Australian Homes

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A Sleek Addition Lets a Melbourne Home and Garden Freely Merge
A Sleek Addition Lets a Melbourne Home and Garden Freely Merge
Zen Architects replace a poor-quality extension from the '80s with one that celebrates natural materials and outdoor connection.
By Melissa Dalton - 4 days ago
Before & After: A Rundown Brisbane Cottage Turns Into a Ravishing, Modern Home
Before & After: A Rundown Brisbane Cottage Turns Into a Ravishing, Modern Home
A design duo transform an 1871 Australian cottage into a bright and breezy home with a vibrant kitchen at its core.
 - 5 days ago
Two Barn-Like Volumes Make Up This Low-Maintenance Australian Home
Two Barn-Like Volumes Make Up This Low-Maintenance Australian Home
Twin Barns in Byron Bay is a durable residence featuring galvanized steel, gable roofs and Australian spotted gum wood cladding.
 - 11 days ago
This Resurrected Beach Home Near Sydney Stands on a Concrete Leg
This Resurrected Beach Home Near Sydney Stands on a Concrete Leg
Tama’s Tee House is a breezy, renovated beach house that takes its name from a T-shaped, concrete “unipod” that supports new additions.
 - 14 days ago
An Old Post Office Becomes an Idyllic Beach Retreat in Victoria
An Old Post Office Becomes an Idyllic Beach Retreat in Victoria
A budget renovation relies on simple solutions to transform the building into a relaxing oasis.
 - 22 days ago
Light Floods This Dazzling Renovated Victorian in Australia
Light Floods This Dazzling Renovated Victorian in Australia
Templeton Architecture integrates steel-framed apertures throughout an 1890 home in Victoria to stunning effect.
 - 25 days ago
A Strong Builder Bond Results in a Sophisticated Australian Home
A Strong Builder Bond Results in a Sophisticated Australian Home
Nestled near Melbourne, Huntingtower is a three-story bespoke mansion boasting a careful selection of high-quality materials.
 - 2 months ago
An Art Deco Dwelling Receives a Sleek, Contemporary Extension
An Art Deco Dwelling Receives a Sleek, Contemporary Extension
Originally built in 1938, the revived Shadow House in Melbourne merges contemporary and Art Deco features.
 - a month ago
An Australian Home Relishes Sunshine With a New Extension
An Australian Home Relishes Sunshine With a New Extension
Thanks to an airy addition, a minimalist cottage becomes an indoor-outdoor paradise for a couple to raise their young kids, dogs, and chickens.
 - a month ago
A Carbon-Neutral Concrete House Is an Exemplary Infill in Western Australia
A Carbon-Neutral Concrete House Is an Exemplary Infill in Western Australia
Australian firm Whispering Smith uses commercial materials in a limited footprint for a wabi-sabi effect.
 - a month ago
A Streamlined Addition Serves a Family of Four in Australia
A Streamlined Addition Serves a Family of Four in Australia
Thomas + Williams Architects sow simplicity with an artful combination of concrete, oak, steel, and prefabricated panels in Port Melbourne, Victoria.
 - a month ago
Before & After: A 1930s Church in Melbourne Gets a Dramatic Conversion
Before & After: A 1930s Church in Melbourne Gets a Dramatic Conversion
Doherty Design Studio carefully transforms a brick church with a history of overlapping renovations into an inviting home for a family of five.
 - a month ago
A Tiny Guesthouse Hides in a Lush Australian Rainforest
A Tiny Guesthouse Hides in a Lush Australian Rainforest
Nestled within a rainforest on a private 20-acre plot in New South Wales, this compact Cor-Ten steel and glass guest retreat is a hidden oasis.
 - a month ago
An Old Kit Home Is Transformed Into a Multi-Generational Abode
An Old Kit Home Is Transformed Into a Multi-Generational Abode
B.E Architecture combines a revitalized kit home with a modern steel-and-glass extension to form a multi-generational Melbourne residence.
