All-white house by Studio Four blends indoor and outdoor spaces

Melbourne-based architecture collective Studio Four placed a garden at the centre of this all-white family home located in the city’s suburb of Glen Iris. The clients – a professional couple with two young children – asked the architects to create a home that could meet the needs of their busy lives while also functioning as

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Wowowa adds fluted-brick extension to refurbished Melbourne house

Local architecture studio Wowowa has renovated a Victorian house in Melbourne and added an extension with a scalloped brick facade that contains an open-plan living space. The practice was invited to oversee the modernisation of a property in the city’s Fitzroy North neighbourhood by a client who had watched one of a series of YouTube

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Panovscott rearranges Sydney cottage around central courtyard garden

Local architecture studio Panovscott has modernised a cottage in Sydney by introducing a courtyard that the living spaces and bedrooms all open directly onto. The house, which was likely constructed in the 1980s, occupies a plot on a lane lined with a variety of small dwellings, garages and sheds, in a suburb of the Australian city. Rather

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Converted stable and “pocket park” feature in revamped Melbourne house by Austin Maynard Architects

Austin Maynard Architects has created a “forever home” for a family of four, by overhauling a dilapidated horse stable, building a curved extension and planting a new garden. Called King Bill, the project involved upgrading and extending a two-storey property in Melbourne suburb Fitzroy, which forms part of a terrace built in 1850. The family asked locally based

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Carter Williamson Architects expand and brighten Sydney home

Carter Williamson Architects has combined textured black surfaces with large panels of glazing to bring light into the previously dark interiors of this family home in Sydney, Australia. The property is set within the city’s Balmain suburb and belongs to a couple and their two young children. They approached local practice Carter Williamson Architects to add

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Renato D’Ettorre Architects references Italian villas for overhaul of Sydney home

A vaulted brick extension is amongst a host of features that Renato D’Ettorre has introduced to this Sydney home during a renovation that takes note of traditional Italian villas. Set within the city’s Surrey Hills suburb, Italianate House is a Victorian-era property that was formerly used as offices. It is now owned by a young

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B.E. Architecture “rejects stark minimalism” with eclectic interior for Melbourne house

Melbourne studio B.E. Architecture has renovated and extended a Victorian property in the city for an avid art collector, adding a varied palette of materials that help distinguish the old and new parts of the building. The design project for the St Vincents Place Residence began with a heritage building in Melbourne’s inner suburb of

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Sliding eucalyptus wood screens wrap house on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Timber screens that can be pulled aside to provide uninterrupted views towards the ocean from this house near the Australian resort of Noosa. Local studio Teeland Architects designed Tinbeerwah House for a site in the hinterland around the resort in southern Queensland. The family home is designed to enhance the sense of connection between its

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Headland House by Atelier Andy Carson features cantilevered rooms looking out to sea

A series of extruded volumes face specific views of the coastline and farmland surrounding this house in New South Wales, Australia. Sydney-based studio Atelier Andy Carson designed Headland House for Beau Neilson – the daughter of art patron Judith Neilson and billionaire Kerr Neilson – and her husband. The couple’s brief for the property stated

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Giant steel “paperclips” support living spaces and ocean-facing balcony at New South Wales house

Austin Maynard Architects has completed a house in a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, featuring curved tubular-steel supports that prop up a first floor that faces out towards the ocean and the city’s skyline. The Melbourne-based studio designed Greenacres as a family home perched on a steeply sloping site in Newcastle’s Merewether neighbourhood. In

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Dominic Pandolfini updates his century-old Melbourne home with huge zinc-clad extension

Architect Dominic Pandolfini has more than tripled the size of his once run-down home in Melbourne, by adding a contemporary extension clad with zinc. Port Melbourne House is a 100-year-old heritage property in one of the city’s bayside suburbs. The Pandolfini Architects founder lives in the house with his wife, two young children and pet dog. When the architect initially

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Garage House by Foomann Architects can be used for car parking or adaptable accommodation

Corrugated-metal cladding contrasts with an angled white-painted brick wall at this robust and economical house in Melbourne, which features a ground-floor living area that can be used alternatively as a garage. Local studio Foomann Architects designed the house for clients who purchased a site occupied at its opposite end by another property in which they

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Core Collective designs Sunnybanks House to withstand wild weather in rural Tasmania

