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Four-Room Cottage by Owen and Vokes, winner House Alteration & Addition under 200sqm.

Shearer’s Quarters by John Wardle Architects, winner 2012 House of the Year.

Houses Awards 2013 entries open

The annual Houses Awards, which celebrates Australia’s best residential projects, recognizes design excellence across eight categories, with the best house receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year.

Each year, the Houses Awards entries provide a unique insight into contemporary residential design and the contribution Australia’s architects and designers make to enhancing the way we live today.

Entry submissions close on 28 March 2013 for projects completed between 1 January 2012 and 28 February 2013. Visit for more information.

The 2013 jury comprises Alice Hampson, Alice Hampson Architect; Debbie Ryan, McBride Charles Ryan; Jon Clements, Jackson Clements Burrows; Peter Stutchbury, Peter Stutchbury Architecture; and Katelin Butler, Architecture Media.

The 2013 Houses Awards are supported by Cult, Artedomus, Fisher & Paykel, Geberit, Haymes Paints, Heritage Council of Victoria, SC Land, Stormtech, Think Brick and Viridian. The winners and finalists will be announced at ACMI in Melbourne on July 25 2013, and showcased in the August 2013 issue of Houses magazine.

Images: Jon Linkins and Trevor Mein.