We chose Luigi Rosselli (our architect) because he is quite modern in his design approach yet sympathetic to the surrounding environment; he was highly regarded by the council and had received many acclaimed awards within the industry. We knew that in order to get council approval we needed a really good design that was sympathetic to the streetscape yet original in design so that the new addition could be differentiated from the existing dwelling. Total time for council approval was 12 months - there were bumps along the way - which were anticipated given that Paddington is within a heritage area; towards the very end i personally was over it and even convinced my hubby to put the house on the market so we even endured open for inspections and an auction (enough to send any family over the bend trying to keep a house clean with kids!); the house didn't sell so we dove enthusiastically into renovation mode.

Below are some of my favourite Luigi designs..sigh..we can dream...

Sthn Highlands Alterateration and Addition

 

Bellevue Hill House - my personal favourite

 

Bellevue Hill House 2

 

Another stunner in Bronte

 

Bronte 2

 

Curved interiors

 

Luigi loves his curves

 

The curved Pool, Mt Mindaroo Mittagong

 

Looking out to the curved pool[/caption]

 

We chose Luigi Rosselli (our architect) because he is quite modern in his design approach yet sympathetic to the surrounding environment; he was highly regarded by the council and had received many acclaimed awards within the industry. We knew that in order to get council approval we needed a really good design that was sympathetic to the streetscape yet original in design so that the new addition could be differentiated from the existing dwelling. Total time for council approval was 12 months - there were bumps along the way - which were anticipated given that Paddington is within a heritage area; towards the very end i personally was over it and even convinced my hubby to put the house on the market so we even endured open for inspections and an auction (enough to send any family over the bend trying to keep a house clean with kids!); the house didn't sell so we dove enthusiastically into renovation mode.

Below are some of my favourite Luigi designs..sigh..we can dream...

Sthn Highlands Alterateration and Addition

 

Bellevue Hill House - my personal favourite

 

Bellevue Hill House 2

 

Another stunner in Bronte

 

Bronte 2

 

Curved interiors

 

Luigi loves his curves

 

The curved Pool, Mt Mindaroo Mittagong

 

Looking out to the curved pool[/caption]