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Australia's best houses of the year

RenoQueen
Super Contributor

Australia's best houses of the year

Domain has listed the 10 best houses of the year. Which is your favourite?

 

http://www.domain.com.au/advice/australias-ten-best-houses-of-2016-amazing-design-and-architectural-...

 

I love this one:

 

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Perhaps we should have a competition for the best project and/or the best house of the year among Workshop members?

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: Australia's best houses of the year

Love this:

 

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Hate this:

 

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Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Australia's best houses of the year

@RenoQueen, am I seeing right that the pool waterline seems to reach to the doorway access points in your featured pic?

Dangerous much.

My choice is either the Hunter Valley Farmhouse, or the Bundeena house.

Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Australia's best houses of the year

Agree @Isobel on your hate pick, it looks like a colon bypass.

mikedoeslife
Junior Contributor

Re: Australia's best houses of the year

Wowsers, this garden integration is stunning. Must've been a lot of work involved in protecting the home. 

 

88 Angel Street, Newtown

 

 

This, too, is gorgeous. Wouldn't work in my home, but I'd sure as hell love to explore something like this in our next place.

 

Open homes:

 

Bit of a shame there weren't more photos in the article... could've been a great gallery opprtunity. The Design Files does a much nicer job of that sort of thing! 

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Graphic designer, motoring journalist, cyclist and lower-level but nonetheless tech-obsessed geek. Producer & News Editor with CarAdvice.com
Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Australia's best houses of the year

 G'day @mikedoeslife, welcome to the Workshop family, love yah mate, you & I are gonna get along just fine.

I love the concept of garden rooves, but the posted illustration doesn't ring my bell. Thing is, it's a very steep pitched roof, & I suggest, it's basically for decoration. Major gripes for me, are that it'll require tending to (maintenance), ocassional watering, & it isn't the least bit productive, food wise.

Not that I have any empathy for golfers, but .....

And damn, don't those overhead wires look ugly to you?

The 2nd pic is a blot on commonsense/design ettiquette, crikey, there isn't a voice activated gigantic OLED in sight, the cushions aren't designer scrunched, nobody's enjoying the room except for the uninvited insects, the lighting looks like it fell from the floor above, & those shelves aren't practical.

Anyways, it's great to meet yah mate, I'm graphic, I design, loved cycling, & I'm also a low level tech guy too.

 

 

mikedoeslife
Junior Contributor

Re: Australia's best houses of the year

Haha, not sure how well we'll get along with you pantsing my taste in things

Nah, I reckon it all looks great! Perhaps I lack the experience to know better, but on the face of it, I like everything I'm seeing there!

Maybe we'll see more eye to eye on tech and graphic design and cycling...
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Graphic designer, motoring journalist, cyclist and lower-level but nonetheless tech-obsessed geek. Producer & News Editor with CarAdvice.com
Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Australia's best houses of the year

@mikedoeslife, we're good to go mate, & you're in luck, I'm extremely patient, & a good teacher, I'll lift your standards eventually. 

 

I might have to lean on you for some tech advice, does that sounnd fair?

 

You're a beer drinker, right?

 

 

 

 

mikedoeslife
Junior Contributor

Re: Australia's best houses of the year

My oath I am!
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Graphic designer, motoring journalist, cyclist and lower-level but nonetheless tech-obsessed geek. Producer & News Editor with CarAdvice.com
Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Australia's best houses of the year

@mikedoeslife, I'm encouraged by that mate, be prepared to better yourself in other areas under my tutelage.

 

I tell yah, this is gonna be a hoot of a ride, strap yourself in.

 

Dumb question, but just to clarify another point, when you say cyclist, you're talk'n human powered sweaties, not Hogs?

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