (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bondi Apartment: Relaxed Beach Retreat in the Heart of Bustling Bondi

This apartment renovation in the middle of one of Sydney's busiest suburbs still manages to capture the relaxed nature of a beach house…

Walter Street Terrace by David Boyle Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Beautiful Warm Home is Carved Out of a Tight Block with No Views

Like a giant three dimensional puzzle this home defies its tight block with no views, houses on each side and a high wall to the north.

Bill and Kate's House by Potter&Wilson (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Cloud House by Akin Atelier (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

North Bondi House by Josephine Hurley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Inside Out House (Cut Paw Paw House) by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Inside Out House: Bringing the Outside In and the Inside, Out

Cut Paw Paw Inside Out House is deliberately incomplete. The owners, asked that the house be 'ridiculously inside-out'…

Seddon House by OSK Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

From Disused Inner-City Car Park to a Compact Family Home

From the street this modern take on the other single storey cottage in the neighbourhood. But things get interesting quickly...

Jo's House by Guild Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Light-Filled and Unfussy Home to Relax in After a Busy Work Day

This renovation for a woman with a busy work life needed to be relaxing and low-maintenance - the perfect retreat after a long day.

Smart Home by Green Sheep Collective (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Extension Makes Smart, Effective Use of Very Tight Spaces

Every square metre counts when you don't have much space. You need to be smart and make every element do more than one thing...

Windsor Castle by Antarctica (via Lunchbox Architect)

Unique Cladding Makes Living in This Home Like Living in a Greenhouse

Half greenhouse, half barn; despite being in a dense inner suburb, this home means it feels like it could be in the country!

Mischa's Place by Circle Studio Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Marrying old and new leaves this renovation full of character

Old homes are full of character. By carefully marrying old and new in a renovation, you can retain some of that warmth and personality.

Alexandria House 2 by Pivot (via Lunchbox Architect)

Alexandria House 2: A Terrace Remake Draws No Distinction Between Inside and Outside

At Alexandria House 2 full height glazing and louvers let the house breathe and skylights are used strategically to maximise natural light…

Long Courtyard House by Scale Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Long Courtyard House Challenged the Typical Terrace Configuration

Long Courtyard House reorients the typical courtyard to the side of the house to bring in North light and create indoor/outdoor living.

Courtyard House by Elaine Richardson Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Creating an Urban Oasis on a Tight and Narrow (5 Metre Wide) Site

Courtyard House makes the most of a narrow, inner-city site, creating an urban oasis for a family of five now and into the future.

Aquas Perma Solar Firma House by CplusC Architectural Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Alexandria House 5 by Pivot (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Alexandria House by PASSER Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ugly ducking of the street has transformed into an elegant swan...

The neighbours once dubbed this home the ugly duckling of the street, now they're green with envy at this stunning entertainer.

Middle Park Studio by John-Paul Rollo Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Middle Park Studio Takes Advantage of Rear Laneway Access

Middle Park Studio isn't a house. But if it were, it would be a great example of how we can develop backyards with laneway access into smart, sustainable homes.

Patterson Street Residence by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern Rear Extension Reinvigorates Patterson Street Residence

After a number of minor additions over the years, Patterson Street Residence is reinvigorated with a modern extension to the rear.

Middle Park House by Mitsuori Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Daily Life Feels More Like a Holiday at Middle Park House

Renovating an inner bayside family home to be flexible as the family grows and subtly remind the owners of time spent on beach holidays.

Double Terrace House by Rob Kennon Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Double Terrace House: Two Adjacent Terrace Homes Become One…

Behind these unassuming terraces' heritage facades is an unexpectedly modern home blurring the boundaries between two once separate houses.

Canterbury Studio by McGann Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Neville Street Residence by Chan Architecture & Doherty Design Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

How to make your home feel spacious, even if it's on a tight site

Just because your home is on a tight, inner-city site doesn't mean it can't feel spacious. You just need to use the right tricks!

Echidna Studio by Session Architecture & MUSK Architecture Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Echidna Studio: From Dark Garage to Bright, Versatile Living Space

Discover how a small, unused garage became a stylish, functional studio in Middle Park!

St Kilda East House by Clare Cousins Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

St Kilda East House: An Old Home is Brightened With Dining Courtyard

A series of insertions into this period home injects light deep into the plan, making it modern and bright in-spite of its age.

St Kilda East House by Taylor Knights (via Lunchbox Architect)

Craftsmanship and Modern Interventions Update this Heritage Home

A balance of privacy and the celebration of communal spaces allows two generations to comfortably live together in this renovated home.

St Kilda East House by Claire Scorpo Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tiny Addition Proves How Useful a Small, Considered Space Can Be

Measuring in at just 11 square metres of additional space, this tiny addition punches above its weight for its size.

House SE by Walter&Walter (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Side Yard House by Andrew Child Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Clever Reason to Skip a Backyard in Favour of a Side Yard Instead

If your backyard doesn't face north, create a long side yard instead so you can enjoy the benefits of natural light and passive design.

Northern Rivers Beach House by Refresh Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Sustainable Beach House Appears to Hover Above the Ground

Designed in a flood-prone area, this modest, sustainable beach house touches the earth so lightly it appears to float!

House Burch by Those Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Breezy Beach House Designed for Byron Bay's Sub-tropical Climate

Sub-tropical climates require a special approach to design to ensure they are comfortable in the sticky summers and the cool winters.

Gabled Guest Pavilion by Auhaus Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tiny Gabled Guest Pavilion Adds Space to a Weatherboard Weekender

A separate gabled guest pavilion adds both space flexibility to an existing weatherboard weekender, making it the perfect family getaway.

Seaview house by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Seaview House's Pavilions Fit in With Its Weatherboard Neighbours

Seaview House is made up of a series of pavilions, designed to fit in with neighbouring old weatherboard cottages without sacrificing contemporary appeal…

Barwon Heads House by Evolva Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Maritime Inspired Beach House Will Only Get Better With Time

This robust home for a family of six will be knocked about by the young family and accumulate character through the passage of time.

