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ABSTRACT HOUSE

ABSTRACT HOUSE

Victorian-era grace meets 21st century family and environmental values in a stunning extension to a double-fronted Melbourne home. [...]

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MALVERN EAST HOUSE

MALVERN EAST HOUSE

This handsome four-bedroom home sits quietly in a predominately Edwardian neighbourhood. The developer/builder, Christian Tomlinson, chose Daniel Robertson Red Blend bricks in the Roman (50mm high) format to add a distinctive elegance to the street elevation. [...]

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COURTYARD HOUSE

COURTYARD HOUSE

Daniel Robertson Hawthorn bricks, renowned for their use in heritage architecture, also find a home in cutting-edge modern designs such as this house in outer Melbourne. [...]

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FAIRFIELD HOUSE

FAIRFIELD HOUSE

The humble grey concrete block adds human scale and texture to a family home. [...]

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THREE PARTS HOUSE, HAWTHORN VIC

THREE PARTS HOUSE, HAWTHORN VIC

The clinker brick houses built for the prosperous, post-war middle class are much loved for their solidity and character-filled facades. [...]

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MT ELIZA HOME

MT ELIZA HOME

The most prominent feature material of this dramatic home profiled on Grand Designs Australia (series 5, episode 2) is not the massive glazing or even the imported pink marble. [...]

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CONCORD HOUSE

CONCORD HOUSE

For many of us, a home is all about family. For John and Fay Mosses, this was taken a step further when their architect son, Adam, designed their new home and his brother, Joseph, built it! [...]

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HELLO HOUSE

HELLO HOUSE

An extension to a former Victorian-era corner store in inner Melbourne presents a friendly face to this busy neighbourhood, thanks to a meeting of artistic imagination with the structural modularity of clay bricks. [...]

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PULLENVALE HOUSE

PULLENVALE HOUSE

South-east Queensland’s sub-tropical climate with its marked diurnal (day into night) temperature movements is ideal for a passive design which harnesses thermal changes to stabilise temperatures in a home to within a comfortable range. [...]

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THE APERTURE HOUSE

THE APERTURE HOUSE

Think classic Queenslander and you probably visualise an imposing high-set, timber-clad home with broad stairs reaching to a shaded front verandah. However this traditional housing style has been expressed in many forms, from grand country homes to modest workers cottages. [...]

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THE STEAMPUNK HOUSE

THE STEAMPUNK HOUSE

Greg Saunders is a brick tragic. It’s more than the fact that he has been a bricklayer for 20-plus years. He took a few years off to set up and run a successful cafe but recently installed a manager and went “back on the tools.” [...]

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THE BLOCK HOUSE

THE BLOCK HOUSE

Technically, Pearl Beach is a suburb of Gosford.  In reality, it is a secluded coastal community with a population of under 500 and just one road linking it to the cosmopolitan trappings of nearby Umina Beach. [...]

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LITTLE BRICK STUDIO

LITTLE BRICK STUDIO

Just a stab pass from Melbourne’s legendary Victoria Park AFL ground is the Little Brick Studio, phase two of a comprehensive renovation of a Victorian-era timber cottage housing a family with two teenage boys. [...]

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PRESTON HOUSE

PRESTON HOUSE

The front half of this inter-war Melbourne house is solidly built in clinker bricks. However the central passage terminated in a bathroom and the back of the house was a rundown weatherboard jumble. [...]

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FOREVER HOUSE

FOREVER HOUSE

Back in the day when firing bricks in a kiln was more art than science, clinker bricks were the bane of a brickmaker’s life. [...]

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WOLF HOUSE

WOLF HOUSE

Designing his family home and office was one of the hardest tasks architect Taras Wolf has faced because “you have accumulated too many ideas over the years of doing other people’s houses and gathered a notebook in your head of all the things you want to do.” [...]

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STEWART HOUSE

STEWART HOUSE

Just over 40 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD, Palm Beach is much favoured weekend playground for the city’s rich and famous who generally favour building on sites over looking its broad beaches. [...]

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ELSTERNWICK HOUSE

ELSTERNWICK HOUSE

Solar orientation, one of the pillars of passive design, is predicated on large, north-facing openings enabling the low winter sun to penetrate and warm the house interior. [...]

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