The spirit and character of a modest postwar bungalow have been retained and celebrated by its architect-owner, who has reconnected the home to its backyard.
Sam Crawford Architects has restored and extended a weatherboard cottage towards views of a heritage-listed Moreton Bay fig tree in the backyard.
This alteration and addition to an inner-city terrace house by Jackson Teece is a second attempt by the owners to create their dream home. This time around, they have succeeded.
Behind a rebuilt heritage facade, this home by Ha offers ample daylight and a rewarding journey of spaces, from a clever sunken living area to a rooftop terrace with city views.
This refurbishment of a narrow terrace house by Benn and Penna Architecture presents the client with a light-filled, monastic and disciplined setting for life to unfold.
Reddog Architects has peeled back a 1980s home and reprogrammed it into an interconnected “collection of pods” that respond to the subtropical climate.
Day Bukh Architects has created an addition to a Federation-style bungalow in Sydney’s Randwick by carefully cutting, folding and suturing the new fabric into the old.
Sans-Arc Studio creates a Scandinavian-inspired extension to a 1920s worker’s cottage in Adelaide that gives the owners a home they can “wake up and feel really happy in.”
Bold “monumental geometry,” a muted palette and the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces have revitalized an old orange brick home in this addition by Kennedy Nolan.
A compact, but generous home wrapped in cladding salvaged from the small Victorian cottage that was originally on the site.
A “nearly derelict squat” has been transformed into a labyrinthian dwelling that celebrates the work of an artist who once called the site home.
A flexible home with a diversity of spatial moods and experiences: Canada Bay House.
An interesting model for alterations and additions to a Queenslander home: Camp Hill Extension by Neilsen Workshop and Morgan Jenkins Architecture.
An interplay between “sensual curve and straight edge” gives spatial drama and delight to this addition to a Federation home by Christopher Polly Architect.
Stephen de Jersey Architect has extended the spatial and material characteristics of an old Queenslander to result in a striking yet respectful addition with delightful settings for everyday living.
Ola Studio take cues, but not directly, from the existing 1880s home to create Garth House.
Renovations have breathed new life into a Californian bungalow, stitching it into the garden, while respecting the character of the much-loved existing dwelling.
With a compelling ten-metre-long, red brick hallway that offers far more than circulation space, this extension to a Victorian terrace shows just how much can be achieved with a small footprint.
Light and bright inside but with a darker, more dramatic exterior, this timber-clad extension to a late-nineteenth-century home blends contemporary design with a historical context.
This architect and designer duo transformed their dark box of a Queenslander into a garden-centric, light-filled house where views abound.
A Sydney terrace house has been transformed into a “fortress of solitude,” a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Architecture Architecture’s extension of a Californian bungalow in Melbourne creates a harmonious dialogue between old and new while fostering social engagement.
In replacing an old lean-to with a clever garden pavilion, the architect has honoured the owners’ love for the outdoors as well as the environmentally conscious approach he has long championed.
Small but clever alterations have been made to a house on a tiny site, opening the interior to the courtyard and giving a new meaning to the concept of “in.”
This addition to an 1880s cottage by Benn & Penna Architecture sets up dialogues between old and new and between inside and outside to create a delicately complex and understated home.
A careful but confident transformation of a tiny worker’s cottage into a contemporary family home by Vokes and Peters.
Tanner Kibble Denton Architects reconfigure a rarity in inner Sydney – a timber cottage with an adjacent stable building.
Mid-century Californian style home by Architect Prineas that celebrates the idyll of the rear garden.
Bosske Architecture’s bold chimney-like addition gives a new voice to the existing home while reflecting the suburb’s past.
Tzannes Associates’ adaptive re-use of the former Kent Brewery in the heart of Sydney’s Central Park retains the brick facade and inserts part of a trigeneration plant that powers the neighbourhood.