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Fab midcentury home in Australia is up for auction 

The Blott House was designed in 1956 by Australian modernist great Robin Boyd, who’s often compared to legendary American architect John Lautner.

1900s home in Australia gets airy modern concrete update

Helmed by local firm CO-AP, the renovation involved "modernizing" the home as well as creating a two-story concrete addition to the rear of the property.

Modern rainforest home lives large under a tent roof

Rising in a rainforest near Australia’s Sunshine Coast, this new family retreat didn’t just don a big tent for looks alone. Indeed, the striking cover creates an expanded living space that offers the best of indoor-outdoor living on a compact site.

Homeowners can now ‘rent out’ rooftop solar power and storage in Australia 

Australians can forget Uber driving and Etsy shops. The hot new side-gig down under could soon be selling solar power.

'70s gem by Sydney Opera House architect on market for the first time

Besides a small extension that was added in 1990, the 1,851-square-foot residence is largely in tact, retaining most of its original architectural details, which still feel surprising today.

Dark timber house offers refuge for homeowner with sleep disorder

Commissioned by a couple in Melbourne, Australia—one of whom suffers from a serious sleep condition—the home is the work of local firm Black Line One X Architecture Studio (also known as BLOXAS).

Adorable Aussie beach shack masters cozy, laid-back style

Australian homes tend to be good at finding that perfect balance between "stylish" and "lived-in," and the latest example to charm us off our feet is this little beach shack in Mount Martha, a seaside town in the Melbourne area.

Australia beats the U.S. in average home size, survey says

The typical Australian home is some 2,032 square feet, topping the list of average home sizes in a new survey, which consulted 29,000 property owners in nine countries around the world.

Live in an incredible ‘70s dome home in Australia

We love a good dome home, especially one as unusual (in the best way!) as this one near Hobart, capital of the Australian island state Tasmania. You’ve got to look inside.

Powder pink hues create ‘ambiguous’ kitchen area in this apartment renovation

Here’s an apartment renovation in Melbourne by local studio BoardGrove Architects that employs just the right amount of pink.

Sydney Opera House may soon get robots to soundcheck its stunning tile facade

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House are covered in over a million white ceramic tiles. Every five years, engineers must inspect each individual tile by tapping it with a hammer. But that job could get a whole lot easier.

‘Beyoncé tower’ breaks ground in Melbourne

The fabric-wrapped curves seen in Beyoncé music video for "Ghost" will soon be enshrined in a 79-story skyscraper in downtown Melbourne.

Dreamy ‘70s beach house takes advantage of rainforest views

While located in a cove along Australia’s Sunshine Coast, the house felt starved for light. A revamp set out to change that.

Head-turning ‘Acute House’ is shaped like a wedge

Melbourne’s riding a mini wave of chic, modern additions to existing Victorian homes. But this wedge-shaped abode might just take the cake.

Renovation balances light and dark interior design elements in Australia

What stands out about the project is not its architectural enhancements, but the subtle interior design choices that went into creating an atmosphere that is both classic and of the moment.

‘70s Airstream trailers restored into sci-fi-inspired rooftop lodging

The world has another Airstream hotel, this time on a rooftop in Melbourne. Take a look inside.

Cozy modern extension updates 1800s Melbourne home

Sick of gorgeously sleek-yet-cozy Melbourne homes yet? We aren’t either. This recently completed restoration and addition project, for one, revives a 19th-century Italianate Victorian to splendid effect.

Designer couple creates a dreamy home with textiles and plants

You haven’t seen a sublime Australian home until you’ve seen the cozy-cool abode of Melbourne couple Poppy Lane and Scott Gibson, who together design furniture and homewares for their business Pop and Scott. Their home, believe it or not, is a rental that they’ve certainly made their own.

Dramatic, cantilevered pad breaks the beach house mold in Australia

The dwelling, a design by Brisbane-based architecture studio Refresh Design, includes an open-plan kitchen, living, and dining room that floats above a paved carport on the house’s tight, verdant lot.

Eco-friendly prefab home with green roof built in 6 weeks

Erected over a period of six weeks by Archiblox, the two-bedroom abode was sustainability-driven throughout, from the initial decision to go prefab to the hardwood cladding milled from sustainable forestry methods.

Endangered Brutalist icon in Sydney may live to see another day

Unions have prohibited construction workers from working on the site, which means that they will not be able to demolish it.

Tour an incredible 1880s lighthouse keeper’s cottage on a cliff

Originally built in 1881 as the keeper’s residence for Sydney's 200-hundred-year-old Macquarie Lighthouse, this fabulously-maintained "cottage" perches above a rocky cliff with astonishing city and ocean views. Wow oh wow.

Concrete pavilion creates seamless extension on this adorable Aussie home

How do you expand a home without changing too much of its original character? For Melbourne-based Inbetween Architecture, the solution was creating an entirely new structure and attaching it to the existing 1970s-era brick and wood-sided cottage.

Warehouse conversion showcases old tea factory's majestic arched windows

The 3,229-square-foot apartment takes up the top two floors of the historic Edwards & Co. building, a former 1920s tea factory.

One of Sydney’s only Brutalist buildings may soon be demolished

It seems that a proposal to add balconies to each apartment of the Sirius building in Sydney, Australia was not enough to save the Brutalist, Tao Gofers-designed structure from being demolished.

All-in-one storage unit creates cozy nook in adorable Australia flat

The renovation of this 388-square-foot studio apartment involved carving out dining and living areas by using multi-purpose furniture.

Solar-powered prefab home goes off-grid on Australian island

When one decides to build a home on a site with no power, water, or road access, going off-grid becomes not just an eco-conscious choice but a practical necessity. This was precisely the case with this new project on Australia’s French Island.

Narrow beach house frames killer ocean views in Australia

To conserve square footage in the skinny A&M House, the architects did away with all semblance of traditional doors and dividers inside the house, instead deploying a series of interior sliding glass doors, curtains, and more.

Vacation rental lets guests buy decor when they leave

The apartment, called Microluxe, was refurbished by Melbourne firm Edwards Moore and includes surfaces paneled with marble, geometric neon lighting, and other touches.

Adorable Aussie bungalow makes a case for colorful decor

The walls here range from the muted greys to jet black to a rich blue and green in the children’s bedrooms, but they all play backdrop to a characterful collection of furniture and tchotchkes.

This airy Australian getaway is actually a prefab beach house

Here's another beaut from Australia that will have you seriously considering going Down Under for your next beach town vacation. Take a look around.

Tiny Cabin Compound Adds Corrugated-Metal Reading Pavilion

Sydney-based architecture firm Benn + Penna designed this pavilion for reading and reflection as part of an existing compound in the Australian bush.

Buy an Entire Australian Town For $750,000

The town comes with a handful of tenants and crawfish pond.

Peek Inside a Lovely Revamped 1960s Home in Melbourne

Dubbed the Stepping House, and designed by Melbourne firm Bower Architecture, the residence's lowkey black-and-white facade hides stellar, light-filled interiors.

Seaside Stunner in Australia Offers Translucent, Transportive Escape

With translucent polycarbonate walls, this award-winning seaside home in Australia literally glows at night.

Modular Housing Offers Prototype for Suburban Living in Australia

Designed as a prototype for housing in a suburbs of Perth, Australia, this corrugated-metal house was created to be compact, eco-friendly, and easy-to-build, so that it can be replicated elsewhere.

Boxlike Modern House Built to Counter Sprawl in Melbourne

An Australian Billionaire Is Rebuilding the Titanic

Industrial Relics, Abandoned Factories are Focus of Australian Photographer