Country houses often enjoy stunning views and plenty of land. If your dream is to escape to the country, then you’ll love how these architecturally designed country homes have an easy-going, rustic feel.
Before you commit to your tree-change, take a look at some of the best country houses we've featured on Lunchbox Architect
Off Grid House by Anderson Architecture Featured Project
This Off-grid Home Has a Magic Location, but It Came With Challenges
Surrounded by bushland, this home is off-grid and bushfire resilient to deal with its beautiful but challenging location.
Thirroul House by Lisa Breeze Architect Featured Project
Addition to a Home in a Flood Zone Is the Perfect Refuge
An addition sitting high and dry (literally) above the flood level, creates a refuge from the main family home and potential floods.
Bimbadeen House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects Featured Project
You'd Never Know How Close the Neighbours Are in This Bush Hideaway
A clever design captures bush views and sunlight and turns away from the neighbours so you feel like you're in a world of your own...
Fibro House by Adam Dettrick Architects Featured Project
Fibro Beach House Reboot Creates a Sustainable and Affordable Home
When thinking about how to create a sustainable and affordable home, the 1960s-era fibro beach shack was the perfect inspiration...
OURHOUSEWANDAL by Design + Architecture Featured Project
This Clever Home Manages to Feel Spacious and Comfortable on a Budget
Designed with sustainability, low maintenance and natural ventilation in mind, this is a low-budget family home with a difference...
Kyneton Country Townhouse by Amanda Calvert - Barry Sweet Architecture Featured Project
A New Townhouse Nestled in the Quiet Streets of a Country Town
You don't envisage a townhouse when you think of country town living, but this architect's own home is perfect for her family.
Merricks House by Michael McManus Architects Featured Project
Originally Built As a Weekender, They Loved It so Much They Moved In!
With COVID-19, remote working and a beautiful new home in the country, the time seemed perfect for this family's tree change.
Offset House by Architopia Featured Project
Comfortable, Sustainable Living Doesn't Need to be Costly...
Passive solar principles, high-quality yet affordable materials and thoughtful design brings high-quality housing within reach.
Buxton Rise by Format Architects Featured Project
This Bush Retreat Allows You to Get Away From It All
Designed for simple living to enjoy the surrounds, this home uses naturally beautiful materials to create a relaxing bush retreat.
Über Shed 2 by Jost Architects Featured Project
Far From Your Average Shed, This is an Über Shed...
An avid collector needed a place to display and enjoy his assortment of quirky objects. Enter Über Shed 2, a shed/rumpus room/gallery.
Alpine Vistas by Intuitive Architects Featured Project
This New Zealand Home is Designed to Soak In Stunning Alpine Vistas
An L-shaped floor plan creates sheltered outdoor space, maximises the view and builds in flexibility to this beautiful home.
Daylesford 1863 by Moloney Architects Featured Project
This New Addition Creates a Sunny Courtyard Shared by Old and New
Originally a parsonage for the neighbouring church, this historic home has been transformed with a contemporary addition.
Soulsbly Residence III by John McAuley Architecture Featured Project
Downsizing From a Farm Doesn't Mean Sacrificing Privacy and Space
This new home in a semi-rural estate balances a sense of space with a need for privacy so the shift from the farm life isn't so hard.
Project Kangaroobie by Featured Project
New Modular Home: If You've Got It (An Incredible View), Flaunt It!
This modular home was designed and built off-site and then transported to its remote location where it now takes in stunning views.
Olinda House by Bent Architecture Featured Project
A Home That Celebrates Its Site by Bringing the Outdoors In...
For tree-changers Matt and Leanne, an important part of their ideal home was making the most of their spectacular site.
Ramsar Fields by John McAuley Architecture Featured Project
This Modern Farmhouse Is Adaptable and Celebrates a Stunning Location
A modern farmhouse for a couple with overseas relatives needs to adapt from a comfortable home for two to a home for many more.
Upside Down Akubra House by Alexander Symes Architect Featured Project
An Akubra Was the Inspiration for This Incredible Off-grid Home
The practicality of a classic hat proves the perfect design inspiration for an off-grid home in Australia's outback.
Woodworker's Cottage and Barn by Fabric Architecture Featured Project
A Renovation Project for a Woodworker Captures Laid-back Beach Vibes
An incredible collaboration between the owners of a furniture company and the architects creates a light and bright coastal home.
Elemental House by Ben Callery Architects Featured Project
Off-grid Retreat Takes in Views of a Stunning But Hostile Landscape
Sitting on an exposed hilltop, this off-grid retreat deals with a hostile landscape, but it's worth the effort for that view...
Wistow House by Mountford Williamson Architecture Featured Project
The Simple Life: House Designed for an Acreage; Robust, yet Elegant
Looking for a simpler lifestyle and to indulge their passion for horses, this modern home for their acreage is perfection.
Cressy Road House by H2o Architects Featured Project
Here's a Very Apropos Addition to a Heritage Bluestone Farmhouse
This addition to a historic bluestone farmhouse doesn't match the original building, but it pays its respects in its own way...
HOH/ by PLY Architecture Featured Project
From Faux Colonial to Minimal and Modern: Updated for Modern Living
A new opening with integrated seating transforms this home from dated colonial-style, to modern, minimal and cool. What a difference!
Tropical Beach House by Renato D'Ettorre Architects Featured Project
Lock and Leave Tropical Hideaway Is a Perfect Escape for This Family
This tropical home locks down when it's not being used, but when it's open, it embraces the natural landscape in every direction...
Paddock House by Archterra Architects Featured Project
This Home Sits Comfortably on an Expansive Rural Property
Oriented for passive heating and cooling and taking in stunning views of the landscape, Paddock House feels right at home in the bush.
