All posts tagged: australian architecture

Post WW2 and the Small Homes Service

Australia’s home interiors and Women’s magazines, alongside architects and department stores kicked of the post war building boom with a desire to create something new, and in particular: to respond to our unique landscape and light. With many previous homes built in the image of […]

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Sydney House – Beach

Settling in.. Sydney House has moved. Yes that’s right! How could we do it after pouring so much of ourselves into the wonderful house shown on this blog? It wasn’t easy. But like many families, Covid made us reassess our personal priorities – how we […]

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A 2020 modern house #6

Our spaces came to the rescue during Covid19. I would never say “stuck” at home. Stuck only because of international rules, local restrictions, and new safety protocols. It’s been stressful on the work and school front because suddenly our lives have stopped, uncertainty is everywhere […]

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A 2020 modern house #5

Lovely modern houses sometimes come with ample room, but among the early builds, many were extremely modest or even basic. Room sizes were tight, and many were designed to fit with the carpet available. For example, Axminster carpet was in use before Broadloom. You’ll find […]

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A 2020 modern house #4

Beautiful Oregon beams are a notable feature of P&S and many other modernist homes from the Sydney School period, to post-and-beam styles across the world… most notably in Japan, on the US Pacific West Coast, across the land to New Canaan and back to Palm […]

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A 2020 modern house #3

Every light and switch was replaced! Amazingly simple but effective, along side a complete rewiring of 50+ year old cables and wires. Loving our original Lowline as we have, lighting was dim at the best of times. The groovy recessed pendants just didn’t emit much […]

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A 2020 modern house #2

Our lovely doors are restored, with an exacting match to the original green of the house, it still plays with the eucalyptus trees outside, and softens the mood when moving from the quiet zones of the bedrooms to the active zones of living,dining, kitchen and […]

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A 2020 modern house #1

When we first embarked on this, we thought we might need to jazz up the old sections of the house with paint and carpet, and address the tight-previous kitchen space…among other things! We’d never imagined that the journey would take us to a complete refit […]

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The greatest gifts

During 2017 we had some pretty challenging times. My husband would say it wasn’t too bad but he is the eternal optimist everyone needs in their life. For me, the demands of work and raising children are foremost on my mind and everything else comes […]

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Pettit & Sevitt details

We’re getting closer to finishing our extended areas and that means we’re starting to think about moving out of the original P&S Lowline spaces so that we can re-skin it with new Gyprock (and insulate while we’re there) following our October 2016 flood. I am […]

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Vintage Gyprock

During the plastering process, we have decided to strip the original P&S lounge/dining room. It’s about 34sqm and needs to flow through to the new section. It’s got new doors and the opening to the new section but now it needs the timber flooring which […]

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