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Contemporary Australian Houses

Key Residential Properties in Australia – New Homes in 2012 & 2013

post updated 10 Sep 2020

Contemporary Australian Homes

We have 5 pages of Australian house selections linking to many individual residential project pages.

Property Designs, alphabetical:

Australian Houses : A-C

Australian Residences : D-J

Australian Homes : K-O

Australian Properties : P-Z

New Property in Australia – 2012 to 2013 archive, arranged chronologically:

21 Aug 2013
Northbridge House II, Sydney, New South Wales
Design: Roth Architects
Northbridge House II Sydney - Australian Houses
photo : Murray Fredericks
Located on the North Shore of Sydney, Northbridge House balances the use of contemporary industrial materials within the surrounding Australian bush context.

22 Aug 2013
Waverley Residence, central south east Sydney
Design: Anderson Architecture
Waverley Residence
photograph : Nick Bowers
The architects state that in meeting the client’s ambitious brief it was essential to ensure that sustainability was at the core of the design from the outset, despite site restrictions which demanded out of the box solutions to meet performance goals. The final design reconnects with the site, neighbourhood and geography and is a result of extensive computer modelling reinforcing passive solar design principles, leading to an 8 star thermal performance certification for the house.

21 Aug 2013
Cowshed House, Sydney, New South Wales
Design: Carterwilliamson
Cowshed House Sydney - Australian Houses
picture : Brett Boardman
The cowshed sat on a small parcel of land bounded on three sides by roads. The building was simple, essentially a long brick wall that held the urban edge of corner and street and returned to house a few bedrooms in the place of the former stalls. It was the most basic of accommodation.

21 Aug 2013
Lubelso Home, Victoria
Design: Canny
Lubelso Home Victoria
photograph : Shannon McGrath
This modern, contemporary residential design was commensurate to the surrounding built form whilst making a subtle statement with its distinctive elegant lines and evident attention to detail. The home sits proudly amongst other grand homes in the area and enhances the streetscape.

19 Aug 2013
Crofthouse Inverloch, Victoria
Design: James Stockwell Architect
Crofthouse Inverloch Australian Houses
photograph : James Archibald

19 Aug 2013
Jamberoo Farm House, near Sydney, New South Wales
Design: Casey Brown Architecture
Jamberoo Farm House Sydney
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall
Located on the edge of the coastal escarpment south of Sydney, the site enjoys beautiful views of rolling green hills and a distant panorama to the sea. The client’s brief sought a new country residence with private guest accommodation and large entertaining areas.

19 Aug 2013
Kew House, Melbourne, Victoria
Design: Nic Owen Architects
Kew House - Australian Houses
photo : Rhiannon Slatter
This property was updated via a removal of a rear extension, which was replaced with a new family-room that worked better with the sloping site.

31 Jul 2013
Under the Moonlight House, Victoria
Design: Giovanni D’Ambrosio
Under the Moonlight House Australia
photo from architect
This new residence tries to integrate itself in the site through use of materials that have been used before and that are part of local historical background. The house shape resembles typological archetypes used by country-men and cowboys that lived in the area.

15 Jul 2013
Surry Hills Terrace House, Sydney, NSW
Design: Danny Broe Architect
Surry Hills Terrace House Australia
photo from architect
The brief given to the architects for this property was to maintain and preserve the lovely big rooms at the front of the house, while radically transforming the kitchen and bathroom at the back into a wonderful contemporary space, and to seamlessly blend inside and outside living spaces.

7 Jan 2013
Hawkesbury River House, NSW
Design: Lindsay Johnston
Hawkesbury River House Australia Houses
picture : Michael Nicholson
Hawkesbury River House
It is a holiday house with living/dining/kitchen opening to a large deck overlooking the waterfront and with four self-contained bedrooms accessed from an open roofed verandah stepping up the hill at the rear from a small courtyard which captures available sun and is protected from the prevailing winds.

