Australian House & Garden October 2015 renovation issue

Oct 23, 2015

Australian House & Garden have featured McKinley House in their special renovation issue. Why? Because the architectural outcome seamlessly combined the charm of a beautiful federation home, with light filled, contemporary living. Old and new are clearly separated, but there is a clean, contemporary aesthetic that flows throughout. Key features of this home are the stunning feature timber wall, the polished concrete and the clever zoning which allows for a growing family.



Habitus Living

Sep 18, 2015

Our Coastal House was recently featured online in Habitus Living. We love the composition of material and form in this house which is perched overlooking Bass Straight. Read the full article at


Grand Designs Issue 4.2

Jun 11, 2015

It was fantastic to have our Hanby House featured in the current Grand Designs Australia MagazineSome of our favourite features of this house are the Argo stone used in the front hallway and the expansive kitchen bench which is a 7 metre cantilevered Caesar Stone island bench accentuated by seamless European oak joinery and a custom overhead stainless steel range/light that helps to define the kitchen space.



Australian House & Garden April 2015

Apr 13, 2015

Our Pavilion House has been featured in the April 2015 edition of Australian House & Garden. We love this home with contrast being the key to its success. Old and new, light and dark, brick and glass are deftly balanced to provide sophisticated family living.


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Australian House & Garden Top 50 rooms

Oct 8, 2014

For the second consecutive year Australian House & Garden has included us in their Top 50 rooms issue. This year our McKinley House was featured. The issue is out now!







Australian House & Garden’s Little Black Book 2014

Sep 18, 2014

We are extremely excited to be featured in Australian House & Garden’s magazine’s ”Little Black Book for 2014” which is now out online.

Check us out under Victorian Architects which features a stunning image of our Hanby House.



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IDEA Interior Design Excellence Award 2014

Aug 18, 2014

We are really honored to have been shortlisted for the IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards 2014 in the Single Residential Category for McKinley House which was completed in 2013. Judging takes place on 22 August and Awards will be announced on 21st November 2014.





Photography: Derek Swalwell

35 Wattletree Road, Armadale – almost complete!

Apr 28, 2014

The finishing touches are being put onto this exciting 10 apartment development in Armadale. With expansive views towards the City and the Dandenongs, the apartments deliver sophisticated living, close to public transport and all of the fabulous shops and cafes of High Street, Armadale and Glenferrie Road, Malvern.


venn architects completed all design work on this project, including town planning, design & documentation, contract administration and interior design.


Apartments are all generous in size, with balconies, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and basement car parking. Only two remain.


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Hanby Photoshoot

Feb 15, 2014

Always exciting to plan a photoshoot of a completed project to see how well a home that feels great to be in, looks on paper. Great to have Derek Swalwell on board to photograph Hanby House for us.





Photography: Derek Swalwell


Jan 6, 2014

With 2013 now behind us, we can reflect on what a good year it was. We finished three great projects and started another four, all working with terrific clients, and a new architect and interior designer joined our team. It was exciting for Pavilion House to be included in the Australian House & Garden magazine Top 50 Rooms, and fantastic that it came second in the readers choice poll. A big and exciting year for the team.