Interior and building design  sydney - John Normyle

services offered

I am a professional designer who has been working (and living) in Paddington since 1974.

I offer a complete Interior and Architectural design service catering especially for the renovation and refurbishment of terrace houses and older houses with character that needs to be retained, in some cases restored and yet be modernised with kitchens that really work and bathrooms that are genuinely pleasant to use.

awards

Winner of Woollahra Municipal Council’s
2001 Heritage Award (Category C)
for Restoration of:
1929 residence
“Villa Biscaya”
Tivoli Avenue, Rose Bay

Winner of Woollahra Municipal Council’s
2006 Heritage Award (Category A)
for Restoration of:
1923 residence
“Taj Mahal”
Double Bay

Runner up of Woollahra Municipal Council’s
2007 Heritage Award
1 Gilliver Avenue,
Vaucluse

Winner Woollahra Municipal Council’s
2011 Heritage Award (Category B 1)
for Restoration of:
64 Paddington Street,
Paddington

design style

My emphasis is on capturing the magical quality of the light and life style that makes us all want to live on the Eastern Seaboard or in its beautiful hinterland.

I aim to create clean modern design in the surrounds of carefully conserved and detailed heritage buildings.

I am a classicist and believe in the quality of pure and natural materials.

Yet I love Modernist design.

If you want the latest fad do not come to me.

Polished boards, white walls or conversely strong primary and natural materials are important to give the quality this very expensive real estate requires today.

Kitchen /family living areas are very important to the way we live today, and being an ardent cook, I demand that kitchens I design will work like a professional kitchen would.

council approvals

We have an intimate knowledge of the Local Government Act and the application process for Development Applications and Building Certificate Applications. We can prepare all the appropriate sets of drawings, specifications, Statement of Effects, technical information and etc required by Council. We have processed dozens and dozens of applications over the last 15 years through the following Councils:

Woollahra Council area in the Paddington area in: Brown Street, Glenmore Road, Goodhope Street, Glenview Street, William Street, Boundary Street, Cascade Street,Windsor Street, Hargrave Street, Paddington Street, Spicer Lane.

Oxford Street commercial, Ormond Street, Stafford Street, Underwood Street, Jersey Road, Norfolk Street, Harris Street and Sutherland Street, Paddington; and in Darling Point, Rose Bay, Point Piper and Moncur Street and Holdsworth Street Woollahra.

Mosman Council area: I have designed alterations and additions to various houses in the Heritage Conservation Area and the Chinaman's Beach Conservation Area as well as Cremorne and Mc Mahons Point

Leichhardt Council area: Balmain.

I have designed heritage work in the South Sydne Council area in Lillyfield, Elizabeth Bay, and South Paddington.

Sydney City Council Area.

Northbridge and Pittwater Council Areas.

I have designed and built country houses in Mittagong and Kangaloon in the Wigacarribee Shire.

New farm house for vineyard near Cooma NSW.

Also major renovations to property in Newcastle city.

Major redevelopment of Commercial Cattle property at Merriwa NSW including new luxury housing.

commercial

A.O.R.T.A. Advertising - Paddington,
Advertising agency Campaign Palace Sydney and Melbourne fit outs,
Horniak and Canny Corporate design partnership- City of Sydney,
Impulse Airlines Call Centre - Newcastle,
Broadsystems - Division of News Limited - Sydney,
Lowe Hunt Lintas Advertising, - Sydney,

Merchant Capital - Sydney.
Derwent Executive - Sydney
Lord Howe Island - Resort development

All these design projects have been on buildings and sites of significance from houses built by recognised architects of the 1920-60’s to very early houses in the conservation areas of Paddington and other heritage sensitive areas to new houses on green field sites.

positions held

In 1994 I was a witness before the Heritage Commission of enquiry on the saving of a row of intact Federation houses 37-45 Stafford Street, Paddington that had been served with a demolition order from Woollahra Council.

I was Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Woollahra from 1997 to 1998.

I was a Woollahra Councillor from 1995 - 1999.

