Bower Architecture & Interiors is an established and multi-award winning Melbourne-based design practice creating quality, sustainable architecture and meaningful interior design. With a spirit of collaboration, we create joyful, enduring homes for clients who believe in precious everyday moments.

Embarking on a journey to create a built project is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For us and our clients, the journey of creating and revealing your special place is as significant as the remarkable final outcome.

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It wasn’t until this house was built that I realised how important good design is to your sense of wellbeing… Sometimes I nearly burst into tears with the sense of happiness and peace as we arrive.

Amanda, Client, The Villa at Barwon Heads

Bower Architecture took on board who I was, how I lived and my lifestyle. Bower exceeded expectations and found solutions for every curveball I’ve thrown them.

Kate Cowen, Kate’s House and Kate’s New Place

Our approach

We design new homes, major renovations, beach houses and rural retreats for couples, families and singles who are often going through a change in their life circumstances.

You might be:

Thinking about your future retirement and dreaming of your ‘forever home’.

Many of our clients are thinking of retiring soon and they are after their forever house that is designed just for them (not their kids!) If this sounds like you then we’re guessing you want a house that is refined and elegant, accessible, sustainable and low maintenance.

You want the space to be comfortable with consideration for great natural warmth and light, with careful acoustics. Most importantly, you need to be sure you can easily and comfortably get around the home – especially if you’re there until they wheel you out!

Read our Tips for your home for an active and luxurious retirement

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Experiencing a period of growth as you shift to a different phase of life, and need more or better spaces for living and growing.

We love assisting clients who are looking for a new or vastly improved family home. You may be outgrowing your present home or you are moving towards a different phase of family life and the spaces need to work and adapt to accommodate all members of the family.  

You could be looking for spaces to come together but at the same time need quiet spaces to work, play, rest and retreat. Chances are, you’re also looking to make your home supremely functional, fabulous for entertaining and somewhere robust with great flow and a place for everything.  

Chema, and many of our team members, have families at different stages so can relate to many of the challenges you want to fix in your home! 

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Single or a couple without or ‘beyond’ kids, and it's time to nurture and gift yourself a beautiful environment in which to live.

Many of our clients are singles or a couple without kids and they have realised it is time to honor their life with a home that truly nurtures their individuality and celebrates how they love to live.  

Perhaps you’re dreaming about creating dedicated spaces for your passion and hobbies with a music room, reading nook or craft spaces. Or maybe you’re thinking it’s time to splurge on luxe materials to create wow moments in your favourite parts of the home. 

Anna is in this category and she feels strongly about expressing the joy of a single life or a life in a couple in the home. 

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Achieving a lifetime goal and treating yourself to a country house or beach house.

After lockdowns, working from home, homeschooling and being apart, the joy of a coastal or rural escape has never been stronger.   

Perhaps you are after a place to connect with nature, the landscape, the sea and the seasons. Or you’re looking to treat yourselves with a quality beach or rural residence for you, your family and guests to enjoy. This special place will be somewhere to relax and unwind from your busy lives, to enjoy time together and spend time outdoors.  

You might want a space that offers comfort and that holiday vibe year round, or perhaps you want somewhere that takes advantage of views and features some amazing ‘WOW’ moments. Either way, this home will include a seamless connection to outdoor spaces and be well zoned for different sizes and ages of inhabitants for you all to play, rest and retreat.

Read about How to start your Dream Beach House and download our Beach House Starter Pack 

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Joyful, refined and timeless spaces that have a feeling of quality and ‘home’ are not reserved only for houses. We also occasionally design other types of projects where these elements are part of the vision.

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Our work

A Bower House will be a quality home: a special, sustainable and unique place to inhabit and share with loved ones for a very long time. It is tailor-made to celebrate the joys of everyday moments and to be an elegant, comforting refuge where life feels easy.

It is a place to feel warm and calm, and to admire unique spaces filled with natural light, whimsical touches and seamless or surprising connections to landscape and sky. Each Bower House flows and functions so well, creating a timeless place that supports wellbeing. The architecture, interior design and outdoor spaces are a seamless whole.

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Bower were able to make us feel comfortable and affirmed, developing positive client relationship, and establishing a rapport which instilled confidence and trust.

Sally Mills, Client 

Our process

The Bower Process delivers your entire home, from dream to reality, and it is refined and professional, friendly, fun and collaborative. We strive to understand what makes you different or unique, and from this we are able to nurture the creation of spaces tailored to you.

We aim to deliver a best-in-class service and focus on making this creative journey enjoyable, rewarding and memorable for everyone involved.

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It has been a pleasure to work with Bower throughout the entire process. I really felt like I got the perfect blend of professionalism and attention to detail combined with creative flair (and all of the team are super lovely to work with!) For me, the result has been amazing and I am so happy living here.

Rachel Kwei, Client, Pine Ridge