Tobias Partners - Deepwater House Kitchen

Inspired by the urban waterside dwellings of the islands of Veneto in Italy, Paddington-based Tobias Partners Architects were tasked with the challenge to encapsulate the Venetian vibe in this concrete-clad modern beach house overlooking Bondi Beach .

Tobias Partners - Whale Beach Kitchen Island with a view

Vitrocsa Sliding glass doors used on this Tobias Partners project at Whale Beach

Tobias Partners - Gardyne House Kitchen

The front of the kitchen island in laser-cut mesh from Axolotl echoes recurring motifs throughout the house.

Tobias Partners - Kitchen Island

Houses Awards announced their 2013 shortlist for 125 residential projects across the eight categories. So many beautiful Australian houses - swoon!