Australian Homes

Modern, prefab and sustainable homes from Oz.

An Australian Family’s Farmhouse Reflects the Splendor of Its Surroundings
An Australian Family’s Farmhouse Reflects the Splendor of Its Surroundings
A young couple seek to maximize livability and sustainability amidst the rolling hills and vineyards of the Piccadilly Valley.
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An Aging Couple Carve Out a Sanctuary in the Suburbs of Melbourne
They tapped local firm Bent Architecture for a plan with first-floor amenities and outdoor areas planted with tranquil gardens.
An Improved Veranda and Shades of Green Makes This Queenslander Cottage a Subtropical Dream
To suit a multigenerational family, Brisbane firm Arcke built an apartment below the residence and connected them with a Japanese-inspired indoor/outdoor space.
A Black Timber Screen Conceals a Family’s Lush Hideaway on the Victoria Coast
A Black Timber Screen Conceals a Family’s Lush Hideaway on the Victoria Coast
The residence by Project 12 Architecture eschews an open plan for private, intimate spaces that spill into a backyard oasis.
A Cramped ’90s Kitchen Becomes a Melbourne Family’s Favorite Gathering Space
Sarah Kahn Architect designs a soaring timber-clad kitchen and dining area at the rear of the home without encroaching on the beloved backyard.
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 Jewel Box Home in Melbourne Gets a Minty-Fresh Kitchen With a Cat Door
Architect Lisa Breeze expands the kitchen of a 1940s residence and includes cool-green cabinets, terrazzo floors, and a pass-through for a feline friend.
An Architect Builds a Bunker-Esque Workspace That’s Designed for Future Updates
Architect Mathieu Levesque adds an office to his family’s Brisbane property with plans to renovate when his firm, LADA, grows out of the space.
A Melbourne Apartment Trades Walls for Curtains After a $20K Transformation
Architecture Architecture removed doors and demolished dividers to create an open-plan living space that can be easily reconfigured at a moment’s notice.
A Brisbane Architect Designs Her Family’s Dream Home on a Tricky Suburban Site
On a sloped lot flanked by neighbors, architect Julie Derrick devises an open, L-shaped plan that frames views of the lush backyard.
Old Meets New in This Reimagined Garden House in Australia
Old Meets New in This Reimagined Garden House in Australia
Maike Design transforms a dark bungalow into a bright family home where greenery takes center stage.
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 Family Home in Melbourne Gets an Extension With a Timber Brise-Soleil
In renovating a gabled residence, Architecture Architecture creates a wedge-shaped eave that guards the interiors from harsh summer sun.
An Australian Builder’s Cramped Family Cottage Gets an Industrial-Inspired Extension
In Melbourne’s Newport suburb, OOF! Architecture leads a skillful remodel packed with playful surprises like exposed trusses, a gantry walkway, and a hidden dog tunnel.
A Melbourne Architect Imagines a New Home for Her Sister’s Family
With firm partner Rene Lieu, Sara Tonini of Mani Architecture creates a black facade that hides an array of textured and colorful spaces.
Before & After: Twinning Homes in Melbourne Go From Ramshackle to Ravishing
Mairead Murphy of Maike Design renovates two matching houses on the same block in Brunswick East, imbuing each with its own distinct character.
This Family Home in Australia Is a Love Letter to the Sea
On an oceanfront site, Levesque & Derrick Architects creates a serene, ship-like residence for a couple riding the wave of retirement.
In Melbourne, a Retired Couple’s Weatherboard Cottage Gets a Luminous Extension
Roam Architects designs an airy addition with a timber roof, a two-way fireplace, and generous glazing that connects it to the backyard.
20 Impressive Australian Homes That Bring the Outdoors In
These sun-filled dwellings blur the boundaries between the interior spaces and their surroundings.
A Melbourne Bungalow’s Courtyard Extension Creates a Window to the Sky
Inspired by the home of Australian architect Sir Roy Grounds, the extension artfully blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces.
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.
A Multitiered Addition With a Lush Courtyard Revives a Federation-Style Melbourne Home
Architectural studio WALA breathes new life into a dated weatherboard bungalow with a two-level extension that incorporates a rear garden and addresses the home’s flood-prone site.
A Brutalist-Inspired Home in Australia Maintains a Breezy Connection to the Bush
Complying with newly minted fire safety building codes, architect Polly Harbison started with concrete to create a dreamy indoor/outdoor retreat for her clients.
A Postwar Cottage in Melbourne Gets a Light-Filled Extension With a Central Courtyard
DOOD Studio helps a young Australian couple create a light and bright addition to their previously dark home, which the owner-builder clients lived in throughout the construction...
Before & After: A Century-Old Cottage in Melbourne Is No Longer a “Rabbit Warren” of Rooms
Views of the backyard abound in this newly streamlined home for a young couple with a newborn.
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.
This Luxe Off-Grid Retreat Will Put You Right at Home on the Farm
With all its creature comforts hidden beneath a steel shed roof, Gawthorne’s Hut, a vacation rental in Australia’s Mudgee Valley, beckons visitors without breaking up the...
This Compact Tasmanian Cabin Is a Testing Ground for Sustainable Design
Architect Jiri Lev’s home is a prototype for forward-looking architecture that could make a positive societal impact in Australia.
A Cramped Melbourne Victorian Gets an Earthy Refresh Inspired by the Australian Bush
Designer Kim Kneipp revamps a dark, 1890s home with clever storage solutions and custom joinery made of recycled wood.
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.