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Australian Georgian Renovation in Pymble: “Tynecool”


Australian Georgian Renovation in Pymble, “Tynecool” is a gem in the heart of Ku-ring-gai Council area, and is being lovingly extended and renovated by its new family. 

The “West Wing” replaces an old single storey addition with a new generous two storey wing.  It creates a north facing courtyard between the existing dwelling and the new addition, which will feature a large stone clad outdoor wood fire and chimney.  The new wing will also feature fabulous new living areas which open up to the courtyard to the front and garden and pool to the rear.

The home will feature a new office with views over the property in both directions, two new bedrooms & bathrooms, a new laundry & mud room, and a  new kitchen / pantry / drinks bar to serve the formal dining room and the new outdoor living space.

With save the date invitations already issued for a Christmas party in December, the house will be ready, dressed with its lipstick on (think new roof and exterior paint job) and glowing with bling (think london pink marble, emerald haze quartzite and miami pastels). 

With a new covered outdoor living area between the house and the pool, and the fit out of the pool side cabana, Tynecool is destined to become the perfect party house, and a great example of an Australian Georgian Renovation in Pymble

Tynecool’s DA was approved within three months by Ku-ring-gai Council.

Senior Development Assessment Office of Ku-ring-gai Council has this great feedback on MWa’s DA submission:

“I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the quality of the plans and documents submitted with the application as well as the professionalism and assistance provided by Michelle Walker Architects. 

The level of detail they provided with the additional information was quite simply some of the best I have seen. 

I have no doubt that the future home will be an amazing place to live.  Good luck with the build!“

If you are contemplating an architectural renovation in Pymble, or in Ku-ring-gai Council, Willougby Council, North Sydney Council, Mosman Council or Northern Beaches Council area, contact us for a constructive discussion.  Good design starts with a good conversation.

Michelle & Danielle

contact us via our website, via email or call 0410 881 110.


Architect Residential Construction Summer 17/18

MWa Michelle Walker Architect Residential Construction, Summer 2017/2018.

It has been a busy year for MWa.

We rolled up our sleeves and spent a lot of time at construction sites, building homes we all would love to move in ourselves.  Enjoy these images and find inspiration in the changes that are taking place.

A new home below with all north facing living areas and stunning views is coming together at Narrabeen Lakefront. We can’t wait to see the interiors of this one … lots of plywood, feature stone and polished concrete. Stay tuned!

Our almost completed project in Gordon will be finished just before Christmas with a stunning new rear addition to an inter-war Californian Bungalow, a new deck and pool and cellar – just ready for the Christmas festivities.

Worth the wait but now the fun has started. We are in the middle of some alterations and additions to this very handsome federation house in Fairlight. To investigate potential views we used the latest drone technology.

Alteration and additions to a modest bungalow in Artarmon has commenced, which will be a beautiful 5 bedroom home family home with a double carport, pool and pool house/guest house. We will be busy next year to get this one ready for Christmas 2018.

Up up up went an upper floor addition project in Allambie Heights which recently started on-site and will be ready mid 2018.

The jackhammers are out for our project in Mosman conservation area. What started with an undecided brief ended up in a thoughtful internal reorganisation of the existing layout. No DA needed!

Get your house in order for 2018 and Masterplan your property with MWa.  We can help!

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Architectural Residential Construction: MWa Spring 2017

Architectural residential construction: MWa provide a comprehensive service during construction which incorporate traditional contract administration as well as design advisory and interior design development throughout the process.  Our role is to guide the client and the builder throughout the build and with a collaborative approach, ensure the best result on-site possible.

This spring, we have five amazing architectural residential alterations and additions projects under construction in Pymble, Gordon, Narrabeen, Fairlight and now Artarmon.

Residential construction is also soon to commence on our latest project in Mosman – a residential alteration and addition to an existing dwelling with significant interior works.

Take a look at some of these great images of architectural residential construction work on-site.

gordon on site construction

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Interior Design: MWa Sneak Peak

pymble interior design

Interior Design: At MWa, we provide our clients with a comprehensive design services which includes the architecture, interior design and outdoor living spaces of their home.

The benefits of our MWa interior design service include:

  • a thorough and consistent design intent throughout the architecture and interiors of the home
  • an efficient detailed documentation process for tendering and construction
  • cost management of all items to be purchased and supplied by the client during construction
  • reliable, tried and tested MWa suppliers and sub contractors and
  • we pass on all of our trade discounts to our interior design and documentation clients, which add up to substantial savings (our way of offsetting the costs of our professional services)


Take a look at the sneak peak photos of our almost completed interior design of our 1930’s Pymble alteration and additions.


With a nod to the 1930s and lead by our client’s adventurous taste, the home features:

  • brass detailing in the kitchen and ensuite (joinery by MS Interiors, brass detailing by Property Techniques)
  • American Oak timber veneer
  • London Grey ceasarstone
  • urban brass tapware by Astra Walker
  • rainforest mural tiles by Di Lorenzo and
  • no less than four types of feature wallpaper by Cole & Son throughout the home

Consistent with the 1930s, this home also features interior design details of the era including the colours, wet area tile size and format, batten and board ceiling profile and construction, etched glass in joinery cupboard fronts to match existing decorative motifs.

The contemporary interior design details throughout the home include the new joinery in the library and for storage throughout the bedrooms and kids playroom and a resin floor – to satisfy the client desire for a low maintenance, durable, no-mess floor in the kitchen and dining – perfect for ease of living with young children.


Our 3D sketch up models of these spaces, side by side with our own site photos, show how effective our modelling capabilities are in the design process – in exploring and communicating design intent and detailing.


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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.