Humble House by Coy Yiontis Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Downsizing From Heritage Farmhouse to This Contemporary Humble House

When this couple retired the farm they wanted a more manageable and contemporary home that incorporated memories of their past life.

Riverwalk by Irons McDuff Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern Timber Beach House Still Achieves Bushfire and Energy Ratings

Clever thinking achieves a simple timber beach house the client desired while still meeting bushfire and energy efficiency regulations.

Golf Course House by Bespoke Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Bluebird Duplex by Altereco (via Lunchbox Architect)

Two New Townhouses for an Adventurous Architectural Photographer

A creative design for two new townhouses defies many of the qualities of these types of developments to create bright and breezy homes.

Seachange House by Solomon Troup Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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?

Local House by MAKE Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Local House is Designed to Enhance Connection with Friends and Family

Local House is playful and intriguing — designed more like a favourite local café than a private house — creating spaces for connection and bonding.

St Kilda House by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Grassy Courtyard Fit for a Cow is the New Focus of St Kilda House

A grassy green courtyard fit for a cow (ok, not a real cow) at the centre of this renovated St Kilda House adds a bright new focus.

St Kilda Apartment Renovation by Dan Gayfer Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Surprising Way They Managed to Extend This First Floor Apartment

Originally a simple apartment renovation project turned into something more after discovering air rights would allow them to extend...

St Kilda Cottage House by Jost Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

St Kilda Home by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Inner-city Modular Home Has a Few Tricks up Its Sleeves!

It's not what you expect when you think of a modular home, but this tricky house continues the surprises continue inside...

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Tower House's Collection of Small Pavilions Creates a Village of Spaces

Tower House's owners and their 8 year old twin sons asked for a home 'for community, art and nature to come together'. They got a village.

House A by Walter&Walter (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Suburban Home Finds a Unique Way to Connect with the Landscape

From the street, this looks like a house with no windows, but once inside you realise it's the exact opposite...

Sandringham House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern Two-Storey Extension at this Sandringham House Makes an Impression

What looks like a contemporary shipping container pops out of this renovated Sandringham House.

Gable House by Sheri Haby Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Twin Gables, Rather Than Extra Floor Area, Give the Illusion of Space

The rear of this home is redesigned to give an air of spaciousness, with an internal reconfiguration and the addition of two gables.

Sandringham Residence by Minett Studio Architecture & Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Hawthorn House by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hawthorn House Embraces the Challenge of Renovating a Terrace

Renovating and extending a typical Victorian terrace always poses a unique set of challenges. Hawthorn House exceeds those challenges.

Prefab Hawthorn Studio by Third Skin (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Prefab Detached Studio in Hawthorn Adds Limitless Flexibility

Parents' retreat, teen hideaway, granny flat or rental earner — the function of this self contained extension can change over time.

Hawthorn Residence by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Single Fronted Hawthorn Residence Gets a Bright Two Story Extension

Even with close neighbours, carefully positioned skylights and double-height spaces make this home feel private, bright and spacious.

Hawthorn East House by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Typical English Cottage Style House is Transformed Into Modern Home

A series of separate, disconnected rooms are transformed by a central, open planned living space that maximises north light.

Hawthorn Solar Extension by Habitech Systems (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Solar Extension Designed to Power the Whole House

A rear extension takes advantage of a North-facing backyard to connect to the garden and generate electricity for the whole house.

Park Cottage by Bryant Alsop (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Unexpectedly Colourful and Playful Addition to a Heritage Home

From the heritage facade you'd never expect to find this light-filled, colourful and playful home which spills into the backyard.

Neumannhaus by ITN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Backyard Extension Takes its Cues from Nearby Buildings and Garages

This light-filled extension has an industrial feel to it thanks to using the mix of nearby garages and light industry as inspiration.

Hawthorn Studio by Habitech Systems (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Studio Builds Future Flexibility Into This Hawthorn Home

A studio connected to the main house by a decked walkway creates maximum flexibility (and reduces renovation stress) for this family.

Lawes Street Extension by Habitech Systems (via Lunchbox Architect)

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?

Hawthorn Villa by McManus Lew Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Dated and Inward-looking Unit Transformed Into Modern Family Home

Instead of demolishing this unit, the architects reimagined it, transforming it into a modern and light-filled 3-bedroom home.

Open House by MODO Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Robinson Road House by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

New England-style Home Needed an Addition to Complement Not Copy

An addition to this period home sits comfortably alongside the original, oriented to catch the light and open up the backyard.

Tandem House by Fiona Drago Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

These down-sizers wanted a modern home in a walkable neighbourhood...

Moving from their large family home where the kids grew up, this family opted for a modern home closer to the things they love.

Grace Park House 2.0 by POLYstudio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Addition to Queen Anne-style house creates modern, light-filled home

A new two-storey addition reorients this home to garden and the sun, creating a light-filled living space for everyone to enjoy...

Auburn Residence, Hawthorn East by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A renovation and extension of a heritage house reorients the home...

This beautiful double-fronted home in a heritage precinct of Hawthorn East is renovated and extended for 21st century living...

Merton House by Thomas Winwood Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

At Merton House a Curving Dark Timber Wall Creates the New Home's Edge

Merton House reinterprets the bay windows, scale and arrangement of internal spaces to create a contemporary kitchen and living spaces.

Acute House by OOF! Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Transforming a Renovator's Nightmare on Seriously Triangular Site

Take a tiny, acutely triangular site, add a demanding heritage context and you've given your architect a challenge. But look what she did!

Albert Park House by Chiverton Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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 (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

College Place by Nest Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

How Would You Design a House for a Scuba Diver?

If you're noticing a bit of an underwater theme in this home, it's no accident. This is a home for a keen scuba diver!

South Melbourne Beach House by Topology Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Light-filled Beach House Just Two Kilometres from the City?

With an incredible site just one street from the beach and close to the city, these architects built their ideal family home.

Albert Park Modular Extension by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

How Would You Like Your Extension Installed in a Day?