I was a member of the Paddington Development Control Plan working party developing new heritage controls and development standards for Paddington that will apply from late 1998 to well into the 21 st century. This is now published as The Paddington Development Control Plan.

Chairman of the Redleaf Council Chambers Redevelopment 1997 - 1999

This committee undertook the redesign, architect selection and tendering process for the restoration and redevelopment of the 1860’s Council Chambers building “Redleaf” Double Bay.

Chairman Design Review Committee Royal Woman's Hospital 1998 - 1999

I was 1998 - 99 chairman of the Independent Design Review Committee of Woollahra Council overseeing design implementation of the redevelopment of the site of the Woman's Hospital Project in Paddington.

I was 1999 chairman of Woollahra Council Development Control Committee.

This is the Councillors Committee that reviews all problematic and difficult Development Applications before Council.

My whole career has been in detailed heritage renovation of period houses around Sydney and especially in Paddington Conservation area.

I have been a resident of Paddington since 1974 and have been authentically restoring my own properties in the area.

We are known by the planning staff at Mosman and Woollahra Council and work well with these officers to produce balanced and sensitive development that suits the clients needs.

With complex development I insist on a pre application meeting with staff and applicant to get Council’s view before we proceed and try and mediate a course through these applications

heritage and conservation reports

We can produce standard Heritage Conservation Reports which are an accurate (depending on old records etc) and detailed history of a house and where it fits into the scheme of heritage importance in its context - street, suburb setting etc.

Most Council’s now require these for houses in their Conservation Areas. For more detailed or sophisticated appraisals for court challenges etc we can arrange specialist professional consultants to work on our projects.

engineering

We can offer a full Civil, Geo technical and Hydraulic engineering backupby fully qualified and certified engineering consultants.

Engineering self certification for council plans can be accommodated by our consultants.

costing service

We can also arrange freelance costing consultants who are Quantity Surveyors will take plans and give you budget costing as a guideline for discussions with builders. There is a direct charge from them for this service.

town planning advice

I have recourse to several eminently qualified Consultant Town Planners or Planner/Lawyers who can advise on all interpretations of the Local Government Act and act in any mediations that may result out of a Council’s interpretations of that act.

They can also advise on any planning matters, changes of usage, subdivisions etc.

 

LIST OF PROJECTS
Current

Africh Residence Alterations and Additions 16 Cambridge Street, Paddington
Ceylon Residence Alterations and Additions Regent Street, Paddington
Evans Residence Alterations and Additions 10 Victoria Street, Glebe
Groenlund Residence Alterations and Additions 33 Roylston Street, Paddington
Haydon Residence Alterations and Additions 16 Suttie Road, Bellevue Hill
Jackson Residence Alterations and Additions 24 Alt Street, Queens Park
Johnston Residence Alterations and Additions 1 Brown Street, Paddington
La Piadina Pizza shop Alterations and Additions 104 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach
Miller Residence Alterations and Additions 127 Underwood Street, Paddington
Normyle Residence Alterations and Additions 52 Caledonia Street, Paddington
Nolan Residence Alterations and Additions 39 hopetoun Street, Paddington
Perkins Residence Alterations and Additions 162 Hall Street, Bondi
Pitt Residence Alterations and Additions 54 Renny Street, Paddington
Pritchard Residence Alterations and Additions 60 St Marks Road, Randwick
Revolver Films Alterations and Additions 14 Maddison Street, East Redfern

 

LIST OF PROJECTS
1985 - 2014

Most of the works set out in this portfolio required major architectural renovations to older houses.

There were also two new houses from scratch and many major additions that would constitute a new house attaching to an existing structure.

Often these houses were located in Heritage Conservation Areas and some were listed Heritage Items.

All the projects below - except where indicated - required design and lodgement of a Development Application through each applicable Council area.

