When the Brady Bunch met Austin Powers at Don’s Party

Hi Louise and Simon, thank you for your time today to chat with me about your beautiful family home which I understand you are listing on the North Balwyn market soon. I have just looked back at my… Read More

Iwan Iwanoff’s “Brutalist” dining suite: an unsung hero

Recently Secret Design Studio had the pleasure of meeting Warren Andersen, who is currently finalizing his book on Perth’s favourite émigré architect, Iwan Iwanoff.  Warren is being assisted in his research by Iwanoff’s two sons, Michael and Nicolai…. Read More

“The Pettit and Sevitt Project” and our upcoming Canberra appointments

The Pettit and Sevitt Project Canberra 5th and 6th March 2022 The images in this newsletter are from a real estate listing of a Pettit and Sevitt Lowline variation which sold in December 2021, and which is also… Read More

Custodianship and the mid-century modern home

“Custodianship” is a concept that some (but not all) owners of mid-century modern homes appreciate. It is the idea that many homes change hands every 10 to 15 years, as households’ needs change, and that with any home… Read More

Should I cover everything in white paint?

Many homes of the 1960’s and 1970’s have internal clinker brick, oregon beams and timber lining boards. Should everything be smothered in white paint? In my spare time I am fairly active on the Houzz community forum in… Read More