With modular, off-site construction you can remove the headaches of extending your home and still end up with a beautiful result.

Pacific House by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Pacific House Uses Burnt Timber and Rusting Steel to Dramatic Effect

Clad in burnt timber and weathered steel sheets, Pacific House is a beautiful house that takes full advantage of the dramatic site.

Trentham Long House by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Trentham Long House Has Old World Charm in a Modern Package

Trentham Long House treads the line between old-fashioned simplicity and the conveniences of contemporary life.

700 Haus by Glow Building Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Trentham Modern Farmhouse Uses Local Materials to Fit Into the Landscape

Incorporating the qualities of a traditional farmhouse ensures this modern farmhouse will feel like a home from the get-go.

Trentham House by Adam Kane Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Living and Alfresco Pavilion Captures the Sun and Connects the Garden

A new living pavilion built from concrete blocks and with large windows facing the sun contrasts with the original weatherboard home.

Modular Tower House by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modular Tower House's Lofty Design Makes a Statement in Sleepy Suburb

In a quiet corner of Melbourne's Inner-North, Modscape's modular, pre-fabricated and sustainable Tower House stands out from the crowd.

Rhythm House by Delia Teschendorff Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Rhythm House: A Home Designed for a Family of Musicians

This extension provides new living areas, a specialised sound recording space and performance area for a family of musicians.

Nest House by Zen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Cozy, Nest-Like Mezzanine Studio Floats Above This Living Space

To unite all living spaces without creating one large space, a unique nest-like studio sits above the living area in this reno.

Brunswick West House by Taylor Knights (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Baker Street House by FGR Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Baker Street House Maximises a Tight Site With Glass and Double Height Spaces

A tight inner-city site is transformed with double height spaces and floor-to-ceiling, seamlessly connecting the indoors and outdoors.

Beach Avenue House by Schulberg Denkiw Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Beach Avenue House: Spacious Family Home Managed to Fit on Tiny Site

On an extremely small parcel of land Beach Avenue House is designed more like a finely crafted joinery unit than a typical home.

Cabinet of Curiosities House by Perversi-Brooks Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Ashburton House by PHOOEY Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ashburton House's Sawtooth Facade is Self-Shading and Stylish

Like a roof on its side, Ashburton House's sawtooth facade is self-shading, blocking summer sun from striking and heating the surface.

Mill Street House Ballarat by Moloney Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Extension of Thin Steel, Glass, and Concrete Adorns Heritage Home

An extension made from delicate steel and expansive glass feels like a precious jewel has been hung on the original heritage home.

Invermay House by Moloney Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Invermay House Opens Up the View for a Family of Six

The site of Invermay House has a great view over Ballarat, but vegetation hid the view. This new home cantilevers to capture it back.

Crocker Street House by Moloney Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Sun Friendly L-Shaped Extension Keeps Owners Warm in Chilly Ballarat

Rectifying a poorly planned '90s renovation this new courtyard arrangement lets in plenty of light and feels more spacious than ever.

Wooden Box House by Moloney Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Wooden Box Extension Complements a Century Old Weatherboard

An elegant timber extension at the rear of this heritage home is bathed in natural light thanks to its northern orientation.

Two Halves House by Moloney Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Lake Wendouree House by Porter Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Ballarat East House by Porter Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Timber Inside and Out Helps This Home Fit Into Its Bushy Site

When the inhabitants of your suburban fringe block include a number of old native trees, mimic their style and go timber all over.

Ballarat House by Eldridge Anderson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Prefab Collingwood House by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect)

Prefab Collingwood House Effortlessly Fits Into a Narrow Urban Site

The prefabricated Collingwood House fits easily into its tight urban site, without feeling squeezed for space.

Crisp House by Robert Nichol & Sons (via Lunchbox Architect)

Heritage Homes Are Romantic, but They're a Challenge to Renovate

An architect wrestles with the romance of renovating a historic home and the challenge of meeting planning and regulatory requirements.

Collingwood Compact by Brave New Eco & Green Solar Designs (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Atop a Shop by Tsai Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Ever Looked at a Shopfront and Wondered What’s Going on Upstairs?

Shop tops in Victorian-era buildings are often dark and often empty these days, talk about a wasted opportunity!

Casual House by Christopher Megowan Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Casual House is a Laid-Back Home Built for Modern Living

Casual House's low maintenance, no frills materials create an affordable yet compelling extension to the rear of a family home.

Bower House by Andrew Simpson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bower House Collects Elements to Remind the Owners of Their Past Homes

Normally we fill our homes with objects that remind us of our past. At Bower House, the house itself is made up of elements to remind the owners of their past.

Green House by Zen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Urban Green House Creates a Sunny, Healthy, Happy, Inner-City Home

Application of passive design principles creates a living, breathing, sustainable space that is a pleasure to inhabit.

Curtain Cottage by Apparte Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Is How You Transform a Tight and Dingy Terrace Without Extending

An architect, a builder, and a joiner walk into a dark and dingy terrace...

Garden Wall House by Sarah Kahn Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Recycled Brick Garden Wall Creates an Inner-City Sanctuary

By dividing a complicated inner-city block into a patchwork, a new home sits comfortably between heritage buildings and gritty laneway.

Garage House by Foomann Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home That Explores Communal Living for Adults

This flexible new home built behind the existing is accessible by rear laneway; it could be used as a garage, studio or living space.

Separation Creek House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Separation Creek House is Like a Treehouse Perched on the Hillside

This treehouse in Separation Creek enjoys panoramic views, perched on a steep forested hillside above the Great Ocean Road and Bass Strait.

Johanna House by Nicholas Burns Associates (via Lunchbox Architect)

Minimal Rammed Earth Home Nestles Into Pristine Bushland

Perched on top of a hill overlooking the stunning ocean along the Victoria's Great Ocean Road is a home that balances heavy and light.

Brighton East Interior by Dan Gayder Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Brighton East Interior: Finessing Spaces to Serve as a Family Home

The clients of Brighton East Interior wanted to ensure their home met the hectic requirements of the family while preferring to not build up.

