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Best of Houzz 2017

Michelle Walker wins Best of Houzz 2017 award for residential architectural deisgn

MWa are thrilled to have again won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design, making this MWa’s 4th year in a row to win the award recognising excellence in residential architectural design.

MWa were chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, renovation and design industry professionals.

You can follow our work on Houzz and support MWa here. 


Palm Springs Residential Architecture: mid-century modern residential architecture, inspiration and photos from Michelle’s recent trip

Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Palm Springs - mid century modern residential architecture at its best

Check out Michelle’s photos of her recent trip to Palm Springs to visit the home of mid-century modern residential architecture


Michelle’s recent architecture trip to Palm Springs let her experience mid century modern residential architecture – first hand.

So many beautiful examples of homes which pioneered indoor/outdoor living and homes inspired by and connected with their landscape.  Homes toured included The Albert Frey House, Town and Country Inn and The House of Tomorrow and Steel House NO 2 by Wexler and Harrison.  External viewings included The Kauffman House and the Burgess House.  A drive around the residential sub division known as The Twin Palms estate was a treasure trove of single storey, mid century homes including The Alexanders.

These homes are Palm Spring’s desert legacy.

If you’re in California, take the chance to visit these incredible homes yourself with Palm Springs Modern Tours 

Top 10 images from Palm Springs Mid Century Modern residential architecture tour – Michelle, Dec 2016

Peninsula Living (Dec 2016): Mosman Renovation

Hot off the press in this month’s Peninsula Living, a review of a Mosman exterior and interior renovation by MWa.

2016 in review

MWa had our most successful year yet, with eight Development Applications approved, three Construction Certificates (CC) approved, five Complying Development Certificates (CDCs) approved, and three competitive tenders run.  Four projects completed construction and four more have commenced.

These projects took MWa around the Northern Beaches and North Shore, working within Manly, Warringah, Ku-ring-gai, Mosman and Willoughby Councils.

Five of these projects were in a heritage context, providing invaluable experience in our growing area of specialisation on the northern beaches.

Firsts for MWa in 2016 included a new house on a flood lot in Narrabeen, fit out work on micro brewery in Brookvale and a waterfront renovation in New Plymouth, New Zealand.  

MWA featured in Houzz

Laundry-Bathroom Combo: How to Form the Perfect Team

A laundry bathroom combination by Michelle Walker Architects from a recently completed project in Manly featured on HOUZZ website. To view the full project click here Manly Upper Floor Addition

To view the full article click here Houzz Article


laundry bathroom


MWa featured in Home Beautiful


MWa featured in Manly Daily

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Finalist in 2016 Dulux Colour Awards

COMMENDATION for Manly Vale Bush House

FINALIST for Artarmon Bungalow

Dulux Australia presents an annual national award recognising use of colour in various architectural project categories.

MWa are delighted to have 2 projects – Manly Vale Bush House and Artarmon Bungalow as finalists in the 2016 Dulux Colour Awards in the category single residential exterior, with our Manly Vale project receiving a COMMENDATION on 28 April 2016. winners/single-residential-exterior

Featured in Grand Designs Australia

Grand Designs Article

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