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New House 


A renovation? No! 

Actually a new house we were asked to design in the Victorian style but with a modern interior.

Beach House 


Architects in Association:

David Cole & Simon Waters

Built 2012

Beach House 


Built 2014, a fantastic initiative by Quest Foundation, enabling disabled people to have a beach holiday, something most of us take for granted.

On a prime site in Queenscliff the house was superbly crafted by local builder David McDonald and offers full access including a lift to all levels including the roof deck.

Architect: Simon Waters
Engineer: Andrew Daly

Town Houses

Glen Iris

Turner St

Dual Occupancy Proposal

Won at VCAT appeal 2015. 

The tribunal took the unprecedented view that this side-by-side development was reasonable in a 1930's precinct and granted us a permit.


Architect: Simon Waters
Heritage Consultant: Bryce Raworth


55 Clifton St
Nth Balwyn

Dual Occupancy
Planning Approval 2016
City of Boroondara

Completion 2018

Frameless sliding internal glass door adds a touch of sophistication.


Balmarino Ave

Bronze entry canopy

Beach House

Blair Court

Stage One (right) 2 storey cottage.
Stage Two (above) extended with more bedrooms upstairs & look out tower.


St Helens Rd
Hawthorn East

Completed 2016

1930's Heritage

Kinkora Rd, 


Completed 2013

East Hawthorn

Fabulous Cal Bung.

1920's major additions

Completed 2012


Japanese Gallery

Warehouse conversion for leading antiques dealer.

450 Malvern Rd 


Formally a run down workshop, it was reinvented to create gallery space, upstairs offices and a Japanese cafe. 

The tired old cream brick facade was given a makeover with new frameless glass shop front for Kazari's dazzling and ever changing collections.

Builder -

Sherbrooke Constructions

First Floor Addition

Glen Iris

For a young family on a budget.

Recently completed, it included a family room extension, new kitchen, GF ensuite and laundry as well as two new upstairs bedrooms, bathroom and study.

Cost $300k

Bruinsma Builders Pty Ltd



We are delighted to be involved with the adaptive re-use of one of the world's largest whisky distilleries. Built in 1927, it produced a staggering quantity of spirits until becoming unprofitable in the 80's.

With both heritage protection and industrial zoning, a quite unusual combination, the 10,000 sqm of floor space is not easy to revive.

The plan?

It will be an automotive complex with an industrial museum, vehicle storage and car club centre, the lawn being ideal for display of historic treasures.


Market Corner

Many of our projects go on the market as people decide to move on, often making record prices.

37 Stanhope St, Armadale
Chic townhouse

38 Kinkora Rd, Hawthorn
Stunning 1930's family home SOLD Dec 2018

6 Rowallen Crt, Balwyn Nth
New bluestone town house recently completed for rental.

Living area with stunning views of the ocean

Opening day, a great occasion, guests enjoying the roof deck view

The centre piece of the museum are two massive original copper stills from the 1920's. Unsuited for modern use, they stand like beacons to a past era.

< Well worth a visit. Click on main image for further details.