Australian Homes

Modern, prefab and sustainable homes from Oz.

This Revamped Terrace House Has a Porthole Window for the Owner’s Cat
This Revamped Terrace House Has a Porthole Window for the Owner’s Cat
Atlas Architects crafts a sanctuary for a librarian and her cat in Melbourne, Australia.
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With Just $7K, a Creative Duo Transform a Melbourne Warehouse Into a Cheerful Home and Studio
Designer Leah Hudson-Smith and musician Wally Maloney build a bedroom and music studio within a lofty warehouse—all on a shoestring budget.
This Self-Sufficient Australian Home Is a Living, Breathing Ecosystem
A house in Sydney combats climate change with its own ecosystem.
This Extraordinarily Colorful Family Home Was Inspired by a Pink Song
This Extraordinarily Colorful Family Home Was Inspired by a Pink Song
The FUN House unfolds over three volumes dripping with vivacious color.
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An Architect Turns His Victorian Home Into a Sun-Drenched Live/Work Space
In an attempt to beat the winter blues and improve his work/life balance, Australian architect Andrew Maynard combines his home with his office in a sun-drenched Victorian terrace...
How a Couple Built the Forever Home of Their Dreams in Less Than Six Months
Along Victoria’s Surf Coast, a minimalist timber dwelling combines Scandinavian charm with the laid-back vibes of a New Zealand bach.
This Playful Melbourne Home Sports a Roof Like a Mountain Range
Two neighboring homes fuse together to form one courtyard residence with a jagged roof that’s full of hidden delights for a family of five.
A Former Vegemite Warehouse in Sydney Is Transformed Into a Colorful Family Home
This warehouse conversion by Ian Moore Architects also features an equine genetics laboratory and an enormous garage filled with classic cars.
This Cuckoo Clock–Inspired Melbourne Home Cost Just $337K to Build
When RARA Architecture had to rebuild, rather than renovate, a small Edwardian home in Melbourne, Australia, they gave it a modern twist.
Sydney’s 1960s Oculus House Is for Sale After an Award-Winning Renovation
This curvaceous midcentury home is completely encircled by a flourishing garden.
A Stone Farmhouse Hides an Exquisite Japanese-Inspired Interior
A Stone Farmhouse Hides an Exquisite Japanese-Inspired Interior
Bespoke joinery, elegant minimalism, and space-saving design imbue a contemporary country retreat with Japanese sensibilities.
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A Compact Australian Bungalow Grows Grander With a Timber-Clad Addition
A site-sensitive renovation expands a heritage Melbourne home while preserving its original charm.
A Bold and Playful Melbourne Home Dares to Stand Out From the Crowd
In Fitzroy North, an all-female architecture team crafts a “family home of the future” that champions great design.
How This Australian Beach House Connects to the Coast Is on a Whole Other Level
On the outskirts of Sydney, Bundeena Beach House’s green roof and sculptural skylight are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to honoring the environment.
An Emerging Architect Turns a Victorian Terrace House Into a Lush Inner-City Oasis
This luminous Melbourne home makes the most of a tight floor plan on a small, inner-city site.
A Glazed Addition Amps Up the Allure of a Victorian Home in Melbourne
HA Architecture introduces a wall of windows to bring light and life into an Australian mullet home.
A Bold Blue Extension Caps a Weatherboard Cottage in Melbourne
Charred black on the outside and bright blue on the inside, a clever extension makes room for a growing family.
An Architect’s Home in Sydney Is a Masterful Lesson in Sustainable Design
CplusC Architectural Workshop’s Clinton Cole has equipped his Darlington address with a solar-panel facade, rainwater harvesting, and a rooftop garden and fish pond.
A New Zealand Architect Brings a Beach Shack Sensibility to His Family Home
Channeling the kiwi bach, architect Daniel Smith creates an address where a casual attitude—even in a sharp-edge structure—reigns supreme.
A Glass Addition Lends Loft-Style Living to a Traditional Australian Cottage
DAH Architecture renovates a Queenslander in Brisbane to better connect with a steep slope and capture light and breezes.
An Earthy Makeover Warms an Edwardian Home in Melbourne
Robust materials, including red brick and concrete, come together to create a durable and modern home.
Sixties Style Is Brought Back to Life in This Sustainable Kitchen
Salvaged materials meet an eclectic mix of influences in this Australian eco-home.
Recycled Red Brick Wraps Two Affordable Rental Homes in Australia
In a Melbourne neighborhood, two infill residences combat urban sprawl and raise the bar for sustainable rental housing.
This Off-Grid House in Australia Is Designed to Withstand Bushfires and Cyclones
The bold, geometric form of this timber home by Ben Callery Architects offers refuge in the harsh Australian landscape.
A Couple’s Melbourne Home Uses Geometry to Tell a Love Story
Taking inspiration from a John Donne poem, FMD Architects brings in angled shapes that represent the union of two former clients.
Black, Red, and Green All Over
A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.
An Australian Family Kicks Back in a California-Inspired Pool Pavilion
Complete with an outdoor kitchen and wood-fired oven, this sleek pavilion is the ultimate escape—come rain or shine.
This Historic Melbourne Home Hides a Curvaceous Dreamscape Within its Walls
An Edwardian residence in Melbourne is updated, enlarged, and reimagined with a circular poolside pavilion.
12 Mullet Homes in Melbourne That Are Modern in the Back
These homes present a traditional face to the neighborhood, but the rear facade is a different story.
A Contemplative Melbourne Home Wraps Around a Garden
A dark exterior gives way to muted, serene interiors in this U-shaped residence by Studiofour.