Often because of the movies people are left wondering what the Australian architecture is like. Are homes filled with swamp water, crocodiles and koalas? Most likely they are not, but the Australian architecture does depict a variation of modern design in some places and a blend to the environment in others.

Showcased here you will see a variety of different Australian architecture designs and concepts from the inside to the outside. Each home was designed with a family in mind to live in it, with room to spare in many cases. But it is not just the family these designers have in mind, it’s also the great scenery of the places they are built.

From overseeing the ocean to green fields, there is no end to the possibilities of a home that can have it all. There are great places to view the sunset and many times it can be from the upper deck of your home. These designers have taken the great outback and brought into the home in some cases so that you get a feel of Australia right inside the home.

From large outdoor patios, to a private pool, you will find many different designs that will leave you speechless and wanting to take a trip to the world down under.

Bluff House by Inarc Architects

Bluff House on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is a holiday home which confidently addresses the challenges of a dual interface with a rugged coastline and the neighbouring rural countryside.

The building sits on top of an escarpment in the seaside township of Flinders. The view is world class, serene and bucolic to the rural north and to the south a brutal seascape over nearby Bass Straight.

Brighton House by InForm

Elysium 154 House by BVN Architecture

The Elysium 154, Noosa project is a residential development for the last sub-division within the highly desired Noosa Heads postcode.

The large site consisting of 189 house allotments, communal leisure facilities (tennis courts, health spa, aquatic facilities) parkland and nature reserves is located inland from the Noosa coastline adjacent to Lake Weyba.

Theundulating, picturesque landscape of the site retains vast pockets of existing vegetation and is afforded distant views to the Sunshine Coast hinterland beyond.

Esplanade House by Finnis Architects

The client wanted a modern striking new residence. The newly constructed three bedroom home combines open plan living with privacy and luxury. The main living areas on the ground floor seamlessly flow through to the outside. The house had a major focus on entertaining with the house containing multiple social areas.

Expressing Views by Urbane Projects

Expressing Views is a private residence located in Applecross, a suburb of Perth, Australia.

It was designed by Urbane Projects with wide open spaces and a color palette that adds to its sense of amplitude.

Contemporary, timeless and spreading over three levels with a sparkling infinity edge pool to its elevated corner block, this Applecross abode commands attention from first glimpse – and allows its family of four to live the lifestyle they had always dreamed about.

Green House by Carterwilliamson Architects

The site falls by two storeys from Hartley St to the lane at the rear; creating a unified living plane was one of the key design gestures in this project. Kitchen, living and dining engage with the courtyard-like garden with a studio sitting atop the garage at the rear boundary, creating an amphitheatre back to the main house.

Upstairs the spaces are quiet and restful; bedrooms and a secluded, contemplative library divided by a glazed void with views to the sky.

House in Floreat by Craig Sheiles Homes and Mick Rule

This design explores contemporary themes based on the International Style for a new home inserted into an established suburb in Perth, Western Australia.

The facade consists of bold solids and filigreed detailing which are juxtaposed to provide simple forms and proportioned amounts of scale.

Kensington Residence by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Situated in Kensington, Sydney, this project worked within an existing first floor addition to a 1920s bungalow.

Preserving the existing building envelope, the ground floor and first floor were tranformed to provide additional bedrooms and a versatile social area with Kitchen, Living and Dining opening up to a new outdoor entertaining area.

The private bedroom spaces were placed within the reworked first floor, with the addition of fixed windows to the Northern facade dramatically improving the natural light withtin the dwelling.

Narrabundah House by Adam Dettrick Architects

Angular roof canopies frame terraces at the front and rear of this family house in Australia by Adam Dettrick Architects, allowing residents to enjoy both morning and evening sunshine (+ slideshow).

Queenscliff House by Utz Sanby Architects

This new house is built on a tight urban site, perched on the edge of a cliff 100metres above the ocean. The wedge shaped block has a due north-south aspect with neighbouring buildings very close to the boundaries on the east west.

Robinson Road House by Steve Domoney Architecture

The Empire by Residential Attitudes

The Kew House 3 by Vibe Design Group

Located in Australia, this modern home by Vibe Design Group has an exterior that was inspired by 60s and 70s stereo cabinets.

The house sits atop steel posts reminiscent of stereo cabinet legs and featuring vertical slats that evoke the feeling of speaker casing. I love the glowing pool, transparent railings, and feeling of privacy and openness at the same time.

Wentworth Rd House by Edward Szewczyk Architects

This building takes full advantage of being on the sunny side of the street. Where sun access and vistas to Sydney Harbour are the same you have to embrace it.

Three levels of the building topped with a roof terrace create dramatic composition above the street that is controlled by interplay of horizontal elements.

Unusually for houses in the surrounding suburb, part of the outdoor functions are in the street frontage and above the street, rather than being hidden behind high fences.

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