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Australia’s Best Houses brings to life the heart and soul of everything house and home. Author and host, Gary Takle, is on a quest to discover what really makes a house work. Each episode grabs the audience’s attention while walking them through some of the most exciting and visually stunning houses in the country. From sprawling country estates to urban homes in compact spaces, viewers of Australia’s Best Houses get an up- close look inside some of the most inspiring dwellings around, while in-depth interviews allow them to meet the professionals who create them. Whether you have a small budget or money is of no concern than this series has something for everyone.

15 – 21 June: Episode 1

This week, architectural commentator Gary Takle explores a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home in Melbourne, a federation renovation filled with quirky art and personality and take an exclusive look into a $25 million dollar Mediterranean styled mansion on the Whitsundays.

Episode 2

Architectural commentator Gary Takle takes an exclusive look into some of Australia’s best homes. This week, see a modern take on a rural homestead in Gold Coast Hinterland and a spectacular transformation of an old miner’s cottage in Brisbane. Are these Australia’s Best Homes?

Episode 3

This week, Gary takes viewers inside four stunning contemporary homes including a cutting edge modernist house in classy Melbourne and a beach side house inspired by the modernist pioneers with everything money can buy.

Episode 4

This week, Gary explores four luxurious abodes including an earthy mansion with breathtaking views in Gippsland and a waterfront luxury pad on Bribie Island in Queensland.

Episode 5

Gary Takle takes a look inside a country house with a great view that can be changed in the press of a button, revealing a whole new aspect. Then, Gary explores some gorgeous interiors.

Episode 6

Gary Takle takes a look at a remarkable transformation of an old Sydney mansion and a stunning apartment complex in the famous Smith street in Collingwood.

Episode 7

This week, Gary explores a modern house designed specifically for family living, a home in WA that utilises a small block and an amazing home with clean crisp lines in Williamstown, Victoria.

Episode 8

Gary takes an exclusive look at a home in Byron Bay with magnificent ocean views, a modern house in Coolum, designed for the Queensland climate and a multi million dollar home in one of Perth’s most exclusive suburbs.

Episode 9

Gary Takle explores an innovative house that takes sustainability to a new level, a home with Sydney harbour views based on a Texan mansion and a house in Red Hill that captures the very essence of the Hamptons.

Episode 10

This week, Gary meets a couple who have escaped to the country and built their rural dream home, explores a single storey house with a clever floor plan and a modern man cave that most men could only dream of.

Episode 11

In a holiday house special, Gary explores a luxury mansion on the Gold Coast, an astonishing rotating house and one of Australia’s oldest mansions in Tasmania.

Episode 12

Gary Takle explores a resort-like rural homestead, a home designed for the tropical climate of north Queensland and a stunning old world mansion fit for royalty in Bendigo.

Episode 13

Join Gary as he explores a modern house built on the side of a cliff on the NSW Central Coast, a stately European mansion that would suit a Parisian streetscape and a modern beach house.

Episode 14

Join Gary as he takes a look at a four million dollar renovation of a NSW beachfront home, a modern home with everything that money can buy and a luxurious coastal home in Noosa.

Episode 15

Gary explores sustainable homes with an eco friendly design including a home with removable walls, a 9 star energy rated house and an innovative home on a steep slope overlooking Melbourne.

Episode 16

Gary explores a modern home in Mt Waverley, a home in the Blue Mountains built for the modern family and a stylish Hampton style lodge built with a big budget on the Mornington Peninsula.

Episode 17

Gary Takle takes a look inside a chic Danish inspired home in Sydney, a display home with plenty of ideas and a 15 million dollar luxury apartment that takes penthouse living to a whole new level.

Episode 18

Gary Take takes a look at a brand new luxury home with a magnificent street presence, a heritage listed home with a modern twist, a Hollywood hills style house with coastal views and an impressive home in Perth with big bold exterior shapes.

This week's episode

Episode 13

Interiors are such an important element to get the look and feel of your house right.  In this episode we see how a renovation and extension of a very small house in Sydney has completely changed the style and interior of this home.