PADDINGTON  
BOUNDARY STREET  
Chris Hughes 76 Boundary Street, Paddington
   
BROUGHTON STREET  
Allen Residence 23 Broughton Street, Paddington
   
BROWN STREET  
Johnston Residence 1 Brown Street, Paddington
   
CALEDONIA STREET  
Brewer Residence 31 Caledonia Street, Paddington
   
CAMBRIDGE STREET  
Sam Dawson 7 Cambridge Street, Paddington
   
CAMBRIDGE LANE  
Normyle Residence 1 Cambridge Lane, Paddington
Dobbie Residence 3 Cambridge Lane Paddington
   
CASCADE STREET  
Bob Hird 19 Cascade Street, Paddington
Austin Residence 15 Cascade Street, Paddington
Minett Residence 14 Cascade Street, Paddington
Sheryl Wright 10 Cascade Street, Paddington
Bartlett - Brag 54 Cascade Street, Paddington
   
COMBER STREET  
Kirchner Residence 52 Comber Street, Paddington
   
DUXFORD STREET  
Rice Residence 58 Duxford Street, Paddington
   
ELIZABETH STREET  
Claudia Macalister 124 Elizabeth Street, Paddington
  Interior design works only.
Dutton Residence 27 Elizabeth Street, Paddington
   
GORDON STREET  
Lynn Reading 80 Gordon Street, Paddington
  Interior Design works only.
   
GOODHOPE STREET  
Wyndham Residence 42 Goodhope Street, Paddington
Mc Fee Residence 64 Goodhope Street, Paddington
   
GLENMORE ROAD  
Jane Capelli 99 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Pringle Residence 99 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Stephen Gleghorn 97 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Whitford Residence 236 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Rogers Residence 116 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Sherbon Residence 62 Glenmore Road, Paddington
   
GURNER STREET  
Done Gallery 44 Gurner Street, Paddington
   
HARGRAVE STREET  
Mark Hughes 82 Hargrave Street, Paddington
Wendy O’Keefe 203 Hargrave Street, Paddington
Mc Kay Residence 34 Hargrave Street, Paddington
Richard Crebbin 137 Hargrave Street, Paddington
Guy Gross Hargrave Street, Paddington
Shirlaw residence 5 Hargrave Street, Paddington
   
HARRIS STREET  
Hollis Residence 22 Harris Street, Paddington
   
HOPETOUN STREET  
Douglas Hart 4 Hopetoun Street, Paddington
Rob and Anne Coates 10 Hopetoun Street, Paddington
Barnett Residence 13 Hopetoun Street, Paddington
Wrigley Residence 49 Hopetoun Street, Paddington
  Heritage Report only.
   
LIVERPOOL STREET  
Green Residence 37 Liverpool Street, Paddington
   
MOORE PARK ROAD  
Llanos Residence Moore Park Road, Paddington
   
NORFOLK STREET  
Normyle Residence 16 Norfolk Street, Paddington
   
ORMOND STREET  
Speilman Residence 26 Ormond Street, Paddington
   
PADDINGTON STREET  
Kane Residence 169 Paddington Street, Paddington
John and Kate Tapp 59 Paddington Street, Paddington
Trish Abraham 58 Paddington Street, Paddington
Barry Goldstiver 82 Paddington Street, Paddington
Walker Residence 78 Paddington Street, Paddington
Bettina Arndt Paddington Street, Paddington
Leslie Hellig 112 Paddington Street, Paddington
Michael Chang Paddington Street, Paddington
Quale Residence 35 Paddington street, Paddington
Recek Residence 15 Paddington Street, Paddington
Moulder Residence 64 Paddington Street, Paddington
   
PROSPECT STREET  
Gregg Smith 10 Prospect Street, Paddington
   
QUEEN ROAD  
Amanda King 10 Queen Road, Paddington
   
REGENT STREET  
Radford Residence 43 regent Street, Paddington
   
ROYLSTON STREET  
Groenlund Residence 33 Roylston Street, Paddington
Wilson Residence 6 Roylston Street, Paddington
   
STAFFORD STREET  
Mc Grath Residence 63 Stafford Street, Paddington
Wise Residence 75 Stafford Street, Paddington
McPherson Residence 79 Stafford Street, Paddington
James Richardson 69 Stafford Street, Paddington
   
