Striped I Pregnancy Style

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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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Foster + Partners plans new Federation Square Apple Store to replace “Pizza Hut pagoda” design

Foster + Partners has completely overhauled its plans for an Apple Store in Melbourne’s Federation Square, but critics claim it has “simply swapped a Pizza Hut pagoda for an oversized iPad”. The London-based firm has developed a more streamlined form for the shop, which Apple wants to build on the south side of the publicly owned city plaza.

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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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Estudio Carme Pinós reveals timber latticework design for 2018 MPavilion

Intersecting timber latticework frames make up Barcelona-based studio Estudio Carme Pinós’s design for this year’s MPavilion, which is set to open in Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Gardens this October. Commissioned by charity organisation The Naomi Milgrom Foundation as its fifth annual MPavilion, the newly unveiled origami-like design will be erected in the city’s historic Queen Victoria

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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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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners unveils plans for five new train stations in Melbourne

Architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Weston Williamson and Hassell have teamed up to design five new metro stations in Melbourne, which will be constructed over the next seven years. The major transport scheme known as the Metro Tunnel Project is intended as a “catalyst for urban renewal” in the city. The collaboration between London-based firms Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and

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Super-skinny triangular tower proposed as Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper

DeciBel Architecture has revealed its design for what could become Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper, a skinny 330-metre-high tower rising from a triangular plot. Proposed for an angled plot just half the size of a tennis court, the Magic tower would be the tallest building in the city, outstripping the 297.3-metre Eureka tower. The design has been submitted

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Taylor Knights opens up garden views at Melbourne home with glass-fronted extension

Australian studio Taylor Knights has linked a house in Melbourne to its garden with a modest brick extension, and taken subtle cues for its interiors from the colours in an abstract painting by Wassily Kandinsky. The single-storey property is located in the city’s Brunswick West suburb, and belongs to a creative couple and their child. They approached local

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Masonry walls enclose courtyards and living spaces at Ritz&Ghougassian’s Melbourne extension

Architecture studio Ritz&Ghougassian has extended a traditional Melbourne house, using a minimal material palette that sees blockwork walls left exposed both inside and out. The property in the suburb of Prahran is situated on Highbury Grove – a street lined with traditional federation-style cottages surrounded by leafy gardens. Local practice Ritz&Ghougassian was tasked with adding

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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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“Apple may be the lesser of all evils for Federation Square”

Building an Apple Store may be the best way to safeguard the civic character of Melbourne’s Federation Square, argues Michelle Tabet. It is hard to dispute that Federation Square is one of Melbourne’s most successful architectural projects ever. With its angular architecture, stepped public realm and active programming, it is a true 21st century public

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Carme Pinós selected to design MPavilion 2018

Spanish architect Carme Pinós has been named as the architect for this year’s edition of the MPavilion, a project billed as Melbourne’s version of the Serpentine Pavilion. The Estudio Carme Pinós founder will be the fifth architect to take on the prestigious annual pavilion commission, following in the footsteps of OMA, Amanda Levete, Studio Mumbai and Sean

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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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Outrage over plans for Apple store in Melbourne’s publicly owned Federation Square

Melbourne residents are protesting the arrival of Apple’s first southern-hemisphere flagship in Federation Square, and criticising the Victorian government for pushing through the commercial development without consultation. The two-storey Apple store designed by Foster + Partners will replace an existing three-storey building in Federation Square, a publicly owned plaza set on the bank of the Yarra River in the

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B.E Architecture’s Granite-Clad Melbourne Home

Designed by Melbourne-based practice B.E Architecture, the ‘Armadale Residence’ is made entirely from granite — positioning the three-storey home as both a grand yet understated addition to the urban Australian landscape. The three different types of g…

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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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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Drone footage showcases “floating” roof of OMA’s MPavilion

This captioned movie offers a tour of this year’s MPavilion, designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA. Featuring footage shot by a drone, the film gives a closer look at the building’s seemingly unsupported roof and its amphitheatre-like interior. Find out more about OMA’s MPavilion ›

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OMA reveals amphitheatre-like MPavilion complete with rotating grandstand

For this year’s edition of the MPavilion, OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten have installed an amphitheatre in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, featuring a moveable grandstand spanned by a “floating” roof. OMA founder Rem Koolhaas and his colleague David Gianotten based their design for the MPavilion – the firm’s first major project in Australia – on

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Ruffles

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for second Melbourne tower

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its designs for a 64-metre apartment block in Melbourne, which will feature facades covered in angular balconies and a roof topped by a pair of swimming pools.  The 19-storey tower named The Mayfair will be located on St Kilda Road, which links the district of St Kilda with the central business district

