Sydney Australia Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Sydney, Australia.

This Renovated ’70s Home in Sydney Is a Glowing Backdrop for a Couple’s Art and Furniture Collection
This Renovated ’70s Home in Sydney Is a Glowing Backdrop for a Couple’s Art and Furniture Collection
Studio Prineas punches up a suburban home with built-ins, skylights, and design moments that frame the owners’ prized possessions.
A Knockout Brick Facade Shelters an Airy Home in Sydney
Brcar Morony Architecture deploys bespoke masonry to counter a noisy streetscape and privacy concerns.
A Former Corner Shop in Sydney Becomes a Family Home Full of Art Nouveau Flair
The sensuous residence draws inspiration from Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh and traditional Japanese interiors.
This Energy-Efficient Prefab Is One Family’s Weekend Retreat by the Beach
This Energy-Efficient Prefab Is One Family’s Weekend Retreat by the Beach
In designing a getaway for her own family, architect Hannah Tribe created a sustainable kit home that’s as breezy as it looks.
A Luminous Micro-Home Peeks Above the Rooftops in Sydney
This Australian home feels larger than its 645 square feet thanks to white walls, plenty of outdoor connections, and loads of natural light.
An Addition to a 1940s Home in Sydney Amplifies Its Connection to the Outdoors
Architect Polly Harbison designs an extension for her sister’s home to include a kitchen, a bedroom with an outdoor shower, and wide-open garden views.
A Cozy Aussie Cottage Hides a Sleek Renovation Behind a Heritage Facade
A modest weatherboard house receives a playful update to accommodate a family of five in Sydney.
My House: An Australian Stylist Curates an Ever-Changing, Art-Filled Home
Jono Fleming turns an off-the-plan apartment by architecture studio SJB into a colorful refuge in the heart of Sydney.
A Playful Home Inspired by Studio Ghibli’s “My Neighbor Totoro” Blends Indoor/Outdoor Spaces
CplusC Architectural Workshop renovates a Sydney residence to celebrate family togetherness and a connection with the natural world.
Soon Headed to Auction, This Concrete Home in Sydney Is Brutally Handsome
To the highest bidder goes a severe concrete dwelling containing sleek wood finishes, steel-and-glass partitions, and brass details throughout.
An Australian Architect’s Dazzling Interpretation of Prairie Style Lists for the First Time
An Australian Architect’s Dazzling Interpretation of Prairie Style Lists for the First Time
Built in the 1960s and now asking $4.2M, the Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired Mirrabooka House sits on five acres of magnificent gardens.
A Curvaceous Revamp Fills a Dark Sydney Terrace House With Light and Harbor Views
Stafford Architecture sculpts the interior of a Darling Point home to provide soaring ceilings and views of Rushcutters Bay.
A Sleek Addition Hides Behind a Federation-Era Facade in Sydney
Heritage details cascade into a minimalist composition of glass and blackened timber in this renovation by Studio Prineas.
This Sun-Soaked Sydney Residence Sits on a Sandstone Ledge
Architect Emili Fox saw the cliff not as a challenge but as an opportunity to build a wellness-focused home for her family.
This Cozy Aussie Cottage Is a Treasure Trove of Pottery and Vintage Finds
A smart renovation makes room for a creative couple, their two dalmatians, and a carefully curated collection of goods.
A Raw Yet Refined Bondi Beach Home Opens Up to the Neighborhood
Plaster and tile play nicely with brick and steel in this Bondi beach home defined by sharp contrast.
Natural Light and Treetop Views Suffuse This Taoist-Inspired Sydney Home
An architect flips the script on her “upside-down” home with a light-filled revamp.
A Book Lover’s Cottage in Australia Captures Light With a Glass-Block Facade
Sibling Architecture transforms a Federation-style home in Sydney into a sunny space for reading.
Black Pivot Doors Frame Views of This Australian Home’s Verdant Garden
With seamless transitions to the outside and a spacious open floor plan, this renovated house gets some airy upgrades.
Arches, Curves, and a Spiral Staircase Define This Sculptural Australian Home
Chenchow Little architects devise a wondrous and efficient home for a family of five in Sydney.
A Sydney Architect Deftly Revamps a 1920s Cottage to Embrace the Garden
Jeffrey Bokey-Grant gives his family’s traditional cottage an award-winning remodel that adheres to the original footprint.
Before & After: A Blighted Boarding House in Sydney Is Now an Adaptable Courtyard Home
COX Architecture’s Joe Agius reconfigures a terrace house around a verdant courtyard, drawing inspiration from Moroccan riads.
A Radiant Sydney Home Appears to Float Above a Sandstone Ridge
A dramatic cantilever isn’t the only striking aspect of this Sydney home—carefully framed views and an incredible outdoor shower also do the trick.
A Sunken Courtyard Anchors This Concrete Home to Its Steep Waterfront Site
CHROFI designs a home for an empty-nester couple on Sydney’s northern beaches that contrasts rugged concrete with refined millwork.
Delightful Curves Abound in This Revamped Cottage in Sydney
Carter Williamson Architects preserves the heritage facade of a 100-year-old dwelling in Annandale while imbuing the interiors with pastel hues and rounded details.
A Revamped Terrace House in Sydney Is an Audiophile’s Dream
A new addition at the rear of this slender, 1800s-built home is finely tuned for hi-fi listening.
Before & After: A Partitioned Bed-and-Breakfast in Sydney Is Now a Gracefully Unified Home
Carter Williamson turns a disjointed terrace house into a soothing residence full of soft colors and curves.
A Lush Garden Is the Hidden Heart of This Courtyard House
Garden and living spaces blend together in this Australian dwelling which inverts the classic wraparound veranda.
This Breezy Sydney Home Stands Strong Against Bushfires
In the Western Sydney suburb of North Rocks, a sustainably renovated home embraces the outdoors in more ways than one.
An Architectural “Gorge” Splits This Australian Home in Half
The Iron Maiden House showcases a unique way to bring the outside in by replicating a natural phenomenon.