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July 20, 2013
Skip the Sydney Opera House and click through these five amazing abodes in Australia's biggest city.
Façade with custom cedar windows and wooden dowels

Inspired by tansu chests and raw materials that show patina, Sydney-based architects John Wilkin and Susanne Pini renovated their own amazing home in the Sydney suburb of Annandale—very slowly.

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Originally appeared in Almost Perfect
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David Langston-Jones works in his office in a Sydney suburb

Within the mix of warehouses, detached brick bungalows, and dusty pubs of the Sydney suburb of Alexandria, local architect David Langston-Jones has built an intricate and finely textured duplex that’s one part speculative development, one part home for the owner and architect. Photo by: Richard Powers.

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Originally appeared in Twice as Nice
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water-conscious cottage in Sydney, Australia

In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water-filtration system. Photo by: Richard Powers

 

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Originally appeared in The First Wave
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Christopher polly architect portrait exterior
In the Sydney neighborhood of Rozelle, architect Christopher Polly has renovated a house with green design in mind. By opening up the plan, adding floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls to the rear of the house, deftly organizing windows, and repurposing elements of the original building, Polly has created a structure that's attuned to its environment.
Originally appeared in Space Race
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The rear facade. A system of sliding glass windows and doors underscore the indoor/outdoor nature of the house.

Utterly dynamic, this house on an urban peninsula in Sydney is rich with inventive and thoughtfully considered spaces. Walls become windows and screens slide shut to repel (or entice) the changing weather. Photo by: Roger D'Souza

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Originally appeared in A Measured Approach
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Façade with custom cedar windows and wooden dowels

Inspired by tansu chests and raw materials that show patina, Sydney-based architects John Wilkin and Susanne Pini renovated their own amazing home in the Sydney suburb of Annandale—very slowly.

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