Opening our new Sydney Studio October 2016
Alistair McLean
Category: Dr Retro House Calls, From the Studio, Uncategorized

Opening our new Sydney Studio October 2016


By PhillipC (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Secret Design Studio is opening our new Sydney studio in mid-October 2016.  For the past five years we have been mostly looking after our Melbourne clients with their mid-century houses, and have completed a small handful of jobs in Sydney.

Judging by the number of calls for help from Sydneysiders who tell me that apparently nobody in Sydney understands and appreciates mid-century design like Secret Design Studio we have decided to take the plunge and establish a small presence in Sydney. Our Sydney studio will be run in conjunction with a small architectural practice that we have collaborated with before, and a small town planning practice that we have used previously.

iconic symbols of England and Australia, the opera house and the QEII docking at circular quay

Initially we will only be taking appointments for our Dr Retro House Call service to test the level of interest. Sydney’s Secret Design Studio will be based in the inner western suburbs in the Summer Hill/Dulwich Hill area, but will service the whole of metropolitan Sydney. As with our Melbourne studio all of our client meetings are held on-site, and not in the studio, as there is really no other way to understand an existing house.

For existing clients there should be no difference to the current levels of service. For new Sydney and Melbourne clients our meetings will need to be booked a fortnight in advance. For our Facebook friends we will be posting more Sydney properties. So if you live in Sydney and would like help with any retro home that was built in the 1950’s, 1960’s or 1970’s (including all of the Pettit and Sevitts in Sydney) here is a link to our Dr Retro House Call service.


Sydney Opera house celebrating Jessica Watson, Photo by Pavel Sigarteu