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The original house was designed by Peter Johnson sometime in the early 1960s. Alterations and additions were completed in 2012 and pay homage to the dramatic rooflines, materials and relationship with the landscape of the original house.

The new extension includes a new roof over the existing verandah of the living space, opening the living room onto the covered terrace, extending the kitchen, as well as providing a new master bedroom wing. The new wing stretches along the southern boundary of the site with a roof pitching to the north and capturing the beautiful bushland views – a counterpoint to the existing sloping roofs that follow the contours of the site.

The bedroom wing creates a clearly defined entrance to the home, between the new and the old, highlighted by the yellow eaves. The interiors have been updated, incorporating some of the unique details of the original, such as timber panelling, glass partitions, clerestory windows and timber handrails. The house is filled with natural light and the tree-top surrounds are as much part of the interior as the exterior.

Utz Sanby Architects
New South Wales
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60s Revamp - Chatswood
60s Revamp - Chatswood
60s Revamp - Chatswood
60s Revamp - Chatswood
60s Revamp - Chatswood
60s Revamp - Chatswood
60s Revamp - Chatswood
60s Revamp - Chatswood
60s Revamp - Chatswood
60s Revamp - Chatswood

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Utz Sanby Architects is an award-winning practice focused on delivering high-quality residential projects. Established in 1994 we have a reputation for delivering great design, service and buildings. We are passionate about design that enhances the lives of our clients, resulting in a positive change to how they live.

We provide a full architectural service for the duration of a project, from initial concept to completion, covering the following progressive stages:

  • Initial sketch designs
  • Submitting a Development Application (DA) to the Council
  • Design development
  • Preparing contract documentation
  • Tendering and negotiation
  • Contract administration

Because the design and construction process can be daunting, we endeavour to communicate, educate and assist clients throughout the process, so that the experience of the design and build is both rewarding and satisfying.

Additional services that we provide include:

  • Pre-purchase site visits – for advice regarding the development potential of a site, in order to help make an informed decision prior to purchasing.
  • Feasibility studies – including analysis of brief and budget; assessment of council constraints; preliminary opinion of probable cost, which may include initial conceptual design.
  • Interiors and furniture selection – our full architectural service includes a selection of internal finishes, colours, tiles, lighting, sanitary and tapware and door hardware. We can also advise on the selection of furniture, fabrics, blinds and lighting.
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