Sanctuary 59 coming soon: Backyard builds special

Sanctuary 59 coming soon: Backyard builds special

In Sanctuary 59 we visit beautiful backyard builds around the country, including a crop of creative home offices built in response to Melbourne's lengthy Covid lockdowns.

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Surprise package

Surprise package

From the street, there is little to hint at the transformation that turned this Canberra ugly duckling into a swan.

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Playing for keeps

Playing for keeps

There’s nothing new under the sun at Ali and Clay’s Sunshine Coast home: they bought and transported an unloved old house and rejuvenated it with reclaimed and second-hand materials and vintage finds.

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The accidental development

The accidental development

A pair of Melbourne retirees-turned-developers sets the standard for ‘empty nests’ of the future, building their ultimate sustainable home and a couple more for good measure.

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Wedge of calm

Wedge of calm

Personal setbacks and a seemingly inhospitable location proved no impediment to this architecturally distinctive Passive House in inner Melbourne.

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Just right for one

Just right for one

Built on a budget, Liz Martin’s character-filled Bendigo home is a delightful example of well-designed urban infill.

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High water haven

High water haven

Stealing a march on the next Brisbane flood event, the renovation and downstairs fitout of Marion and Daniel’s Queenslander incorporates innovative flood-resilient design features.

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Volume-built wins: Steps to a more sustainable project home

Volume-built wins: Steps to a more sustainable project home

Many people look to volume builders as an affordable option for their new home – but how do you achieve your sustainability goals with this mass-market product? ESD consultant and housing researcher Erika Bartak explains the easy wins, the pitfalls to avoid, and the important questions to ask.

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Nourished by nature: Garden design for mental health and wellbeing

Nourished by nature: Garden design for mental health and wellbeing

There’s plenty of evidence that connection with nature is beneficial for both mind and body. We speak to the experts about designing gardens for improved mood and wellbeing, and what we can do at home to create green spaces that give back in a therapeutic way.

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