Residential Projects

Home and Pool Addition to Existing 'Colonial Style' Project Home


Valla Beach, NSW 2006 - 2016 - Completed

  • The goal here was to significantly increase the living areas inside & out by adding a lounge and dining room, pool and deck, kitchenette, parent's retreat etc., and to convert the 'Colonial Style' with an updated beach-theme in keeping with its unique location at Valla Beach.

  • We provided a full architectural service, incorporating everything from the Concept to the Development Application (D.A.), Construction Certificate (C.C.) and Contract Administration (construction with a builder).

  • The clients were impressed enough to call us back in 2015 to provide a new kitchen design, further updating the original dwelling.

Renovation of Existing 70's House

Nambucca Heads, NSW

Completed 2017

  • Our Brisbane-based client purchased this home in Nambucca, with ideas to complete extensive renovations with a 'retro style' feel.

  • The main feature was the opening up of the cold, dark, nondescript 70's house to allow the winter's sun into its heart, as well as the provision of an outdoor elevated BBQ-terrace overlooking the Nambucca River and capitalizing for the first time on this iconic view.

  • We provided a detailed design service over five years, incorporating a full interior design service.

Concept for Courtyard Style Home

South Coogee, Sydney

2016 - Ongoing

  • This house was for a young professional family, involving the demolition of the existing house and replacement with a new dwelling and pool.

  • A 'Courtyard Style' home was created, focusing on a unique indoor/outdoor central pool within existing boundary walls.

  • Current plans have been developed significantly to allow for our 3D-Draftsman to provide a 'Fly-Through' presentation, granting the clients a complete visualization of their dream home.

Makeover of Existing 'Cape Cod' Style Home

Longueville, Sydney

2016 - Ongoing

  • This property contains an existing 'Cape Cod' style residence overlooking Sydney Harbour.

  • The topography presented difficulties with access due to a six metre drop from the ground floor to carport. Our solution ensured secure, covered, internal access linking a new carport and rumpus room to an elevated pool and spa over three levels.

  • Lengthy negotiations with Council and concerned neighbours resulted in a solution that recently achieved D.A. approval with Lane Cove Council.

  • Upon completion of construction next year, we anticipate an upmarket family home will emerge. A memorable, value-added and pragmatic space will have been created in keeping with its prestigious location.

"Paschal and Yuuka's" - Dual-Occupancy Development

Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell via Byron Bay, NSW

2015 - Ongoing - D.A. approval 2017

  • On this spectacular site with views to Byron Bay and Mount Warning, we've designed a dual-occupancy to be used as two separate units clustered around a central pool. The design ensures maximum privacy for each, but with the ability to use the two units as one facility.

  • Complex issues of access, bush fires, power and water services, as well as strict environmental requirements were encountered and dealt with in our successful submission of a D.A. to Byron Shire Council. Approved 20th October 2017.

New Dual-Occupancy

Scotts Head, NSW

2014 - 2019 - Ongoing with a view to commencement of Construction 2020

  • This project involves the demolition of an existing 1960's duplex, to be replaced with a contemporary beach-side dual-occupancy development.

  • To take advantage of spectacular ocean views, yet to ensure complete privacy between the two potential occupants, meant us going into meticulous detail in recording the sight-lines unique to this location. These findings were then incorporated into the final design.

  • Our clients were presented with three clear design options in the 'Feasibility Stage' of our service that always precedes our submission of a D.A. to Council. We then constructed a 3D 'Fly-Through' presentation of the chosen design option.

  • The design process involved extensive Council negotiations on behalf of our Canberra clients.

  • We are now in the process of documenting the working drawings. We are also coordinating the work of the surveyor and geotechnical and structural engineers, with the view to obtaining a Construction Certificate later in 2017.