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Key Residential Properties in Australia – New Homes

post updated 26 Feb 2020

New Australian Houses

e-architect select key new Australian Houses. We cover both completed properties and proposed residential building designs across Australia. Our focus is on contemporary homes.

We have 4 pages of Australian house selections linking to many individual residential project pages.

Property Designs, alphabetical:

Australian Houses : A-C (this page)

Australian Residences : D-J

Australian Homes : K-O

Australian Properties : P-Z

Latest Australian House Designs

New Property in Australia – major additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

19 Feb 2020
Green Velvet House, Barwon Heads, Victoria
Architecture: Peter Winkler Architects
Green Velvet- House Barwon Heads Victoria
photograph : Jack Lovel

Green Velvet House on Barwon Heads, Victoria
This family home is a cement sheet-clad double-storey volume with exposed structural timbers that divide the façade into bays to create a meditative rhythm.

20 Jan 2020
Second Avenue House, Perth, Western Australia
Design: Philip Stejskal Architecture
Second Avenue House Alterations Additions Perth
photograph : Roger D’Souza

Second Avenue House Alterations + Additions, Perth
This property addition is separated from the existing cottage by a ‘brick link’ that creates pause between the two built elements – both spatial and chronological – and allows us to tailor to the quantity of available salvaged bricks.

7 Jan 2020
Nola Avenue House in Scarborough, Perth

9 Dec 2019
The FUN House on Point Lonsdale, Victoria

15 Nov 2019
Upside Down Akubra House, Nundle, NSW

30 Oct 2019
Subiaco House in Perth, Western Australia

30 Oct 2019
Blade House in Coledale, NSW

22 Oct 2019
Edgeworth Apartments in Turner, Canberra, ACT

20 Oct 2019
Bannerman House in Bendigo, Victoria

23 Sep 2019
Tannum Sands House in Queensland

7 Sep 2019
Paddington Street House in North Perth

30 Aug 2019
Noosa Valley House 3 in Queensland

16 Aug 2019
Elemental House in High Camp, Victoria

13 Aug 2019
Noosa Valley House 1 in Queensland

11 Aug 2019
Wistow House in South Australia

8 Aug 2019
Waitpinga Retreat in South Australia

3 Jul 2019
Rest House on the Mornington Peninsula

17 Jun 2019
Contemporary Home on Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
Design: Renato D’Ettorre Architects
Azuris House on Hamilton Island - Australian Houses
photograph : Francesca Giovanelli

Azuris House on Hamilton Island

15 Jun 2019
Gundowring House in Tangambalanga, Victoria

25 Apr 2019
Sorrel Street House in Paddington, QLD

14 Apr 2019
Taylors Bay House in Mosman, NSW

5 Apr 2019
Beach House on Avoca Beach, NSW

1 Apr 2019
Butterfly Residence in Rutherglen, Victoria

26 Mar 2019
Two Tree House on the Sunshine Coast

21 Mar 2019
St Andrews Beach House on the Mornington Peninsula

15 Mar 2019
The Nest in Bardon, QLD

13 Mar 2019
V House, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Design: Shaun Lockyer Architects
V House on the Sunshine Coast
photograph : Scott Burrows

V House on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
While rational in form, this is a very complicated and unforgiving house to build. A heavy engineering focus along with thorough input from the builder made for a seamless process.

6 Mar 2019
Sunrise House on the South Coast, NSW

4 Mar 2019
Crofthouse Inverloch – Victoria Residence

3 Mar 2019
Glass House Mountains, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland
Design: Bark Design Architects
Glass House Mountains Australian Houses
photograph : Christopher Frederick Jones

Glass House Mountains, Queensland
Designed for expatriate Australian clients in international banking working in Romania, this property celebrates its site, perched on the edge of the remnant rim of the Glass House range.

27 Feb 2019
Black Mountain House on the Sunshine Coast

25 Feb 2019
Rural Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, NSW

20 Feb 2019
Forrest Street House in Fremantle

21 Jan 2019
LBK House in Adelaide

20 Jan 2019
Bellevue Terrace House in Fremantle

18 Jan 2019
Skyline House in Lorne, Victoria

12 Jan 2019
Queenscliff Barn House in Victoria

3 Dec 2018
Surfmist House in Perth

20 Nov 2018
Sawmill House in Yackandandah, Victoria

19 Nov 2018
Five Yards House in Hobart, Tasmania

7 Nov 2018
The Playful House, Brighton, Adelaide, South Australia
Design: Martin Friedrich Architects
The Playful House in Brighton
image Courtesy architecture office

House in Brighton, Adelaide
A young couple with 3 children approached Martin Friedrich Architects after seeing a Brighton town house project. They loved the clean modern lines, look and feel of this project, however wanted a more playful and fun house.

