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:

Offset House by Architopia (via Lunchbox Architect) Offset House by Architopia
Featured Project Comfortable, Sustainable Living Doesn't Need to be Costly... Passive solar principles, high-quality yet affordable materials and thoughtful design brings high-quality housing within reach.
23 July 2020 (via Lunchbox Architect) 23 July 2020
Article Top 15 Building and Renovating Books Recommended by Architects Planning to build or renovate? Get your hands on some of these brilliant architect-recommended books to help you on your journey.
Buxton Rise by Format Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Buxton Rise by Format Architects
Featured Project 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.
Alpine Vistas by Intuitive Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Alpine Vistas by Intuitive Architects
Featured Project This New Zealand Home is Designed to Soak In Stunning Alpine Vistas An L-shaped floor plan creates sheltered outdoor space, maximises the view and builds in flexibility to this beautiful home.
Soulsbly Residence III by John McAuley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Soulsbly Residence III by John McAuley Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Torquay House by buck&simple (via Lunchbox Architect) Torquay House by buck&simple
Featured Project 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.
Project Kangaroobie by  (via Lunchbox Architect) Project Kangaroobie by
Featured Project 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.
Olinda House by Bent Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Olinda House by Bent Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Ramsar Fields by John McAuley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Ramsar Fields by John McAuley Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Dorman Beach House by Studio101 Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Dorman Beach House by Studio101 Architects
Featured Project 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.
Upside Down Akubra House by Alexander Symes Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Upside Down Akubra House by Alexander Symes Architect
Featured Project 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.
House MT by Kart Projects (via Lunchbox Architect) House MT by Kart Projects
Featured Project 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'...
Seachange House by Solomon Troup Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Seachange House by Solomon Troup Architects
Featured Project 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?
Elemental House by Ben Callery Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Elemental House by Ben Callery Architects
Featured Project 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...
Wistow House by Mountford Williamson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Wistow House by Mountford Williamson Architecture
Featured Project 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.
30 August 2019 (via Lunchbox Architect) 30 August 2019
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29 August 2019 (via Lunchbox Architect) 29 August 2019
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Hart House by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Hart House by Casey Brown Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Apollo Bay House by Dock4 Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Apollo Bay House by Dock4 Architecture
Featured Project New Spaces Draped Around an Original Cedar-lined Shack Like a Tent A new asymmetrical frame encloses the original shack, wrapping new living areas all around to take advantage of the views.
Stradbroke Dual Occupancy by Graham Anderson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Stradbroke Dual Occupancy by Graham Anderson Architects
Featured Project 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.
Avoca Weekender by Architecture Saville Isaacs (via Lunchbox Architect) Avoca Weekender by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Featured Project 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.
Hidden House by Andrew Child Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Hidden House by Andrew Child Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Gavin Street Residence by POD (People Oriented Design) (via Lunchbox Architect) Gavin Street Residence by POD (People Oriented Design)
Featured Project 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.
Tropical Beach House by Renato D'Ettorre Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Tropical Beach House by Renato D'Ettorre Architects
Featured Project 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...
Paddock House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Paddock House by Archterra Architects
Featured Project 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.
Little at Large by Khab Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Little at Large by Khab Architects
Featured Project 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.
Skyline House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Skyline House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Featured Project 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.
Bluebird Duplex by  (via Lunchbox Architect) Bluebird Duplex by
Featured Project 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.
Macmasters Beach House by buck&simple (via Lunchbox Architect) Macmasters Beach House by buck&simple
Featured Project 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.
Five Yards House by Archier (via Lunchbox Architect) Five Yards House by Archier
Featured Project 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.
29 November 2018 (via Lunchbox Architect) 29 November 2018
Article Don't Do It! So many decision when building or renovating. Architect Wesley Spencer tells us what not to do so we don't make a design faux pas...
First Lessons House by Ray Dinh Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) First Lessons House by Ray Dinh Architecture
Featured Project 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.
First Lessons House by Ray Dinh Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) First Lessons House by Ray Dinh Architecture
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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