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Having It All
Awash with sunlight and offering expertly integrated interior and exterior living spaces, Preston House isn’t just tailored to fit the young family of five’s current lifestyle needs. It’s been designed for maximum flexibility, ensuring the spaces wil
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Among The Gum Trees
EXPERT TIP: Take your design inspiration from your surroundings. This home proves that the best influences are very often those that are right in front of your eyes. For this family of five, creating a home where they could make lasting memories was
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Feel Right At Home
After a long and successful career, the time had come for an established businesswoman to contemplate retirement. In preparation for such a major lifestyle change, she decided to downsize to a single-storey abode near the beach — namely, Forresters B
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Superlative Style
Inspired by the luxury homes that dot the southern shores of Long Island in New York — better known as The Hamptons — the architect-designed Boston 36 from Clarendon Homes is an abode of superlative style. Not only does it boast four bedrooms and thr
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That Hamptons feeling
If what you desire is a home that brings a smile to your face every time you pull up in the driveway, one that’s perfect for a coastal location or a knockdown-rebuild project in an established suburb where traditional homes rule the roost, Rawson Hom
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Endless Allure
Fondly referred to by the folks at Rosewood Homes as their “Glamptons” design, the Liana is a stylish Hamptons-inspired residence for those who want a little luxury in their lives. The spacious open-plan design and abundance of bedrooms and living sp
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Room To Grow
As your family grows your day-to-day needs begin to change so a home that can adapt as you evolve is essential. The two-storey Alara from King Homes NSW is just such a home, ticking the boxes for flexibility, space, openplan living and a family-frien
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Starting From Scratch
If you’ve outgrown your home but you love the location, the kids are settled at the local school and you have family and friends living nearby, you won’t want to move. You could renovate or extend your home, or you could knock it down and build a new
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Pushing The Boundaries
Boasting a contemporary, cutting-edge design, The Aurora from Buildcraft Constructions is a bold and breathtaking home that pushes the boundaries of design and construction. Located within the HomeQuest Display Village in Kellyville, north-west of Sy
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Editor’s Letter
Try before you buy — it makes sense whether you’re choosing a new car, a new pair of shoes or a home design. Display homes are built for just such a purpose, allowing you to experience a wide array of home designs first-hand. You get to walk through
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Space For All
While a narrow block may pose certain challenges, with the Evoke from Rawson Homes a small-width site is no barrier to having a light and airy home with room for everyone. Suitable for young families, couples planning to have children and those who h
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Home Essentials
A strong blending of colours, unexpected materials, mismatched combinations and pared-back styling is setting the design narrative for 2019, according to Beaumont Tiles’ strategic designer, Christie Wood. “Last year introduced experimentation to the
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In The Frame
One of the first things people tend to ask when they begin to research the possibilities for building a kit home in Queensland, Victoria, NSW and other parts of Australia, is why they should opt for a steel-frame kit home as opposed to a timber-frame
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Try Before You Buy
If you’ve decided to go down the project home route, you can look at homes in glossy brochures or take a virtual tour online, and these are great ways to get an initial sense of whether a design appeals. You can also pore over floor plans on a builde
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The Perfect Blend
A few years ago, having spent countless weekends attending house auctions in inner Melbourne, Lisa and Jason decided to get off the endless house-hunting merry-go-round. The prices kept going up and up and they had to compromise more and more. Then o
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Modular Marvel
By considering a modular solution for their new home, a young working family now has all they were looking for, and more, in a family abode — all wrapped up in a stylish, contemporary package. This was the third time the family had undergone the buil
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A True Classic
From the timeless traditional exterior to the dateless — and decidedly glamorous — interior, this elegant two-storey residence in the northern Sydney suburb of Beecroft is a true classic. Custom designed and built by Young Homes for a working couple
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Perfect Placement
What happens when most people plan to build a new home is that they buy a vacant block of land and then search for a house design — something that looks good and suits their lifestyle. In other words, their dream home. This process can, however, be f
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Ticking All The Boxes
Architecturally designed with family living in mind, this duplex ticks all the boxes. Each dwelling has four bedrooms, abundant storage, alfresco dining and entertaining areas, and thoughtfully designed interior living spaces. While the process for b
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Step By Step
Choosing the right designer for your project is arguably the most important step when planning a new kitchen or bathroom. Before you start looking for a designer, however, it’s important to understand the various stages of design and construction. Co
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New Traditions
As a general rule, “worldly” and “refined” are adjectives rarely attached to the humble barn house, but this family home in Byron Bay is the exception to the rule. Consisting of two dwellings — a main house and a granny flat — set on a sloping block,
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In The News
The Central Coast region of NSW is about to embark on a period of growth, with plans in the pipeline for a new business and retail hub — Warnervale Town Centre. The NSW Government has predicted that by 2031 the Central Coast will have an additional 1
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The Next Level
A great deal can happen in 90-plus years, and for a 1920s California bungalow located on Sydney’s lower North Shore, it was high time for an update, courtesy of Utz-Sanby Architects. The clients wanted a comfortable family house with all the trimming
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Gardens By Design
Irrespective of its style, a garden — front or back — should work with the topography of your site, the architectural style of your home and the local climate. It should present a pleasing vista when viewed from inside the home, one that draws you ou
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Passion Project
With a decades-long passion for interior design, Samantha knew instantly she had found the home she wanted to build for her family when she and her husband David came across Harkaway Homes 10 years ago. With previous experience in building and renova
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The Right Wrapping
Roofing and cladding are two words that don’t excite a lot of people. They might not sound sexy, but both are essential elements if you want to design and build a visually pleasing and structurally sound dwelling. Taking Australia’s heat and often ha
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Picture Perfect
Suited to almost any location — be it a farm, suburbia, acreage or beachfront — Storybook Designer Homes’ residences are always inviting. In fact, the attic-style houses on offer at Storybook Designer Homes look like they’ve jumped straight out of a
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A Perfect Match
One of the benefits of working with a custom builder is that you get the exact house you want, inside and out. Having bought a block of land in Bella Vista, north-west of Sydney, the owners set about finding a company they could trust to design and b
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