7 Oct 2018
Hidden Studio, Byron Bay, New South Wales
Design: Harley Graham Architects
Hidden Studio in Byron Bay - Australian Houses
photo : Andy MacPherson

Byron Bay Home
Nestled into rainforest on a 20acre property in Coopers Shoot Byron Bay, ‘Hidden Studio’ by Harley Graham Architects is a private sanctuary with views over the hinterland and Pacific Ocean beyond.

7 Aug 2018
Quarry House, Brighton, Victoria
Design: Finnis Architects
Quarry House in Brighton
photograph : Tom Roe

New House in Brighton, Victoria

30 Jul 2018
The Recyclable House, Beaufort, Victoria
Design: Inquire Invent Pty Ltd
The Recyclable House in Beaufort - new Australian Houses
photograph : Nic Granleese and Inquire Invent Pty Ltd

Contemporary House in Beaufort

23 Jul 2018
Mount Macedon House, Victoria
Design: Field Office Architecture
Mount Macedon House in Victoria
photograph : Dan Farrar

New Residence in Victoria

30 Jan 2018
Minimalist Monochrome Glasshouse, Noosa, Sunshine Coast
Design: Sarah Waller Architecture
Glasshouse in Noosa Australian Houses
photography: Paul Smith Images

Noosa House
With her extensive design background and expertise as a licensed builder Sarah Waller embraced the creative freedom to create a home inspired by the simplicity and sophistication of mid-century modern architecture. This home pairs beautiful form and function.

14 May 2014
Eagle Bay Residence, Western Australia
Design: Paul Jones, Architect
Eagle Bay Residence - contemporary Australian Houses
picture from architects

Winner of the 2014 Master Builders Association South West Home of the Year and six other awards for construction excellence, this beautiful home was designed by renowned architect Paul Jones and Zorzi South, and stands tall on top of the dune, right on the beach at Eagle Bay.

29 Apr 2014
Glass House Mountains Queensland
Design: Bark Design Architects
Glass House Mountains
photograph : Christopher Frederick Jones

Designed for expatriate Australian clients in international banking working in Bucharest, Romania, this house in Maleny celebrates its site, perched on the edge of the remnant rim of the Glass House range, as well as the essence of its place – ‘sky and mountains’.

14 Apr 2014
Nannup Holiday House, Perth, Western Australia
Design: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Nannup Holiday House - Australian Houses
photograph : Peter Bennetts

This contemporary Australian holiday house forms part of a wandering path through the landscape from Perth to Nannup. This path dialogues with the landscape of intense forest, meandering river and rolling hills, each experience is carefully choreographed to enrich the occupancy of the house.

7 Mar 2014
Fairfax Avenue Apartment Bellevue Hills, Sydney, NSW
Design: Rolf Ockert Design
Fairfax Avenue Apartment 1
photograph : Sharrin Rees

We were approached by a bachelor who had just bought a penthouse apartment in an upmarket suburb of Sydney’s East. The apartment occupied the entire top floor of a 1940’s building and had great views over Sydney harbour.

6 Mar 2014
Rubinsztein House, South Coogee, NSW
Design: Rolf Ockert Design
Rubinsztein House - new Australian Houses
picture from architects

The client had just purchased the site, a small but stunningly located oceanfront property with panoramic views of the Pacific, when they were introduced to the architect.

4 Mar 2014
Bronte House, beachside suburb of Sydney, New South Wales
Design: Rolf Ockert Design
Bronte House - modern Australian Houses
picture from architects

The client approached the architects to create house of their dreams on a site perched high over the Pacific Ocean, a home that was to make them feel like being on holiday every day. While the view was fantastic the site was very small and suffocated by overbearing neighbouring dwellings.

19 Feb 2014
Wallaby Lane House, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Design: Robinson Architects
photo © Nic Granleese

Wallaby Lane House and Studio are located at Tinbeerwah on the Sunshine Coast. The dwellings were designed by Jolyon Robinson for a family relocating from Sydney.

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
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 Homes

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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