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Dr Retro is the Mid-Century Specialist. Since 2010 Secret Design Studio has been helping clients in Melbourne and Sydney with their mid-century and post-war homes which were built in the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. Our “Dr Retro House Call” service is for anybody who is thinking about renovating, or has started their planning, or building their renovation, who would like an experienced and professional opinion on any aspect of their project. Like an old fashioned doctor who makes a house call, we come to your home to answer your questions in a single visit of 2 to 3 hours. Our advisory services could cover anything from pre-purchase inspections, to a review of your plans, to assistance with colour and materials selection. We know from experience that there are a lot of designers out there who don’t really understand the many flavours of mid-century architecture as we have helped so many people with their retro homes. Some of these homes are well-known, such as those by Petit and Sevitt, Robin Boyd, Chancellor and Patrick, and also unkown homes that were done by speculative project builders, and everything in-between.

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Building Design, Custom Homes, Drafting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Home Additions, House Plans, Site Planning, Sustainable Design, Home Renovation, Home Extensions, Mid-century design, Interior design, Kitchen design, Bathroom design

Areas Served

Mt Waverley, Sydney CBD, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Hills District, North Shore, Northern Beaches, South West Sydney, Melbourne CBD, South East, South & Bayside, North East, Mornington, Melbourne North, East Melbourne, West Melbourne, Geelong


BUILD 2018 Architecture Awards, Dr Retro House Calls, Best Custom Home Renovation & Extensions Specialists 2018 - Australia

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Business Details

Business Name

Dr Retro House Calls

Phone Number

0448 579 707


Secret Design Studio
Mt Waverley, Victoria 3149

Typical Job Cost

$595 - $20,000

Service fees are dependent on location, time and delivery. For regional and interstate clients we can provide a Zoom appointment. For a personal in-home visit then a "Dr Retro House Call" is a little more expensive. For full 3D design services the cost will be time dependent. Please visit our "Past Clients" page to see the types of homes we work with and how we have helped clients right across Australia with our renovation services. https://secretdesignstudio.com/past_clients/


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