Posts Tagged: Australia

Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane

The Fortitude Valley Hotel in Brisbane is the quintessential Fortitude Valley hotel, a boutique establishment by the Wyndham group, with state of the art rooms and brick façade adorned by famed street artist Fintan Magee.     The Constance Street address was once the clubhouse of the mysterious Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes society. Following […]

The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel located in Chippendale Sydney comprises two restored heritage-listed buildings: the Clare Hotel – a lovely old Art Deco pub – and the Carlton & United Breweries former administration building. According to Sydney Living Museums the former was built between 1939-1941 by Sidney Warden and the Administration building between 1910 and 1930 […]

Primus Hotel, Sydney

The former Sydney Water building in Pitt Street has reopened as Primus, a five star hotel.      The heritage listed Art Deco building, built in 1939, was designed by Nicholas Mackey and Henry Budden – who also designed the David Jones Elizabeth Street building- and was one of the last buildings completed before the […]

St Josephs Guesthouse, St Albans, NSW, Australia

Situated in the Forgotten Valley, St Joseph’s guest house is only a ninety minute drive from Sydney.  Built in the late 1830s, the Catholic Church is said to be one of the oldest on the mainland.  Its restoration was the passion of its current owner, builder Steve Kavanagh, who was able to appreciate its potential […]

The Willoughby Incinerator, Sydney, Australia

The Willoughby Incinerator, completed in 1934, is an impressive piece of early Australian industrial heritage. Designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Nicholls, the building is located at the edge of what is now the Willoughby Centennial Parklands.                                     […]

1888 Hotel, Sydney, Australia

The 1888 Hotel is a heritage listed 90 bedroom boutique hotel, eatery, bar & event space. Originally constructed in 1888 as a warehouse for wool storage, the building, located in inner city Pyrmont, has undergone a $30 million redevelopment and was re-launched late last year.  The renovation was undertaken by  Chris Haughton of SHED Architects. […]

Point Hicks Lighthouse, Victoria, Australia

The Victorian coast and offshore islands are dotted with lighthouses, many dating back to the earliest days of settlement. All are now automated and are no longer staffed. Many are open for public inspection and some have adjoining residences and are available for overnight accommodation.     Operating since 1890, Point Hicks Lighthouse marks Captain […]

Wylies Baths, Sydney, Australia

Wylie’s baths described as one of Sydney’s most beautiful ocean tidal pools is located just a few hundred metres south of Coogee Beach, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The Baths has sweeping 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooks the famous Wedding Cake Island. Situated amongst an architecturally significant 1900s Federation style timber elevated […]

Hawley House, Tasmania, NSW

Hawley House offers guests quintessential Northern Tasmanian hospitality, hosting wedding receptions, intimate conferences and overnight guests, in a unique and spectacular seaside setting, at Hawley Beach via Port Sorell, a short drive East of Devonport. Hawley is the original homestead of the 150 hectare Rubicon Estate, which has been the Houghton Family’s home for three […]

Celebrating the Bungalow

This project involved a renovation of a 1920s bungalow in North Randwick.  The re-work required the removal of a 1970s renovation and a new brick addition has been added.     The existing house has been rendered and modelled with some complex corbelling and fretwork. The formerly enclosed front porch has been opened up to […]