Melbourne-based architecture and interiors photographer Nicole England decided to put together her book Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There when she realised the shoots she enjoyed most were the ones where dogs were present.

The resident dogs give the incredible homes they live in a new personality, whether playful, inquisitive, rebellious or stoic.

In the delightful, beautifully curated book, a French bulldog named Stewie cautiously greets England outside a glass-fronted modern home (designed by Austin Maynard Architects) in Northcote, Victoria. His favourite game is to steal a cushion, run outside with it and wait to be chased.

In Hunter’s Hill in New South Wales, Skipper is a border collie with a knack for making friends, both human and canine. He’s a true gentleman, perfectly at home at his stately home by Handelsmann + Khaw.

In Bardon in Brisbane, Myf the Golden Retriever lives in a traditional Queensland cottage, with plenty of spots for her to sunbake. While in Balmain East, Muddy has impressive views of Sydney Harbour, and carries his bed from room to room so he can nap anywhere, anytime.

And Jack Russell terriers Polly and Pedro share a rustic country home in Yackandandah, in regional Victoria, designed by Archier. Pedro is a serious, at times cranky old dog inherited from a neighbour who passed away. Polly is into licking faces, sleeping, and infuriating Pedro.

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Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There by Nicole England, published by Thames & Hudson, costs $75 and will be available to buy here from November 1.