Milroy Street by Megowan Architectural (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Mona Vale House by CHROFI Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Mona Vale House is a Test Bed for Sustainable Ideas

Thanks to an owner with an interest in sustainable building, Mona Vale House incorporates passive and active sustainability features.

residence:armw by buck&simple (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Anti-Addition Actually Reduces the Home by 10 Square Metres

Even after a reduction in total size, this renovation works better than the previous cluster of poorly considered renovations.

D+K House by buck&simple (via Lunchbox Architect)

These Owners Take Their Love of Gardening to New Heights

A deep soil green roof improves this home's environmental credentials, looks great and satisfies the owners' love of gardening.

Balmoral House by Owen and Vokes (via Lunchbox Architect)

Balmoral House: What Do You Do When You Have Five Overlooking Neighbours?

At Balmoral House, carefully orchestrated windows ensure the home feels light and overlooks lush foliage, while avoiding overlooking neighbours.

Kids Pod by Mihaly Slocombe (via Lunchbox Architect)

Kids Pod is An Extension to an Existing Home Created Just for Kids

Kids Pod is just for the little ones, connected to the house proper by a glazed bridge. And it couldn't be more fun…

Merricks House by Michael McManus Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Constable House by Townsend + Associates Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Constable House Staged Renovation Takes 14 Years, But Worth the Wait

A 1960s Architect-designed home undergoes 21st Century transformation into a gracious new house fit for modern living.

Narrabundah House by Adam Dettrick Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Like a Periscope, This House Curves to Capture the Best Views

With the sun and a majestic tree in one direction and views of a distant nature reserve in the other, this home manages to have it all.

Archer Family Residence by Kuhnellco Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Simple Details and Honest Materials Reflect Harsh Beauty of this Site

After the 2003 Canberra bushfires, this site was rereleased. The new home explores the idea of new beginnings for a young family.

Stepping House by Rob Henry Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Mid Century-inspired Home Designed to Work Well With the Landscape

On a tricky, but naturally beautiful battle-axe site, this home celebrates its assets and minimises its drawbacks.

SL House by Ben Walker Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Would you like a home that feels like it's floating in the treetops?

Taking advantage of a mature native landscape, this home captures all the right views so it feels like you're floating in the treetops.

Meta-Morphology by Sandbox Studio Architecture & Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

A new addition to this home completely transforms its look and feel

The addition creates a new living area and main bedroom suite, completely transforming the functionality and style of this home.

House Rosebank by MAKE Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

House Rosebank's Generous New Living Areas Compliment a Grand Old Edwardian

At House Rosebank, new rear living spaces help the home take advantage of a sunny garden and create a connection with the existing pool.

Cube House by Carr Design Group (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Stunning Light-Well Separates This Addition From the Original Home

Period ornamentation out the front, contemporary simplicity out the back. This home makes a beautiful transition from old to new.

Stepped House by Rob Kennon Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Stepped House Deals with a Sloping South-Facing Site with Style

Each room of this addition steps down with the contours of the site, while the plan zigzags to access light and connect to the garden.

Hip & Gable House by Architecture Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Hip & Gable House: When the Roof is More than Just a Roof

New pitched roofs continue the style of the original home, but are reinterpreted based on the function of the rooms and need for light.

Kew Villa by McManus Lew Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A 1960s Unit Is Transformed Into a Modern Family Home

Buying an extra slice of land from the owners' corporation enabled this 1960s one-bedroom unit to become a modern three-bedroom home.

Deco House by Mihaly Slocombe (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Kew Courtyard House by Drawing Room Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Mid-century never goes out of style for this creative couple

A mid-century-inspired home designed to navigate a long, skinny block is this creative duo's forever home...

Northbridge House 2 by Roth Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Northbridge House 2 is the Perfect Blend of Indoor and Outdoor Living

If you like living alfresco, you'll love the way Northbridge House 2 takes advantage of Sydney's climate to maximise indoor and outdoor spaces.

Neutral Bay House by Downie North Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Clever Extension Dramatically Improves 1920s-Era Neutral Bay House

Carefully curated views help Neutral Bay House to feel brighter, connect to the garden and defy its tightly confined urban site.

The Rose House by Brcar Morony Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Creating a peaceful urban sanctuary close to a busy highway

Your home is definitely your castle at this renovation which uses an elegant take on fortification to protect the home from noise.

Sunday House by Teeland Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Contemporary Additions to a Classic Brick Beach House in Noosa

Thanks to some clever new touches, this tired beach house now takes full advantage of its site overlooking lush rainforest.

Tent House by Sparks Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Unique Family Home Covered Entirely By a Tent Structure

Tucked away in Noosa's bushy hinterland is a tent house - a place that gives the sense of permanent camping without sacrifice...

May Grove House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modern, Low Maintenance, Inner City Pad for a Professional Couple

Home to a professional couple and Biggles the cat, this modern design aims to enhance the owners daily living experience. And succeeds.

Tess + JJ's House by po-co Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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?

South Yarra House by de.arch (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

The Hacienda by Adriano Pupilli Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Hacienda: Big Ideas for a Small Art Deco Apartment

A clever modern makeover of a young professional couples' apartment provides plenty of space for work, rest and play.

Manly Apartment by C+M Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Rabbit Warren is Transformed into an Elegant and Spacious Apartment

A rabbit warren-like early '90s apartment is transformed by C+M Studio into a chic coastal residence focusing on warm natural materials.

Manly Apartment by Annabelle Chapman Architect (via Lunchbox 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!

Cooper House by Sam Crawford Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Tumble of Rooms in a 1980s Extension Becomes a Bright Living Area

A disorganised and poorly oriented extension to the rear of heritage listed home is reconfigured into a beautiful open-plan space.

Bronte House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Turned Upside Down and Internal Walls Removed for a Sunnier Outlook

An internal renovation which opens up spaces and turns the house upside down to put living areas on the brighter, airier, upper floor.

