Welcome to Sarah’s in Rozelle

Sarah had a vision

We love a tight brief – especially when working in tandem with architects on architectural build projects. Being part of discussions upstream lets the nitty-gritty flow far more smoothly. So when Sarah asked us to work with her architect, Danny, on her Rozelle home makeover, we relished it as always.

“I knew exactly what I wanted. I was drawn to Tommico because I got the sense they’d play ball, not push their own agenda. Me, my architect, and Tommico – we all shared the same vision.”

— Sarah

We got to work

The centrepiece of Danny’s plans were the new stairs to be installed – floating American oak treads with black powder coated stingers with glass balustrades and an American oak handrail. It was key that these hum, to hold everything else together.

“Steve & Lisa and their team are sensitive, craft-oriented people. They understand how to treat a vision sensitively, offer suggestions where helpful, and make sure no one’s toes are getting stepped on.”

— Danny, DMA Architects

The curveball

Every project has one. For Sarah’s it was the all-important staircase. Regulations stipulate a clearance height of 2m. After many many redesigns, 3D models, and meetings with the architect and engineer, we landed on a design that met Australian standards, and Sarah’s vision.

Vision achieved

Newly installed black aluminium doors and windows completed the piece, along with 50×50 Japanese tiles in the bathroom, funky olive green kitchen cabinets, American oak timber battens on the outside of the kitchen island, and a hidden laundry.

“Tommico gave me all the info and confidence I needed to make major decisions over the phone. I never felt pressured. I just felt empowered.”

— Sarah

Sarah had a vision

We love a tight brief – especially when working in tandem with architects on architectural build projects. Being part of discussions upstream lets the nitty-gritty flow far more smoothly. So when Sarah asked us to work with her architect, Danny, on her Rozelle home makeover, we relished it as always.

“I knew exactly what I wanted. I was drawn to Tommico because I got the sense they’d play ball, not push their own agenda. Me, my architect, and Tommico – we all shared the same vision.”

— Sarah

We got to work

The centrepiece of Danny’s plans were the new stairs to be installed – floating American oak treads with black powder coated stingers with glass balustrades and an American oak handrail. It was key that these hum, to hold everything else together.

“Steve & Lisa and their team are sensitive, craft-oriented people. They understand how to treat a vision sensitively, offer suggestions where helpful, and make sure no one’s toes are getting stepped on.”

— Danny, DMA Architects

The curveball

Every project has one. For Sarah’s it was the all-important staircase. Regulations stipulate a clearance height of 2m. After many many redesigns, 3D models, and meetings with the architect and engineer, we landed on a design that met Australian standards, and Sarah’s vision.

Vision achieved

Newly installed black aluminium doors and windows completed the piece, along with 50×50 Japanese tiles in the bathroom, funky olive green kitchen cabinets, American oak timber battens on the outside of the kitchen island, and a hidden laundry.

“Tommico gave me all the info and confidence I needed to make major decisions over the phone. I never felt pressured. I just felt empowered.”

— Sarah