Residential Projects

The view of Wilsons Promontory National Park from the winding ridgeline near the small town of Fish Creek is arrestingly beautiful. At this southern-most point
The view of Wilsons Promontory National Park from the winding ridgeline near the small town of Fish Creek is arrestingly beautiful. At this southern-most point
Set in Surry Hills’ dense urban fabric of terrace homes and warehouses, Ashlar by SJB offers a heady cocktail of inner-city location, generous proportions and
An essential, Japanese-inspired vision for a cottage has evolved from renovation to new build, yielding a crisp, modern conclusion. Renovating, altering and extending hold the
Lacing the traditional townhouse typology with innovative touches, Kavellaris Urban Design have created functional, elegant homes that subtly play on their context.
As with many successful creative endeavours, Project Zero had to overcome a series of challenges. The story begins with a couple seeking to renovate an
The Hawthorns is a Gothic Revival mansion that the Addams Family would be proud to live in. Looming high on a rise overlooking the Yarra
The ancient Romans didn’t ‘invent’ bricks – that honour probably belongs to China and south Asia – but they put brick manufacturing on an industrial
Jeff Bubeck builds dream homes. The Toowoomba-based builder works across the Darling Downs, Brisbane and the Coasts, and as far west as Mount Isa but
Is Balwyn the classic Melbourne suburb? Its leafy streets, well regarded schools, good city access and quality housing stock have long been a magnet for
For well over a century, this modest cottage in North Carlton has been on a renovation journey. It began life as a “workers cottage” with
Victorian-era grace meets 21st century family and environmental values in a stunning extension to a double-fronted Melbourne home. The four rooms of the original residence
This handsome four-bedroom home sits quietly in a predominately Edwardian neighbourhood. The developer/builder, Christian Tomlinson, chose Daniel Robertson Red Blend bricks in the Roman (50mm
Daniel Robertson Hawthorn bricks, renowned for their use in heritage architecture, also find a home in cutting-edge modern designs such as this house in outer
The humble grey concrete block adds human scale and texture to a family home. The ideal of a north-facing backyard to capture the sun is
The clinker brick houses built for the prosperous, post-war middle class are much loved for their solidity and character-filled facades. Less endearing are their frequently
The most prominent feature material of this dramatic home profiled on Grand Designs Australia (series 5, episode 2) is not the massive glazing or even
For many of us, a home is all about family. For John and Fay Mosses, this was taken a step further when their architect son,
An extension to a former Victorian-era corner store in inner Melbourne presents a friendly face to this busy neighbourhood, thanks to a meeting of artistic
South-east Queensland’s sub-tropical climate with its marked diurnal (day into night) temperature movements is ideal for a passive design which harnesses thermal changes to stabilise
Think classic Queenslander and you probably visualise an imposing high-set, timber-clad home with broad stairs reaching to a shaded front verandah. However this traditional housing
Greg Saunders is a brick tragic. It’s more than the fact that he has been a bricklayer for 20-plus years. He took a few years
Technically, Pearl Beach is a suburb of Gosford. In reality it is a secluded coastal community with a population of under 500 and just one
Just a stab pass from Melbourne’s legendary Victoria Park AFL ground is the Little Brick Studio, phase two of a comprehensive renovation of a Victorian-era
The front half of this inter-war Melbourne house is solidly built in clinker bricks. However the central passage terminated in a bathroom and the back
Back in the day when firing bricks in a kiln was more art than science, clinker bricks were the bane of a brickmaker’s life. Their
Designing his family home and office was one of the hardest tasks architect Taras Wolf has faced because “you have accumulated too many ideas over
Just over 40 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD, Palm Beach is much favoured weekend playground for the city’s rich and famous who generally favour
Solar orientation, one of the pillars of passive design, is predicated on large, north-facing openings enabling the low winter sun to penetrate and warm the
In a long and distinguished career, Nigel Fitton has worked with such architectural leading lights as Sir Terry Farrell, Peter Corrigan,ARM and Nonda Katsalidis. His
Bayside living, Queensland style, with more than a touch of Bali Situated on the shores of Raby Bay on Brisbane’s southern bayside, the design and
The owners of this late Victorian cottage in a high-value Sydney suburb chose to extend rather than rebuild. The original building was sympathetically renovated and
Covenants that restrict the selection of building materials usually begin with good intentions, such as preserving the local vernacular. However these restrictions “run with the
No, this house has nothing to do with Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album of the late 1980s. The Wall is named after its major architectural element,
The streets of Middle Park are decorated with some of Melbourne’s finest and best preserved Victorian residential architecture. Recent developments have maintained a sympathy and
The dramatic design of this house on a new estate in the suburbs of Geelong is as much a response to the steeply-sloping site as
Kawana Island is a little piece of paradise in the Sunshine Coast suburb of Parrearra.The Mooloolah River meanders around the island on its way to
As a young architect Danny Ciarma was an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style, characterised by strong horizontal lines, broad eaves and a low-pitched
Beach Road hugs the upper western shore of Port Philip Bay, passing through some of Melbourne’s most prestigious suburbs. It’s the key road in a
Five years ago, Shane Hendriks, a South Australian builder and building designer, began planning and designing his most aspirational project: his own home. Dubbed Rolling
The brickwork is both formal and classic, playing on elements of light and shade and drawing on Spanish-Islamic influences in the design detail. “We wanted
Dubbed the ‘Hollywood’ home and situated in a quiet, leafy street in Mount Waverley, a middle-ring eastern suburb of Melbourne, this strikingly elegant design blends
The house uses passive design principles. Cavity brickwork adds thermal mass and helps stabilise temperatures. “We use very little air-conditioning in summer,” Mirjana says. The
They do things big out West. And they don’t get much bigger than this home designed and constructed by Zorzi Builders for the Channel Nine
The owners loved their inner-city brick cottage but were looking for more living space and a connection to the back garden, not to mention a
Houses in Brisbane’s pre-war inner suburbs are compact, with small setbacks and open verandahs resulting in loved and active streets. This is a very different
Behind and above a restaurant in a narrow street of Victorian terraces is the unlikely location for this brick, glass and steel “bachelor pad. ”The
Damian Parras, a partner in Max Architects, and his wife Tina spent five years living on the site in a quiet Moonee Ponds street before
Creative brick patterning adds a lively interest to this apartment block façade and allows the building to transition between its neighbours – a Federation cottage
Elsternwick, in Melbourne’s inner south, is a quiet suburb within easy reach of the city and bayside beaches, and home to the National Trust listed
The Urbane 105 was created to offer an elegant living option for families who seek a variety of entertaining options, enough space for each family
Superbly located on a lightly treed corner site with a significant northerly orientation, the home makes an unforgettable impact upon first sight. Premium natural products
Influenced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style applied in several housing estates in and around the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe during WW1, this stunning
With natural advantages of orientation and prospect, one suspects that prior to the arrival of Europeans, Elizabeth Bay was a sunny, protected and abundant place
While obviously a contemporary design, this award-winning house sits comfortably in a Sydney streetscape that ranges from Californian bungalows to more recent rendered ‘mansions’. For

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