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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.
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MHM's Recent Design Projects

New Brutalism on Croatian Coast

In Progress

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Victorian Boom Style

This locally listed, mid-Victorian Italianate mansion had been built on a grand scale to showcase its timber merchant owner’s success. Broken into flats in the early 20th Century, it never really recovered until the current family made it their labour of love. The job has been done in stages over several years. Our involvement included […]

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Villa in the Classic Style

In Progress

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Inner City Warehouse

The setting for this makeover was a development that had repurposed and melded two heritage listed buildings, a Victorian warehouse and the Bauhaus style Demco Machinery Co Ltd factory built in 1937, into apartments. The clients asked for increased functionality and a bit more of a grown-up vibe. We balanced the dual requests for an […]

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Early Federation Garden Apartment

Our client couple required a reworking of their collection of Asian and European furniture and a considerable art collection in a Federation garden maisonette setting. Once we had arranged repairs to the lead light window and tessellated flooring, we focus on settling the furniture into the house by layering it with patterned wallpapers and fabrics. […]

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An Altered Federation Dwelling

This Federation house lies in a beautiful Heritage conservation area. The house had been renovated in the 90s and its contemporary overlay was tired and no longer felt contemporary! The brief was to create its now lost Federation street frontage, incorporating the second storey addition. To this end, we replaced the large glass doors on […]

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A Renovated Classic 1960s Brick Dwelling

The client was updating an intact circa late 1960s house designed by architect Russel Jack.  The family required it to come up to 21st century standards of living but they wished to retain some of its former character. The family had engaged a prominent Sydney architect for the redesign and we were approached in an […]

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In the News

Excellent Treasurer, appalling architect’: Stokes rejects Perrottet’s bid to bulldoze power station

22 November, 2020

The White Bay Power Station is a wonderful site for adaptive re-use. Full stop. We need to stop the NSW government pulling down state listed heritage items using excuses such as "its ugly", "there is asbestos", "we need to create Read More

MHM Loves

Click on the pictures below to find out more
about our most recent discoveries or go to
our MHM Loves page.