Architecture practice Core Collective has completed a house in Tasmania featuring a robust material palette of concrete, steel, masonry and timber that complements its rural seaside setting. Core Collective, which is based in the Australian island state’s capital Hobart, designed Sunnybanks House for a retired couple who left Sydney to enjoy a rural lifestyle in

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B.E Architecture combines different textures of granite at monolithic Melbourne house

Granite is used throughout the exterior and interior of this house in Melbourne, where local studio B.E Architecture even had a bespoke bath and basin for the master ensuite carved out of the grey stone. B.E Architecture designed the three-storey Armadale Residence for a couple who wanted to downsize from a large family house to

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Tato Architects and Phorm Architecture combine Japanese and Australian design for Brisbane house

This hillside house in Brisbane, designed by Japanese studio Tato Architects and Australian office Phorm Architecture, features outdoor living spaces raised up on stilts. The client asked Yo Shimada of Tato Architects for a house with a minimalist aesthetic. He decided to use a stilted home that his studio previously completed near Kobe, Japan, as a starting point for the design.

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Glenn Murcutt covers bushland home in zinc panels to protect it against wildfire

Set in a patch of dense coastal bushland on the Palm Beach peninsula just north of Sydney, this weekend residence by architect Glenn Murcutt is armoured in blackened zinc panels to defend it from wildfire. Nestled into the base of a sandstone outcrop, the two-storey house is surrounded by shrubbery and a forest of gum, oak and blueberry

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Clare Cousins Architects creates first carbon-positive home in Australia’s Victoria

This timber-clad residence designed by Australian firms Clare Cousins Architects and The Sociable Weaver is the first home in the Australian state of Victoria to achieve a “10 Star” energy rating. Boasting a carbon-positive accreditation, the Cape Paterson-based 10 Star Home has been constructed using zero waste and building biology philosophies to earn it a 10 Star energy rating, after which it

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Austin Maynard Architects builds recycled brick house on top of former Melbourne garage

Small red- and blue-glazed bricks pattern the exterior of this house by Austin Maynard Architects, which replaces a garage in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Located on a corner plot, hard up to a laneway on two sides, the red brick house acts as a bookend to a row of garages and outbuildings that extend down a hill. The

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Huge porthole windows bathe Melbourne apartments with natural light

Circular windows dominate the staggered brick facades of this apartment block designed by Australian practice BKK Architects for the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe East. Local studio BKK Architects designed the 44-apartment block for a steeply sloping site in a residential neighbourhood located around 10 kilometres northeast of the city’s central business district. Six porthole windows provide the focal point for the Cirqua Apartments, which are made

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Branch Studio slots rammed-earth house extension onto a tree-dotted site in Melbourne

This moody Melbourne house extension by local studio Branch Studio Architects features dark rammed-charcoal walls, window nooks and an outdoor bathtub. Branch Studio Architects was asked to extend an existing house for a couple to create a master suite with a bedroom, an en-suite bathroom and extra storage space. The 1990s house “posed little architectural significance and interacted poorly with

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Woven metal-mesh curtain wraps Melbourne house extension designed by Matt Gibson

Australian architect Matt Gibson and his studio have renovated and extended a traditional villa in Melbourne, adding deep verandahs that can be protected from harsh sunlight using woven steel-mesh curtains. Matt Gibson Architecture + Design was tasked with upgrading the property in the Australian city’s Barrington heritage area, in order to create more liveable spaces with a better connection

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Andrew Maynard drenches home and studio in natural light to help combat mental health issues

In a bid to improve his mental health and vitamin D levels, architect Andrew Maynard has renovated his Melbourne home and studio to make it so brightly lit that he has to wear sunglasses inside. Maynard, the co-founder of Melboure-based Austin Maynard Architects, was prompted to improve his access to vitamin D after his doctor suggested that a lack of natural light was probably

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Welsh + Major slots lightwell between Sydney cottage and its brick extension

A tree grows up through a lightwell that Australian studio Welsh + Major has added to this house in Sydney, and topped with an opening glass roof. Annandale House, a family residence named after its suburban location, occupies a long and narrow site, which measures five metres wide and steps across three levels. The existing one-storey cottage is set at

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Perimeter House encloses private courtyard and plunge pool in Melbourne

Australian studio Make Architecture has added a brick extension to a Victorian cottage in Melbourne that bounds the street on one side and curves around a secluded courtyard on the other. Perimeter House is situated on a plot within the industrial neighbourhood of Abbotsford, which contains brick factories and warehouses that influenced Make Architecture’s choice

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Tandem’s Melbourne house features folded cladding interrupted by rusty steel window frames

The curving corrugated-metal exterior of this house in Melbourne by local studio Tandem forms a continuous surface that encloses small pocket gardens. Tandem created the True North House for a tapering triangular plot in the Kensington neighbourhood of Melbourne, which was previously occupied by a decaying 1950s cottage and a stables built in the 1880s.

