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July 30, 2013
A few weeks ago we compiled our favorite homes in Sydney, Australia; now, check out some homes from the southern coast of the land down under.
Modern backyard pool patio BBQ area

 

The Victorian facade of an 1880's bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, belies the modernity of its addition and spacious backyard, constructed during a renovation that filled the home's interior with natural light. Photo by James Knowler.

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Australia kitchen

 

A small brick building in Fitzroy, a lively suburb of Melbourne, was a stable in the 19th century. Today, however, it is home to a family of four, who left their house's historical exterior largely untouched but updated its interior with warm wood and a modern aesthetic. Photo by Stephen Oxenbury.

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The deck off the kitchen and dining room gets loads of use. As it's more visually connected to the common areas of the house, and the fact that it was an utterly splendid day when I visited, it actually feels more social to hang out there than in the cour

 

The Courtyard House by Rowan Opat Architects is essentially a ring of closed-in hallways surrounding a central grassy area that, "in the spirit of an antique Chinese courtyard house," acts as a center of family life. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

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High ceilings and generous expanses of glass more than compensate for the lack of a second floor.

 

Going from Rochester, New York, to Bruny Island, Tasmania, is a brutal 30-hour commute, but the Taits don't mind; they know that their sleek, self-sufficient, eco-friendly vacation home is waiting for them. Photo by Peter Hyatt.

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Interior courtyard made of blackbutt wood.

 

For the Mazur family, Melbourne's inner suburb of Brunswick East was the perfect location, but their 930-square-foot house wasn't pulling its weight. So, they decided to renovate, and built a plywood deck and an addition onto the back of their home, doubling its square footage. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

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Modern backyard pool patio BBQ area

 

The Victorian facade of an 1880's bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, belies the modernity of its addition and spacious backyard, constructed during a renovation that filled the home's interior with natural light. Photo by James Knowler.

Photo by James Knowler. Image courtesy of James Knowler Photography.

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