Modern Heritage Matters (MHM) has been
established to provide up-to-date information
and advice to owners, developers, managers
and lovers of old buildings. We are a boutique
heritage consulting firm, a cost-effective
alternative providing heritage impact statements,
conservation management plans, house histories,
renovation records, design advice and more...
Find out more about our fresh and modern
approach to everything heritage.

New Ideas for Old Buildings


Our Farm

Roth Architects were commissioned to design something contemporary that would respect the historic house. The result is a series of juxtapositions – old and new, traditional and modern, enclosed and open, that animate the property and its surroundings, making statements of both the existing and new buildings.  Read More


Enhancing a Conservation Area

Architects Welsh and Major describe this design quite simply as “a house with tiles on it”.  Their brief from their client was to reinvigorate this 1920s Haberfield house for a family of four, re-instating the dignity of the original home and re-connecting it with new garden spaces.  Read More


A Grand Old Residence gets an Elegant Make-Over

This house, set in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, is an elegant example of the blending
of old and new. Recent work consists of a pared-back yet respectful renovation of the
original Victorian house with the addition of a modern wing. The home is thought to have been
built in the 1920s, but was substantially renovated in the 1980s. It is not a heritage
listed property.  Read More

In the News

Sirius demolition one step closer as state government declines to grant heritage status

25 October, 2017

The controversial Sirius building on the edge of the Rocks came a step closer to demolition after the NSW government again declined to grant the brutalist former social-housing block heritage status and protection from redevelopment. NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced Read More

MHM Loves

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