Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses

Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses

 

January 26th is Australia Day, the national day of Australia. As we feature many Australian architects, we thought it would only be fitting to share a collection of some of the best contemporary houses from around Australia.

Let’s have a look…


 

1. This angular Sydney home overlooks the beach and ocean, offering spectacular views.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | This angular Sydney home overlooks the beach and ocean, offering spectacular views.

Utz Sanby Architects designed this house in Sydney, Australia. Photography by Marian Riabic.

2. This Sydney home opens up to an inner courtyard to enjoy an indoor/outdoor living.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | This Sydney home opens up to an inner courtyard to enjoy an indoor/outdoor living.

Carter Williamson Architects designed this house in Sydney, Australia.

3. The black and white exterior of this suburban Melbourne home matches the simplicity of the interior of the house but still makes a statement.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | The black and white exterior of this suburban Melbourne home matches the simplicity of the interior of the house but still makes a statement.

Crone Partners designed this modern house in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Photography by Derek Swalwell and Peter Clarke.

4. Concrete, glass, and wood make up the majority of this Melbourne home, and work together to create a warm, inviting, and open space.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | Concrete, glass, and wood make up the majority of this Melbourne home, and work together to create a warm, inviting, and open space.

AGUSHI Builders and Workroom Design collaborated to complete this modern house in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Photography by Armelle Habib.

5. This Perth house was opens up on the inside to a private inner courtyard, and the rooftop has been set up perfectly for entertaining and enjoying the views.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | This Perth house was opens up on the inside to a private inner courtyard, and the rooftop has been set up perfectly for entertaining and enjoying the views.

Keen Architecture designed this contemporary house in Perth, Australia. Photography by Dion Robeson.

6. This updated Perth home features a palette of white, black, and rich wood to create a modern look and feel, while still appreciating the original architecture of the house.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | This updated Perth home features a palette of white, black, and rich wood to create a modern look and feel, while still appreciating the original architecture of the house.

Hillam Architects designed this renovated house in Perth, Australia. Photography by Joel Barbitta.

7. Surrounded by lush greenery, this Queensland home makes the most of the landscape by having the back of the house covered in large windows that overlook the surrounding bushland.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | Surrounded by lush greenery, this Queensland home makes the most of the landscape by having the back of the house covered in large windows that overlook the bush.

Tim Stewart Architects designed this contemporary home in Queensland, Australia. Photography Christopher Frederick Jones / CFJPhotography.

8. The black and white exterior of this Brisbane house gives it a modern look.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | The black and white exterior of this Brisbane house gives it a modern look.

Base Architecture designed this house in Brisbane, Australia. Photography Christopher Frederick Jones / CFJPhotography.

9. A combination of wood and steel make up this Girraween home, located in the Northern Territory, that’s perfect for indoor/outdoor living.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | A combination of wood and steel make up this Girraween home, located in the Northern Territory, that's perfect for indoor/outdoor living.

Troppo Architects designed this house in Girraween, Northern Territory, Australia. Photography by Peter Eve, Monsoon Studio.

10. This home in Alice Springs is full of angles and has been designed to act as both a shelter from harsh weather as well as a place where the hot desert weather can be fully appreciated.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | This home in Alice Springs is full of angles and has been designed to act as both a shelter from harsh weather as well as a place where the hot desert weather can be fully appreciated.

Dunn & Hillam Architects designed this house in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. Photography © Kilian O’Sullivan.

11. The modern extension on this home in Hobart, Tasmania, features huge windows that take advantage of the ocean and harbour views.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | The modern extension on this home in Hobart, Tasmania, features huge windows that take advantage of the ocean and harbour views.

MGArchitects designed the extension for this house in Hobart, Tasmania. Photography by Jason Busch.

12. This modern, single level home in Port Arthur sits on a piece of land that has views of both the lush greenery right in front of it and the ocean in the distance.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | This modern, single level home in Port Arthur sits on a piece of land that has views of both the lush greenery right in front of it and the ocean in the distance.

Room11 designed this house in Port Arthur, Tasmania. Photography by Ben Hosking.

13. The clean white look of the exterior of this Adelaide home continues inside where simple, bright, minimalist decor fills the space.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | The clean white look of the exterior of this Adelaide home continues inside where simple, bright, minimalist decor fills the space.

Max Pritchard Architects designed this house in Adelaide, South Australia. Photography by Sam Noonan.

14. The large overhang on the back of this Canberra home allows for both indoor and outdoor entertaining even when the weather is less than perfect.


Celebrate Australia Day With These 14 Contemporary Australian Houses | The large overhang on the back of this Canberra home allows for both indoor and outdoor entertaining even when the weather is less than perfect.

Adam Dettrick Architects designed this house in Canberra, Australia. Photography by Michael Downes, UA Creative.

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