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Kennedy Nolan completes Arts and Crafts-inspired home in Melbourne

Arched doorways, sculptural chimneys and a pyramid-shaped roof are among the quirky details that architecture studio Kennedy Nolan has used to add character to this east Melbourne home. Deepdene House is located in a suburban neighbourhood filled with Edwardian properties and verdant gardens. Kennedy Nolan describes its appearance as “roofs and chimneys emerging from lush tree canopies”. The Melbourne studio responded

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Stacked windows face a 116-year-old tree in Panovscott’s Sydney cottage extension

Australian architecture firm Panovscott has overhauled a federation-era cottage in Sydney, adding a stacked extension onto the rear of the building with large picture windows that overlook the garden. Anita Panov and Andrew Scott built the extension with the intention of connecting the old house, dated 1917 with a 116-year-old Jacaranda tree that also sits on the property. Once part of the

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Diamond, scalloped and brick-shaped shingles cover Melbourne house by Austin Maynard Architects

Slate shingles are arranged in various patterns across the outer walls of the house-shaped blocks that make up this multigenerational residence in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. The slate patterns give each of the blocks its own identity, helping to fragment the scale of the 350-square-metre property known as Charles House. Wanting to differentiate the home from Kew’s newly

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Inbetween Architecture transforms “terribly dated” 1970s Melbourne house to open up lake views

Inbetween Architecture has renovated and extended a dated brown-brick property in Melbourne’s Doncaster suburb to improve the quality of its living spaces and capture views of nearby Ruffey Lake. The late 20th-century house suffered from an over-compartmentalised plan that left a number of rooms redundant and others without adequate natural light. Local studio Inbetween Architecture was commissioned to

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Tribe Studio builds Sydney house extension featuring “brick sunburst”

This extension to a 1930s bungalow in suburban Sydney features glass walls, protruding box windows and decorative brickwork that pays tribute to the building’s heritage. Sydney firm Tribe Studio designed the Suburban Canny extension to more than double the amount of space inside the modestly sized property, but without compromising its historic character. To achieve this, the

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Worktop extends from kitchen to garden in Sydney residence by Benn + Penna Architecture

Benn + Penna Architecture has renovated and extended a dilapidated terrace in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, creating a new kitchen with a long counter that continues into a planted courtyard. New South Wales practice Benn + Penna Architecture was asked to transform the residence for a scientist, who wanted to improve the natural lighting of the existing dark rooms and form a better connection

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CO-AP adds contemporary concrete and glass extension to Sydney home

Sydney architecture studio CO-AP has renovated and extended a typical suburban home in the Australian city, adding a two-storey concrete structure that opens onto a garden at the rear. CO-AP was asked to oversee the restoration and modernisation of the early-1900s home in the suburb of Balmain, which had existing planning approval for an extension. The client

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Black house in Melbourne provides sanctuary for sleeping-disorder sufferer

This blackened timber house in Melbourne curves around an olive tree garden, and was designed by BLOXAS Architecture for a client with a severe sleeping condition. Victoria-based BLOXAS Architecture, which stands for Black Line One X Architecture Studio, designed the Garden Pavilion for a couple. One of the clients has a chronic sleeping condition, which established a conflicting brief for the project. The architects were

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Glasshouse on stilts by Austin Maynard Architects extends Australian beach shack

Fed up with all the “McMansions” springing up along Australia’s Great Ocean Road, Austin Maynard Architects has restored an old beach shack and built a second, elevated building alongside it. The brief was to give the clients – a young couple – a bigger home, with views of the the ocean. But the couple also

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Gabled extension improves connection between Melbourne house and its mature garden

Inbetween Architecture’s founder John Liu added this gabled extension to his home in suburban Melbourne, creating a new entrance that leads straight through to a garden at the rear. Liu’s firm designed the extension to accommodate a new master suite and a secure entrance at the 1970s property, which is set in the city’s Doncaster neighbourhood. In

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Multi-coloured sunscreens create stripy exterior for Sydney house by Smart Design Studio

