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Irwin by MSG Architecture
A White Box is 'Plugged' Into the Side of This Existing Home
A breakout area and new master bedroom within a self-contained white box give this Fremantle home more flexibility and room to breathe.
Elgin Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio
Simple Tricks Give This Compact Home the Illusion of Spaciousness
Your home doesn't need to be physically big to feel spacious. There are a few tricks to make your home feel larger than life.
Murray by Foomann Architects
This Elsternwick Home Delights on a Narrow, Tightly Constrained Block
In a suburb of houses three times its size this home makes the most of its narrow block and compact size by capturing views of the sky.
Like Living in the '70s by Steffen Welsch Architects
Modernist 1970s Home Addresses its Shortcomings For 21st Century Life
A home rich with character is updated to improve comfort, privacy and connection to the landscape without losing its vintage feel.
Blackburn Villa by Inbetween Architecture
Is it Time to Ditch the Formal Dining and Prioritise Living?
This professional couple felt constrained by an outdated floor plan that sacrificed living areas for circulation and formal dining...
Tent House by Sparks Architects
A Unique Family Home Covered Entirely By a Tent Structure
Tucked away in Noosa's bushy hinterland is a tent house - a place that gives the sense of permanent camping without sacrifice...
Urban Cottage by CoLab Architecture
This Charming Home Is Inspired by Early Colonial Workers' Cottages
Dubbed the Urban Cottage, this modern take on a workers' cottage feels fresh and contemporary in-spite of its early colonial roots.
Skylight Terrace by Josephine Hurley Architecture
Subterranean Living Space Transformed by a Huge Skylight
With low ceilings and only the rear of this living area above ground level, this terrace needed something big to feel like a home...
Dark Horse by Architecture Architecture
In a Neighbourhood of Workers' Cottages, There's One Dark Horse
Black sheep. Odd one out. Dark horse. Whatever you want to call it, there's something different about this home - and we love it!
Sampson House by Source Architects
North Facing Living Spaces Provide Space and Light to This Home
This 1920s home was transformed by an extension that refocusses living areas and a master retreat on a new north-facing courtyard.
Avalon Beach Apartment_G by Studio Benicio
1970s Apartment Update for a Professional Couple and Their Bulldog
By opening up to kitchen to the living area and creating a better connection to the deck, this apartment makes better use of its space.
Shadow Cottage Daylesford by MRTN Architects
Daylesford Cottage Updated with Sensitive, Japanese-Inspired Addition
With the option to demolish and start from scratch, MRTN Architects instead create a sensitive addition to this Victorian cottage.
Ethel by Lisa Cummins Architect
What Surprises Are Hiding Behind This Humble Victorian-Era Facade?
'Ethel' has a number of delightful surprises up her sleeve, proving there's more to this humble Victorian home than she lets on...
Mudjimba by Chris Klar Architects
A Tropical Home for a Couple to Sit Back and Enjoy the Bush Setting
A home near Noosa is designed for the area's sub-tropical climate and to maximise the owner's enjoyment of the bush setting.
Hawthorn Studio by Habitech Systems
New Studio Builds Future Flexibility Into This Hawthorn Home
A studio connected to the main house by a decked walkway creates maximum flexibility (and reduces renovation stress) for this family.
Jindalee Outlook House by Trace Studio
1970s Home Opens Up Front and Back to Connect Indoors and Outdoors
A series of small additions left this home's living areas dark and detached from the garden, but Trace Studio have changed all that.
Studio Garage by Krisna Cheung Architects
A Translucent Studio Creates a Soft Backdrop for an Inner City Yard
A garage and studio with seperate access from the laneway is a flexible and sensitive space at the rear of this inner-city terrace.
Waverley House by Sam Crawford Architects
Could You Live Overseas During the Construction of Your Home?
With a good architect, much of the stress of building can be alleviated. This home was renovated while the owners were overseas!
John & Kathleen's by Irons McDuff Architecture
Clever Joinery and a Motto of Doing More With Less Is the Answer
Updates to this elegant, but out-of-touch 1940s home hark back to the era it was built - when houses were small but functional.
Samford Valley Small House by BAA House + BAA Studio
This Modern Tropical Home is a Granny Flat for a Hip Elderly Couple
A modern retreat for an elderly couple built on the family property - the perfect spot to enjoy retirement close to family.
White Shack by mishack
A Rural Retreat Fit for an '80s Pop Star and His Creative Family
Built for a family bursting with creative souls, this shack needed to be as stylish and as interesting as the people living in it.
Residence R by Open Studio Architecture
Proof Even the Slightest Alteration Can Have a Dramatic Impact
Small changes can make a huge difference to the comfort and practicality of a home. New windows and a pivot door transform this studio.
Clerestory House by Lai Cheong Brown
A Stunning Timber Lined Clerestory is the Centrepiece of This Reno
This renovated interwar house is now perfect home for a retired couple and adult family member plus a meeting place for nearby family.
Mt Duneed House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Rusty and Weathered, This Home Looks Like It Has Been Here Forever
Built from recycled timber and rusting steel, this Mt Duneed home already looks old, yet is built to last with little maintenance.
Mt Macedon House by Field Office Architecture
A Home On a Challenging Site is Designed to Resist Bushfire
Built on a challenging site with significant bushfire risk, this home enjoys amazing views over bushland in the Macedon Ranges.
Coogee House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
Turning Two Art Deco Duplex Apartments Into One Modern Family Home
'When Two Become One'. Not just a Spice Girls hit, also the story of transforming two duplex apartments into one cohesive family home.
Dorman House by Austin Maynard Architects
A Beautiful Old Beach Shack Retains Its Classic Charms
"There are too many beautiful old shacks being demolished, and Austin Maynard Architects won’t be part of it."
Park Street Residence by B.E Architecture
New Life for a Victorian-Era House Fit for Multi-Generational Living
Reimagining a heritage home to fulfil the modern needs of three generations of the one family, highlighting its layered history.
T+D Residence by buck&simple
Light Streams Into This Compact yet Versatile Open-Plan Living Area
Combining rich, raw materials and plenty of natural light, this compact living area feels larger and more luxurious than its footprint.
#thebarnTAS by workbylizandalex
Barn Conversion Does "As Much As Necessary, As Little As Possible"
This incredible barn conversion retains much of the original stone and timber work highlighted against new insertions where necessary.
Neumannhaus by ITN Architects
Backyard Extension Takes its Cues from Nearby Buildings and Garages
This light-filled extension has an industrial feel to it thanks to using the mix of nearby garages and light industry as inspiration.
House 33.2 by Grafika
There's a Fully Equipped House Tucked Into This Suburban Backyard
This striking house of contrasting black and white with touches of warming timber is exciting and dynamic in-spite of its compact size.
Black House by Austin Maynard Architects
"Hindsight; all the things I would have done as a new parent."
Apartment living for new parents is not very common in Australia. Can it be done, or is the siren call of the suburbs too strong?
Prefab Staff Accommodation by Modscape
Prefab-ulous Digs for a Couple of Jackaroos on This Malmsbury Farm
Staff quarters never looked so good. This prefab house is a modern and comfortable place to wind down after a long day on the farm.
Mornington Beach Houses by Habitech Systems
Beachside Homes Inspired by a Nearby Pier's Proportions and Detailing
These two homes are built on a pier structure that highlights their unique creek-side location near the Mornington foreshore.
Bronte House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
Turned Upside Down and Internal Walls Removed for a Sunnier Outlook
An internal renovation which opens up spaces and turns the house upside down to put living areas on the brighter, airier, upper floor.
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