Coogee, Sydney: Art Deco apartment renovation.

A familiar sight in Sydney are rectangular dark red apartment blocks built in the early to middle 20th century. The blocks were constituted of four or six “flats” arranged two per floor and accessed by stairs through a front or side ground entranceway. .My clients, Jane and Chris, were lucky to have one of these […]

A custom made kitchen cabinets challenge

Project: replace existing kitchen cupboards with white painted timber units. Location: small heritage sandstone & brick house, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia Carrie was looking for cabinetry to complement her kitchen with its raw brick walls, exposed Oregon timber roof framing and clay tile floor. Wanting to avoid the veneer-board look, she chose an Australian sustainable plantation […]

October Sydney Fires

You could mistake the picture above as an out take from the third part of the film trilogy Lord of the Rings. Such is the dark beauty of the scene appreciated from a distance. This of course is not the reality for those unfortunate to live in fire prone areas or for those in the […]

A bathroom vanity cabinet for every situation.

In Sydney, with housing stock including apartments and units having variable living space dimensions, I am being told by people that there is a constant need to “tailor” functional, practical items to fit. Bathroom vanity cabinets are a good example. Often displayed in standard uniform dimensions in showrooms across the city, the look and feel […]