New homes provide the opportunity for a completely custom design. Even on a modest budget, architects can design an affordable new home that’s perfectly suited to your needs.

This is our selection of stunning architecturally designed new homes:

Aireys Ramp House by Irons McDuff Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Aireys Ramp House by Irons McDuff Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Aireys Ramp House by Irons McDuff Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Aireys Ramp House by Irons McDuff Architecture
Ballarat East House by Porter Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Ballarat East House by Porter Architects
Featured Project 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.
The Peak by Grimshaw Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) The Peak by Grimshaw Architects
Featured Project An Affordable and Sustainable Tiny House (With a Heart) Just because this tiny house is affordable, sustainable and socially responsible doesn't mean it's not stylish to boot...
Oikos Breakneck Gorge by Robert Nichol & Sons (via Lunchbox Architect) Oikos Breakneck Gorge by Robert Nichol & Sons
Featured Project 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.
House with a Guest Room by Andrew Power (via Lunchbox Architect) House with a Guest Room by Andrew Power
Featured Project 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.
12 October 2018 (via Lunchbox Architect) 12 October 2018
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Nulla Vale House and Shed by MRTN Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Nulla Vale House and Shed by MRTN Architects
Featured Project 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).
Buxton House by Anchor Homes (via Lunchbox Architect) Buxton House by Anchor Homes
Featured Project 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.
CABN by  (via Lunchbox Architect) CABN by
Featured Project 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).
Blueys Beach House 5 by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Blueys Beach House 5 by Bourne Blue Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Recyclable House by  (via Lunchbox Architect) Recyclable House by
Featured Project 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!
7 June 2018 (via Lunchbox Architect) 7 June 2018
Article Double-height Spaces Double the Drama (and Make Your Home Feel Larger) 'Does my lounge look big in this [double-height space]' you ask your partner, but for once you hope they reply, 'kinda, yeah'...
25 May 2018 (via Lunchbox Architect) 25 May 2018
Article Small House Plans: 18 Home Designs Under 100m2 Living large in a small house is what we're all about. Here are 18 house plans under 100 square metres to give you some ideas.
Golf Course House by Bespoke Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Golf Course House by Bespoke Architects
Featured Project 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.
JR’s Hut at Kimo Estate by Anthony Hunt Design & Luke Stanley Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) JR’s Hut at Kimo Estate by Anthony Hunt Design & Luke Stanley Architects
Featured Project 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.
4 May 2018 (via Lunchbox Architect) 4 May 2018
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Two Halves House by Moloney Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Two Halves House by Moloney Architects
Featured Project 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.
Little Big House by Room 11 (via Lunchbox Architect) Little Big House by Room 11
Featured Project 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.
Lighthouse by Room 11 (via Lunchbox Architect) Lighthouse by Room 11
Featured Project 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.
Toodyay Shack by A Workshop (via Lunchbox Architect) Toodyay Shack by A Workshop
Featured Project 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.
Court House by Peter Winkler Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Court House by Peter Winkler Architects
Featured Project 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.
Mudjimba by Chris Klar Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Mudjimba by Chris Klar Architects
Featured Project 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.
Samford Valley Small House by  (via Lunchbox Architect) Samford Valley Small House by
Featured Project 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.
Mt Macedon House by Field Office Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Mt Macedon House by Field Office Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Clarke Shack by mishack (via Lunchbox Architect) Clarke Shack by mishack
Featured Project 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.
Archer Family Residence by Kuhnellco Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Archer Family Residence by Kuhnellco Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Elizabeth Street by Dorrington Atcheson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Elizabeth Street by Dorrington Atcheson Architects
Featured Project A Modern Home Designed With Deference to Heritage Suburb This double storey home is designed to look like a single storey home so it fits into its heritage neighbourhood.
Elizabeth Street by Dorrington Atcheson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Elizabeth Street by Dorrington Atcheson Architects
Paddington Residence by Ellivo Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Paddington Residence by Ellivo Architects
Featured Project "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.
The Whittaker Cube by Dravitzki Brown (via Lunchbox Architect) The Whittaker Cube by Dravitzki Brown
Featured Project A Smaller Home Allows for Immaculate Details and Rich Materials If you want the look and feel of luxury at your home, it pays to think a bit smaller and pay attention to the details.
Domain House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Domain House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Featured Project 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.
Blackburn House by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect) Blackburn House by ArchiBlox
Featured Project 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.
Boston Road Townhouse by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Boston Road Townhouse by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Featured Project 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!
Waitpinga Retreat by Mountford Williamson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Waitpinga Retreat by Mountford Williamson Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Foxground by Nettleton Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Foxground by Nettleton Architects
Featured Project 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.
Claremont Residence by Keen Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Claremont Residence by Keen Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Gogo Bach by Herbst Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Gogo Bach by Herbst Architects
Featured Project Two Uninspiring Cabins Bought for a Steal Become a Stylish Retreat These two cabins have become something much grander than the typical granny flat or affordable beach shack they're usually used for...
West End House by Kirk Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) West End House by Kirk Architects
Featured Project 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.
The Avenue by Neil Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) The Avenue by Neil Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Avalon by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect) Avalon by ArchiBlox
Featured Project 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.
Naranga Avenue House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Naranga Avenue House by James Russell Architects
Featured Project 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.
Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect) Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit
Featured Project 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.
Island Bay House by WireDog Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Island Bay House by WireDog Architecture
Featured Project Compact Japanese-Inspired House Lives Large Thanks to a Wall of Glass Thanks to a double-height space and an expansive openable wall of glass to capture the view, this home feels positively spacious.
K Valley House by Herbst Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) K Valley House by Herbst Architects
Featured Project Rusting Corrugated Iron on this Stunning Home is Like Rural Camouflage The perfect retreat for a director and camera operator in the film industry, this home has no shortage of cinematic drama.
The Exploding! Shed House by David Weir Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) The Exploding! Shed House by David Weir Architects
Featured Project 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.
Nelson House by Kerr Ritchie Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Nelson House by Kerr Ritchie Architecture
Featured Project Warm NZ House Designed to Embrace the Sun and View of Tasman Bay A warm new home for a young family wraps around a courtyard space to create a protected area for the kids to play and the family to enjoy the stunning ocean views.
Studio 19 Community Housing by Strachan Group Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Studio 19 Community Housing by Strachan Group Architects
Featured Project Architecture Students Also Design and Build Two Community Houses Studio 19 are at it again, designing two stunning community houses for a not-for-profit organisation in New Zealand.
Studio 19 Bach by Strachan Group Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Studio 19 Bach by Strachan Group Architects
Featured Project Beach House Designed and Built by a Group of Architecture Students Small in both budget and footprint, but clever thinking and innovative solutions have produced a home which ticks all the boxes...
Bach House by Jamison Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Bach House by Jamison Architects
Featured Project 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.