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Live, Work, and Play by the River Yarra’s Edge

The new luxury Cargo Homes, by Melbourne’s Yarra River, challenge the idea of the separate home and workspace – creating a collection of hybrid home office suites.

Can Edwardian and Modern Architecture Co-exist?

The 1890s and 1960s respectfully meet in Nic Owen Architect’s contemporary renovation of a grand old Melbourne manor. Rebecca Gross investigates.

Reinventing an Inter-war Heritage Home

Renovating a heritage home is never an easy task, particularly when the house has a rich aesthetic and history of being an inter-war period home. Tasked with reimagining the residence as a contemporary, multi-generational home, Lai Cheong Brown took the challenge head on.

Balancing the Edwardian with the Contemporary

FGR Architects faced a tricky challenge in a home that possessed an Edwardian exterior, but required a contemporary interior. What resulted is a stunningly modern home that pairs past with present through a liberal use of glass.

A Classic Brief With a Modern Outcome

A century old brick home in Claremont received a modern and breathtaking renovation inspired by Californian architecture, and the need to reconnect with the outdoors.

Tough In Durability, But Not In Appearance

Mim Design Has Created the MAH Residence, a Luxury Home For A Family Of Four In Brighton that creates intimate and warm spaces within a large footprint.

Chelsea Hing on Kitchens and Bathrooms

This week on Habitus Living, we chat to Melbourne-based interior designer Chelsea Hing of namesake practice Chelsea Hing. Chelsea is passionate about residential interiors, and since establishing her own business in 2007 she has worked on both large and small scale residential projects. We ask Chelsea about her thoughts on the kitchen and bathroom, and some of the key design considerations to take into account when embarking on the design of these two important spaces.

Top 10 Stories from April

We've looked at a lot of exciting projects, met numerous Design Hunters and seen some fabulous product over the past month. But these were the stories you liked most. What's your favourite?

How The Pipi Beach House Makes A Small Lot Feel Big

This compact holiday home, nestled into a densely packed pocket of a seaside resort village Whangamata, ‘stands on tiptoe’ to capture ocean views. Georgia Cannon reports.

How do you design for one of the harshest natural environments on earth?

Elana Castle unlocks a thoroughly practical and poetic sanctuary in one of Australia’s harshest natural environments.