Dream Build Season 1

  • Architecture, Building, Design, Documentary
  • 2012

Dream Build is an interstitial series that explores the personal stories of Australians who have pushed the design brief to the limit and beyond, in pursuit of building the home of their dreams.


Executive Producer Margot Phillipson
Executive Producer Richard Huddleston
Producer Colin Haynes
Producer Jeremy Boylen


Episode 1 Hill House

A new series about Aussies who have turned the dream of building their own home into a spectacular reality. A Melbourne family who have built a futurist house with a backyard transformed by a man made hill.

Episode 2 House for a Car

Cherise Collins wanted a house designed around her car. And she wanted it on a very steep hillside. So began a partnership with architect Damian Campagnaro which has resulted in a stunning design both inside and outside.

Episode 3 Goldfields

An innovative architectural design has preserved a piece of Australia’s gold rush history by transforming an 1860s ruin in country Victoria near Ullina into a contemporary and light-filled home.

Episode 4 Warburton

The Great Wall of Warburton is the backbone of a house built to give its owner a new life. Sitting comfortably in its environment, this country home is the result of a collaborative spirit between owner and architect.

Episode 5 Maleny House

With spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains, the design of Maleny House was influenced by the philosophies of Zen and Japanese design. It is a beautiful house blending Asian aesthetics with an Australian touch.

Episode 6 Castlecrag

The redesign of a 1940s family house in Sydney’s historic suburb of Castlecrag, including recycling much of the original, creates a new home full of memories perfect for a family with four children.

Episode 7 East Melbourne

A neglected inner city Melbourne terrace house originally designed by the notable colonial architect Joseph Reid in 1856 is transformed with a brilliant blending of old and new, and the addition of an atrium.

Episode 8 Smith House

Imagine a home that is shiny, sparkling, a bit sexy and good enough to take on your arm to the Logies, that’s the Smith House, a ‘trophy home’ designed by Cassandra Fahey.

Episode 9 Drew House

A sculptural holiday home on a Queensland surf beach near Agnes Water replicates many pleasurable teenage camping holidays but with a lot more luxury added!

Episode 10 Brent Knoll

A very brave owner takes her home from the 1800s to the 21st century.

Episode 11 K House

K House has been globally recognised as one of the world’s great modern beach houses.


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