Brightly coloured louvres screen the living spaces of this Sydney residence, which are contained in a pair of concrete boxes and set atop a sandstone plinth. The Brougham Place property is located on a corner plot in the city’s Potts Point neighbourhood, which was previously occupied by a typical brick-clad dwelling. The need to accommodate a range of spaces for

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Gardiner Architects shelters Melbourne house beneath folded zinc roof

Zinc panels form an undulating roof for this linear courtyard house by Gardiner Architects, which overlooks Melbourne from its hilltop site. Local studio Gardiner Architects designed Ruckers Hill House for a couple with three young children, who had purchased a vacant plot with expansive views south towards the city. The fairly narrow site informed a configuration that stretches back away from

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Timber fins shade asymmetric glazed gable added to Melbourne home by Warc Studio

Warc Studio has reinterpreted the typical lean-to extensions of many Melbourne houses with this timber and glass addition to a home in the city’s Oakleigh suburb. Australian firm Warc Studio was tasked with renovating a typical 1960s property and developing an extension to contain new living spaces with good connection to the garden. The extension’s main structure is made from laminated timber

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Wolveridge Architects builds Courtyard Cottage on Australia’s scenic Mornington Peninsula

The residents of this seaside home in Australia can easily cook inside or out, thanks to a kitchen and dining space that opens onto a sculptural barbecue courtyard. Designed by Melbourne-based firm Wolveridge Architects, Courtyard Cottage is a single-storey courtyard home for a family of three in Flinders – a town on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula. The

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Concertina rooflight illuminates Sydney house extension by Nick Bell Design

Skylights arranged in a stepped formation twist up to a peak at one side of this extension designed by Nick Bell Design for the rear of a Sydney residence. Local architects Nick Bell Design wanted to create a light and airy kitchen, living and dining room for the property named Rosebridge, which is located on a south-facing plot in the city’s

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ArchiBlox creates garden roof for house overlooking a beach in Australia

ArchiBlox has given this prefabricated beachfront house near Sydney a verdant plant-covered roof to help it blend into its clifftop setting. Avalon House is situated on one of the sandstone cliffs that overlook Avalon Beach, around 35 kilometres north of central Sydney. The property was designed by ArchiBlox, a Melbourne architecture studio specialising in modular buildings and

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Sculpted concrete facade directs daylight into Smart Design Studio’s house for an art collector

Geometric concrete forms collide to create the sculptural facade of this house for a Sydney art collector, which features numerable windows and skylights that illuminate the gallery-like interior. The Indigo Slam residence is located in Sydney’s Chippendale suburb and was designed by local firm Smart Design Studio for the art collector Judith Neilson. The plot looks onto the new Central Park

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Melbourne’s Sorrento House is a modern take on Australian seaside architecture

Vibe Design Group has reinterpreted the traditional Australian beach house to create a timber and glass residence sheltered beneath a folded metal roof. The Brisbane architecture and design studio used forms and materials typical of the country’s seaside architecture for its Sorrento House, which is located on the Mornington Peninsula to the south of Melbourne. From the street the

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Branch Studio Architects revamps 1960s dream house in Melbourne

This 1960s house in suburban Melbourne has been overhauled by Branch Studio Architects to create a contemporary home for the original owners’ granddaughter (+ slideshow). The local firm was tasked with revamping the dream home of a pair of Jewish refugees – one a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp – who had arrived in Australia with little More

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Split House by BKK Architects is made up of two angular wooden structures

Angular volumes clad in timber and metal step down the side of a sloping site to form this house near Melbourne with ocean views (+ slideshow). The Split House was designed by local studio BKK Architects for a site in a recent housing development within the Mount Martha area, around 60 kilometres south of the Australian city. More

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OSK Architects hides a second storey beneath Seddon House’s angular metal roof

A large corrugated metal roof is drawn down over the the upper floor of this house in Melbourne, making it appear to have just a single level when seen from the street (+ slideshow). Seddon House stands on the site of a disused inner-city car park, which local firm OSK Architects was asked to transform into a family home. More

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Dark-toned extension added to white Federation house in Sydney by Studioplusthree

Architects office Studioplusthree has overhauled a traditional house in Sydney for a pair of musicians, adding a recycled-brick extension that features a projecting black steel awning. Situated in the suburb of Marrickville, Llewellyn House is a typical example of the Federation style that was prevalent in Australia at the turn of the 20th century. It was in a derelict condition when the owners More

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Angular terrace maximises winery views at Red Hill Residence by Finnis Architects