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Woods Bagot combines brick and board-marked concrete throughout Elwood House apartments

This low-lying brick-and-concrete apartment complex was designed by architecture firm Woods Bagot to reflect the scale and materiality of the surrounding buildings in a Melbourne suburb. Elwood House is situated on the site of a former Retired Service League community hall in Elwood, an inner suburb located around eight kilometres south of Melbourne’s central business

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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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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new visuals for “stacked vases” hotel tower in Melbourne

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed new visuals of its proposed 185-metre tower in Melbourne, which will be made up of four stacked blocks with white filigree facades. First unveiled by London-based ZHA back in 2015, the tower will be located on Collins Street, in the heart of the city’s central business district. It is expected to open in 2023 and will be occupied by the Mandarin Oriental hotel

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OMA designs adaptable amphitheatre for fourth MPavilion in Melbourne

OMA founder Rem Koolhaas and colleague David Gianotten have unveiled plans to create a reconfigurable amphitheatre topped by a translucent, floating roof for this year’s MPavilion in Melbourne. The two architects plan to create a “theatre for ideas” in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens for the fourth edition of MPavilion, an annual commission billed as Australia’s answer to London’s Serpentine

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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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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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Carr creates dark and moody interiors for art-filled hotel in Australia’s wine region

Australian architecture studio Carr has transformed a Federation cottage on the Mornington Peninsula into the Jackalope hotel, cladding the building’s exterior in charred timber and creating interiors based on an alchemist’s workshop. The Jackalope is located in a wine-growing region south of Melbourne that is famed for its production of pinot noir. Comprising both an

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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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OMA named to design Melbourne’s 2017 MPavilion

Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Dutch firm OMA have been unveiled as the designers of the 2017 MPavilion, an annual commission billed at Australia’s answer to the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Koolhaas and Gianotten’s MPavilion will be OMA’s first completed project in Australia, located in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. It will be the fourth edition of the annual pavilion project sponsored by

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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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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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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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South Melbourne Primary School will feature no formal classrooms says architect Ann Lau

In our final movie from the World Architecture Festival 2016, architect Ann Lau explains how Australian firm Hayball plans to create collaborative learning spaces in the Melbourne school that was named Future Project of the Year last month. South Melbourne Primary School, due to be completed in early 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, is billed by

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Woods Bagot’s zinc-clad apartments echo industrial context in Melbourne

Balconies and windows with deep black frames project from these zinc-clad apartment blocks in Melbourne, designed by Woods Bagot to reference the area’s industrial architecture. The Assembly Apartments are situated in northern Melbourne, in an area with an industrial heritage evidenced by the high number of factory buildings. Local practice Woods Bagot, who designed the 137 apartments for the high-end developer Cbus Property, sought

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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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Studio Mumbai presents MPavilion 2016 built using seven kilometres of bamboo

Studio Mumbai founder Bijoy Jain has unveiled his completed MPavilion in Melbourne – a square structure built from bamboo and wood, but not the cow dung originally planned (+ slideshow). The Indian architect used seven kilometres of bamboo, 50 tonnes of stone and 26 kilometres of rope to create this year’s MPavilion, an annual commission billed as Australia’s answer to More

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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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Glenn Murcutt unveils first images of Australian Islamic Centre in Melbourne

Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has revealed new images of his first mosque in Melbourne, showing a roof covered in rows of dramatic lantern-like skylights (+ slideshow). Murcutt has worked on the design for the Australian Islamic Centre for over 10 years, collaborating with architect Hakan Elevli of Melbourne practice Elevli Plus. When the building completes in late 2016, it will provide 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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Studio Mumbai to use bamboo and cow dung to build third MPavilion in Melbourne

Studio Mumbai founder Bijoy Jain has revealed his design for this year’s MPavilion, billed to become the largest bamboo structure ever built in Australia (+ movie). The Indian architect plans to use bamboo, earth, stone, rope and manure for the 2016 edition of the MPavilion, an annual commission touted as Australia’s answer to London’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. His 12-metre-high structure will feature a 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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Studio Octopi designs floating swimming pool for Melbourne’s Yarra River

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: the architects behind plans to create a cluster of freshwater swimming pools on the River Thames have unveiled a proposal for a floating pool on the Yarra River in the Australian city of Melbourne. Studio Octopi was invited by Melbourne nonprofit organisation Yarra Swim Co to develop the concept for the Yarra Pool, 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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