The Forever House by Cameron Bruhn

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The Forever House by Cameron Bruhn

Time honoured Australian Homes
Imagine a home designed and built especially for your family to grow, evolve and create memories in over a lifetime.

The Forever House celebrates twenty-three such dwellings through the intimate stories of the families and architects who created them. Spanning over forty years, from the fifties to the eighties, The Forever House is a roll call of the work of Australia’s most acclaimed architects – from Robin Boyd and Harry Seidler to Glenn Murcutt and Peter Stutchbury. Interiors are authentic, left almost untouched, and offer a true voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of families who in many cases have lived there for decades. A forever house is flexible but also timeless and as we see, evolves with the changing needs of family life.

This feeling of voyeurism is enhanced by Australia’s best architectural photographers who have sensitively captured these homes, as they are today. Archival drawings offer an interesting contrast and the thinking behind the original designs.

The beauty of these houses is in their anonymity – they are the unassuming, lesser-known gems of architectural greats. They are suburban explorations – and often served as home to their creators. They are the modernist explorations, remote raw-timber cabins and postmodern rarities rather than the most seminal works. They are houses that you would never want to leave – homes that transcend their era, bring endless delight to daily living and deftly respond to life’s chapters. 

About the Author

Cameron Bruhn is the editorial director of Architecture Media, Australia’s leading publisher of architecture and design periodicals. A former editor of Landscape Architecture Australia and Artichoke magazines, he holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Queensland and is undertaking a practice-based PhD at RMIT University.

  • Gorgeous interior design book
  • Featuring Australian architecture
  • Hardback
  • 304 pages
  • 400 colour illustrations
  • A perfect gift idea!
  • 28 x 25 x 3cm (1.63 kg)
  • Published in Australia, 1st October 2014 by Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd


Winner of 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016 Australian Furniture Retailer of the Year & Victorian Furniture Retailer of the Year