Renovation

Photosynthesis house

A tiny beach cottage in Sydney’s Manly Vale is sensitively renovated to bring all-day sunlight and year-round comfort to a family of five.

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Playtime front and centre

When it came to extending their house to fit their family, creating kid-friendly spaces with playful details was just as important to this Melbourne couple as achieving an energy efficient, light-filled home.

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Take two

The second renovation of this South Fremantle house has strengthened the owners’ connection to their home of over 40 years.

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Seismic shift

Under New Zealand’s seismic codes renovation can be tricky and expensive, but the rewards can be remarkable.

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Tasmanian twist

A freezing, interwar-era bungalow is reconfigured to improve liveability and take advantage of dress circle views across Hobart.

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Upcycled warehouse

After a long and industrious life, a Richmond warehouse is lovingly converted into a thermally comfortable home and extensive courtyard garden.

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Downsize by design

Downsizing can be an emotional as well as logistical challenge, but such a mega transition can be made easier when the new home is designed to last a lifetime.

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Going up in the world

Careful attention to retrofitting the original house has resulted in a net-zero renovation and addition for this Melbourne family. A creative approach to the new roofline also allowed the inclusion of a second storey without overshadowing the neighbours.

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