Designs For the Perfect Garden Sheds

Gardens are not only for lawns and household play fields, but can also be perfect locations for storage sheds wherein one can just basically stock unused household stuffs in the shed. As part of the entire house exterior, it is only but proper that garden sheds will also look presentable and in-relative to the house’s design.

In order not to be a total complete eyesore, garden shed designs should be well-planned. Shed plans should be in harmony with the available space in the garden as well as the design befitting the house’s style. Furthermore, garden shed designs should serve its purpose to the owners in general.

The following are some basic tips on how to build your garden shed:

* Space. Before one make his/her own storage building plans, one has already the estimate of the space where the garden shed will be placed. Aside from the space available, decide

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A California Bungalow That Embraces Its Garden

Garden House is a bright and breezy transformation of a previously dark and inward facing brick bungalow in Malvern East, Victoria, by Maike Design, and overseen by Bancroft and Malone Architects. 

The brief provided was to accommodate the growing family’s needs, including the provision of spaces for working from home at odd hours.

‘It was a clean and neat little house, but it needed repairs, and it didn’t functionally meet any of the client’s requirements,’ says Mairead Murphy, director of Maike Design, of the house pre-renovation. 

‘The two almost teen girls were sharing a room (which was definitely starting to wear thin!), the house had almost no storage, it was very cold and damp. and gave next to no connection to the enormous backyard.’

In response, the designers replanned the existing house to feature quiet spaces catering to the ‘inwards facing parts of life’ (three bedrooms, a bathroom, en

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A Glamorous Holgar & Holgar Home Hits The Market

A  classic Holgar & Holgar home by architects John Holgar (1922-2006) and Helen Holgar (1923-2012) is ‘palatial in every sense’ according to architectural historian Simon Reeves. After emigrating to Australia, the Polish-born couple designed numerous Australian homes together from the 1960s to the early ‘90s in their ‘flagrant luxury’ style, one of which is currently for sale! 

Beyond a signature curvilinear facade lies four bedrooms and three bathrooms over two-storeys, before a north-facing backyard. 

Current owners Dean Cherny, DJ and retail tech entrepreneur (founder of Marketing Melodies, storePlay, and SocialQ), and family first came across the house 13 years ago, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to own such an iconic 1970s design.

‘Technically we were just ‘researching’ when we stumbled across the listing, but we knew from the moment we walked through the door that this home was special. We both love mid-century

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An Art Director’s Effortless Apartment In A Former Spinning Mill

For art director Marsha Golemac, the secret to a welcoming and memorable home doesn’t solely lie in the styling and furniture choices, but rather – in the people you’re surrounded by.

“As much as I love my apartment, it’s having great neighbours that makes it even better,” she explains. “We all look out for each other. We often leave our front doors open so our pets can pop in for a visit, or in my English Staffy Raf’s case, to walk in expecting treats. Most of us don’t have outdoor areas, so the hallway has become our backyard.” 

Marsha’s Collingwood apartment, formerly the New Gibsonia Yarn Spinning Mill, is located in one of the old Foy & Gibson warehouses. Since being converted into a mix of studios and apartments, this building has remained a hub for local creatives. 

“There are several artists and creative studios based here, and many of

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An Incredible 1896 Waterfront House, Accessible Only By Boat!

‘Trincomalee’ is truly one of the most special properties we’ve ever seen. Accessible only by boat in northern Sydney’s Lovett Bay, the 1896 house initially belonged to a Scottish opera singer, then the family of famed businessman Mark Foy. 

The property eventually passed hands in 1979 to the family of Justine Johnston, who grew up in the home. 

Garden designer and owner of Garden Life Richard Unsworth was first introduced to Trincomalee as Justine’s guest 25 years ago. ‘I’d spend the festive period in the boat shed and I’d never visited a house quite like it. I fell instantly in love,’ he says. 

Six years ago, when Justine’s mother required a more accessible home, Richard, Justine, and their respective partners jointly bought the house to keep it in the family.

The house was renovated in the 1970s in a modernist style, but remains untouched by Richard and Justine

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A Queenslander Turned Multigenerational, Japanese-Inspired Home

Queenslanders are renowned for their traditional charm and high-set position, but less so their connection to the outdoors. When extending their home to better suit multigenerational living, the owners of this home in Northgate (nine kilometres north of Brisbane’s CBD) saw potential to overcome this missing element. 

Recognising the under-utilised space beneath the original timber structure, the clients came to Arcke architects with a brief to lift the house and design a two-bedroom, self-contained apartment underneath. Designed for elderly parents, this apartment contains a generous bathroom (to accommodate wheelchairs), a concrete foundation prepared for a future elevator, bedroom, and laundry. 

Connection and separation became key themes of the project, allowing the family to lead independent lives but come together in mutual spaces. Arcke turned to Japanese architecture to accomodate – a style that provides surprising similarities to the typical Queenslander. 

Arcke architect Matt Kennedy explains, ‘In Japanese architecture, an “engawa”

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