Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

This sustainable addition to a period brick home in Melbourne’s inner north is carefully considered to be respectful of the original building, its immediate neighbours and its wider urban context.

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Granny flat upcycle

Granny flat upcycle

A Melbourne couple opted to retain and extensively refurbish their solid brick house and granny flat, integrating them to form a functional, generous family home.

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Renovation automation

Renovation automation

It is possible to transform an old house with its temperature extremes into a comfy 8.4 Star home – and with the latest home automation tools, you can continue making improvements that reduce energy bills too.

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Take two

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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Pigeon pair

Pigeon pair

Two similar yet different Melbourne extensions demonstrate how clever design thinking can make the most of any orientation.

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