The Victorian facade of an 1880's bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, belies the modernity of its addition and spacious backyard, constructed during a renovation that filled the home's interior with natural light. Photo by James Knowler.
A small brick building in Fitzroy, a lively suburb of Melbourne, was a stable in the 19th century. Today, however, it is home to a family of four, who left their house's historical exterior largely untouched but updated its interior with warm wood and a modern aesthetic. Photo by Stephen Oxenbury.
The Courtyard House by Rowan Opat Architects is essentially a ring of closed-in hallways surrounding a central grassy area that, "in the spirit of an antique Chinese courtyard house," acts as a center of family life. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
Going from Rochester, New York, to Bruny Island, Tasmania, is a brutal 30-hour commute, but the Taits don't mind; they know that their sleek, self-sufficient, eco-friendly vacation home is waiting for them. Photo by Peter Hyatt.
For the Mazur family, Melbourne's inner suburb of Brunswick East was the perfect location, but their 930-square-foot house wasn't pulling its weight. So, they decided to renovate, and built a plywood deck and an addition onto the back of their home, doubling its square footage. Photo by Peter Bennetts.