Little at Large by Khab Architects Featured Project
This Compact Home Makes the Most of its Dramatic Rural Site
Celebrating an incredible rural site, this eco-friendly home opens up to the views, basks in the sun and collects all its own water.
Five Yards House by Archier Featured Project
A New Home Defined and Enlarged By Its Connection to the Garden
A relatively modest-sized home feels more spacious and comfortable thanks to its connection to and interaction with five garden spaces.
Ballarat East House by Porter Architects Featured Project
Timber Inside and Out Helps This Home Fit Into Its Bushy Site
When the inhabitants of your suburban fringe block include a number of old native trees, mimic their style and go timber all over.
Oikos Breakneck Gorge by Robert Nichol & Sons Featured Project
A Short-term Home Away From Home Where Quality Trumps Quantity
Oikos, ancient Greek for 'home', is a short-term rental demonstrating luxury is achievable if we down-size our ambitions.
House with a Guest Room by Andrew Power Featured Project
A House with a Guest Room is Created with Three Simple Pavilions
At this minimal home, the space in between the living area and bedrooms is just as crucial as the spaces themselves.
L-House by Alexander Symes Architect Featured Project
From Partially Completed Project Home to Modern, Energy Efficient Home
Working with what was already there to create a modern family home had its challenges on this bushland site in the Blue Mountains.
Nulla Vale House and Shed by MRTN Architects Featured Project
An Off-Grid, Back-to-Basics Retreat Connects This Couple to the Land
This warm, textural home creates a connection to place, captures views and creates a humble retreat from the elements (and the city).
Burrill Lake House by Jost Architects Featured Project
This Classic Fibro Beach Shack is Updated for a Young Family
This home holds special memories for the architect, Pat Jost, making it important to retain the elements that fill it with character.
Buxton House by Anchor Homes Featured Project
Can You Guess What Sets This Home Apart from the Rest?
Opening onto a huge deck, with incredible views from every room, you'll never guess what makes this country home so unique.
CABN by Featured Project
CABN Lets You Try Out Tiny House Living for Yourself
Could you live in a tiny house? CABN, an Australian tiny house tucked away in the Adelaide Hills, gives you a test drive (stay).
Recyclable House by Featured Project
Unlike Pesky Coffee Cups, This House is Designed to be Recyclable
It's surprising how many everyday items can't be recycled. Being fully recyclable, this home is surprising for the opposite reason!
Limerick House by Solomon Troup Architects Featured Project
A Poetic Addition Reorients the Home to Take in a Spectacular View
Inspired by shearing sheds in the area and rhyming with the original home, a clever addition transforms this weekender.
Golf Course House by Bespoke Architects Featured Project
A New Home to Appeal to Lovers of Mid-Century Design
With views over the golf course, the architect achieved a mid-century-inspired design, while adhering to local design guidelines.
JR’s Hut at Kimo Estate by Anthony Hunt Design & Luke Stanley Architects Featured Project
A Unique Place to Retreat When You Can't People Anymore
Perched on a hill in rural New South Wales, JR's Hut has all you need for the relaxing opportunity to switch off and reset.
Two Halves House by Moloney Architects Featured Project
Two Pavilions Encourage a Sociable Lifestyle and Embrace the Bush
Two Halves House steps down the landscape, separated into a sociable living space and a private sleeping zone.
Little Big House by Room 11 Featured Project
A Small Home With Big Volumes Designed to Embrace its Cool Climate
Built in an area that sometimes encounters snow, this home in the hills has a small footprint, but large volumes make it feel spacious.
Glen Forrest House + Church by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects Featured Project
This is the Trick to Adapting a Church for Modern Living
Old churches can be a challenge to transform into a home. There's the need to balance history and practicality. This is how you do it.
Peka Peka House by Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects Featured Project
A Sheltered Courtyard Protects From This Exposed Location
At the top of the hill overlooking Peka Peka Beach, this location could be hostile, but this home has a few tricks up its sleeve...
Tent House by Chris Tate Architecture Featured Project
Tent House Challenges the Expectations of What a Weekend House Can Be
A retreat built by the architect and a group of architecture students is a hands-on, experimental process from design to construction.
The Wairarapa Haybarn by First Light Studio Featured Project
A Home for Retired Musicians Has a Concert Hall-inspired Living Space
A shared love of music inspired this accessible, environmental and acoustically-conscious home for a retired couple.
Back Country House by LTD Architectural Design Studio Featured Project
A Home Built Around Connection With Each Other and the Landscape
With open-plan living and shared sleeping areas all opening onto the outdoors, this is a home to connect with nature and each other.
Boya House by Maarch Architecture Featured Project
A New Glass Box Protrudes to Transport this Family into the Landscape
Breaking out of the old, brown-brick home, this new glass box for living is surrounded by birdlife and the sounds of insects at dusk.
Riverwalk by Irons McDuff Architecture Featured Project
Modern Timber Beach House Still Achieves Bushfire and Energy Ratings
Clever thinking achieves a simple timber beach house the client desired while still meeting bushfire and energy efficiency regulations.
Project Franklinford by Modscape Featured Project
An Off-Grid, Sustainable House in the Victorian Central Highlands
Sitting sympathetically in an open paddock, this off-grid house captures views without compromising on environmental performance.
26 January 2018 Article
#CabinPorn: 7 of Australia's Best Huts, Shacks, Cabins and Retreats
Sometimes people are dicks. Escape and Thoreau yourself into this collection of Australia's best huts, shacks, cabins and retreats...
Mexican Swiss Chalet - Malmsbury House by Perversi-Brooks Architects Featured Project
A Mexican-inspired Swiss Chalet in the Australian Bush... What?!
The architectural equivalent of a lamington made with Swiss cheese and dusted with paprika sounds like a recipe for disaster, but is it?