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Lorne House: Panoramic Bay Views and Luxury Features

FeaturedSpacious open-plan living area with wooden ceiling, stone walls, and modern furnishings.

Lorne House, a stunning coastal retreat designed by Austin Design Associates, seamlessly blends with its picturesque surroundings in Lorne, Australia. This 2021 project showcases a warm and cosy beach house that doubles as an entertainer’s paradise, featuring a natural material palette and sweeping views of the panoramic bay.

The ground floor provides comfortable spaces for the client’s adult children and friends, while the luxurious upper level boasts a master suite, generous kitchen, dining, and living areas, all with large glass doors and windows capturing the stunning scenery.

Hughesdale Extension: Modernizing a 1920s Clinker Brick Home

Sleek modern structure with expansive glass walls, wooden deck, and landscaped yard.

Block Architecture Studio‘s recent Hughesdale Extension project in Melbourne, Australia, offers a thoughtful renovation to a 1920s red clinker brick dwelling.

The new open-concept living, dining, and kitchen space seamlessly connects to the backyard, while the reconfigured original structure provides additional bedrooms, a master suite, and functional living areas. By carefully preserving the existing fabric, the design balances modern amenities with the home’s historical character, creating a harmonious blend of old and new.

Calk House: Mani Architecture’s Captivating Aussie Abode

A modern, gray-sided house with gabled roof and large windows overlooking a grassy yard.

The Calk House, designed by Mani Architecture in 2020, is a captivating contemporary home in Melbourne, Australia. This two-storey residence replaces a 1950s-era house, transforming the site with a design that embraces the sloping landscape and incorporates vibrant colors, rich textures, and abundant natural light.

By utilizing split levels, the architects have skillfully framed different living zones, creating a harmonious and functional living space that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding environment.

The Boulevard: Embracing Nature in Ivanhoe

A modern, tropical-inspired home with lush landscaping, clean lines, and large windows.

The Boulevard, a stunning four-bedroom house designed by Archier in Ivanhoe, Australia, seamlessly integrates with its surrounding Yarra Flats parklands. Embracing the site’s steep topography, this predominantly underground dwelling maximizes the landscape, concealing its structure and extending the natural environment into the home. With an emphasis on sustainability and connection to nature, The Boulevard offers a spacious and efficient living experience for its family of five.

Court House: Modernist Meets Heritage in Yackandandah

A mid-century modern home with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, a wooden exterior, and lush vegetation.

Nestled in the heart of Yackandandah, Australia, Court House is a captivating modern home that pays homage to its heritage. Designed by Archier in 2022, this single-level residence seamlessly blends mid-century modernist influences with a strong connection to the surrounding landscape. Featuring a twist-around-an-internal-courtyard layout, the house creates a private oasis while remaining open to the community it serves.

Heather’s House: Sustainable Rural Retreat in Australia

Spacious living room with natural light, wooden ceiling, and minimalist furniture.

Gardiner Architects‘ latest residential masterpiece, Heather’s House, is a sustainable farmhouse nestled in Birregurra, Australia. This 2023 project reimagines rural living by balancing modern comforts, flexibility, and off-grid living with a design that seamlessly integrates the surrounding farmland and native vegetation. Heather’s vision of family support, environmental stewardship, and pragmatic functionality has been meticulously brought to life in this innovative Australian house.

Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club: Sustainable Surf Lifesaving Hub

A rectangular, black metal building with a surfboard-toting person entering through the large doorway.

Designed by the renowned Wood Marsh Architecture, the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club in Australia captures the rugged essence of the country’s sandstone coastline. Positioned within the dunes, this club building features a unique blend of horizontality and verticality, with a control tower standing as a coastal beacon. The design, driven by a robust and weathered approach to materiality, seamlessly integrates the structure into its natural surroundings, creating a gathering place for the community.

WG House: Crafting a Contemporary Australian Family Home

FeaturedModern architectural design with large glass windows, sleek black exterior, and a pool.

Showcasing a contemporary masterpiece in the heart of Melbourne, the WG House by CHT Architects redefines the traditional Australian home. Designed in 2021, this two-level house features a striking pitched roof silhouette, generous glazed walls, and a central courtyard that floods the interiors with natural light. Blending Spanish porcelain bricks with a suspended steel fireplace, the WG House offers a warm, textured backdrop for multi-generational living, capturing the essence of a true “home” for its owners.