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Now, more than ever, Australians are learning that
quality trumps all in the home-building and design
stakes. Switch to any channel on primetime TV
and you’ll find yourself presented with a smorgasbord of
home-buying and renovation shows that take you through,
step-by-step, what you should be looking for in a new
home, or what you should be improving in an existing one.
With this increase in awareness comes a responsibility from homeowners, architects,
builders and designers to up the ante and deliver a product that reflects the innovation that
we’re now becoming accustomed to. Narrower, smaller and more uniquely shaped blocks are
also driving flexibility and creativity.
This edition of the Scoop Homes Annual is rich in award-winning designs, from our international
round-up in World’s Best (p56) and our national picks in Australian Style (p80), through to the more
defined home feature guide of Design Directions (p102). New to this annual is Style File (p136), your
one-stop sourcing guide to the beautiful furniture, kitchen and bathroom fittings, surfaces, lighting,
wall and floor applications and outdoor products you need to round out your space.
Leading architects and builders give us insight into the changes they’re seeing in sustainable
design –and the shifting attitudes towards going green – in Green Living (p126). And, of course,
you’ll find some of Australia’s leading designs and product ranges on display in in our Homes and
Design profiles starting on p156.
From all of us at Scoop, we hope this edition inspires you to design, build and renovate your way
towards a more inspired living environment for you and your family.
Claire Watkins | Editor
ON THE COVER
On the fringe of a suburban coastal town in
WA’s southwest lies the striking Cedar House.
U-shaped structures and steel angled supports
combine with interconnecting, light-filled
spaces that are framed by spectacular views
of the Southern Ocean. Read more about this
stunning project on p174. Craig Steere Architects,
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