Grand Designs Australia

Episode Guide

Five Dock Retro

Series 2 · Episode 3

Anne Potter loves all things retro - the fashion, the cars... even the hairstyles. So ten years ago, it was no surprise that she and husband Michael snapped up a modest 60’s bungalow overlooking the harbour in Sydney’s Five Dock. Since then their family has expanded and with three very active boys, they are really feeling the squeeze so they’re tearing down the old house to build their own modern version of a retro home, with curved steel and walls of glass with a hint of Mondrian inspired colour - a complete contrast to the well-kept, more conservative homes that surround them. This is Anne’s dream opportunity. As an interior designer by trade, she’s keen to be actively involved in creating their special home. But she’s been a stay-at-home mum, out of the industry for ten years, and overseeing a house construction is a whole new challenge. Can she keep across the intricacies of the job in between school drop offs, supermarket runs and cooking the dinner?


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Posted by Anna575Report
Does anyone know who did the balustrades on the first floor? And the screens in the garden? Which materials were used for both?
Posted by Report
Who was the foreman for the five dock house?
Posted by Report
His name was Tom Petty, like the singer
Posted by Report
who was the architect for this house
Posted by Report
Matthew, the information is on the following link:
Posted by Report
Utz Sanby Architects
Posted by Report
Matthew, the architect was Utz Sanby Architects - 9904 2515
Posted by Report
Tom is working on my project in Melbourne at the moment. I have no hesitation in recommending him - check out his website
Posted by Sarah154674Report

Love the house! I have had a look at the Supplier List but cannot find any reference to the beautiful timber flooring. Can you please advise what the timber is and the supplier?
Posted by Report
Have you found out the timber flooring yet? I'd also like to find out what type it is. Looks like tassie oak