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The latest residential housing architecture and contemporary house and home design from across Australia, New Zealand and the world, and the latest from Australian and New Zealand leading interior designers, architects, and creatives. Explore the latest in Australian and New Zealand architecture from The Local Project's list of articles, projects, interviews, and more.

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Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Due to the project’s location within the historic ‘Valley’ neighbourhood of Rozelle, the preservation and restoration of the late Victorian workers’ cottage was central to the design. New works are sympathetic in scale, form and architectural detail with a clear physical distinction between old and new. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Clare Street by COSO Architecture

Due to the project’s location within the historic ‘Valley’ neighbourhood of Rozelle, the preservation and restoration of the late Victorian workers’ cottage was central to the design. New works are sympathetic in scale, form and architectural detail with a clear physical distinction between old and new. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

An operable structure that deeply engages with its context, Bay Guarella is a humble home offering shelter and respite amongst its forest surrounds. Peter Stutchbury Architecture combines a rhythmic approach with robust materiality to create a built conduit to the nature the home is immersed within. Nestled into its remote coastal surrounds and suitably named after its location, Bay Guarella occupies a secluded site. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

A Conduit to Nature – Bay Guarella by Peter Stutchbury

An operable structure that deeply engages with its context, Bay Guarella is a humble home offering shelter and respite amongst its forest surrounds. Peter Stutchbury Architecture combines a rhythmic approach with robust materiality to create a built conduit to the nature the home is immersed within. Nestled into its remote coastal surrounds and suitably named after its location, Bay Guarella occupies a secluded site. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Stirred by the motion of waves breaking and lapping, Bondi Bombara nods to the surf culture its setting is known for and pays homage to the land on which it rests. Luigi Rosselli Architects combines a softly curved façade with moments of refinement to create a relaxed and contemporary home. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Interpreting Movement Through Form – Bondi Bombara by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Stirred by the motion of waves breaking and lapping, Bondi Bombara nods to the surf culture its setting is known for and pays homage to the land on which it rests. Luigi Rosselli Architects combines a softly curved façade with moments of refinement to create a relaxed and contemporary home. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

The Melbourne home that Architecton Director Nick Lukas designed for himself and his family balances the simplicity of rectilinear forms and raw materials such as concrete, steel and glass with elegant, detailed interiors. Externally, the architecture reads as a series of intersecting light and dark planes. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

A Place to Put Down Roots – Moonee Ponds Residence by Architecton

The Melbourne home that Architecton Director Nick Lukas designed for himself and his family balances the simplicity of rectilinear forms and raw materials such as concrete, steel and glass with elegant, detailed interiors. Externally, the architecture reads as a series of intersecting light and dark planes. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Designed for a garden-loving client on Sydney’s leafy North Shore, House in the Garden by Sam Crawford Architects is an addition to the rear of a modest interwar bungalow, opening up opportunities for light and views throughout. In the living spaces on the first floor, a central void and skylight reflect down on the French oak timber floors and joinery, providing a warm backdrop to the treasured garden outside. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

House in the Garden by Sam Crawford Architects

Designed for a garden-loving client on Sydney’s leafy North Shore, House in the Garden by Sam Crawford Architects is an addition to the rear of a modest interwar bungalow, opening up opportunities for light and views throughout. In the living spaces on the first floor, a central void and skylight reflect down on the French oak timber floors and joinery, providing a warm backdrop to the treasured garden outside. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Stirred by the motion of waves breaking and lapping, Bondi Bombara nods to the surf culture its setting is known for and pays homage to the land on which it rests. Luigi Rosselli Architects combines a softly curved façade with moments of refinement to create a relaxed and contemporary home. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Interpreting Movement Through Form – Bondi Bombara by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Stirred by the motion of waves breaking and lapping, Bondi Bombara nods to the surf culture its setting is known for and pays homage to the land on which it rests. Luigi Rosselli Architects combines a softly curved façade with moments of refinement to create a relaxed and contemporary home. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round. #architecture #design #dreamhouse #housegoals

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round.

Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round.

Through an overlay of balance and repeated patterns, Split House emerges as an extension of the existing cottage roofline, expanding and connecting the home internally. FMD Architects proposes a series of contemporary volumes that pull light inward and connect to the generous rear garden. An extension to an existing Melbourne cottage, Split House is the coming together of a series of volumes, splitting zones and functions through subtle gestures. A Pattern Language, In Plan, Roof Lines, Kitchen Benches, Open Plan Living, Living Spaces, Cottage, Cabin, In This Moment

Two Halves Become One – Split House by FMD Architects

Through an overlay of balance and repeated patterns, Split House emerges as an extension of the existing cottage roofline, expanding and connecting the home internally. FMD Architects proposes a series of contemporary volumes that pull light inward and connect to the generous rear garden. An extension to an existing Melbourne cottage, Split House is the coming together of a series of volumes, splitting zones and functions through subtle gestures.

Set on a gently sloping site located in Bouddi National Park, Decus Interiors, together with architects Square Design, have reimagined the traditional beach house aesthetic at Killcare House; a home that explores textural layering. Steered by the clients’ vision of an unconventional beach house that embodies the texture, richness and barefoot elegance of European farmhouses and chateaus, Decus Interiors sought to weave memories of travel into the New South Wales home. The Locals, Interiors, Projects, House, Blue Prints, House Interiors, Decorating, Deco

An Unconventional Beach House – Killcare House by Decus Interiors

Set on a gently sloping site located in Bouddi National Park, Decus Interiors, together with architects Square Design, have reimagined the traditional beach house aesthetic at Killcare House; a home that explores textural layering. Steered by the clients’ vision of an unconventional beach house that embodies the texture, richness and barefoot elegance of European farmhouses and chateaus, Decus Interiors sought to weave memories of travel into the New South Wales home.

Taking inspiration from its unique waterfront setting, Mosman House is a tranquil and light-filled sanctuary. TFD Architects brings a sense of minimalism and restraint to conjure a home that is deeply connected to its site and the abounding natural views beyond. An enviable outpost, Mosman House takes full advantage of its location, its access to the surrounding nature and positioning overlooking it all.

A Tranquil Sanctuary– Mosman House by TKD Architects

Taking inspiration from its unique waterfront setting, Mosman House is a tranquil and light-filled sanctuary. TFD Architects brings a sense of minimalism and restraint to conjure a home that is deeply connected to its site and the abounding natural views beyond. An enviable outpost, Mosman House takes full advantage of its location, its access to the surrounding nature and positioning overlooking it all.

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round.

Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects

Sitting on a wind-swept hill overlooking the Bass Straight, Inverloch by Michael Ellis Architects is a family retreat featuring materials chosen for their longevity. A two-storey hand laid sandstone wall, a large skylight that can be opened to act as a chimney and a handmade fireplace bought in France makes Inverloch is the ideal weekender all year round.

Set behind the building’s original brickwork façade, The Howard West Penthouse by JCB Architects is a simple and timeless sanctuary in an urban environment on the edge of Melbourne city. A classic material palette and mezzanine-style living enables the existing heritage windows to remain at full height, maximising natural light and volume of the original form.

The Howard West Penthouse by JCB Architects

Set behind the building’s original brickwork façade, The Howard West Penthouse by JCB Architects is a simple and timeless sanctuary in an urban environment on the edge of Melbourne city. A classic material palette and mezzanine-style living enables the existing heritage windows to remain at full height, maximising natural light and volume of the original form.