New homes provide the opportunity for a completely custom design. Even on a modest budget, architects can design an affordable new home that’s perfectly suited to your needs.

This is our selection of stunning architecturally designed new homes:

Mudjimba by Chris Klar Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Mudjimba by Chris Klar Architects
Featured Project 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.
Mt Macedon House by Field Office Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Mt Macedon House by Field Office Architecture
Featured Project 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.
Clarke Shack by mishack (via Lunchbox Architect) Clarke Shack by mishack
Featured Project Holiday Shack Blends Mid Century Modern with Australian Rural Shed Inspired by Mid-century design with a touch of Aussie shed, this stylish shack is the perfect combination of cool and practical.
Archer Family Residence by Kuhnellco Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Archer Family Residence by Kuhnellco Architecture
Featured Project Simple Details and Honest Materials Reflect Harsh Beauty of this Site After the 2003 Canberra bushfires, this site was rereleased. The new home explores the idea of new beginnings for a young family.
Elizabeth Street by Dorrington Atcheson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Elizabeth Street by Dorrington Atcheson Architects
Featured Project A Modern Home Designed With Deference to Heritage Suburb This double storey home is designed to look like a single storey home so it fits into its heritage neighbourhood.
Elizabeth Street by Dorrington Atcheson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Elizabeth Street by Dorrington Atcheson Architects
Paddington Residence by Ellivo Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Paddington Residence by Ellivo Architects
Featured Project "Rigorously Contemporary" Home in an Historical Neighbourhood This modern home in an historic neighbourhood was designed by an architect as a home for him and his family.
The Whittaker Cube by Dravitzki Brown (via Lunchbox Architect) The Whittaker Cube by Dravitzki Brown
Featured Project A Smaller Home Allows for Immaculate Details and Rich Materials If you want the look and feel of luxury at your home, it pays to think a bit smaller and pay attention to the details.
Domain House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Domain House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Featured Project Choose Flexibility Over Footprint to Save Money and Energy With sliding doors and a fold down bed, a rumpus room/third bedroom provides built in flexibility while reducing the overall footprint.
Blackburn House by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect) Blackburn House by ArchiBlox
Featured Project Home Among the Gum Trees Makes the Most of a Sloped Site This family home is nestled amongst the gums, cantilevering over the sloped site so it feels more like a treehouse than a regular home.
Boston Road Townhouse by Lachlan Shepherd Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Boston Road Townhouse by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Featured Project This Townhouse on a Small Block Stacks the Backyard on the Roof How to deal with a small block? Don't sacrifice the backyard, stack it on top of the house and you've got a sophisticated roof deck!
Waitpinga Retreat by Mountford Williamson Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Waitpinga Retreat by Mountford Williamson Architecture
Featured Project Australian Retreat Designed to Encourage a Laid-back Lifestyle Waitpinga Retreat designed as a casual getaway immersed in the natural beauty of nature looks and feels very Australian.
Foxground by Nettleton Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Foxground by Nettleton Architects
Featured Project A Thoughtful Home for an Elderly Widower and His Visiting Family Built on a site with huge sentimental value, this home built for an elderly WWII veteran is low-maintenance, accessible and secure.
Claremont Residence by Keen Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Claremont Residence by Keen Architecture
Featured Project Love to Entertain? A Party at This House Can Spill Into the Courtyard A home for entertainers who also travel a lot. Claremont Residence expands for parties or locks down when the owners are away.
Gogo Bach by Herbst Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Gogo Bach by Herbst Architects
Featured Project Two Uninspiring Cabins Bought for a Steal Become a Stylish Retreat These two cabins have become something much grander than the typical granny flat or affordable beach shack they're usually used for...
West End House by Kirk Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) West End House by Kirk Architects
Featured Project A Modern Take on a Timber Workers Cottage Fits in to Brisbane Street With copious amounts of timber inside and out, this modern interpretation of a workers cottage feels natural, warm and welcoming.
The Avenue by Neil Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) The Avenue by Neil Architecture
Featured Project This Couple Built Two Houses. One to Live In and One to Sell... This duplex development isn't what we have come to expect. It actively avoids placing garages on the street as an homage to the car.
