Australian Homes

Modern, prefab and sustainable homes from Oz.

A Heritage Home Outside Melbourne Gets a Dramatic, Glass-Walled Addition
A Heritage Home Outside Melbourne Gets a Dramatic, Glass-Walled Addition
A retired couple in the seaside suburb of St. Kilda call on Jackson Clements Burrows Architects for a two-story addition behind a traditional facade.
- a year ago
Rough and Refined Details Play Nice in This Reimagined Melbourne Victorian
Behind a traditional facade, textured concrete ceilings combine with svelte surfaces for a deliciously moody effect.
A Tropical Renovation Lifts an Australian Home Into the Treetops
A striking addition draws nature, light, and fresh air into a home just outside of Brisbane.
This Chef’s Home in Australia Uses Budget-Friendly Materials That Don’t Sacrifice Strength
This Chef’s Home in Australia Uses Budget-Friendly Materials That Don’t Sacrifice Strength
In Byron Shire, simple, cost-efficient materials like fiber-cement sheets cut down on construction waste and time.
- 2 years ago
A Translucent Shed Keeps a Couple’s Home, Gardens, and Cooking School Under One Roof
A corrugated shed in Victoria, Australia, allows one couple to make a home, garden, and host cooking classes and receptions despite a hostile environment.
A Semi-Modular Beach House in Tasmania Floats Over a Site That Survived a Bushfire
After a bushfire, a partially prefabricated beach house rises on a rugged Tasmanian peninsula.
A Retired Teacher’s Tiny House Opens Wide to the Landscape in Brisbane, Australia
A 484-square-foot metal-and-concrete home is woven into its parkland environs.
Before & After: A Derelict Cottage and Dairy Stable Become a Sleek Family Compound
Robson Rak Architects protect the storied past of a cottage and dairy stable in Melbourne by inserting a thoughtful glass addition and an internal courtyard.
Artist Tom Adair’s Overhauled Cottage in Melbourne Is an Ideal Backdrop For His Work
Deftly reorganized with an “upside-down” floor plan, a traditional Victorian now takes advantage of natural light to better showcase the work of artist and owner Tom Adair.
This Bold Tiny Home Blends The Best of Traditional and Contemporary Aesthetics
The RACV tiny home showcases how to live efficiently, sustainably, and stylishly in just over 200 square feet.
This Australian Home Frames Theatrical Moments With Rough
and Shimmering Surfaces
This Australian Home Frames Theatrical Moments With Rough and Shimmering Surfaces
Splinter Society Architecture designs a versatile home that is full of high drama—from a sweeping roofline to light-reflecting stone and aluminum.
- 2 years ago
A 1904 Melbourne Victorian Freshens Up With a Curvaceous Mullet Renovation
In Melbourne, a rear addition with bold curved elements turns an ornate Victorian into a heritage-worthy family home.
Back Storied
Without altering its turn-of-the-20th-century facade, architect Christopher Polly transformed the rear of this Newtown, Australia, home from bleak to bright.
Concrete Arches Shroud a Minimalist Forever Home in a Melbourne Suburb
Filled with light and views of greenery, two exquisitely crafted concrete pavilions form an award-winning home that ages elegantly over time.
Before & After: A Fussy ’70s Abode in Melbourne Gets a Hygge-Inspired Overhaul
For a Danish couple, StudioFour replaces this home’s disjointed interior decor with a streamlined palette of charcoal brick and light oak.
A Classic Queenslander Bungalow Gets an Inky New Extension
A contemporary addition reimagines the interior of this traditional four-room cottage near Brisbane, Australia.
Ever Wanted to Live in an Art Gallery?
In a Melbourne suburb, a family of four does just that.
A Cutting-Edge Addition Hides Behind a Victorian Cottage
Camouflaged in a conservative setting, this Melbourne home for a foodie family centers on a spacious kitchen with perforated screen paneling.
This Winning Renovation Takes Cues From 1930s Cruise Ship Design
Plaster Fun House in South Australia draws on Art Deco and P&O style.
This Revamped Cottage Is a Modern Take on Traditional Japanese Townhouses
Located on a corner lot, this two-bedroom cottage blends old with new in Sydney, Australia.
A Welcoming Family Home Radiates Out to the Neighborhood in Melbourne
Gardiner Architects buck building trends by connecting a family home to the surrounding neighborhood.
An Architect Opens a 1920s Queenslander to the Great Outdoors
Architect Scott Petherick's Australian abode is defined by period details, clean contemporary lines, and airy spaces that open to gardens.
A Post-War Bungalow in Australia Gains an Indoor/Outdoor Entertainment Hub
By extending the home’s lower level, Pleysier Perkins created a light-filled living area that’s perfect for dinner parties.
Like its Moniker, Cloud House in Bondi Beach Feels Light as Air
A breezy courtyard connects soaring, minimalist spaces in this home by Akin Atelier.
A Curving Coastal Home in Australia Mimics the Sweeping Landscape
Tidal Arc House by Woods Bagot mirrors the undulations of the tide and landscape with its arched concrete form.
A Curving Rammed Earth Addition Expands a Family Bungalow in Melbourne
Steffen Welsch Architects juxtapose a rammed earth extension with a 1930s bungalow in order to create a flexible family home.
This Light-Filled Bungalow Exudes Playful Tree House Vibes
An empty-nester discovers the perfect place for a compact new dwelling at the edge of her own property in Melbourne.
Skype Lets a Family Renovate Their Kitchen 3,700 Miles Away
An Australian family living in Singapore plans a homecoming renovation, one Skype chat at a time.
Austin Maynard Architects Turn an Old Terrace House Into a Light-Filled Home
In Melbourne, a dark and narrow single-story terrace home gets treated to a delightful renovation with surprising features.
A Bold Addition With a Zigzag Roof Ushers Light Into This Melbourne Home
The distinct roofline of Pleated House not only pays homage to midcentury architecture, but also makes room for clerestory windows that flood the interiors with light.