“I don’t know what questions to ask about my mid-century renovation?”

Secret Design Studio’s “Dr Retro House Call” service has just won a “Best of Houzz 2022”.  So a big thank you to all of our lovely clients who booked a consultation and left positive reviews. Some of the… 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

What will I get out of a “Dr Retro House Call”?

Secret Design Studio’s “Dr Retro House Call” service was originally started to address the needs of people looking to renovate mid-century and post-war homes in a sympathetic manner. From client feedback I soon realized that this service had… Read More

“Dr Retro House Calls” Awarded by BUILD Architecture magazine.

A big thank you to the subscribers to our “Secret Design Studio Dispatch” newsletter.  Due to our newsletter, our interaction with renovators on the Houzz “Design Dilemma” forums, and our client feedback (also on Houzz) our “Dr Retro… Read More

Melbourne’s most marvelous Mid-Century Modern real estate

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon in Melbourne, when any number of competing activities were on offer: DIY opportunities and the obligatory snag from Bunnings; AFL matches; kids’ sport; new-release movies. Instead of doing any of these things,… Read More

“Help! I have just bought a mid-century home, where to start?”

“Help! I’ve just bought a mid-century home, where to start?”   Congratulations on purchasing your new home, but what should you do next?  That’s a question I am regularly asked. This blog post will give you some guidelines… Read More

Before you buy a mid-century home….

People in the real estate industry know that many potential home-buyers only look above their knees and below their eye level when inspecting a home.  Despite the cost of today’s real estate, and the cost of rectifications, renovations… Read More