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Issue 125 December 2018

For the architect, designer, home owner, home builder or anyone simply interested in the best residential design, every issue of Houses tells the story of inspirational homes, their surrounds and the products that complete them. Through generous pictorial coverage from leading photographers, floor plans and lists of selected products, you share the delight of each home presented. You’ll also meet some of the creative people who designed them and keep up with the latest design trends and issues. Be inspired!

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There is a golden trifecta when it comes to producing outstanding architecture: you need a trusting client, a talented architect and a committed builder. I’m often reminded of the value of this trifecta when visiting houses across Australia and meeting the architects, clients and (sometimes) builders behind them, as it gives me insight into the strength of the bond that can be formed during the process of designing and constructing a home. For this issue’s cover project, Silver Street House by EHDO, the owner “lovingly considered and handmade” the building himself over a long period of time and the relationship between...

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Janina Gosseye Writer Janina Gosseye is a senior research associate at ETH Zürich. Her research is situated at the nexus of architectural theory, urban planning and social and political history. Gosseye has edited and authored several books, including Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture 1945–1975 (2015, with John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat and Andrew Wilson). Ross Honeysett Photographer Ross Honeysett has an extensive oeuvre across architectural and fashion photography. He began his career in London, then worked in Paris before returning to Australia. Among his notable architectural projects are a panoramic archive of Engelen Moore’s work and a suite of photographs celebrating...

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fresh finds

Find more residential products: selector.com  and productnews.com.au 01 Valley modular sofa Incorporating soft rolling curves and bold geometric lines, the Valley sofa is low-lying and welcoming. Sitting atop turned American oak feet, the Valley sofa features high-resilience foam for support, topped with slow-release memory foam for additional comfort. jardan.com.au02 Allegra bathroom collection Apaiser’s Allegra collection features a deep-soaking bath, sleek vanity and elegant basin. Marrying refined elegance and edgy urbanity, the collection imbues the bathroom with a timeless aesthetic, while also delivering optimum comfort. apaiser.com 03 Volume 11: Colour Conscience range Haymes Paint’s colour forecast, Volume 11: Colour Conscience, includes three...

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silver street house by ehdo

02 Each ground-floor room enjoys access to the garden spaces, which are interspersed throughout the plan. 03 The second storey mass projects beyond the footprint of the ground floor, providing shade to the outdoor spaces. (Artwork:Eveline Kotai.) This is a story of how a visionary client saw potential where others saw obstacles. Pat and Sonia Gaffney – parents of three children, now adults – bought the vacant block next door to their home for a low price twenty years ago. A main sewer line diagonally bisects the site, and Pat laid out a formal garden for entertaining and playing. As their...

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featherston studio by two feathers

The spirit of playful invention and curiosity about the human condition are still palpable in the home that Robin Boyd designed for Grant and Mary Featherston in Ivanhoe, Melbourne (1967–69). This memorable dwelling comprises a series of connected platforms that hover within a singular, triple-height space and is topped with a translucent polycarbonate ceiling. Garden and nature are celebrated both internally and externally, imbuing the home with a subtle and calming atmosphere. What is not so widely published or well known is the granny flat that adjoins the Featherston House, which was built for Mary’s parents. As Mary explains, “These...

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tarragindi steel house by bligh graham architects

02 Spotted gum lining, terrazzo floors and custom brass fittings contribute to the refined and delicate interiors. (Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones) The streets of Tarragindi in Brisbane bring focus to the shifting patterns of development in postwar suburbia. As modest cottages on generous blocks are removed or demolished to make way for subdivision, architecture is forced to resolve a new set of rules in the face of smaller sites, tighter restrictions and a dwindling sense of neighbourliness. Tarragindi Steel House, designed by Bligh Graham Architects and constructed by owner and structural engineer Stephen Paterdis with his father Phillip Paterdis,...