5 Oct 2012
Boustred House, Mosman, Sydney Middle Harbour, NSW
Design: ian moore architects
Boustred House Sydney in Mosman
photo : Daniel Mayne
House in Mosman
This residential property is located in Mosman on a north facing slope looking across Sydney’s Middle Harbour to the Spit Bridge and Clontarf. The site falls away dramatically from a broad and densely landscaped verge on the street frontage, with a high sandstone cliff forming the southern boundary. The house is nestled into this cliff, shielding it from the street.

15 Aug 2012
Brisbane Street Additions, Perth, Western Australia
Design: rad architecture
Brisbane Street Additions Building - Australian Houses
photo : Andrew Pritchard Photography
Brisbane Street Additions
Conceived as a riposte to the Local Authority’s requirement to superficially ‘decorate’ a large expanse of wall on the western boundary, rad architecture’s concept for the Brisbane Street Additions was drawn from the lifestyle of their clients.

Recent Australian Houses

23 Jul 2012
Cloud House, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Architect: McBride Charles Ryan
Cloud House Australia
photo : John Gollings
Cloud House North Fitzroy
The Cloud House is an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian property in Fitzroy North. Over the course of close to a century, this house has received several additions and modifications. The architects’ work for the house is designed in three parts. This allows for a sequence of distinct and unexpected episodes as you move through the home.

5 May 2012
Cross House, Mount Nelson, Tasmania
Design: Esan Rahmani + Kathryn Hynard
Cross House Tasmania Australia Mount Nelson Residence
picture from architects
Mount Nelson House
The cross house is a holiday retreat hidden in the forest of Mount Nelson in Tasmania, Australia. The location of the project provides its occupants with a hideaway for relaxation and rejuvenation with all the modern comforts of a typical residence.

25 Jul 2009
Amalfi Residence, Gold Coast, Queensland
Design: BGD Architects
Amalfi Residence
photograph : Remco Jansen
Amalfi Residence
This two storey river front home is situated on an established residential island in Australia’s Gold Coast. Intimately designed by the architect for his young active family, the residence reflects their dynamic outdoor lifestyle and love of the water. The house draws towards the southern waterfront while maintaining a playful but private street façade.

30 Jun 2009
Albatross Avenue House
Design: BGD Architects
Albatross Avenue House - Australian Houses
photo : Remco Jansen
Albatross Avenue House
Situated on an exclusive residential street, the site for this new Australian home adjoins extensive park to the south and absolute beachfront to the east. The residence successfully achieves its own oasis, by capturing beachfront vista and access whilst maintaining a private yet expansive pool and entertaining core.

Contemporary Australian Properties

New Properties in Australia, alphabetical:

70 Residence
70 Residence - Australian Houses
photo : Clare and Papi Photography
70 Residence

Ala Moana, Hamilton Island
Omiros One Architecture (O1A)
Ala Moana Hamilton Island
photo from architect
Hamilton Island house

The Avenel House
Paul Morgan Architects
Avenel House
photograph : John Gollings
Avenel House

Barrow House, Brunswick
Andrew Maynard Architects
Barrow House - Australian Houses
photo : Peter Bennetts
Barrow House

Big Rock House, Kangaroo Valley
Edward Szewczyk + Associates Architects
Big Rock House
image from architect
Big Rock House

blowhouse: life support unit
Paul Morgan Architects
blowhouse Australia
image : Courtesy of Paul Morgan Architects

Bluff Farm House, New South Wales
Richard Cole Architecture
Bluff Farm House
photo : Brett Boardman
Bluff Farm House

Butler House, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Andrew Maynard Architects
Butler House Fitzroy
photo : Peter Bennetts
Butler House

Cabarita Beach House
Owen & Vokes
Cabarita Beach House
image from architect
Cabarita Beach House

The Cape Schanck House
Paul Morgan Architects
Cape Schanck House - Australian Houses
image from architect
Cape Schanck House

Contour House, Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria
BKK Architects
Contour House
photo : Shannon McGrath
Contour House

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New Australian Home Designs – No Images

Other Australian Homes – no images/links, alphabetical:

Carter Tuck House, Victoria
Sean Godsell Architects

Clovelly House, Clovelly, New South Wales

Kennedy Associates Architects

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