Suburban Living; Refined By A Designer Builder A Trio of Townhouses in Bellfield, Melbourne, by designer-builder Robbie J Walker, sets a new standard for suburban residential design – one that is as robust as it is refined. A modern beach house informed by an old shed offSET Shed House in Gisborne, by Irving Smith Jack Architects, demonstrates New Zealand’s affinity with coastal living and how the tradition of the bach is still alive. Words by Tess Ritchie. A Kiwi Bach in Victoria by MRTN Architects Venus Bay Bach, by MRTN Architects, “was never intended to be home away from home; it was to be a holiday house, basic in form and basic in function” – that is, a bach. Words by Tess Ritchie.