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Architecture 1957-1969

Lawsons Long Alley, Hartley Vale 2790 tel. 6355 2223 fax. 6355 2222

Partial list of BUILDINGS and RENOVATIONS until I left the practice in August 1969.

I was part of the Sydney Timber-and Bush School along with Peter Muller, Russell Jack and others. I suggested to Jennifer Taylor that we all meet and see if we could discover what inspired us. This we did at her house in the summer of 1981. It was an extraordinary meeting. We all noted that though we knew of each other we seldom met, neither socially nor for business, nor did we spend much time running around looking at each other's houses. Yet together we created a common style - now called the Sydney School. The only things we had in common, and that we all agreed stimulated our creativity, was sandstone rocks and angophoras. This may be the most pertinent common factor, as few of us designed buildings in this style on flat land or in suburbs like Vaucluse of Ashfield.

Records are incomplete as many were lost or destroyed in the intervening years during which Peru Perumal continued to run the office, and then transformed it into his own practice that still operates.

Since 1985 I have designed on average two houses a year in the Blue Mountains area.

John and Hilary James house, 10 Kimo Street, Roseville
Beaumont-Fletcher house, Elura Heights
Freeman house, Bobbin Head Road, Turramurra
Nunnery proposal, Dunnedoo

Middleton adobe house, Fern Road, Hunters Hill
Leo Marks house, 76 Finlay Road, Warrawee
Fred Clements house, Lindfield
Timothy Swan house, 96 Boundary Road, Wahroonga

Ernie Young, Yarrabung Road, St ives
Jonroe Wedding Centre, Cavill Avenue, Ashfield
John Rankin, Turramurra house
J Walls, shop Gordon
Judd, house Lancaster street, St ives
Dick and Marion Armstrong house, Mimosa Street, Turramurra
Gilmore House, Lane Cove
House, Grosvenor Street, Wahroonga

James house Roseville, office extensions
? Turramurra on stilts,
E H Hyde, alterations house Chinaman's Beach
L Horne, house Lindfield
Vic Boyle, house 61 Winchester Avenue, Roseville
Leo Marks, 55 Findlay Road, Pymble
Munjarra Ski Lodge, Perisher Valley
Bruce Wildman, 92 Ada Avenue, Wahroonga
A Frodsham, house Terry Hills
? Monteith street, s of Findlay, Pymble
J Whipp, Craiglands Avenue, Gordon
Armstrong, 24 Rothwell Road extension
Barry Fearon, house Beacon Hill

Farmers, house Wentworth Falls
?? Bobbin Head Road+Burns Road
Ian and Rosemary Ash, Highlands Avenue, Gordon
Barney Raper, house Castle Cove
Tryon house, East Lindfield
John Walker house, 90a? Ada Avenue Wahroonga
Lane house, Mona Vale
La Ronde Restaurant, Pacific Highway, Chatswood
Lovegrove, house Turramurra
Burns house, 27 Normanhurst Road, Normanhurst,
Homeseekers A-frame offices, Pacific Highway, Gordon
Tiger Ady, 22 and 24 Todman Avenue, W Pymble
Bruce Cornish, Wilton Close?, Gordon

Rae Mainsbridge, 33 Woolwish Road, Hunters Hill
Wayside Chapel, Little Theatre, Kings Cross
John Jenkins house, 9 Bent Street, Lidfield
Denis Croneen, 203 Deepwater Road, Castle Cove
702 Club dining room, Lane Cove
Turnak ski lodge, Guthega
Peter Taylor extensions, Sangrado Street, Seaforth
Langley circular house, Pymble West
L Missen, 67 Rembrant Drive, House Middle Cove
Bruce McLoed house, near Missen's
Harris house, 114 Sugarloaf Crescent, Middle Cove
Haberfield demonstration school for PWD
Harry Collinge, house Middle Cove
Hobbs house, Turramurra
Nick Borneman house, off Lucinda, Wahroonga

Telford House, offices, 300 George Street, Sydney
F McDonald, house West Killara
J McKenzie, house Turramurra
C D Lilly house, Beacon Hill
K J Morgan house Ryde
Pearson, house Beecroft
Robyn & Laurie Lawson present owners, 68 Sutherland Road, Beecroft
14 Blytheswood Avenue, Turramurra house
A H Graham, house Warrawee
Gallagher International, offices
A H Dickens, layout 297 George street, Wynyard House for the 297 club
R W Miller, house Vaucluse
Leon Tofler, house, 85 Neerim Street, Castle Cove
Blades, house, 53 Sylvan Avenue, Lindfield
Marks developments, units Chatswood
Leo Restaurant in Wynyard Plaza, Sydney
Readers Digest, Waterloo Street, Surry Hills
Malcolm Cox, 29 Rowland Avenue, Wahroonga
Village planner and architect for Thredbo Village
Development plans for village and resort at Guthega

