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Modern Australian Homes Part One

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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.
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   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 KnowlerCourtesy of: James Knowler Photography

     

    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

    Courtesy of: James Knowler Photography

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   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.  Photo by: Stephen Oxenbury

     

    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.

    Photo by: Stephen Oxenbury

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   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.  Photo by: Peter Bennetts

     

    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.

    Photo by: Peter Bennetts

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   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.  Photo by: Peter Hyatt

     

    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.

    Photo by: Peter Hyatt

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   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.  Photo by: Peter Bennetts

     

    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.

    Photo by: Peter Bennetts

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