The wood-lined terrace walls of this Australian house angle outwards to provide a shady spot for its owners to take in views of their vineyard (+ slideshow). The property is located in the Red Hill wine region, around an hour’s drive south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, and was designed by local firm Finnis Architects as a More

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Matt Gibson’s faceted Shadow House extends an Edwardian home in Melbourne

Australian architect Matt Gibson used zinc cladding to distinguish this faceted structure from the Edwardian residence it extends (+ movie). The single-storey extension named Shadow House provides new living spaces, a guest bedroom and garage for the house, which is located a conservation area in Melbourne’s Elsternwick neighbourhood. A 1980s extension was cleared away to make room for the addition, which More

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Wedge-shaped reading and sleeping nooks feature in Christopher Polly’s Sydney extension

Australian architect Christopher Polly has added an asymmetric extension to an early 20th-century house in Sydney, creating a bright double-height living space filled with Modernist furniture (+ slideshow). Polly added the 170-square-metre extension to the rear of the existing residence in the suburb of Petersham, hiding its irregular form and striking monochrome cladding from the street. The structure’s unusual form is created by More

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Davidov Partners completes concrete and glass house for empty nesters in Melbourne

Expansive glazed surfaces are sandwiched between simple concrete volumes to form the minimal facades of this house in Melbourne by Davidov Partners Architects (+ slideshow). Locally based Davidov Partners designed the property for a couple preparing to live on their own after their children had moved out, who wanted a home where they could entertain visiting friends and family. The More

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Benn + Penna completes corrugated metal cabin in the Australian bush

This pill-shaped corrugated-metal cabin contains a reading room for a rural retreat in Australia’s Barragorang Valley (+ slideshow). Southern Highlands House was designed by Sydney studio Benn + Penna as an addition to a bush retreat owned by a couple who like to escape from the city at the weekends. Situated around three hours by car from More

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Pastel blue tiles front gabled extension to a Melbourne house by Dan Gayfer Design

This tall, gabled extension is tucked behind the Victorian frontage of a mid-terrace house in Melbourne’s Fitzroy North suburb, and its exterior is clad in pale blue tiles (+ slideshow). Designed by local firm Dan Gayfer Design, the tiled High House extension contrasts the ornately embellished verandah facing the street, giving the property one contemporary and one historic facade. Just two rooms of the More

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Open Studio completes coastal retreat on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula

This weekend retreat on the Australian coastline was designed by Melbourne firm Open Studio to peep over the tree canopy, offering views of a creek that runs alongside the beach (+ slideshow). With window walls and balconies at both ends, Residence J&C is designed to make the most of its scenic setting in Somers – a More

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Cutaway Roof House by Scale Architecture has a courtyard sliced out of one side

A hole in the roof of this timber-clad house extension in Sydney reveals the location of a secluded courtyard. Designed by local studio Scale Architecture, the two-storey addition more than doubles the amount of space inside the small early-20th-century property, located in the city’s North Shore neighbourhood. Thanks to the length of the property’s garden, it was More

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CM Studio updates 19th-century workers’ cottage in Sydney with slatted timber extension

Australian firm CM Studio has added a pair of white-painted extensions to an end-of-terrace house in Sydney dating back to the 1880s, and remodelled its interiors with grey marble and pale timber finishes (+ slideshow). The renovation of the brick cottage, which once housed staff from the Victoria Barracks army base in the suburb of More

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Bijl Architecture adds slatted sun-shading screen to a refurbished Sydney bungalow

A slatted wooden screen wraps around the extended living space of this 1960s bungalow in Sydney, forming a protective surface that shields the interior from direct sunlight and views from the street (+ slideshow). Local firm Bijl Architecture refurbished the living areas of the property in the Australian city’s Belrose neighbourhood, transforming the previously cramped More

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Andrew Simpson Architects converts Melbourne warehouse into family home

Andrew Simpson Architects has converted a red brick warehouse in Melbourne into a loft-style residence, with separate entrances for different members of the resident family (+ slideshow). The 19th-century warehouse is located in the city’s Fitzroy North suburb and was previously occupied by businesses including a jam factory, an aerated water factory, an advertising agency and an engineering More

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Inarc completes “efficient, yet extravagant” retreat on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula

Australian firm Inarc aimed to find a middle ground between luxury and efficiency for this holiday house, built beside a seafront golf course on the outskirts of Melbourne (+ slideshow). The single-storey Links Courtyard House features a simple layout, designed to make the most of space, but also features several luxuries, including a spacious terrace and swimming pool. The More