Al Hammett, house, Cowdroy Avenue, Cammeray
? Motel, Perisher Valley
Kuringai Holdings, alterations 57-59 Kings Cross road
Crestwood Joinert P/L
J Lewis, house Killara
Aurora Ski Lodge
McKellars car showrooms, Woolongong
R W Miller, alterations house Vaucluse
MacKellars Northern Division, showroom
Peter Wommelsdorf, house, 28 Booralie Road, Terry Hills
Canberra Private Hotel, alterations 170 Phillip Street, Sydney
Leo Marks, alterations, house Roseville
Harris house, Castle Crag
Greyeagle Enterprises, restaurant in basement, 300 George street

Gosford East Public School
Pioneer Lodge, Thredbo
George McEncroe, alterations to house Pymble
Mac brothers, home units Ashfield
Dick Gilkes
Mary White College dining room, Armidale University
Garden Island development plan
Pangas, development 105-113 Victoria Street, Kings Cross
Peter Kens P/L office proposals
Ben Griff, extensions 7 Hillside Avenue, Vauckuse

West Grinstead, flats Caulfield, Victoria
Dieter Kahlbetzer, Thredbo ski lodge
Hannes, alterations house Roseville
Mac bros P/L, Liquor store 22 Thomas Street, Ashfield
Clark House, Beacon or Hunters Hill
Hookers, Hunter-George Streets Development
J B Kahlbetzer, subdivision lot 54 Darlinghurst Street
JDK P/L, commercial chalet Lot 59 Thredbo
John and Hilary James house, 26 Musgrave Street, Mosman
Peter Pangas, Units 6 Mosman Road, Mosman
Happy Jacks Lodge, Thredbo village
Frank Griff and Sons, Wentworth Pharmacy
G Maurici, garage
50-58 Hunter Street, development proposal
39-41 Macquarrie Street, development proposal

Nationwide office block, Cavill Avenue, Ashfield
Arnold Black, house 4 Hope Street, Wentworth Falls
Jack and Marie Black, 15 Damour Avenue, E Lindfield,
Portland House, offices McLaren Street, North Sydney,
C H Degotardi, restaurant
Frank O'Neil, 86 Bower Street, Manly house
Berkelouw bookshop renovations
Alderson, offices St Leonards

Manly West High School
Caradok Investments P/L, Units 50 Musgrave Street, Mosman
Quinlan and Bursill, Lot 86 Thredbo Village
Eastments, builders offices Lane Cove
Peter Pangas, shops and offices 13-17 Hunter Street, Sydney
A E Pangas, reconstruction 34 Milson Road, Cremorne
Gerry Fisher, Eiger Chalet extensions, Perisher Valley
Mawson, commercial Lodge, Perisher
Frank O'Neil, house Hurstville
Office restorations Cavill Avenue
Bob Smith, house at Warren
George McEncroe, studio at 3 Taunton Street, Pymble
Mrs Winters, house Vaucluse
Griff House, Pitt and Castlereagh Streets, proposal
Stan Asprey House, 2 Finlay Road, Warrawee
Pat Saunders house, Dunedoo
Leo Marks, Killara house
Sebels Australia, Kings cross Motel renovationsl
Cabramatta home units
Dick & Marion Armstrong, extension Turramurra house
Seymour, house Castle Cove
5 Elizabeth Street, offices and shops
Marritz Lodge, Perisher valley
Letraset House, Kent Street, renovations
Gideon House, 352 Kent Street, renovations
Bill Bursill, extensions Thredbo Lodge
Sid Griff renovations house Wunulla Road, Point Piper
Medhurst house
McPherson, Avenue Road, Mosman
Peter Pangas, shops Brougham Street, Kings Cross
Peter Pangas, shops and accommodation Victoria Street, Kings Cross
J C Bendrodt, Rushcutters Bay restaurant

Units, 105 Cook Road, Centennial Park
Dr David Lewis, House, Sutherland
Aqualina, Pymble House
Wayside Chapel extensions
Cronulla Lodge, Thredbo
V and D McCune
G Lord, alterations to house
Griff flats
Hansen projects
Bill Andrews, Liverpool Street


Munjarra ski lodge, Perisher 1960

Readers Digest head office, entry 1963-

Readers Digest, Sydney, forecourt

The valley where we live now 1996-

Tassiello house, Katoomba 1992



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