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Recent House Profiles

Jewellery box: a home extension with natural daylight

A modest extension to a suburban 1950s weatherboard maximises natural light and air for a tranquil retreat in a classic setting.

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High achiever

The latest project by Positive Footprints is the first in a series of off-the-plan 9 Star homes and an attempt to bring sustainability to the mainstream.

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Recent Articles

From garage to laneway dwelling

Inner city living space might be sparse, but architect Murray Barker has crafted a diminutive laneway abode brimming with sustainable touches. Ashleigh McMIllan takes a look inside.

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Living with indoor plants

Indoor plants can help soften sterile environments and may have remarkable impacts on our health, as interior designer and healthy home consultant Megan Norgate explains.

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Induction cooktops – now we’re cooking!

Going off gas can make both environmental and economic sense, as the ATA’s newly released report has found. The organisation’s Sophie Liu, who has recently made her own happy induction cooktop purchase, considers what this means in the kitchen.

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In the city, off the grid

Spiralling energy prices, concern for climate change and general dissatisfaction with energy retailers have led to growing interest in going off the electricity grid. Energy independence, a net-zero household and no bill surprises are certainly enticing, but how realistic is it for most of us?

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