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Compact indoor-outdoor house comes swathed in neutrals

Clad in black metal and a shiplap timber that’s also used on the interior, the home is streamlined and modern without feeling the slightest bit cold.

Circular midcentury beauty comes with a dramatic oculus

This renovated 1960s stunner in Sydney could be yours for a pretty penny.

Pritzker Prize winner’s new pavilion is all about simplicity

Glenn Murcutt designed an ethereal structure to sit in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, where it will be the hub for a series of events.

Modern seaside house embraces recycled concrete

The property comprises the main house with a large veranda facing the ocean and a smaller guest house with a stacked timber facade.

Modern additions cleverly expand a postwar cottage

The project makes the most of the backyard garden with separate additions for a bedroom and kitchen.

All-black tiny home is powered by solar panels

The interior embraces minimal Scandi style with pale wood, black accents, clean lines, and smart details.

Budget-conscious modern home makes the case for efficient construction

Designed by Studio Jackson Scott, the single-story house embraces prefab concrete panels and plywood.

Stylish stucco home is all curves and color

A savvy kitchen addition breathes new life into an old cottage.

Moody concrete house is hiding a lush courtyard

This concrete box of a house in Perth, Australia, looks like a giant cinderblock—and we mean that in a good way.

Prefab kit home comes together like Lego bricks

Two years after launching as a concept on Indiegogo, Ecokit has evolved into a prefab home system that’s ready for building.

Circular beach house is a study in modest luxury

This beach house on Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, has 360-degree views of its oceanside surroundings thanks to a rounded shape.

Stunning Australian home blends rustic with modern

The centerpiece of the home is the living room, where a hanging fireplace is framed by a series of windows with copper louvers.

Check out a mind-bending M.C. Escher exhibition designed by Nendo

"Between Two Worlds" explores some 157 drawings and prints Escher made between 1916 and 1968.

Airy Australian house is indoor-outdoor living at its best

The Coogee House II has a restrained color palette but feels complex and layered thanks to the range of materials used.

Curvy glass cabins bring design to nature

The design of the cabins echoes the landscape with undulating glass facades that double as a window to the outside and a reflector for the surrounding wilderness.

Modern house acts like a series of picture frames for nature

The house is defined by little moments of visual cleverness as it relates to its surroundings.

Solar-powered modern studio appears to float in midair

The 650-square-foot studio is powered 100 percent by the solar panels that line the roof.

Incredible concrete-and-glass home with undulating walls is up for sale

Designed by husband-and-wife duo Jesse Bennett and Anne-Marie Campagnolo, Planchonella House rises among the rainforests of Queensland in Edge Hill, Cairns.

Australian modern house exudes a midcentury Palm Springs charm

Architect Paul Butterworth designed the "Honeyworks House" for a beekeeping couple who wanted to connect the indoors to the outdoors.

Cantilevering modern home redefines the ranch house

FGR Architects took advantage of the hilltop site, perching the house atop a base to give it the appearance of floating in midair.

Victorian renovation is all about bold color

A sophisticated palette of striking colors imbue this 19th century Victorian weatherboard house in the Camberwell suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

Buy this magical indoor-outdoor house that disappears into the landscape

Designed by noted practice Andresen O’Gorman Architects in 1995, the Rosebery House sits in a secluded grove on the far side of a gully in Highgate Hill in Brisbane, Australia.

Breezy solar-powered home comes wrapped in sliding screens

The sliding hardwood screens control both the amount of daylight that enters the home as well as sea breezes and views.

Dreamy modern courtyard house is a seaside haven

Auhaus Architecture arranged the rooms around a central, protected green space.

Victorian cottage gets modern refresh and a new home office

Austin Maynard Architects has completed yet another gorgeous modern home, this time by extending a weatherboard Victorian cottage in Melbourne.

Historic wooden escalators transformed into eye-popping sculpture

M.C. Escher would be proud of this impressive project in Sydney’s landmark Wynard rail station.

Modern home gets a high-end look with low-cost materials

The residence uses corrugated metal and common timber siding to impressive effect.

Modern apartment building overlooks street with six ‘eyes’

This recently completed apartment complex near Melbourne, Australia, looks like a gray brick cousin of Tokyo’s famous Nakagin Capsule Tower—but on a more suburban scale.

Tiny home meets treehouse in this angular backyard extension

A huge chunk of the ground level has been carved out for an open-air living room, complete with a climbing wall.

Cool brick house built as backyard secondary dwelling

The clients replaced their garage with this backyard building so their daughter would have a place to live in price-inflated Melbourne.

Sydney’s only brutalist building lives to see another day

This move protects the Tao Gofers-designed Sirius tower from being demolished—for now.

Clever home renovation adds a curving roof to let in light

The wide clerestory windows do wonders for the space, filling it with light and creating a sense of expansiveness.

These tiny houses let you escape to scenic pockets of Australia

Five locations are expected to roll out by the end of the year, with the first already up and running in a tranquil olive grove.

Midcentury modern Aussie beach house will kickstart your weekend wanderlust

Designed in 1963 by architect Brian Mazlin, the elegant post-and-beam home is distinguished by its simplicity.

Victorian cottage gets brick extension with surprising details

Called Perimeter House, the project was helmed by local practice Make Architecture and involved adding a large brick addition to the rear of a small wooden cottage.

Gorgeous modern home lets you dine with a pool view

Designed by local firm CplusC Architectural Workshop, the house was built for a family who wanted a private retreat where they could also entertain.

Modern nature retreat by Pritzker winner lists near Sydney

Australian architect Glenn Murcutt designs with the motto "Touch this earth lightly." The Donaldson House is one such example.

1917 Australian cottage gets a dazzling extension

Austalian firm Panovscott transformed a 1917 cottage into a bright and airy contemporary space that seamlessly incorporates history with a modern aesthetic, as well as indoor-outdoor living.

Modern glass house sports floating wavy roof

The roof was inspired by the rolling hills in the surrounding landscape. But we’d say it out-waves its setting.