Welcome to Sydney House, a blog devoted to Modernist Architecture and Design through the prism of our own 1964-ish built Pettit + Sevitt home in Sydney, Australia. A few years ago we were lucky enough to find a house which we found inspiring in its simplicity, but which also presents a challenge in a contemporary suburban context. We’ve also been informed by overseas travel and international ideas, many of which are reflected in modern architectural forms. Sometimes the ideas, thoughts and questions are swirling around in our heads, so writing it all down is what this space is all about.
We hope you’ll come along on this adventure, gain an insight to this style of architecture or share your thoughts about materials, floor plan or renovation conundrums! This is where it all begins…
One of the most difficult things to do in Sydney is sharing insights with fellow Pettit + Sevitt owners. Many original P+S homes have had unsympathetic additions or simply been bulldozed by property buyers unaware of their design significance. With wonderful modernist homes disappearing fast, it’s also difficult to learn about striking the balance between renovation and conservation.
If you’re the lucky owner of a P+S home or any modernist creation or just an admirer – leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you!
Stay on top of the planning progress:
Then skip to The Build Section for building progress
Or get see a quick overview through our Progress Photos section
Here’s a gallery of how the original looked when we bought it.