More summer shade - more winter sun. A contemporary house has wide bifold-door openings to offset living areas. The roofline is angled up to the south with extended eaves and high windows under the eaves.

You may have seen this home in Queensland Homes summer magazine? A classic Cape Cod meets Noosa style, this is the home of .

Bi-fold doors are perfect for bringing the outdoors inside, creating a brighter, bigger room. They fold to either side, allowing you to make the most of the space you have.

Take a look through Stylist Kara Rosenlund’s home; A three-bedroom Queenslander workers’ cottage in inner-city Brisbane, with a vegie patch, outdoor oven and wide verandah.

The action in this versatile home centres around the new central courtyard. The rooms surrounding it – the family room, kitchen and living room – all enjoy plenty of sunshine thanks to that much-desired northerly aspect.

Subway tiles are one of my favourite hard finishes. They originated in 1904 when New York subways were needing a durable and good-looking material.

Southport Residence by BGD Architects

Landscaping Design Ideas - 11 Backyards Designed For Entertaining The multiple levels of this backyard, including the socializing and dining levels and the hot tub and lounge level, make this backyard an ideal place to entertain friends.

Desire Empire: A Walter Barda Designed Beach House in Avalon

driftwood interiors: Hamptons Style Mark III I love this verandah!

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