What’s your preference - gritty urban innovation, streamlined glamour or a home that’s clean and green? It's up to you to decide which house from each episode of 'I Own Australia's Best Home' you would like to see go into the final.
In Episode 6, Nick visits Brompton South Australia where a young couple are stretching the boundaries of architectural ingenuity in their Victorian cottage. Gillian glides through a sleek modern waterfront in Melbourne’s Brighton and Tim heads to Belongil for a healthy stay in a glamorous home right on the beach.
Find out more about the houses below then cast your vote to decide who should go through to the grand final and be crowned "Australia's Best Home."
QUIRKY COTTAGE – Brompton, SA
Damian and Gina met at Architecture College and found they shared a kindred love of ramshackle, ingenious spaces that feel innovative and enchanting. Their home is certainly both. Beyond a traditional hallway and master bedroom at the front, the house unfolds into an angular space where asymmetry, light and playful colour are the key details. Re-purposing is the order of the day and no material is overlooked for potential new uses. Their architecture office is out the back ensuring they never have to leave the comfort of home.
BAYSIDE MODERN – Brighton, VIC
After an extensive renovation this Brighton beachside house has been transformed into a luxurious, relaxing home for John, his wife Anne and their four children. Taking up a massive double block – the home features a tennis court and swimming pool with a separate wing or pavilion for the teenagers to relax with their friends. With superb attention to detail, the home is made for maximum enjoyment. Floor to ceiling windows on the upper level open onto a balcony which has stunning, direct views of the bay.
ECO BEACH HOUSE – Belongil, NSW
Perched on the grass above glorious Belongil Beach, this comfortable family home underwent a massive renovation in 2010 to incorporate owner Joanna’s passion for ‘bio architecture’. Joanna has created a truly healthy home thanks to non-toxic building materials, eco-friendly energy sources and the principals of feng shui. But it’s also a beautiful, relaxed beach house and a heavenly place to raise a family.