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Architects Use Renovation as an Opportunity to Chase the Sun

Designed by Davidov Partners Architects Chase the sun. Not just my favourite song of the early 2000s, but also a rallying call to all home builders and renovators, and exactly what Davidov Partners Architects have done in the reno of this Caufield North Californian Bungalow. Maybe they’re Planet Funk fans too? Derived from a destination…
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THAT House Defies Its Neighbours In Every (Good) Way Possible

Designed by Austin Maynard Architects The site of THAT House neighboured by huge houses. Austin Maynard Architects were asked to provide the family with ‘just the right amount of space’… By creating large openings and generous connections to the garden the architects aimed to make this modest-sized home feel abundant and broad. The result is…
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High House Reno Takes Light, Functionality and Space to New Heights

Designed by Dan Gayfer Design Living close to the city certainly has its advantages – good public transport, the buzz of the inner-city and easy access to all the coolest bars and restaurants. The downside – especially in older terrace houses – is the cramped and dark living conditions. High House is in Melbourne’s trendy…
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A Wash of White Unifies Old and New

Designed by Kennedy Nolan Architects Westgarth House Sitting on a corner site in a quiet, leafy street, Westgarth House would not be out-of-place in a sleepy country town. The original timber Edwardian home faces the narrow street frontage while a much wider, north-facing boundary faces a generous grass nature strip. Kennedy Nolan Architects transformed the…
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Narrow Terrace Hides Several Space-defying Surprises

Designed by Pandolfini Architects In spite of the voracious redevelopment that’s happened in Port Melbourne over the last 20 or so years, the original cottages and terraces are stamped with strict heritage and building controls. The design of this Port Melbourne home had to show sensitivity to these rules while aiming to create a family…
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Some Simple Modifications Transform This Unrenovated Family Home

Designed by Winwood Mckenzie Architecture Simple ideas = huge impact. Winwood Mckenzie Architecture transformed this post-war cream brick house into a light-filled and functional family home by maintaining and refreshing the majority of rooms, while making a few key investments… The architects were asked to “transform the unrenovated house into a contemporary light filled residence and reorient the…
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