 - 2 months ago
Textured Bluestone Marries Minimalist Design in This Timeless Abode
Textured Bluestone Marries Minimalist Design in This Timeless Abode
Located on a corner site in Brighton, Australia, is a unique family home with harmonious transitions between interior and exterior spaces.
 - 2 months ago
Water Slices Through This Gorge-Inspired Australian House
Water Slices Through This Gorge-Inspired Australian House
A homage to Sydney’s climate, the Iron Maiden House is designed to change with the seasons.
 - 2 months ago
Simplicity Reigns at This Off-Grid Australian Retreat
Simplicity Reigns at This Off-Grid Australian Retreat
If you think these two buildings resemble old sheds, you're not wrong—that's kind of the point.
 - 2 months ago
Unplug at This Off-Grid Tiny Home in South Australia
Unplug at This Off-Grid Tiny Home in South Australia
Simple materials compose this rentable tiny house nestled in a secret spot in the Adelaide Hills.
 - 3 months ago
A Historic Melbourne Home Is Respectfully Modernized For a Young Family
A Historic Melbourne Home Is Respectfully Modernized For a Young Family
Still adhering to its local neighborhood vernacular, this delightful dwelling in the suburb of Princess Hill gets a contemporary rear-facade refresh.
 - 3 months ago
A Backyard Eucalyptus Becomes the Muse For This Home Remodel
A Backyard Eucalyptus Becomes the Muse For This Home Remodel
When architect Fiona Dunin was tasked with simplifying and modernizing a Melbourne home, she looked to the backyard for inspiration.
 - 3 months ago
An Extended Garden Pavilion Enhances a 1920s Cottage
An Extended Garden Pavilion Enhances a 1920s Cottage
Sitting adjacent to the Morningside residence, this new open-air pavilion beckons the family outside every day of the year.
 - 3 months ago
A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners
A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners
A sustainable retrofit and extension floods a California-style bungalow outside Melbourne with light and landscape views.
 - 3 months ago
Courtyards Maximize Sunlight in This Renovated Australian Abode
Courtyards Maximize Sunlight in This Renovated Australian Abode
Sliding panels of glass create a mesmerizing indoor/outdoor flow in this sleek addition.
 - 3 months ago
A Melbourne Home Is Treated to a Striking Barn–Like Extension
A Melbourne Home Is Treated to a Striking Barn–Like Extension
Reclaimed materials, natural light, and minimalist design come together to create a warm, textured space that encourages nesting.
 - 3 months ago
A Renovation Sheds New Light on a Cookie-Cutter Home in Sydney
A Renovation Sheds New Light on a Cookie-Cutter Home in Sydney
Strategically located skylights brighten and modernize this renovated 1950s bungalow.
 - 4 months ago
This Triangular Tree House Adds Whimsy to a Backyard in Australia
This Triangular Tree House Adds Whimsy to a Backyard in Australia
An angular addition breaks the rules of suburbia.
 - 4 months ago
A Melbourne Victorian Is Lovingly Renovated to Extend its Life Story
A Melbourne Victorian Is Lovingly Renovated to Extend its Life Story
The owners of a historic property in Melbourne see it as having a past, present, and future. They wanted to protect that story as best they could.
 - 4 months ago
This Renovated Sydney Home Feels Like a Superhero’s Secret Lair
This Renovated Sydney Home Feels Like a Superhero’s Secret Lair
An award-winning renovation and addition offer a pair of introverted homeowners the sanctuary they crave.
 - 4 months ago
A Fire-Resistant House Cuts a Striking Figure in the Australian Bush
A Fire-Resistant House Cuts a Striking Figure in the Australian Bush
Close client-architect collaboration and bespoke elements give rise to a rugged, contemporary home for a Melbourne family seeking a slower pace of living.
 - 4 months ago
An Uplifting Melbourne Addition Embodies its Owners’ Sense of Adventure
An Uplifting Melbourne Addition Embodies its Owners’ Sense of Adventure
On a double-fronted block in Melbourne, a light-filled extension enables a couple to comfortably embrace the outdoors.
 - 4 months ago