Posts in "Houses – New"

Bundeena Beach House

This is a house of its context. A house of its environment. A house of its section. A house with a native roof garden as its primary elevation. And a sculptural skylight as its primary interface. A house with a playful interaction between inside and outside, public and private. A beach house designed by Grove… Continue reading

Yeronga House

Lisa Breeze Architect had a blank canvas to create a new family home. On this slim vacant block, perched on a Brisbane ridgeline, the Lisa Breeze Architect team was engaged to design a comfortable and homely abode. The design challenge was to capture the views, traverse the sloped terrain, and filter the bright sunlight. The… Continue reading

Aperture House

Aperture House is a home for a growing family that connects the comfort of a private dwelling with uninterrupted views of the Sydney city skyline, encompassed within a quiet neighbourhood. Project architects Studio P were guided by two core design brief elements; the house was to encompass notions of both privacy and hospitality. Connecting the… Continue reading

Balmoral House

The house is located directly opposite Balmoral beach in Sydney. It was designed by design lead Clinton Murray Architects in conjunction with  architects Polly Harbison Design. Central to the design is how the building contributes to its surroundings. The initial design was inspired by a work by Isamu Noguchi, a sculpture that is a play… Continue reading


Dividing the plan into two ‘pavilions’ linked by a generous breezeway space enables natural light and ventilation into the south, as well as north, parts of the Pavilions house, designed by Sparks Architects. This also provides a simple circulation area between the various rooms, and levels. Living areas are on the upper floor which enjoys… Continue reading

PR House

PR House is a new two-storey beach house designed by Architects Ink from Adelaide, Australia. With a bold architectural form and strong textures, it replaces the clients’ dilapidated 1960s shack. Architects Ink’s client wanted to maintain a ‘shack’ feel in the new design with the use of natural, hardy, and low-maintenance materials. Two dominant double-height… Continue reading

Eagle’s Nest

Perched high on a prominent escarpment, Eagle’s Nest aspires to balance and curate the experience of outlook and expansiveness of site, with privacy and seclusion. Ian Bennett Design Studio used a restrained material palette that heightens the experience of site, landscape, and built form along with the changing dynamic of light and shade. Influenced by… Continue reading

Kyneton House

The site of an old rundown tennis court created a unique opportunity for Moloney Architects to design a contemporary home in the historic town of Kyneton, a town in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia. The tennis court had been subdivided off from the property of a Victorian-era home and offered the Moloney Architects’… Continue reading

Beach Pavilion

This beach-side home, designed by Utz-Sanby Architects, was built overlooking the Pacific Ocean north of Sydney. Their brief was for a new family home to be used by multiple generations at the same time. Careful consideration was given to privacy and separation when fully occupied as well as comfort and pragmatism when only two people… Continue reading

Beachside Sanctuary

This new beach house, designed by Utz-Sanby Architects replaced an old weatherboard cottage dearly loved for three generations. The location is absolutely stunning and has direct access to the beach and expansive views of the rocky headland, sand, and surf. This project unites the extended family and provides relaxation and refuge. The brief was for… Continue reading

Beauty Point Lookout

Utz-Sanby Architects designed this new home is located on top of the ridge overlooking Middle Harbour, offers spectacular views over this remarkable waterway to the north, east and west. Middle Harbour, a semi–mature tide dominated drowned valley estuary, is the northern arm of Port Jackson, an inlet of the Tasman Sea located north of Sydney… Continue reading


A utilitarian building: workshop or barn of simple geometry. Archetypal primary forms enable us to relate on a subconscious level putting us at ease instantly. Whiting Architects’ brief called for ‘holiday house in the city’. They aimed to infuse the relaxed weekender atmosphere into an urban family home. The interior plays on primal themes of… Continue reading

Goodtown House

The Goodtown House is a beautifully crafted, texturally rich contemporary courtyard home in the sought-after suburb of Rochedale, 17km south-east of Brisbane. The large 1,900m2 plot situated on the corner of Goodtown Street and Grieve Road with large imposing neighbouring homes, presented a challenging design brief to the architects, Alexandra Buchanan Architecture. The introduction of… Continue reading

Buxton Rise

The Buxton house is a bush retreat overlooking the Black Range State Forest 100km north east of Melbourne. Format Architects’ brief was to design a house for a weekend getaway on a 20 hectare property located near the foot of the Cathedral Range state park just outside the township of Buxton. The house had to… Continue reading

Stafford House

Tonic Design’s vision for this family home was to design a property with zones for play, creating, family time, and privacy. Their client was a family of four children with parents who run their own businesses. So they wanted a home that was not only functional, but also provided escapes for both the children and… Continue reading