Sanctuary Issue 12
- Finishing Touches
- Doing Your Block
- Beyond Window Dressing
- Reuse, Recycle, Reupholster
- Banking On A Green Home
- First Time Lucky
- Object D’amour
- Keeping It Simple
- Spartan Style
- A Light Touch
- Ceiling Fans
A Victorian-period weatherboard in Melbourne gets a sustainable revamp, transforming it into a comfortable and beautiful home. Clifton Hill, Victoria. Ande Bunbury Architects
A Light Touch
With a little passive design, architect Matt Elkan helps a fibro cottage on NSW’s Central Coast make the most of its location. Wamberal, NSW. Matt Elkan Architect
In the coldest reaches of Gippsland a modest new home makes the most of its stunning surrounds by using colour, light and simple design principles. Neerim East, Victoria. Ryan Strating
Keeping It Simple
The owners of this subtropical Queensland house find that living in and with the environment is a lot better than fighting against it. Magnetic Island, Queensland. Troppo Architects
Architect Colin Brown’s green renovation was planned down to the last detail. Open for Sustainable House Day, it’s a model for inner-city fit outs. Dulwich Hill, Sydney, NSW. Colin Brown, Arena Design Architects
First Time Lucky
When it came to building their first environmental house, what this Perth couple lacked in dollars and experience they made up for in commitment. Perth Hills, WA. Paradigm Architects
Banking On A Green Home
Sanctuary’s guide to energy ratings and mandatory disclosure; or Why the smart money is going green.
Reuse, Recycle, Reupholster
Instead of buying new, give your sofa a green lease on life by reupholstering with the latest environmentally friendly fabrics.
Beyond Window Dressing
Thanks to a new generation of gorgeous, hi-tech thermal blinds, the sun is about to set on your faded drapery.
Doing Your Block
Being left with a barren patch of earth after the builders have gone is a fairly common occurrence. Here’s how to transform that moonscape into a beautiful green oasis.
Ceiling fans are the greenest active cooling method for the home, but with so many ceiling fan models on the market it can be hard to sort the “air” from the cool.