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.
Winner of Woollahra Municipal Council’s
2001 Heritage Award (Category C)
for Restoration of:
Tivoli Avenue, Rose Bay
Winner of Woollahra Municipal Council’s
2006 Heritage Award (Category A)
for Restoration of:
Runner up of Woollahra Municipal Council’s
2007 Heritage Award
1 Gilliver Avenue,
Winner Woollahra Municipal Council’s
2011 Heritage Award (Category B 1)
for Restoration of:
64 Paddington Street,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|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.
|Chris Hughes||76 Boundary Street, Paddington|
|Allen Residence||23 Broughton Street, Paddington|
|Johnston Residence||1 Brown Street, Paddington|
|Brewer Residence||31 Caledonia Street, Paddington|
|Sam Dawson||7 Cambridge Street, Paddington|
|Normyle Residence||1 Cambridge Lane, Paddington|
|Dobbie Residence||3 Cambridge Lane Paddington|
|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|
|Kirchner Residence||52 Comber Street, Paddington|
|Rice Residence||58 Duxford Street, Paddington|
|Claudia Macalister||124 Elizabeth Street, Paddington|
|Interior design works only.|
|Dutton Residence||27 Elizabeth Street, Paddington|
|Lynn Reading||80 Gordon Street, Paddington|
|Interior Design works only.|
|Wyndham Residence||42 Goodhope Street, Paddington|
|Mc Fee Residence||64 Goodhope Street, Paddington|
|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|
|Done Gallery||44 Gurner Street, Paddington|
|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|
|Hollis Residence||22 Harris Street, Paddington|
|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.|
|Green Residence||37 Liverpool Street, Paddington|
|MOORE PARK ROAD|
|Llanos Residence||Moore Park Road, Paddington|
|Normyle Residence||16 Norfolk Street, Paddington|
|Speilman Residence||26 Ormond Street, Paddington|
|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|
|Gregg Smith||10 Prospect Street, Paddington|
|Amanda King||10 Queen Road, Paddington|
|Radford Residence||43 regent Street, Paddington|
|Groenlund Residence||33 Roylston Street, Paddington|
|Wilson Residence||6 Roylston Street, Paddington|
|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|
|Stracey Residence||26 Suffolk Street, Paddington|
|Mitchell Residence||221 Sutherland Street, Paddington|
|Wan Shum Residence||17 Sutherland Street, Paddington|
|Mercieca Residence||9 Sutherland Avenue, Paddington|
|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|
|Fairburn clothing||41 William Street, Paddington|
|Coates/Normyle||shop: 92 - 94 William Street, Paddington|
|Dappas Residence||Jersey and Underwood Streets, Paddington|
|Warner Residence||37 Union Street, Paddington|
|Allsop Residence||337 A Edgecliff Road, Woollahra|
|Sewell Residence||203 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra|
|Merriman Residence||337 A Edgecliff Road, Woollahra|
|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|
|Michelle Currie||83 Moncur Street, Woollahra|
|Tim Pembroke||8 Moncur Street, Woollahra|
|Cox Residence||Jersey Road, Woollahra|
|Simmons Residence||304 jersey Road, Woollahra|
|Annie Emmes||56 John Street, Woollahra|
|Ferguson Residence||7 Spicer Lane, Woollahra|
|Keith Steele Residence||55 Ocean Street, Woollahra|
|Stevens Residence||59 Ocean Street, Woollahra|
|Joan Masterman||20 Milton Avenue, Woollahra.|
|Peter Kershaw||13 Tasman Avenue, Avalon|
|Croswell Residence||37 Tasman Avenue, Avalon|
|Normyle Residence||Lower Plateau road, Bilgola Heights|
|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|
|Mary Dawson Residence||36 Cranbrook Road, Bellevue Hill|
|Excell Residence||4/158 Bellevue Road, Bellevue Hill|
|Perkins Residence||162 Hall Street, Bondi|
|Done Residence||1 Rosherville Road, Chinaman's Beach|
|Mark and Venessa Burrows||40 Montague Road, Cremorne|
|Neil/Goulden Residence||2 Wiston Gardens, Double Bay|
|Maryanne O'Donnell||7 Yarranabbe Road, Darling Point|
|Longley Residence||Woomerah Avenue, Darlinghurst|
|Rowena Martin||14 Albion Avenue, Darlinghurst|
|Woods Residence||116 B Womerah Avenue, Darlinghurst|
|Brifman||169 Victoria Street, Potts Point|
|Davies Residence||5/27 Billiard Avenue, Potts Point|
|Interior Design works only|
|Woodburne Residence||10 Victoria Street, Glebe|
|Creighton Residence||43 Louden Street, Haberfield|
|Coates Residence||23 Cottenham Street, Kensington|
|Little Residence||10 Bowral Street, Kensington|
|Lionel and Judy Hunt||11/33 East Crescent Street, Mc Mahons Point|
|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|
|Gerry Mc Gowan||66 Church Street, Newcastle|
|Cook Residence||6 Upper Cliff Road, Northwood|
|Preliminary design for new residence|
|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|
|Green Residence||7 Wolesely Road, Point Piper|
|Jackson Residence||24 Alt Street, Queens Park|
|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|
|Jannelle Rickard-Bell||2/47 Yaranabbee Road, Rushcutters Bay|
|Interior Design works only|
|Masterman Residence||3/9 Wonderland Avenue, Tamarama|
|Marwat Residence||18 Fitzwilliam Street, Vaucluse|
|Starr Residence||1 Gilliver Avenue, Vaucluse|
|Banks Residence||1 Salisbury Place, Watsons Bay|
|Nikki Ceylon||12 Cliff Street, Watsons Bay|
|Roth Residence||13 Cove Street, Watsons Bay|
|Mansell Residence||63 The Point Road, Woollwich|
|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|
|Ceylon Residence||Alterations and Additions|
|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|
|Normyle Residence||23 Punt Hill Road, Maffra|
|Mc Gowan Residence||Willow Tree Road, Merriwa|
|New house to contemporary design|
|Bunk House Barn renovations|
|Dawson Residence||Diamond Fields Road, Mittagong|
|New house to barn design|