Bronte House by Archer Office (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Light House by Alexander Symes Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Thoughtful renovation brings this home into the light side...

While retaining as much of the original house for cost and environmental reasons, this home is completely transformed.

Laneway House by 9point9 Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Covered Outdoor Dining Spills Onto a Courtyard in This Tropical Home

By creating outdoor covered spaces for dining and car parking Laneway House manages to pack a lot of space onto a tight site.

Cumquat Tree hosue by Christopher Megowan Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Outdoor 'Rooms' Create the Perfect Breakout Zones for This Home

The reordering and extension of this Art Deco home frames a view of an existing and prolific cumquat tree at the rear of the property.

SSK Residence by Davidov Partners Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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 for Hermes by Andrew Simpson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Heritage Listed Chicory Kiln on Phillip Island is Infinitely Flexible

A heritage-listed chicory kiln on Phillip Island is transformed into a delightfully playful residence for a couple.

'60s Modern by Jamison Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

From '80s Dated to '60s Modern - Gold Coast Home Transformed

If you love '60s style, decor and art, you'll have to take a look at this swinging transformation on the Gold Coast.

Bach House by Jamison Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Home That Embraces and Enhances the Site's Unique Natural Features

A magnificent 100 year old fig tree and a small creek are treated as sacred elements in this home which embraces its environment.

Naranga Avenue House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Naranga Avenue House: You Haven't Seen Breeze Blocks Like This Before

Inspired by the surrounding '60s estate, James Russell Architects takes the humble breeze block to new heights of style.

Watersedge by Jamison Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A clever duplex design takes advantage of the waterfront location...

With the water at the back door and a lush tropical courtyard bringing in light and breezes, this duplex has the best of both worlds.

Inbetween House by Inbetween Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Unconventional Front Addition Compliments and Contrasts Original Home

We're familiar with rear additions but at Inbetween House a clever front addition reorients and reconnects the house and garden.

Like Living in the '70s by Steffen Welsch Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Modernist 1970s Home Addresses its Shortcomings For 21st Century Life

A home rich with character is updated to improve comfort, privacy and connection to the landscape without losing its vintage feel.

Melaleuca House by Sabi Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

When You Live in the Tropics, You Need a Home for Outdoor Living

Melaleuca House was designed to embrace an outdoor lifestyle for a family relocating from Darwin to more rural Howard Springs.

Boston Road Townhouse by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Townhouse on a Small Block Stacks the Backyard on the Roof

How to deal with a small block? Don't sacrifice the backyard, stack it on top of the house and you've got a sophisticated roof deck!

Domain House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Choose Flexibility Over Footprint to Save Money and Energy

With sliding doors and a fold down bed, a rumpus room/third bedroom provides built in flexibility while reducing the overall footprint.

Riverside Alterations and Additions by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Clever Renovation Creates New Building Over Bones of the Original

Renovation uses half of the original roof structure to create a new raked roof and wraps the original fibro shack in new cladding.

Torquay House by Robert Troup Architect & My Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

An Urban Take on the Traditional Aussie Beach House in Torquay

As Torquay becomes increasingly cosmopolitan with more permanent residents architects are rethinking the traditional Aussie beach house.

Torquay House by buck&simple (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Beach House Designed for Everyone From Singles up to Groups of 20

This flexible beach house is the perfect surf trips big and small because it's focussed on the outdoors to create extra living space.

Torterra House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

It's not a commerical carpark, it's a beautiful, sustainable home!

Going against the status quo in this beach town, sustainability meets style in a thermally-consistent, biophilic, family home.

Oak Grove by Justin Mallia (via Lunchbox Architect)

Folded Facades Give Two Identical Homes Their Own Identity

For cost efficiency this project creates two identical houses, but thanks to a clever folded facade each home fits the site.

Malvern East House by Pleysier Perkins (via Lunchbox Architect)

Renovation for Modern Living Retains this Edwardian Home's Soul

A beautiful attention to details and respect for the original home creates a modern space that effortlessly blends old and new.

McNamara House by Tom Robertson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Timeless New Addition is Quietly Hidden Behind the Original Home

This new addition is unquestionably modern, but it has an enduring, timeless quality which makes old and new perfect companions.

Malvern East Bachelor Pad by Eliza Blair Architecture & Studio mkn (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bachelor Pad Reno Finds Unique Way to Create a Better Home for Owner

Transforming a 1960s apricot-brick unit into the perfect bachelor pad meant rethinking the space and adapting what was already there...

Footscray Apartment by BoardGrove Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Footscray Apartment Renovated for More Flexibility and Light

An unorthodox, but clever, renovation creates a series of light-filled flexible living spaces and creates the illusion of space.

Footscray Shed House by Jonathan Wong Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Rear Addition Feels at Home in Its Gritty, Inner-Urban Suburb

An extension designed to appear more like a random collection sheds belies the clever, considered spaces within.

Arrow House by Mark Lam Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Striking Angular Addition Helps to Draw Fresh Air Through this Home

A surprising, angular addition pops out of the rear of this home, but it does more than just look dramatic...

Origami Fold House by SG2 Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Folding the Roofline of an Addition Creates an Unexpected Delight

The carefully crafted folds of the ancient art of origami create something new and unexpected. It's a similar story with this reno...

Apartment on Ballarat by Circle Studio Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Revamp Turns Tired '90s Townhouse Into Bright and Welcoming Home

It's hard to believe 1994 was nearly 30 years ago, but this home was sure showing its age. No more thanks to a fun and bright revamp.

Sampson House by Source Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

North Facing Living Spaces Provide Space and Light to This Home

This 1920s home was transformed by an extension that refocusses living areas and a master retreat on a new north-facing courtyard.

Project Kangaroobie by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

New Modular Home: If You've Got It (An Incredible View), Flaunt It!

This modular home was designed and built off-site and then transported to its remote location where it now takes in stunning views.

Datum House by FIGR Architecture and Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Contemporary House Puts A Modern Spin on Its Neighbourhood

Datum House uses the scale and proportions of its neighbours as the starting point for a modern and light-filled home.

