Stephen Crafti

May 19, 2021

Unpacking what it means to be a ‘good client’

Reflecting on his own journey to create his dream home, writer and design lover Stephen Crafti muses on what makes a 'good client' and ultimately what makes a good design outcome.

March 29, 2021

Inside Sydney’s Most Well Endowed Home Office

This substantial home in Bellevue Hill, Sydney, was completed in December 2019, just a few months short of the pandemic that has changed the way we now work.

March 24, 2021

Jeff Provan Treats Collaboration As A Way Of Life

Jeff Provan's latest home exemplifies a collaborative approach, much like the developments he does with Neometro.

June 3, 2020

Artist Hedy Ritterman In Her Natural Habitat

Art and architecture are beautifully interwoven in this warehouse-style abode in South Yarra. Home of an installation and photographic artist, everything has been curated with an exacting eye.

June 1, 2020

Three Stories North Is A House With Many Past Lives

For a Melbourne couple with two young children, peeling back the layers of ad hoc additions drove this renovation project as much as the desire to create a fine contemporary home.

May 15, 2020

8 Beautifully Brutalist Residential Interiors

Born of the perennially popular modernist movement, only to be hijacked by public infrastructure; brutalism is something of an enigma when it comes to residential interiors.

March 19, 2020

A Crafti House In Melbourne By Robert Simeoni

After nearly 30 years, writing on architecture is second nature. But when the subject is your own home, being objective takes on a different meaning.

January 13, 2020

Two Houses Become One

To find a terrace house any larger than small is a hard task, to find two side-by-side is harder still. But the clients of Rae House by Austin Maynard Architects had just such luck.

November 6, 2019

The Melbourne Selection: Habitus House Of The Year 2019

Our Melbourne-based architecture writer and editor, Stephen Crafti, shares an overview of what Victoria brought to the 2019 selection for Habitus House of the Year.

October 17, 2019

5 Habitus House of the Year Houses That Champion An Attention To Materiality

The architects responsible for these houses within the Habitus House of the Year 2019 selection show a keen attention to detail in form and function when it comes to material selection.

June 3, 2019

FMD Architects Integrate The Adult Lives Of A Couple Through Design

A couple living separately have joined forces under the one roof, engaging FMD Architects who they both worked with independently for a number of years before this latest renovation.

April 15, 2019

Haxstead Garden House Is Pared Down To The Essentials

Haxstead Garden House on the south coast of New South Wales, designed by Tobias Partners, is a fine architectural example of less being considerably more.