Lloyd House is an honest update to a unique heritage home originally designed and lived in by architect Frank Cavalier in 1970. Dieppe Design is privileged to have been involved with bringing this home into the 21st Century.

Lloyd House was designed by architect Frank Cavalier for his family and their lifestyle in 1970. Fast forward 47 years, our clients purchased the home from the Cavalier family. Although loving its exterior architecture - they wanted to update the interiors, developing the space to reflect their lifestyle. The brief was to brighten the interiors and modernise the home without losing its original character. Our client selected parts of the interior to maintain and we designed a concept that touched on the simplicity of industrial styles to dull the warmth and character down. 

To maintain budget and be sustainable where possible we refurbished the window & door frames, utilised original feature doors as artwork, kept the floor plan as is removing only a shower room and fixed areas of leakage rather than replacing. 

With touches of paint to the original brick wall, window and door frames, additions of joinery, outdoor decking and landscaping plus renovations throughout, Lloyd House is now a light and airy home functioning for two adults, two children and their three dogs.

Photography by Luke Butterly

About the

Dieppe Design is a small (but mighty!) architecture firm located in Sydney.

We specialise in new builds, alterations & additions, interior renovations and Passive House Design. We work closely with our clients, listening to their design and functional brief, how our clients live their life and what visually inspires them.

The first stage of our process ends in a presentation of unique and personalised concepts, leading to design development all the way to construction and turn-key. We use the latest technology including 3D imagery, video flythroughs and virtual reality to ensure our clients can fully experience our concepts.

This enables us to make changes early in the design development aiming for a seamless construction process. We want the journey to be an enjoyable collaboration between client, architect and builder. In fact, we often miss working with our clients once the project is complete!

Dieppe Design is an A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects practice and certified in Passivhaus Design. Our consultants, suppliers and contractors are carefully selected and we are proud to share the same ethics ensuring our clients are looked after.

As certified Passivhaus Design Architects, clients can comfortably choose to incorporate Passive House Design concepts or certification into their project. Our aim is to create exceptional architecture & interiors that does not impact the future of our planet.

We feel strongly about the environmental surrounds of each project and the impact it will have on the locale forming part of the design process. Dieppe Design has detailed experience of projects located in bush fire prone areas and any constraints or limitations of the land are thoroughly considered.

To date, Dieppe Design has been inspired how each client lives and connects in their spaces. We learn and evolve from every project looking forward to what our future clients may show us on the next journey.

At ArchiPro we recognise and acknowledge the existing, original and ancient connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to the lands and waterways across the Australian continent. We pay our respects to the elders past and present. We commit to working together to build a prosperous and inclusive Australia.