Ascot Vale Micro Addition by Drawing Room Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Micro Addition Tucks Much-needed Second Bathroom into Narrow Setback

It's not the size of an addition that counts, it's the functionality it adds to your home. This micro addition achieves hefty results.

Terrace House 1 by DREAMER (via Lunchbox Architect)

This terrace house renovation creates a lush outlook from every room

A terrace house typically makes you think, long, narrow and dark. This terrace might be long and narrow, but it's also light and lush!

Mexican Swiss Chalet - Malmsbury House by Perversi-Brooks Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Mexican-inspired Swiss Chalet in the Australian Bush... What?!

The architectural equivalent of a lamington made with Swiss cheese and dusted with paprika sounds like a recipe for disaster, but is it?

Light Corridor House by FIGR Architecture and Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

There Is an Abundance of Light at the End of This Quirky Tunnel

A dark tunnel transforms into a bright, open space at this Cremorne terrace which celebrates the transition from old to new.

A House for All Seasons by POLYstudio (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Joyful House by Mihaly Slocombe (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Joyful House Brings in Light and Opens Onto the Garden

A family of five create a joyful home with a series of open, colourful and light-filled spaces for their energetic young family.

Port Melbourne House by Pandolfini Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Narrow Terrace Hides Several Space-defying Surprises

A double-height space. An internal courtyard. A huge skylight. All tricks to create a sense of space hidden behind a narrow terrace.

Port Melbourne House by Finnis Architects & Catherine Francis (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Boundary Street House by Chan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Home Makes the Most of an Unusual Site in the Inner City

It's not often you get to build a new house in the inner city. What would you do if you had a clean slate?

Dark 'n' Stormy by Dan Gayfer Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Kitchen Renovation to Weather the Storm (i.e. Three Young Boys)

When you've got active young kids, your home must be robust enough to withstand a lot of punishment. This kitchen is built to last.

House 184 by Blank Canvas Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Shadow Roll House by Megowan Architectural (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Dark Light House by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Yarraville House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

If You're an Entertainer, This House Has Been Designed for You!

A new-found connection to the yard and pool, wine storage that's decorative yet practical and integrated seating throughout...

Melbourne Vernacular by Altereco (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Courtyard House by Sarah Lake Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Conventional Form of This Addition Is Cut Back to Let the Sun In

On a long, narrow site, a courtyard is cleverly cut into this addition to allow the sun to stream into new living spaces.

Yarraville Light House by ROAM Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Yarraville Residence by Studio mkn (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Mavis House by Altereco (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Little Maggie by ROAM Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Little Maggie: The Perfect Sunny Addition to this Weatherboard Cottage

Creating a light-filled addition where the garden and outdoor spaces feel like an extension of the living areas for year-round use.

Little Pinky House by OOF! Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A multigenerational 'share house' for mother and adult daughter

Transformation of a century-old cottage into a share house for mother and adult daughter with space for bonding and personal retreats.

Enmore House by Amrish Maharaj Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Home Hides a Secret Which Transforms the Previously Dark Terrace

Many old terraces are dark and pokey, but thanks to a tricky secret behind those doors, this terrace is now light, bright and spacious.

East Juliett by Sandbox Studio Architecture & Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

There's a Lot Hiding Behind this 5-metre-wide Frontage

Looks can be deceiving. Hidden behind this narrow frontage is a spacious, light-filled and fun home thanks to a recent renovation.

Ivanhoe Extension by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

Could You Live at Home While Your Extension is Being Built?

Living at home while your extension is built sounds like a nightmare, but this clever idea allowed the owners to live disruption-free.

Elphin House by Julie Firkin Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Recyclable House by Inquire Invent (via Lunchbox Architect)

Unlike Pesky Coffee Cups, This House is Designed to be Recyclable

It's surprising how many everyday items can't be recycled. Being fully recyclable, this home is surprising for the opposite reason!

Courtyard Deck House by ZGA Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Courtyard Deck's the Perfect Way to Combine Old and New at This Home

A decked courtyard connects this existing home and extension, providing light, breezes and an indoor-outdoor connection to old and new.

Buxton House by Anchor Homes (via Lunchbox Architect)

Can You Guess What Sets This Home Apart from the Rest?

Opening onto a huge deck, with incredible views from every room, you'll never guess what makes this country home so unique.

Buxton Rise by Format Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Bush Retreat Allows You to Get Away From It All

Designed for simple living to enjoy the surrounds, this home uses naturally beautiful materials to create a relaxing bush retreat.

Garden Studio by MODO Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Don't Build Over Your Garden, Grow Your Garden Up Instead!

Instead of sacrificing their productive garden, plants are encouraged to grow up the walls of this clever backyard studio.

First Lessons House by Ray Dinh Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Getting the Basics Right Helps Architect Nail His First Solo Project

The careful siting of this new home helps it take full advantage of the sun and embrace a beautiful, bushy site.

Altona Lightbox by OMG Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Dark and Pensive on the Outside, but It's a Different Story Inside

As soon as you enter the front door of this 1950s home, you are drawn to the light and openness of the new, rear addition.

BENT Annexe by Bent Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Light-filled Annexe-like Addition Opens This Home Up to the Garden

Like an annexe attached to the side of this solid home, BENT Annexe is an open-plan living area that feels more like a garden room.

Little at Large by Khab Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Compact Home Makes the Most of its Dramatic Rural Site

Celebrating an incredible rural site, this eco-friendly home opens up to the views, basks in the sun and collects all its own water.

Peekaboo House by Native Design Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Preston I by Irons McDuff Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Preston Retreat by Drawing Room Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Have a Garage You Never Use? Put the Space to Better Use...

A double garage has the perfect amount of space for a new multi-functional studio the owners will get far more use out of.

Green House Preston by Circle Studio Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A home addition inspired by the tiled facades of pubs in the area!

For a client who lives alone, this renovation was about creating the perfect home for their lifestyle, not more space.

