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Habitus is a movement for living in design. We’re an intelligent community of original thinkers in constant search of native uniqueness in our region.


From our base in Australia, we strive to capture the best edit, curating the stories behind the stories for authentic and expressive living.


Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.


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Habitus House of the Year returns! Explore the 20 inspiring houses in ...

Habitus House of the Year returns! Explore the 20 inspiring houses in the 2023 Selection

Habitus House of the Year returns! Explore the 20 inspiring houses in the 2023 Selection

Each year Habitus House of the Year shines a spotlight on the most unique residential architecture and design from across the Indo Pacific region. Now it’s time for you to dive into the list.

Habitus House of the Year is a completely unique program that unabashedly celebrates the most incredible houses – as featured online and in print throughout the year.

The 20 hand-picked homes have been whittled down by the Indesign Media editorial board, meaning that, unlike other initiatives, Habitus House of the Year is an accolade that cannot be entered.

Covering an array of apartments, large family homes, unexpected renovations and architectural feats, every single house in the line-up epitomises the long-running ethos that has underpinned Habitus – to share the stories of the people and products behind the design as a vehicle for showing the many different ways of living in design.

For Habitus House of the Year 2023, we have once again curated a remarkable line-up of homes. Now we invite you to join the journey and tell us which one you think deserves to be crowned the People’s Choice winner, by doing so you could take home a gorgeous $8,000 Design Hunter package filled with homewares and furniture.

Congratulations to all those shortlisted! Habitus House of the Year is made possible in collaboration with our Major Partners – Kaolin Tiles, KFive Furniture and Technogym, and trophy partner Axolotl.

Explore the 2023 Habitus House of the Year Selection now!


Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Habitus. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha seeks out the unique people, projects and products that define the Indo Pacific region. Aleesha was previously the editor of Indesignlive.com and has written and contributed to various publications and brands in her 10 years in the architecture and design industry, bringing intimate insight to her stories having first trained and practised as an interior designer. Her passion for mid-century design and architecture began while living and working in Berlin.