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We are NORTHBOURNE Architecture + Design, a Melbourne based team committed to shaping a better world through progressive and practical residential design.

We offer architecture, interior and landscape design services for those who wish to improve their lifestyle without sacrificing the planet. Avid believers in a holistic approach, we design homes with both function and heart. Equal importance is placed on interiors, exteriors, and the interaction between the two.

We know an inclusive partnership is the key ingredient for a successful project. We identify your requirements, inspirations and aspirations. The result is arresting and functional spatial solutions, crafted to your needs.

Meet the Director

Sally Holbrook is the director and founder of NORTHBOURNE Architecture + Design. She holds more than 17 years’ experience in residential design, renovations, high-end fit-outs and project management, working with some of Australia’s best architectural practices.

Sally is committed to innovative and sustainable architecture and is passionate about interior design – how interiors speak to, and build upon, the shape of the building. Sally’s design philosophy seeks out unconventional solutions to pragmatic problems, while empowering clients through the design journey.

Northbourne are affiliated members of the ARBV, Architeam and the Australian Institute of Architects

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Perfpad shortlisted in the Houses Awards 2018

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