Avalon by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect) Avalon by ArchiBlox
Featured Project This Green Roofed Beach House Arrived on the Back of a Truck With a green roof and other sustainable elements this beach-side residence touches the earth lightly physically and metaphorically.
Naranga Avenue House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Naranga Avenue House by James Russell Architects
Featured Project Naranga Avenue House: You Haven't Seen Breeze Blocks Like This Before Inspired by the surrounding '60s estate, James Russell Architects takes the humble breeze block to new heights of style.
Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect) Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit
Featured Project This Prefab House Solves the Age-Old Problem of Open Plan Living The curse of the modern open-plan home? Noise. With flexible social spaces, parents in this house can entertain separately to the kids.
Island Bay House by WireDog Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Island Bay House by WireDog Architecture
Featured Project Compact Japanese-Inspired House Lives Large Thanks to a Wall of Glass Thanks to a double-height space and an expansive openable wall of glass to capture the view, this home feels positively spacious.
K Valley House by Herbst Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) K Valley House by Herbst Architects
Featured Project Rusting Corrugated Iron on this Stunning Home is Like Rural Camouflage The perfect retreat for a director and camera operator in the film industry, this home has no shortage of cinematic drama.
The Exploding! Shed House by David Weir Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) The Exploding! Shed House by David Weir Architects
Featured Project Industrial Home/Studio Compliments Illustrator's Punchy Aesthetic A compact weatherboard cottage explodes from the sides of a prefabricated shed to provide space for an illustrator to live and work.
Nelson House by Kerr Ritchie Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Nelson House by Kerr Ritchie Architecture
Featured Project Warm NZ House Designed to Embrace the Sun and View of Tasman Bay A warm new home for a young family wraps around a courtyard space to create a protected area for the kids to play and the family to enjoy the stunning ocean views.
Studio 19 Community Housing by Strachan Group Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Studio 19 Community Housing by Strachan Group Architects
Featured Project Architecture Students Also Design and Build Two Community Houses Studio 19 are at it again, designing two stunning community houses for a not-for-profit organisation in New Zealand.
Studio 19 Bach by Strachan Group Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Studio 19 Bach by Strachan Group Architects
Featured Project Beach House Designed and Built by a Group of Architecture Students Small in both budget and footprint, but clever thinking and innovative solutions have produced a home which ticks all the boxes...
Bach House by Jamison Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Bach House by Jamison Architects
Featured Project A Home That Embraces and Enhances the Site's Unique Natural Features A magnificent 100 year old fig tree and a small creek are treated as sacred elements in this home which embraces its environment.
Big & Small House by Anonymous Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Big & Small House by Anonymous Architects
Featured Project A Single-Space Living Area Helps this Compact Home to Feel Spacious The smallest house on the block contains one of the largest rooms. What this house lacks in square metres it makes up for in volume.
Yan Lane by Justin Mallia (via Lunchbox Architect) Yan Lane by Justin Mallia
Featured Project Inner-City Lost Space is Transformed by this Infill Development We don't often feature multi-residential projects. But when we do, they're beautifully innovative projects like this one.
House for Hermes by Andrew Simpson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) House for Hermes by Andrew Simpson Architects
Featured Project Heritage Listed Chicory Kiln on Phillip Island is Infinitely Flexible A heritage-listed chicory kiln on Phillip Island is transformed into a delightfully playful residence for a couple.
Waratah Bay House by Hayne Wadley Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Waratah Bay House by Hayne Wadley Architecture
Sixel Miller Cottage by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Sixel Miller Cottage by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects
Featured Project Building a New Home in a Heritage Area is Sure to Be a Challenge... Despite strict heritage controls and a tight site, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects manage to deliver this charming and bright home.
Somers Beach House by March Studio (via Lunchbox Architect) Somers Beach House by March Studio
Featured Project A Beachy Home for Both Everyday Living and Weekend Population Swells Everyone loves to get away to the beach for the weekend, luckily this house can accomodate all of the extended friends and family.
Turramurra House by Noxon Giffen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Turramurra House by Noxon Giffen Architects
Featured Project A Home Inspired by Established Scribbly Gums on the Site Scribbly Gums on the site of this new family home inspire the use of timber internally and help to generate the colour palette.
