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A Spectacular Central Otago Home That Retreats Into The Landscape

On an exposed Central Otago, New Zealand site with historic mining tailings lies Black Quail – a breathtaking new home designed by Bergend...


A Fremantle Home Addition Immersed In Nature

Over a 12 year period, Simon Pendal Architect extended this 1940s Fremantle home with a series of ‘cave-like chambers' and luscious garden...


A Perfectly Proportioned Marrickville House

The Marrickville House by Aileen Sage sees a sympathetic renovation of a heritage home turned from dilapidated to luminous!


A Dreamy Interior Update For A Coastal Summer House

Arent&Pyke steered clear of the typical beach-house aesthetic when creating this layered holiday house in Palm Beach, NSW.


A Quietly Robust Brunswick Home That Fits Together Like A Puzzle

Brunswick House is a quietly robust project by Placement Studio, utilising joinery that fits together like a puzzle to cleverly define rooms...


A New Chapter For An Eclectic 100-Year-Old Cottage

A subtle update to an eclectic 100-year-old cottage in Ivanhoe, designed by Inbetween Architecture.


A Japanese-Inspired Heritage Home Transformation

Ha Architecture overcame heritage restrictions to transform this Hawthorn home into a Japanese-inspired tranquil space.


A Breathtaking Coastal Home On The Tasmanian Shoreline

This serene holiday home by Tanner Architects makes the most of its rugged Tasmanian outlook.


A Flood-Proof Transformation Of A 1960s Brisbane Home

Lineburg Wang saved a 1960s Paddington, Brisbane home from future flood damage, and added an inspired indoor-outdoor extension.

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A Pristine Mid-Century Family Home Buried In Greenery

A North Balwyn home designed by architect Alan Nance and built in 1957 is on the market, and it's amazing!
Trish Callan


An Equally Practical + Aspirational Family Home

A transformed St Kilda West home by Lucy Clemenger Architects, that takes advantage of its park-side site.


A Truly Sympathetic Mid-Century Home Renovation

Pop Architecture returned this 1960 mid-century home in Ivanhoe East to its former glory through interior alterations.


A Radical Reimagining Of The Suburban Family Home

PW Studio set out to design a house that integrated the two fundamentals of architecture, humans and nature, into one calm family home.


A Cottesloe Family Home That Revolves Around The Sun

Gabled House by Clayton Orszaczky is a dreamy family home bathed in natural light and gardens.


An Unconventional Country Home In The Southern Highlands

Highlands House by Other Architects turns it back on the quintessential modern Australian country home, instead exploring the idea of living...


A 3-Metre-Wide Micro-Terrace Inspired By Its Redfern Surrounds

Architect Adele McNab makes a case for compact, inner-city living with her own serene family home on a 62 square metre site!


This Inner-City Melbourne Home Unfolds Like A Garden Path

A remarkable Melbourne home that references the mountain ranges of rural New Zealand, and the beaches of South Australia - by Architecture A...


The Union Of Two Weatherboard Cottages Into One Tactile Family Home

Anthrosite joins two neighbouring properties into one U-shaped home, encircling a verdant central courtyard.

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