10 inspiring homes from Australia

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House in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Edwards Moore - a finalist in the Australian Interior Design Awards.

House in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Edwards Moore - a finalist in the Australian Interior Design Awards. Image: Peter Bennetts

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House in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Edwards Moore.

House in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Edwards Moore. Image: Peter Bennetts

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House in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Edwards Moore.

House in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Edwards Moore. Image: Peter Bennetts

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House in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Edwards Moore.

House in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Edwards Moore. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects.

Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects. Image: Earl Carter

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Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects.

Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects. Image: Earl Carter

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Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects.

Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects. Image: Earl Carter

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Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects.

Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects. Image: Earl Carter

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Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects.

Yarra Valley House by Sean Godsell Architects. Image: Earl Carter

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Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard.

Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard.

Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard.

Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard.

Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard.

Vader House renovation in Fitzroy, Melbourne (Vic) by Andrew Maynard. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture.

Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture.

Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture.

Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture.

Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture.

Renovation in Geelong West, Victoria by Melbourne practice Steve Domoney Architecture. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Toorak, Melbourne (Vic) renovation by architect Matt Gibson.

Toorak, Melbourne (Vic) renovation by architect Matt Gibson. Image: Shannon McGrath

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Toorak, Melbourne (Vic) renovation by architect Matt Gibson.

Toorak, Melbourne (Vic) renovation by architect Matt Gibson. Image: Shannon McGrath

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Toorak, Melbourne (Vic) renovation by architect Matt Gibson.

Toorak, Melbourne (Vic) renovation by architect Matt Gibson. Image: Shannon McGrath

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Toorak, Melbourne (Vic) renovation by architect Matt Gibson.

Toorak, Melbourne (Vic) renovation by architect Matt Gibson. Image: Shannon McGrath

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Central Coast House (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects.

Central Coast House (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Central Coast House (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects.

Central Coast House (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Central Coast House (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects.

Central Coast House (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Central Coast House (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects.

Central Coast House (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Sydney apartment designed by architect Jason Gibney for his own young family.

Sydney apartment designed by architect Jason Gibney for his own young family. Image: Peter Salhani

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Sydney apartment designed by architect Jason Gibney for his own young family.

Sydney apartment designed by architect Jason Gibney for his own young family. Image: Peter Salhani

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Sydney apartment designed by architect Jason Gibney for his own young family.

Sydney apartment designed by architect Jason Gibney for his own young family. Image: Peter Salhani

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Sydney apartment designed by architect Jason Gibney for his own young family.

Sydney apartment designed by architect Jason Gibney for his own young family. Image: Peter Salhani

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A dramatic monochrome renovation of a heritage building in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore.

A dramatic monochrome renovation of a heritage building in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore. Image: Iain MacKenzie

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House in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore.

House in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore. Image: Iain MacKenzie

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House in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore.

House in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore. Image: Iain MacKenzie

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House in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore.

House in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore. Image: Iain MacKenzie

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House in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore.

House in Surrey Hills, Sydney by Ian Moore. Image: Iain MacKenzie

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The black-painted timber deck frames a Frangipani tree.

The black-painted timber deck frames a Frangipani tree. Image: Prue Ruscoe

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Bungan Beach House, Sydney, designed by Pamela Makin and Reginald Byrne.

Bungan Beach House, Sydney, designed by Pamela Makin and Reginald Byrne. Image: Prue Ruscoe

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Bungan Beach House, Sydney, designed by Pamela Makin and Reginald Byrne.

Bungan Beach House, Sydney, designed by Pamela Makin and Reginald Byrne. Image: Prue Ruscoe

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Bungan Beach House, Sydney, designed by Pamela Makin and Reginald Byrne.

Bungan Beach House, Sydney, designed by Pamela Makin and Reginald Byrne. Image: Prue Ruscoe

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Bungan Beach House, Sydney, designed by Pamela Makin and Reginald Byrne.

Bungan Beach House, Sydney, designed by Pamela Makin and Reginald Byrne. Image: Prue Ruscoe

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House in Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne by McBride Charles Ryan Architects.

House in Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne by McBride Charles Ryan Architects. Image: John Gollings

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House in Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne by McBride Charles Ryan Architects.

House in Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne by McBride Charles Ryan Architects. Image: John Gollings

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House in Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne by McBride Charles Ryan Architects.

House in Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne by McBride Charles Ryan Architects. Image: John Gollings

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From lofty coastal retreats with idyllic sea views to inner city dwellings with minimalist chic, there are endless stylish Australian houses that inspire. 

Here, Urbis selects some our readers’ favourite Aussie abodes from the past five years and shares them in the image gallery above.


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