Brunswick East House by Adrian Bonomi Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Brunswick East House by Adrian Bonomi Architect
Featured Project C House Prioritises Volume and Light Play Over Excessive Floor Space Sandwiched between weatherboard cottages in Brunswick East, C House breaks with convention to create a warm, unique and nuanced home.
Blueys Beach House by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Blueys Beach House by Bourne Blue Architecture
Featured Project Blueys Beach House is a Modern Take on the Traditional Beach Shack This modern beach house wraps around courtyards and open spaces to blur the lines between inside and out - perfect for a beach retreat.
Laneway House by 9point9 Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Laneway House by 9point9 Architects
Featured Project Covered Outdoor Dining Spills Onto a Courtyard in This Tropical Home By creating outdoor covered spaces for dining and car parking Laneway House manages to pack a lot of space onto a tight site.
Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture
Featured Project Fine Detailing Takes Rustic, Shed-Like Materials to the Next Level... This modern farmhouse combines a manager's residence, stable and self contained two-bedroom apartment in finely detailed modern sheds.
Sydney Blue Mountains House by Urban Possible (via Lunchbox Architect) Sydney Blue Mountains House by Urban Possible
Featured Project A House for Rock Climbers, Artists and, of Course, Their Friends... Two avid climbers, a professor and a gallery owner, teamed up to build a house in the Blue Mountains to host fellow climbers and artists.
Little Gore Street Studio by Tim Spicer Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Little Gore Street Studio by Tim Spicer Architects
Featured Project Dilapidated Garage Reimagined as a Creative Little Studio Located in a tight lane way in Fitzroy, Little Gore Street Studio is a truly unique response to urban densification...
Tawharanui House by RTA Studio (via Lunchbox Architect) Tawharanui House by RTA Studio
Featured Project A Beachside Site in the Family for Fifty Years is Transformed Previously the site of some outgrown kit homes, three seperate but clustered buildings provide space for all generations of the family.
Somers House One by Adrian Bonomi Architect (via Lunchbox Architect) Somers House One by Adrian Bonomi Architect
Featured Project A Compact, Living and Breathing House Perfect for the Coast This welcoming house has a verandah so generous it blurs the line between a courtyard house and a traditional Australian verandah.
Bush House by Archterra Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Bush House by Archterra Architects
Featured Project A Home Inspired by the Feelings of Camping Under a Simple Tarpaulin In a natural clearing of bushland, this home with simple detailing and an earthy palette captures the spirit and joy of camping.
Martha by Ola Architecture Studio (via Lunchbox Architect) Martha by Ola Architecture Studio
Featured Project Perched on Top of the Sand Dunes for the Perfect Beach View This timber-clad four bedroom beach-side family home is perched on a steep dune in a quiet pocket of the Mornington Peninsula region.
Prospect House by Breathe Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Prospect House by Breathe Architects
Featured Project A Galvanised Nugget for a Gold Prospector and His Family On a windy and exposed site, nestled behind a hill, sits a metal clad nugget; a home for a gold prospector and his family...
May Grove House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) May Grove House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Featured Project Modern, Low Maintenance, Inner City Pad for a Professional Couple Home to a professional couple and Biggles the cat, this modern design aims to enhance the owners daily living experience. And succeeds.
Cape Tribulation Home by m3architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Cape Tribulation Home by m3architecture
Featured Project An Off-the-Grid Home Appropriate to its Stunning Rainforest Location This off-the-grid home is close to the beach in the Daintree Rainforest — an ancient ecosystem deserving a thoughtful approach to site.
Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects
Featured Project Links Courtyard House: Smaller Scale Allows Higher Quality Materials The timber-clad Links Courtyard House prioritises simplicity over size leaving more of the budget for beautiful indulgent finishes.
Great Barrier House by Studio2 Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Great Barrier House by Studio2 Architects
Featured Project Great Barrier House's Skeletal Timber Frame Allows it to Open Up A timber exoskeleton-like structure allows Great Barrier House to open onto its surrounds while lifting towards a hill to the west.
Johanna House by Nicholas Burns Associates (via Lunchbox Architect) Johanna House by Nicholas Burns Associates
Featured Project Minimal Rammed Earth Home Nestles Into Pristine Bushland Perched on top of a hill overlooking the stunning ocean along the Victoria's Great Ocean Road is a home that balances heavy and light.