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A writer's stylish retreat is just one of elegant contemporary spaces created by West Australian Hartree & Associates Architects. The addition to the original 1911 bungalow is light filled, stylish, open plan yet intimate. Be still my beating heart. What I wouldn't give to have such a wonderful office/library/music room.

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Bridging Boyd

Jolson's renovation and reinterpretation of Robin Boyd's 1954 Richardson House is a triumph. The original house was literally built as a bridge to resolve site difficulties by spanning a dry creek bed that ran through the lot. The Melbourne-based studio's additions address the iconic shape, extrapolating Boyd's exploration of geometry with circles and tangents. The new glances the old, meets, embraces, pulls away all the time celebrating the interplay of house and landscape.

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Stalking a 70s apartment redo

I'm in South Melbourne stalking a stylish renovation of a 70s (toss a coin it could be late 60s) multilevel apartment. Hip, young, loads of light, concrete floors, terrace for soaking up some rays. Who would know from the drab exterior? Link here while it lasts.

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Stalking old and new

I'm in Armadale, Melbourne and I'm stalking a grand old dame given a fresh makeover by design gurus Hecker Guthrie. The grandeur of the Victorian era home is enhanced by an inspired renovation. Subtle, restrained yet impactful. Graceful, modern family living with an historic base. You can find the link here while it lasts.

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Old is new

A modest budget but a beautiful, subtle renovation by Sonelo Design Studio. Old becomes new with simple, clean lines and a limited, muted palette. No wonder the Theresa St Residence is shortlisted for Australia Interior Design Awards 2015.

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