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Complete renovation of an existing home with a stunning location on Pittwater, north of Sydney.

The existing 1980s house was was in need of updating, but did not justify demolition. The decision was made to keep the existing house and design a sympathetic addition to provide additional accommodation and transform the interior layout. The result is a contemporary home tailored to our client's lifestyle, as they transition from busy family life to a quieter, more relaxed life by the beach.

The project involved a complete overhaul of both the existing house and garden. The alterations and additions include a studio over the existing garage, a bespoke wine cellar, kitchen with walk-in pantry, master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, library, home office and 2x new guest bedrooms and bathrooms.

New bi-fold doors, windows and a new colour scheme simplify the exterior of the house and complement the contemporary landscape design that includes precast concrete seats, bespoke barbecue and a beautiful free-standing hardwood fence. Existing Blackbutt floors were kept, while the new stairs and joinery feature recycled Blackbutt batten screens, bench tops and cladding. Walls are all painted in Dulux Natural White to complement the extensive art collection, hung on a recessed art track system. All bathrooms use the same tile selection of vitrified concrete coloured floors and matt white subway walls, to reflect light from high-level louvres and skylights.

The end result is a home that is relaxed, offers generous open plan living and is connected to the stunning location. The state-of-the-art kitchen, pantry and ancillary spaces make the rituals of daily life easier, while the outdoor spaces and garden allow time for contemplation and reflection.

Utz Sanby Architects
New South Wales
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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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