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August 3, 2013
We top off our series of modern Australian homes with four more from the Dwell archives. If you missed parts one and two, be sure to check them out!
Dougal James-Robertson studies the expansive views that extend all the way to the Barrenjoey headland many miles away with the use of a handy telescope. The sliding glass wall makes the kitchen feel like an outdoor room.

 

The James-Robertson house is composed of three separate structures perched in trees overlooking Australia's Pittwater Bay. With a bird's-eye view of its surroundings, smooth wood floors, and open decks that integrate common rooms with the outdoors, the home combines luxury with a natural experience. Photo by Richard Powers.

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Originally appeared in Inclined to Relax
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The home is adjacent to a park and the residents wanted to seamlessly bridge the interiors and exteriors. The concrete floors extend underneath the deep eaves and sliding glass doors open up the interior space, making the home feel larger than its 2,300 s

 

While designing their Brisbane home, the Dillons aimed "to strike the right updated-mid-century-modern balance." Once they found an exterior style that suited them, the family proceeded to design their home's interior based on their love of Japanese design and passion for art collecting. Photo by David Sandison.

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Originally appeared in Seamless Living in Brisbane
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wood floor glass windows house in tree island off Australia

 

The misconception that prefabricated housing isn't customizable is debunked with the perfect counterexample of this prefab home in the Australian outback on Dangar Island. The separate components of a largely self-sufficient home were assembled quickly and easily; the main rooms of the house are elevated on tall stilts that prevent any damage to the island's indigenous plant life. Photo by Patrick Bingham Hall.

Originally appeared in Outback Staked House
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Clayden is perfectly happy enjoying the subtropical sun on the balcony, though his much-beloved cat Ginger appears far more enthusiastic about lolling on the patio.

 

Dave Clayden's glass-walled bedroom pushes boundaries in conservative Brisbane; his modern home's large windows and open layout are unusual in such a traditional area. Photo by Richard Powers.

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Originally appeared in Minimalist Bachelor Pad in Brisbane
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Dougal James-Robertson studies the expansive views that extend all the way to the Barrenjoey headland many miles away with the use of a handy telescope. The sliding glass wall makes the kitchen feel like an outdoor room.

 

The James-Robertson house is composed of three separate structures perched in trees overlooking Australia's Pittwater Bay. With a bird's-eye view of its surroundings, smooth wood floors, and open decks that integrate common rooms with the outdoors, the home combines luxury with a natural experience. Photo by Richard Powers.

Photo by Richard Powers.

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