SUFFOLK STREET  
Stracey Residence 26 Suffolk Street, Paddington
   
SUTHERLAND STREET  
Mitchell Residence 221 Sutherland Street, Paddington
Wan Shum Residence 17 Sutherland Street, Paddington
   
SUTHERLAND AVENUE  
Mercieca Residence 9 Sutherland Avenue, Paddington
   
WINDSOR STREET  
Andrew Thomas 124 Windsor Street, Paddington
Donnelly Residence 52 Windsor Street, Paddington
Richard Oddie 48 Windsor Street, Paddington
Mc Kay Residence 42 Windsor Street, Paddington
Chris Figgis 50 Windsor Street, Paddington
Mark Bouton 50 Windsor Street, Paddington
Mc Kay Residence 22 Windsor Street, Paddington
Noland Residence 60 Windsor Street, Paddington
Huxley Residence 62 Windsor street. Paddington
   
WILLIAM STREET  
Fairburn clothing 41 William Street, Paddington
Coates/Normyle shop: 92 - 94 William Street, Paddington
   
UNDERWOOD STREET  
Dappas Residence Jersey and Underwood Streets, Paddington
   
UNION STREET  
Warner Residence 37 Union Street, Paddington
   
WOOLLAHRA  
EDGECLIFF ROAD  
Allsop Residence 337 A Edgecliff Road, Woollahra
Sewell Residence 203 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra
Merriman Residence 337 A Edgecliff Road, Woollahra
   
HOLDSWORTH STREET  
Doris Sykes 8 Holdsworth Street, Woollahra
Rebecca Michelle 82 Holdsworth Street, Woollahra
Lutman Residence 84 Holdsworth Street, Woollahra
Van der Vegt 43 Holdsworth Street, Woollahra
Susanne Falkiner 24 Holdsworth Street, Woollahra
   
MONCUR STREET  
Michelle Currie 83 Moncur Street, Woollahra
  Foyer Redesign
Tim Pembroke 8 Moncur Street, Woollahra
  Interior Design
   
JERSEY ROAD  
Cox Residence Jersey Road, Woollahra
Simmons Residence 304 jersey Road, Woollahra
   
JOHN STREET  
Annie Emmes 56 John Street, Woollahra
  Interior Design
SPICER LANE  
Ferguson Residence 7 Spicer Lane, Woollahra
   
OCEAN STREET  
Keith Steele Residence 55 Ocean Street, Woollahra
Stevens Residence 59 Ocean Street, Woollahra
   
MILTON AVENUE  
Joan Masterman 20 Milton Avenue, Woollahra.
  Interior Design
   
AVALON  
Peter Kershaw 13 Tasman Avenue, Avalon
Croswell Residence 37 Tasman Avenue, Avalon
Normyle Residence Lower Plateau road, Bilgola Heights
   
BALMAIN  
Hungerford Residence 26 Gipps Street, Balmain
Penny Lee Residence 34 Llewellyn Street, Balmain
Williams Residence 20 Macquarie Terrace, Balmain
Aubusson residence 1 Macquarie Terrace, Balmain
Lionel and Judy Hunt Birchgrove Road, Balmain
Derwent Executive 7 Wise Street, Rozelle
   
BELLEVUE HILL  
Mary Dawson Residence 36 Cranbrook Road, Bellevue Hill
Excell Residence 4/158 Bellevue Road, Bellevue Hill
  Interior Design
   
BONDI  
Perkins Residence 162 Hall Street, Bondi
   
CHINAMAN'S BEACH  
Done Residence 1 Rosherville Road, Chinaman's Beach
   
CREMORNE  
Mark and Venessa Burrows 40 Montague Road, Cremorne
   
DOUBLE BAY  
Neil/Goulden Residence 2 Wiston Gardens, Double Bay
   
DARLING POINT  
Maryanne O'Donnell 7 Yarranabbe Road, Darling Point
   
DARLINGHURST  
Longley Residence Woomerah Avenue, Darlinghurst
Rowena Martin 14 Albion Avenue, Darlinghurst
Woods Residence 116 B Womerah Avenue, Darlinghurst
Brifman 169 Victoria Street, Potts Point
   