Gordon Grove by Kim Kneipp (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Family's Fresh Start: Gordon Grove's Thoughtful Renovation

Discover how a first-time homebuyer revamped their space for family life with smart design, warm materials, and functional updates.

Barton House by Julie Firkin Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Waterloo Terrace by David Mitchell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Stradbroke Dual Occupancy by Graham Anderson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Camperdown Warehouse by Archer Office (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Woodworker's Cottage and Barn by Fabric Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Balaclava Remodel by Richard King Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Balston House by Base Building Design & Interiors (via Lunchbox Architect)

Transforming This Single-fronted Edwardian Home for Modern Living

While older homes have character baked in, they're not built for modern living. But, you can have the best of both worlds; old and new!

Sustainable House Marrickville by Day Bukh Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Fondue House by Castlepeake Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Renovation creates a sustainable, all-electric home...

Despite a tall neighbour to the north, this renovated home is full of light and lush views. Plus, they were able to disconnect the gas.

Olinda House by Bent Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Courtyard House by Youssofzay + Hart (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Melrose Terrace by Dan Gayfer Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

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!

Moor House by Kuzman Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Frankston Mid Century Modern by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Recent Polish Leaves This Mid-century Modern Gem Sparkling

With only minor changes over its 50-year life, this mid-century home retained its original charm but desperately needed a little TLC.

Daylesford 1863 by Moloney Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This New Addition Creates a Sunny Courtyard Shared by Old and New

Originally a parsonage for the neighbouring church, this historic home has been transformed with a contemporary addition.

Clovelly by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect)

Six Prefabricated Modules Create a Forever Home With an Ocean View

Designed to make the most of the view, even from the backyard, this prefab modular home is like a viewing scope towards the ocean.

St Peters House II by Kreis Grennan Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Laneway House Celebrates This Inner Suburb's History of Bricks

Celebrating the suburb's history, this laneway house demonstrates how to create high-quality housing in the inner city with flair.

Graffiti House by Durack Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

This old clothing warehouse is transformed into an incredible home...

Turn an existing clothing warehouse into a bold new home without losing its industrial aesthetic? Let's see how it turned out...

Nola Avenue House by Philip Stejskal Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

House B by Whispering Smith (via Lunchbox Architect)

Amazing What an Average Post-war Brick House Can Become...

This post-war brick house has been transformed into a stylish modern home with a thoughtful addition and creative reworking.

Masuto by Jamison Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Rethinking the Typical Duplex Development Offers Numerous Advantages

'It's the way things have always been done' doesn't mean it's the best solution! Questioning the norm can unlock hidden gold...

Deepwater House by Dieppe Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Building on a BAL-FZ (Flame Zone) Site Made This Home a Challenge

With the site's Bushfire Attack Level of Flame Zone, achieving the incredible expanses of glazing took incredible attention to detail.

Balgowlah Residence by Viewthru (via Lunchbox Architect)

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...

Empress House by YSC Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

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.

Whiffling House by Wexhaus Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

(Re)Creating a warm house the owners can entertain in...

Much of the charm of this original Edwardian cottage had been removed, painted over and, in some cases, plastered over.

East Fremantle House by Nic Brunsdon (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Most Important Part of This House Is the Space That Is Not Built

A generous north-facing courtyard becomes the best part of this house, bringing light, breezes and the outdoors into every space.

Ainslie Cottage by buck&simple & Texture Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Government-built Home Lovingly Transformed Into a Mid-century Gem

The renovation of this post-war house leans on mid-century details and views of the native landscape to create a special home.

Kyneton Country Townhouse by Amanda Calvert - Barry Sweet Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A New Townhouse Nestled in the Quiet Streets of a Country Town

You don't envisage a townhouse when you think of country town living, but this architect's own home is perfect for her family.

Enter the Light by Hobbs Jamieson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Enter the Light: A New Home Designed to Maximise Winter Sun

Access to natural light is so important, yet often overlooked. With thoughtful design, your home can be light and bright year-round.

Fin House by Aterre (via Lunchbox Architect)

A house for self-confessed 'habitual over-caterers'...

Opening up the back of this semi to light and the backyard has created the perfect entertainer.

Moorooka House by Maytree Studios (via Lunchbox Architect)

1970s Home Transformed by a Charred Timber Addition

The charred timber addition float in front of the home, complementing the original cream brick and transforming the street appeal.

OURHOUSEWANDAL by Design + Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Clever Home Manages to Feel Spacious and Comfortable on a Budget

Designed with sustainability, low maintenance and natural ventilation in mind, this is a low-budget family home with a difference...

Brighton East House by Ansari Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Quirky Fireplace Becomes the Focal Point of This Modern Renovation

The owners would have ripped this out-of-place fireplace out if they'd had their way, but it's become the centrepiece of this reno...

Pop Up House by Fabric Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

1970s-era Red Brick Home Completely Transformed by Modern Renovation

Not that you'd know it now, but this sleek, modern-Japanese-inspired home was once a tired '70s brick pad and what a transformation!

Longueville House by Vanessa Wegner Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Modern Take on the Verandah Creates a Connection to the Garden

The front verandah of this Californian Bungalow is reinterpreted at the rear of the home to create a shady outdoor living space.

Fibro House by Adam Dettrick Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fibro Beach House Reboot Creates a Sustainable and Affordable Home

When thinking about how to create a sustainable and affordable home, the 1960s-era fibro beach shack was the perfect inspiration...

North South House by Preston Lane Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Sustainable and Energy-efficient Home in Spite of Tricky Orientation

Getting light into living areas with a south-facing backyard is tricky. Here it's handled elegantly for an efficient and bright home.

Thirroul House by Lisa Breeze Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Addition to a Home in a Flood Zone Is the Perfect Refuge

An addition sitting high and dry (literally) above the flood level, creates a refuge from the main family home and potential floods.

Modular Passive House by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Stunning Modular Home is Also a High-performance Passive House!

Built to Passive House standards, this home has exceptional energy-efficiency performance for comfortable living year-round.

Off Grid House by Anderson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Off-grid Home Has a Magic Location, but It Came With Challenges

Surrounded by bushland, this home is off-grid and bushfire resilient to deal with its beautiful but challenging location.

