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North Shore Heritage Architecture Pymble

North Shore Heritage Architecture Pymble:  “Covington”

A gem of a project in Pymble, on Sydney’s north shore, has started construction, with the original 1935’s home by a prominent Sydney architects Morrow and Gordon literally untouched.


Heritage Architecture Pymble

Heritage Architecture Pymble


The current owners are the lucky second owners of the special home, and have inherited the original water colour architectural drawings and specification by the architect.

The home was purpose built for the Mr Herriot Esquire, whose initials are carved in the sandstone fireplace surround.

Built at the time of Sydney’s suburbanisation, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge just opened and depression era work gangs constructing new roads, the areas around Pymble were being converted from orchards to family estates and suburban allotments.

Just a block from the train station, the home reflects the aspirations of domestic life at the time.  The house is one of the first to incorporate garaging with a double garage with internal access.

The home features a fine formal entry, living room and dining room, an original butlers pantry with servant bells, kitchen, laundry, maids room and three separate interior wet area rooms – bathroom, shower and WC.  Hydronic heating powered by a coal boiler is plummed throughout the home with decorative brass grills in the formal rooms and wall mounted heaters in the “back of house” areas.

The home has three bedrooms including one in the attic.

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