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ALLURE OF the Azur
Feeling like a world away from civilisation, but in reality a five-minute drive from central Queenstown, Azur Lodge takes its name from its incredible panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu. Mountains carve across the horizon of endless blue water and skie
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21ST-CENTURY Edwardian
“only my daughter could have rose-gold handles!” said the father of Beaver Street’s lucky owner. From impressive hardware to equine-equipped lighting features, this is a truly unforgettable home with an interior design like none we’ve ever seen. Smac
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Cosy and WINTER-READY
Whether it’s the lower temperatures, the higher energy bills or the shorter days, we can sometimes miss all the joy that comes with the coolest season of the year. It’s a time for family to gather, hot chocolate to be drunk and beds to be snuggled in
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EVERYTHING In Its Place
this kitchen was completed as part of the full-house renovation of an inner-city bungalow. A new extension was built during the project and this gorgeous kitchen was relocated there along with the home’s open-plan living room. A scullery and study no
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All Fired Up
What’s cosier than a fire-side seat? A fireplace, particularly a wood-burning model, offers the full package of looks, sounds and smells. Certain kinds can warm a whole house or, at the very least, specific living areas. Before you consider fireplace
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Enchanted Forest
Part of a total home renovation, the family and ensuite bathrooms in Forest Nest needed to serve the young growing family well into the future. The original dated and cramped rooms were no longer functional, with the ensuite suffering from poor light
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Word From The Wise
• “Lighting is a powerful sensory tool… dimmed directional lighting will create an intimate mood, inviting you to sit for hours reading your favourite book” — Grace Fernan • “Set the cosy mood by lighting your favourite scented candle and snuggling u
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Project Team
DESIGN St James Whitting, stjameswhitting.com BUILD G&C Building JOINERY Zarrella Kitchens Basin Semi-recessed, white TOTO by ACS Bathrooms Bath White M-BT205 freestanding bath 1700 WC Argento back-to-the-wall suite Shower 9 Series rail shower,
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Castle In The Sky
acascading house that speaks directly to its rocky Sydney context was another of the abodes spotlighted in Series 8 of Grand Designs Australia. Sandstone is king, and the integration of natural rock in this superb project was a dominant design deci
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SCRATCH THE surface
as a hub for friends and family to gather around, as well as somewhere to comfortably prepare meals and cook, a kitchen benchtop needs to be a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. Architect Elaine Richardson says getting the right design — on
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Project Team
ARCHITECT Andrew Donaldson Architecture & Design, andrewdonaldson.com.au BUILDER Mallinger Constructions STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Michael Ell Consulting Engineers, ell.com.au HYDRAULIC ENGINEER ITM Design, itmdesign.com.au Feature cabinetry Filip Jans
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The Fairest Of Them All
Ask anyone: materials are crucial in the success of a space. Arguably, none more so than the benchtop of a kitchen. When it came down to the surfaces for Bianca Surace and Cameron Feild’s Glen Iris home, the choice was easy. Zenstone’s Aurea Stone co
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Grand Designs Australia
Editor Angela Young ayoung@umco.com.au Editor-at-Large Peter Maddison Deputy Editor Cassie Haywood Contributors Carrol Baker, Pete Colquhoun, Chris Knierim, Louise Smithers Art Director Kate Podger Plans Anthony Allars, Joel Sawyer Sub-Editor Michell
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Bridging The Gap
down a leaf-lined Melbourne street you’ll find Albert Park House, the Robson Rak-conceived home that salutes pared-back design for a therapeutic take on contemporary living. An existing weatherboard cottage and rear brick stables occupied the site. I
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GLASS glorious GLASS
Glass is something we often take for granted. It’s moulded into the vessels we drink from, it’s on the face of our phones, TV screens, in light fittings and, of course, in windows and doors. Technology has given rise to a new age in innovative glas
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From the Editor
these have been strange times indeed as we all adjusted to a “new normal” that seemed to change week to week. One thing that never changes, of course, is our hunger for beautiful architectural and home design. Along with a round-up of fab whole-hom
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Old MEETS NEW
brimming with heritage allure and protected as such, Lantern House possessed a rear single-storey addition erected in the 1980s prior to its 2019 intervention by Timmins+Whyte Architects. The site is oriented NNW and slopes from back to front. An exi
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Spicers Rises From The Ashes
The Lockyer Valley region has a lot going for it, but it’s also been dealt a disproportionate amount of hardship in recent years. Just one example is the devastating fire that destroyed the much-loved homestead at Spicers Hidden Vale retreat in 2018,
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From Peter Maddison
Oh, Palm Springs, you’re so sexy, but what’s lurking below? How good is “Palm Springs Modernism Week”? Every February, rare and collectable mid-century homes are spruced up and presented to design buffs like me willing to make the pilgrimage. The cli
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Project Team
ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER Timmins+Whyte Architects, timminswhyte.com.au BUILDER Barkers Burke Construction — Robin Riotto STRUCTURAL ENGINEER R Bliem & Associates Lighting Red Sock Lighting External green furniture Cult Design Dining table/cha
Grand Designs Australia3 min letti
Spicers Rises From The Ashes
The Lockyer Valley region has a lot going for it, but it’s also been dealt a disproportionate amount of hardship in recent years. Just one example is the devastating fire that destroyed the much-loved homestead at Spicers Hidden Vale retreat in 2018,
Grand Designs Australia2 min letti
Click Bait
01/ Babylon Rooftop Restaurant On entering this restaurant, atop a Sydney shopping centre, you’re spirited away to another place. Inspired by the lost city of Babylon and its hanging gardens, this restaurant’s “curves for days” make our design senses
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Tooth And Nail
Like autumn leaves, affluence flutters from the pink trumpet trees lining the streets of Paddington, 3km from the Brisbane CBD. The neighbourhood has a new “bricks and mortar” resident that bucks the trend by assuming a demure facade that conceals a
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Parks & recreation
With a national park in the backyard and a river on your doorstep, this was the perfect place to build a new home. Despite its excellent location, however, this picturesque building did have some challenges early on. The family home was built on a fl
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Book Club
An architect and interior designer walk into a bar together… and leave with GRADE Architecture and Interiors. After collaborating on numerous projects, the partnership of Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid brings elegance, art and a meticulous curation o
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A TANGLE OF angles
“a house that is bold but not outrageous. Something different from everything else in the suburb.” This was the gist of the brief handed to Architekt Grune Hauser, a multi-disciplinary firm of four specialising in bespoke housing projects. “The main
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Hot products & SERVICES
With the kitchen being the hub of the modern Australian home, Sirius has created a range of hoods that bring Italian flair and functionality to this special part of the house. Presenting the new Halo, a rangehood that combines the quiet, powerful ext
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ARCHITECTURE Snapshot
Where do we even start for this project in rugged Mexico? Overlooking (and indeed purposed to embrace) the ocean, the SJAIII House emerges conceptually from the relationships between the natural elements of the landscape. The slope of the site is red
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Project Team
BUILDER/INTERIOR DESIGNER Architekt Grune Hauser, architekt.com.au ARCHITECT Form Designs, formdesigns.com.au ENGINEER Pierre Dragh Window treatment Chadwick Designs Interior panels Timberwood Exterior panels Danpalon Brass Australian Metals L
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Our homes — FROM CASTLE TO FORTRESS
at a time when we’re asked to stay home and lock the doors, we need to be conscious of preserving important things apart from toiletries. Who’d have thought our homes would need to become life bubbles and that they’d be used, as they have, to ride ou
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