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You get a specialist residential team for your home ...

We are a Sydney based residential architecture practice with many years of experience. We work exclusively on private homes and have serviced a range of projects from concept design through to construction.


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About Us

All Australian Architecture

We design high quality new homes, alterations, additions, renovations, extensions, and interiors. We are committed to delivering high quality and innovative designs as well as creating environmentally friendly, healthy, and energy efficient homes.

  • Personal service
    As a small firm we can ensure you receive 1 on 1 personal service with the same people every time, encouraging a strong and confident working relationship.
  • Exclusively residential
    We are one of very few architects in Sydney that work solely on single home residential architecture. This emphasises our passion and focus on creating great homes for people.
  • 3D design service
    Our clients can see and explore their home design in 3D without having to rely on 2D plans. Ask about our 3D architectural design service so you can share your design with friends and family now.
  • Principal Architect
    Our principal architect Adam Pressley FRAIA is a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Architects with over 25 years experience. Find out how you can benefit with a qualified and experienced architect on your team.
Hay House Freshwater - Street Facade, Completed New Home

It was on time, on budget and better than we could have imagined...


Full Service Architects

We've got solutions for you ...

We offer full or partial service so you have all the options you need for your project from start to finish. Please also visit our portfolio of Home Interiors | 3D Architectural Designs | New Homes.

  • Focus on design
    We design homes and renovations to delight our clients. Our systematic approach and 3D design gives our clients access to great design.
  • Self contained stages
    At All Australian Architecture we consider each project in terms of self contained stages, where each stage is independent and you're not tied into completing all these stages with us.
  • Hourly rates / flexible service
    For most projects we work on a 'do and charge' basis so we are best placed to vary our service as your needs change - we can do full or partial services depending upon your needs.
  • Stage by stage quotes / fully itemised statements
    Each stage of your project is quoted with a fee range, so you can pay the lowest fee without added margin, and all our invoices are itemised so you can see a list of the work completed.

Advice before you buy ...

We call it, pre-purchase advice and we've been offering this service for many years.

So don't buy a property till you know what you can do with it, and what you can't.

  • Renovation potential advice:
    We can assess and provide advice on potential renovations to your property, ball-park cost & likely success in terms of amenity & resale potential.
  • Re-build vs renovation advice:
    We can assist you in determining whether to sell, knock down & rebuild or keep the bones of your house and renovate. Compare building costs for each approach.
Hopetoun House Vaucluse - Traditional Option
Hopetoun House Vaucluse - Contemporary Option

Renovation solutions ...

We've got the experience to show you how best to renovate your home - how to get the most out of what you have and make the best choices.

  • Renovation potential advice:
    We can assess and provide advice on potential renovations to your property, ball-park cost & likely success in terms of amenity & resale potential.
  • Re-build vs renovation advice:
    We can assist you in determining whether to sell, knock down & rebuild or keep the bones of your house and renovate. Compare building costs for each approach.
  • Masterplan design service:
    Are you looking to plan for the future or stage the renovation works on your home. A masterplan design can really give you the confidence to start now - and be heading in the right direction.
Resort House Freshwater - 3D concept
Resort House Freshwater - 3D Pool Design

Approval options & solutions ...

Whatever style of home you want - we can custom design you a home that you will love.

  • Assist you in refining your brief
    A starting brief is just a starting point. Look to work closely with your architect so they have a clear understanding of your needs and how best to proceed.
  • Conceptual Sketch Designs
    Concept designs are usually presented as a 3D walkthrough model and a series of plans / options, or for a simpler or more budget service as a series of sketch plans.

    Our concept designs are our interpretation of your brief - our efforts are directed at achieving the style and design you want.
  • Detailed Design Development
    During the design development stage, we seek to further clarify and refine the initial sketch design and prepare more complete plans and drawings ready for budget costing and the DA planning approval from the local council. This stage involves substantial input from our clients.
  • Council Documentation for DA and CC
    This includes preparation of all drawings and required reports for planning approval from the local council. This continues to full construction documentation with technical drawings, schedules of materials and fittings, and preparation of all technical specifications for building standards and workmanship.
  • Approval Options
    The Complying Development Code aims to simplify the design approval process. It applies to new single or two story developments and alterations or additions, provided the project meets the basic code requirements.

    We can assess and provide advice on the best process for your home so you have another alternative to a local council approval.
Long House Seaforth - Street View
Long House Seaforth - Courtyard View
Long House Seaforth - Courtyard View
Long House Seaforth - pool

Interiors solutions ...

We've got the experience to show you how best to renovate your home - how to get the most out of what you have and make the best choices.

  • Colours, materials & finishes selections
    We provide a full and detailed interior design service, which includes allocating all materials, colour schemes, hardware, fixtures and furnishings to best complement your personal taste and lifestyle.

    We have made our services flexible so you can vary them to suit your needs.
  • Kitchen design service
    We can work with you to create a custom kitchen design to suit your tastes and lifestyle. We can work with minimalist, modern, deco or more classic and traditional styles.

    Our kitchens are designed to integrate into your home seamlessly.
  • Bathroom design service
    We listen to your needs and requirements when we create your stylish and functional bathroom.

    Our bathrooms make excellent use of space, include storage, are low maintenance with lots of light and ventilation for you to enjoy.
  • Custom joinery & furniture design
    If you're looking for something distinctive and unique for your home, we can work with you to custom design furniture pieces or building elements, which add difference and style to what can often be standard pieces.
Findlay House Roseville- Bathroom
Sommerhasue Clontarf - Library Fitout
Seaview House Waverly - Kitchen

Although the project was constrained by the original footprint and envelope, Adam was able to design a seamless traditional interior combined with a contemporary feel and harmonious flow ...


Managing the build ...

We can help you manage your project. We can interact and handle all communication with the builder and other consultants so you don't have to.

  • Building Tenders + Analysis
    We can assist you by suggesting appropriate builders, preparing building tenders, arranging QS costings, reviewing tenders received and negotiation with preferred builders.

    We can also provide impartial recommendations on a preferred builder.
  • Co-ordination of consultants
    For most projects it will be necessary to engage the services of consultants. We can assist in this process by briefing and liaising with your consultants such as; surveyors, structural, hydraulic, geotech and mechanical engineers, arborists, heritage and planning consultants.
  • Contract administration services
    This includes contract preparation & administration during construction, issuing of instructions, certification of payments, approval of variations, and regular inspections of the site works for compliance with approvals and building practice. An important step in completing the design..

    We know and use the best consultants, builders and certifiers for your home.
Ranu House Manly - Rear View
Ranu House Manly - Kitchen and Dining
Ranu House Manly - Front View

Areas we service

We are based on Sydney's Northern Beaches and have extensive experience in dealing with many councils, ensuring a faster and less frustrating process in acquiring design permits and approvals.

Local Council areas we service:

  • Ku-Ring-Gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Manly
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Pittwater
  • Warringah
  • Waverley
  • Willoughby
  • Woollahra

Outside this area?

If you are located outside this area - please email us about your project as we may still be able to assist.

Council Area Service - All Austrailian Architecture

Our Principal Architect

Benefit from over 25 years of experience ...

Innovative ideas + outstanding value ...

Email Us Now or Call 0412 348 575 for initial free home advice