ELIZABETH BAY  
Davies Residence 5/27 Billiard Avenue, Potts Point
  Interior Design works only
   
GLEBE  
Woodburne Residence 10 Victoria Street, Glebe
   
HABERFIELD  
Creighton Residence 43 Louden Street, Haberfield
   
KENSINGTON  
Coates Residence 23 Cottenham Street, Kensington
Little Residence 10 Bowral Street, Kensington
   
McMAHONS POINT  
Lionel and Judy Hunt 11/33 East Crescent Street, Mc Mahons Point
   
MOSMAN  
Campbell Residence 9 Wudgong Street, Mosman
Reedman Residence 96 Holt Avenue, Mosman
Meili Residence Avenue Road, Mosman
Savage Residence 16 Rickard Avenue, Mosman
Agius Residence 12 A Tivoli Street, Mosman
   
NEWCASTLE  
Gerry Mc Gowan 66 Church Street, Newcastle
   
NORTHWOOD  
Cook Residence 6 Upper Cliff Road, Northwood
  Preliminary design for new residence
   
PALM BEACH  
Boffa Residence 41 Pacific Road, Palm Beach
Judy Hunt 981 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
Lloyd Jones 23 Palm Beach Road, Palm Beach
  Preliminary DA design work only
   
POINT PIPER  
Green Residence 7 Wolesely Road, Point Piper
   
QUEENS PARK  
Jackson Residence 24 Alt Street, Queens Park
   
ROSE BAY  
Anne Melkman 6 Tivoli Avenue, Rose Bay
Robert Gregg 6 Tivoli Avenue, Rose Bay
Won Woollahra Heritage Award 2001
Matt Gati 7 Blake Street, Rose Bay
   
RUSHCUTTERS BAY  
Jannelle Rickard-Bell 2/47 Yaranabbee Road, Rushcutters Bay
  Interior Design works only
   
TAMARAMA  
Masterman Residence 3/9 Wonderland Avenue, Tamarama
   
VAUCLUSE  
Marwat Residence 18 Fitzwilliam Street, Vaucluse
Starr Residence 1 Gilliver Avenue, Vaucluse
   
WATSONS BAY  
Banks Residence 1 Salisbury Place, Watsons Bay
Nikki Ceylon 12 Cliff Street, Watsons Bay
Roth Residence 13 Cove Street, Watsons Bay
   
WOOLLWICH  
Mansell Residence 63 The Point Road, Woollwich
   
COMMERCIAL  
Impulse Airlines Call Centre Hunter Street, Newcastle
Derwent Executive Martin Place, Sydney
Campaign Palace Advertising Burton Street Darlinghurst
Campaign Palace Advertising St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Lowe Hunt Advertising 60 - 66 Hunter Street, Sydney
Horniak and Canny PR Clarence Street, Sydney
Horniak and Canny Barrack Street, Sydney
Harriett England Shop Scout Hall, Paddington St, Paddington
A.O.R.T.A Advt 61 a Liverpool Street, Paddington
Colvin Communications 2 Paddington Street, Paddington
Jute Florist 230 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction
Sloane Rangers Cafe Oxford Street, Paddington
  Interior Design work only
Revolver Films Warehouse 14 Maddison Street, East Redfern
   
COUNTRY  
CROOKWELL
Ceylon Residence Alterations and Additions
   
KANGALOON  
Goddard Residence Kangaloon Road, Kangaloon
Hunt Residence Kangaloon Road, Kangaloon
Lorden Residence Kangaloon Road, Kangaloon
   
LORD HOWE ISLAND  
Maxwell Family Feasibility Study - Small resort
   
MAC MASTERS BEACH  
Carol Roth 2 Grahame Drive, Mac Masters Beach
   
MAFFRA  
Normyle Residence 23 Punt Hill Road, Maffra
   
MERRIWA  
Mc Gowan Residence Willow Tree Road, Merriwa
  New house to contemporary design
   
  Bunk House Barn renovations
   
MITTAGONG  
Dawson Residence Diamond Fields Road, Mittagong
  New house to barn design