Pettit+Sevitt LowlineModern Exterior, Sydney
What Houzz contributors are saying:
A brief historyEveryone wanted to own their own home in the 1950s and 1960s – a prosperous period in which home ownership was actually within reach of a great percentage of the population. According to Judith O’Callaghan and Charles Pickett in Designer Suburbs: Architects and Affordable Homes in Australia, houses quickly became a commodity or consumer product as the popular media and major retailers promoted home ownership as fitting to the ‘Australian way of life.’ Project houses offered an economical and contemporary option that combined affordable construction and architectural ideas suited to a modern suburban lifestyle.Brian Pettit and Ron Sevitt established Pettit+Sevitt in 1961 and quickly led the market in architect-designed project houses. They targeted young professionals and worked with renowned architects such as Ken Woolley and Russell Jack (among others) to create a series of standardised house designs that catered to a range of domestic living options. They established exhibition centres in Sydney’s northern suburbs and sold and produced more than 3500 houses nationwide.In 2009, Ron’s wife, Val Sevitt, relaunched the company with her children, and with Ken Woolley revising some of Pettit+Sevitt’s designs for today’s market.While the following architectural lessons are not unique to Pettit+Sevitt, the company brought them within accessible and affordable reach of more homeowners in the 1960s and 1970s.
What Houzzers are commenting on:
This is a perfect home for me, and the reason I like about this home is because I am a down to earth person and I would rather have my own heaven on the ground among nature than live in the sky. And one day when I own it I will add my own swimming pool in the side yard. Hope you like it