Offset House by Amrish Maharaj Architect & Kitty Lee Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

When a Series of Renovations Leave a House Feeling Confused...

A house can become dysfunctional as poorly planned renovations alter the layout and strip away original details. But it can be fixed!

Dover Townhouses by DOOD Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

What If Your Young Kids Could Grow up Next Door to Their Cousins?

A pigeon pair of townhouses allow two brothers and their young families to live side-by-side; the perfect place to raise their kids.

Residence AD&H by Open Studio Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Imagine if Grandma's house was next door and connected by a bridge!

Solving two families' problems in one move: create a link between the two homes to create the perfect multi-generational home...

Poppy's House by Northern Edge Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Updating a Modernist Home Without Losing Its Character

Damp-ridden, cold and leaking, this 1960s home needed a revamp. Luckily, a sensitive approach retains the home's unique character.

Mansfield Shipping Container Tiny House by Robbie Walker (via Lunchbox Architect)

This Off-grid Shipping Container Tiny House is the Perfect Retreat

Constructed from two shipping containers, this tiny house embraces the landscape and can even be relocated to a new site.

Maribyrnong Mods by Michael McManus Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Sometimes it's the little things that can make a big difference...

A focus on the small changes with the biggest impact was key to keeping the renovation of this 1980s project home budget-friendly.

Point Lonsdale II by Stonehouse + Irons Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Courtyard design creates a sunny, yet protected, coastal home

Courtyard design using robust materials for a low-maintenance home that will age gracefully - perfect for a couple looking to retire.

Mt Eliza House by Bent Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

A home fit for ageing in place doesn't need to look institutional...

When you think of ageing in place, you might imagine ramps, grab rails and a lot of linoleum. But it doesn't have to be that way...

The Courtyard House by Maryanne Taskovski Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A courtyard creates the perfect transition between old and new

Getting the transition right is a challenge in any addition. Here, a courtyard creates breathing room between old and new.

Jacoby by Lucy Clemenger Architects & Lucy Clemenger Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A dream home renovation for a lover of fashion, art and design...

What does the dream home of a multi-creative look like? Beautiful details, a relaxed beach house vibe and a healthy splash of colour.

Pump up the Volume by Hobbs Jamieson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Epic makeover leaves suburban cottage unrecognisable

An expansive renovation and extension of this suburban cottage has transformed it into a stunning family home filled with light…

River of Life by Sandbox Studio Architecture & Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Embracing the Coastal Lifestyle: River of Life, Curl Curl

Soak in the fluid lines and light and airy interiors of this modern coastal home in Sydney's Northern Beaches...

High Tide by Bones Studio (via Lunchbox Architect)

Living the high life in Surfers Paradise

This beachside apartment had the makings of a beautiful home. It just needed some assistance…

Kirribilli downsize apartment by Tsai Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Space saving and design tricks help these downsizers live large

With just 75 square metres and an awkward floor plan, this downsizing couple have a stunning, space-efficient and functional home.

House in the Dry by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A House in the Dry is adapted to Australia's climate and landscape

Responding to its unique landscape and climate, this home is the kind we should be building in Australia, not more McMansions.

Vy and Matt's House by Elaine Richardson Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

A colourful terrace renovation captures the owners' sense of fun

Most terraces are dark and pokey, but with pops of colour and a full-width opening to the garden, this home is bright and full of fun.

Bombala by Sealand (via Lunchbox Architect)

Discover an accessible luxury retirement home with a twist!

Ditch the retirement village with this private accessible luxury retirement home filled with light and sustainability features...

Suburban Loci by Ande Bunbury Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Transforming a 1950s home into a modern marvel in Melbourne

Discover how a dated 1950s brick house was masterfully renovated into a stunning, light-filled contemporary home in Melbourne.

House Anew by Bijl Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Transforming a '90s red brick project home into something special

Who would have thought a modest red brick project home could be hiding so much potential. The transformation is stunning...

Darlington Residence by David Parsons Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Reviving Charm: Inside this clever Darlington terrace renovation

Not a square metre goes to waste in this tight Darlington terrace renovation to create a modern, multifunctional home.

Hardwick Family Home by Jessica Hardwick Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

The one where a heavily pregnant architect undertakes her dream reno

Architect attempts to design her own renovation of a 1950s stunner while heavily pregnant. What could possibly go wrong?

Lindsay by Megowan Architectural (via Lunchbox Architect)

Stunning Art Deco home renovation blends classic with modern

This Art Deco home renovation references the original to create a home that is full of character and perfect for modern living.

Jacob and Jade's House by Cooee Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Transforming a Dream: A Carpenter's Home Renovation Journey

Carpenter’s vision meets architectural brilliance: transforming a dark, outdated house into a light-filled, energy-efficient family home.

The Paperbark by Coveney Browne Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Heritage Renovations in Claremont Strike Perfect Balance

By restoring the original cottage and separating the addition from the original home, The Paperbark sensitively blends old and new...

Heather's Off-Grid House by Gardiner Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Discover Heather's Off-Grid House: A Model of Sustainable Rural Living

This off-grid sustainable house balances modern comforts with off-grid sustainable living on a 37-hectare property in Birregurra.

The Island House by BDA Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

What would an architect’s island getaway for his family look like?

When an architect designs their own home, it creates some exciting results. See how this architect designed a home surrounded by nature…

Hawthorne Siblings by Refresh Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

YIMBY: Fitting more homes in our cities doesn't have to be ugly!

Hawthorne Siblings: Rethinking the traditional Queenslander for denser cities and stylish modern living...

Marengo Beach House by Luke Stanley Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

What would a marine lovers’ house on a coastal reserve look like?

Marine lovers’ dream home: The Marengo Beach House combines sustainable design with stunning views and a deep connection to nature.

Tee View House by Kitty Lee Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

This family purchased their home for one stunning reason…

It was just a shame that the rest of the outdated house let it down. But not anymore! Now it's the perfect family home...