Project Portfolio

Lewisham Rd Prahran

Located on a small inner-city block and one half of a pair of pre-war semi-detached houses, the project called for a sympathetic yet hardworking addition to the retained front room...

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St Georges Road, Elsternwick

Architect: Bayley Ward

A large dilapidated Edwardian house and outbuildings bounded by apartments to the North was the backdrop for the creation of a significant Melbourne home.

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William St, West Melbourne

William Street is an adaptive reuse project that carefully transforms a small inner city 1970’s office building into a new residence. The building (originally designed by Architects Williams Collinson Kerr)...

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Oxford St, Collingwood

Architects: Kister Architects

The Courtyard House encompasses both a new build and a conversion to the modest St Saviour’s Church in inner-city Collingwood. With its dense composite of...

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Vautier St, Elwood

Architect: James Casserly – Three C Architects

A fractured pitched roof holds together these paired, two-storey urban dwellings, a double-brick wall ensuring the privacy of each. The building’s...

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Beach Avenue, Elwood

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Guildford Rd, Surrey Hills

Architect: Maddison Architects P/L

A boldly modernist house designed for a growing family with a love for art and the latest technology. This 3-storey residence is stripped back...

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William St, Blairgowrie

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Architect: Maddison...

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Verdant Ave, Toorak

Architect: Rob Kennon Architects

Photographer: Derek Swalwell

Set on a steep site near the Yarra River, this three-storey family home is formally and materially...

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Esplanade, Williamstown

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

This three-bedroom dwelling marrying two new buildings is a classic example of Six Degrees design, a leader in the reuse of buildings and building...

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Davis Ave, South Yarra

Architect: Nu Architects

Frank transformed this Hawthorn-brick Victorian residence, renovating the existing home and building a distinctive extension that is as visually striking as it is functional. The...

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Mernda Rd, Kooyong

Architect: Schulberg Demkiw Architects

Frank stripped back and completely restored this three-storey mansion (with gracious formal rooms, five bedrooms and a generous games room) and built a light-filled...

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Bates St, Malvern East

Architect: Schulberg Demkiw Architects

Frank brought perfectionism to the renovation of this landmark five-bedroom, four-bathroom Victorian property. The client’s desire was for balance between period grandeur and contemporary...

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Lambert Rd, Toorak

Architect: Michael Baker

This extension replaces a fatigued 1980s addition to reinvent the existing home in Toorak. It introduces a new open-plan living, dining and kitchen space on...

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Western Region Health Centre

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

This major refurbishment reinvented a cluster of tired buildings in Footscray for the Western Region Health Centre. The client required a welcoming, best-practice mental-health...

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Thiessen Cres, Miena, Tasmania

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

Perched above Great Lake in central Tasmania, and looking north across the glassy waters, is a ‘fishing shack’ a cut above most others. The...

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Fur Salon, City Square, Melbourne

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

Fur takes the notion of small very seriously – the hair salon taking up just 23 square metres. Long-time collaborator Six Degrees brought Frank...

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Leopold’s Empire, City Square, Melbourne

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

Like its neighbour, Fur, Leopold’s Empire is a City Square tenant designed by Six Degrees and built by Frank, and which optimises a compact...

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Claremont Ave, Malvern

Architect: Lucy Tibbits

Edwardian heritage and designer style meet in Frank’s renovation of this beautiful residence, resulting in a flexible and functional family home.

The renovated dwelling features ornate ceilings,...

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Beach Rd, Black Rock

Architect: Cassandra Fahey (Cassandra Complex)

Designed by Cassandra Fahey and constructed by Frank, the Smith house is the result of a very practical brief from its sports-loving owners. They wanted...

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Airlie St, South Yarra

Frank was contracted to renovate this Victorian residence, with its classic facade and upper-floor addition. The interior was revitalised to bring a modern and ordered aesthetic to the family home.

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First Floor, Wellington St, Windsor

Designer–builder: Frank

This stylish three-bedroom apartment was designed and fitted-out by Frank. At 35 squares over a single floor, it is a home of massive proportion. Glass-panelled walls wrap around...

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Public House, Richmond

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

Working with Six Degrees, Frank undertook the major fit-out of this old Richmond pub, the two resolving many design issues together. The extensive use...

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Pelican, St Kilda

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

Like the Public House, Pelican’s pre-existing space required complete stripping out and refurbishment, Frank working closely with Six Degrees on the design. This restaurant–bar...

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La Vita Buona, City Square, Melbourne

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

This inner-city wine bar and wine shop is a series of linked spaces set into a long, narrow site. Using primarily raw brick and...

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Three Below, City Square, Melbourne

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

Like La Vita Buona, this bar had to appeal to passing travellers, enticing them in from the bustling City Square. It also had to...

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Caboose, City Square, Melbourne

Architect: Six Degrees Architects

Another small venue that asserts itself under the bulk of the City Square’s Westin hotel is Caboose. The coloured-glass exterior of this cafe thumbs...

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Canterbury Rd, St Kilda

Architect: Cassandra Fahey (Cassandra Complex)

Frank is proud to have built the ‘Pamela Anderson house’ in St Kilda West. The merit of its large glass-mural facade has been a source...

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Tivoli Place, South Yarra

Architect: b e Architecture

Frank co-designed and built this boutique complex of four apartments in a leafy cul-de-sac in South Yarra. It was conceived as a sophisticated inner-urban...

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Hawksburn Close, South Yarra

Architect: b e Architecture

Designed by b.e architecture and constructed by Frank, this stylish two-storey home was created for a busy, mobile professional couple. Built largely in...

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Wellington St, Windsor

Architect: b e Architecture

This sleek and tasteful home in Windsor makes an impression right from the get-go. The entrance courtyard is not simply a welcoming garden space,...

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Straun St, Toorak

Architect: Simon Shaw Architect

This existing 1970s dwelling in Italianate style required complete refurbishment to transform it into a high-performing home for modern living. From installing herringbone-patterned hardwood...

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Keys Rd, Moorabbin

Architect: Linda Simons Architect

As well as constructing and renovating bespoke building projects, Frank’s experience ranges to large commercial properties. This development provided 18 multi-purpose, high-use factory spaces...

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