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Casey Brown builds metal-clad house and stables in an Australian national park

Corrugated iron and pre-weathered steel clad this shed-like house and stables, completed by Casey Brown Architects in the bushland of Australia’s Kosciuszko National Park (+ slideshow). Located close to the village of Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains, Crackenback Stables was designed by Sydney-based Casey Brown to provide five stables, accommodation for the stable manager, plus a self-contained two-bedroom property. The architects More

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Taylor Knights adds modern rear extension to a traditional Melbourne house

Melbourne architecture office Taylor Knights has renovated an existing Federation-style house in the city and added a contrasting contemporary extension that opens directly onto the rear garden (+ movie). Taylor Knights was asked to refurbish the semi-detached property in the Australian city’s St Kilda East district to enable two generations of a family to cohabit More

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Melbourne house by Austin Maynard is deliberately half the size of its neighbours

A trio of glass-ended boxes forms this compact Melbourne house by Austin Maynard Architects, which was designed to give the resident family “just the right amount of space” (+ slideshow). Named That House, the two-storey residence is located in a neighbourhood filled with large properties. But locally based Austin Maynard Architects felt it would be better More

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Freadman White creates new layout for extended 1930s house in Melbourne

Architecture studio Freadman White has remodelled a 1930s Melbourne house that was extended in the 1970s, and created a new room featuring an angular roof (+ slideshow). Hoddle House is located in the Australian city’s Elsternwick district. Local office Freadman White was asked to reevaluate the internal plan of the building to make it better suited to the needs of its occupants – a young More

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Glazed “tunnel” separates old from new at Melbourne house extended by MODO

A corridor framed by reclaimed bricks and glass separates this Melbourne house from a new extension built in the back garden by local architecture firm MODO (+ slideshow). MODO founder Michael Ong was keen to create a clear distinction between the extension and the original property – a typical bungalow located in east-Melbourne suburb Hawthorn. The More

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Adrian Bonomi builds wooden summer house for a couple who also live on a yacht

Australian architect Adrian Bonomi used a combination of blackened and pale wood to clad this summer residence for a couple who spend the winters sailing their yacht around Queensland (+ slideshow). Bonomi’s clients – a couple of retired teachers and owners of a jukebox business – had sold their large house and half-hectare property, giving them enough money to build a smaller More

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Revamped Melbourne house hides a giant toy box under its floors

A floor that doubles as a toy box and a vivid yellow bathtub both feature inside this remodelled Melbourne house by local studio Austin Maynard Architects (+ slideshow). The Melbourne studio, previously known as Andrew Maynard Architects, was tasked with transforming a simple bungalow into a practical home suited to the lifestyle of two occupants – a More

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Perforated shutters animate facade of Melbourne house by Jackson Clements Burrows

Perforated screens cover the windows of this cement-clad house in Melbourne by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, allowing light from within to shine through circular openings (+ slideshow). Jackson Clements Burrows designed the house as an “open-plan sanctuary in the inner city” for a couple and their cat Biggles in the city’s Sunbury suburb. Eschewing the gabled style and More

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Those Architects transforms small Sydney bungalow into spacious courtyard home

Australian studio Those Architects has overhauled a house in a beachside Sydney suburb, creating a spacious new living room featuring secret storage, concrete surfaces and a pivoting garden window (+ slideshow). Maroubra House is a 70-year-old bungalow that had originally belonged to one of the clients’ grandparents. Those Architects founders Ben Mitchell and Simon Addinall were More

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David Boyle uses reclaimed brick to build extension to a Sydney terrace

Australian architect David Boyle chose recycled brick for this renovation and extension of a psychologist’s house in Sydney, which creates a double-height living room, a mezzanine bedroom and a home office (+ slideshow). The house is hemmed in on all sides by other properties, resulting in a lack of sunlight. So Boyle’s firm added a living area with high ceilings, skylights and glazed doors to help More

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Corrugated steel provides durable facade for rural Australian home by Glow Design Group

This shed-inspired house in rural Victoria, Australia, features a low-maintenance fire-resistant facade of corrugated steel that also helps to reflect heat, keeping the building cool in summer (+ slideshow). The three-bedroom property was designed by Melbourne studio Glow Design Group for a couple with one child and another due soon. They asked for a contemporary, energy-efficient home that would make the […]

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