Australian Homes

Modern, prefab and sustainable homes from Oz.

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.
By Melissa Dalton - 12 days 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 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.
 - 2 months ago
A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
When a couple needed more space for their weekly family dinners, local architects transform their tiny abode into an entertaining oasis.
 - 2 months ago
A Dark Sydney Home Finds Light With a Unifying Expansion
A Dark Sydney Home Finds Light With a Unifying Expansion
A dark and disconnected cottage is beautifully transformed into a light and airy, two-story abode.
 - 2 months ago
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
In a leafy Victorian suburb, a prefab extension offers a superb solution to a family’s need for extra space.
 - 2 months ago
A Melbourne Couple Escape City Living in This Tasmanian Retreat
A Melbourne Couple Escape City Living in This Tasmanian Retreat
Despite its dark facade to visually recede into the bush, this countryside home boasts bright, light, and cozy interiors.
 - 2 months ago
Two Timber-Clad Pavilions Make Up This Australian Family Retreat
Two Timber-Clad Pavilions Make Up This Australian Family Retreat
Nestled in the coastal Victoria region, this modern retreat caters to a three-generational family with members ranging from six months to 76 years old.
 - 2 months ago
An Australian Home's Brick Addition Creates a Private Backyard Haven
An Australian Home's Brick Addition Creates a Private Backyard Haven
Inspired by the surrounding industrial neighborhood, a brick addition to a heritage cottage outside Melbourne creates a private backyard retreat.
 - 2 months ago
A Melbourne Home Decreases in Size to Amp Up Its Outdoor Connection
A Melbourne Home Decreases in Size to Amp Up Its Outdoor Connection
By reducing the overall floor area, local architects transform the space into a lighter, brighter, more functional modern home.
 - 2 months ago
Three Connected Pavilions Form This Airy Australian Beach Retreat
Three Connected Pavilions Form This Airy Australian Beach Retreat
Jackson Clements Burrows Architects replace a derelict beach shack in Barwon Heads, Victoria, with three minimalist, pitched-roof structures that invite the community in.
 - 3 months ago
This Australian Home Is a Study in Simplicity and Style
This Australian Home Is a Study in Simplicity and Style
Careful detailing and attention to scale ensure that this dwelling in Ballarat, Victoria, is elegant and fuss-free.
 - 3 months ago
Wooden Screens Shade This Sustainable Melbourne Residence
Wooden Screens Shade This Sustainable Melbourne Residence
A renovation and addition clad in operable, wooden screens turn an Edwardian in Camberwell into a breezy home that's strongly connected to the outdoors.
 - 3 months ago
An Australian Cottage Gets a Mediterranean-Inspired Revamp
An Australian Cottage Gets a Mediterranean-Inspired Revamp
With crisp, white stucco walls and a lush garden setting, this airy space will mentally transport you to the Mediterranean.
 - 3 months ago
A Steel Mesh Curtain Wraps Around This Renovated Australian Home
A Steel Mesh Curtain Wraps Around This Renovated Australian Home
Taking a cue from Japanese architecture, Hiro-En House in Melbourne features a deep veranda shaded by a stainless-steel mesh curtain.
 - 4 months ago
A Melbourne Home Gains a Gorgeous Glass-Fronted Addition
A Melbourne Home Gains a Gorgeous Glass-Fronted Addition
A glass-fronted addition aims to re-engage a small-scale Melbourne home with its exuberant garden.
 - 4 months ago
This Home For Sale in the Australian Bush Has Magical Tree House Vibes
This Home For Sale in the Australian Bush Has Magical Tree House Vibes
A three-pavilion home in a national park north of Sydney sits in an estuary and is accessible only by boat.
 - 4 months ago
An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
A modern Melbourne renovation teaches others how to live sustainably without compromise.
 - 4 months ago
This Elegant A-Frame Rental in Australia Lets You Reconnect With Nature in Style
This Elegant A-Frame Rental in Australia Lets You Reconnect With Nature in Style
Located two hours west of Canberra in the serene Australian countryside, an A-frame rental offers a unique glamping experience.
 - 4 months ago