Altair Louvre Windows in Five Dock retro residential home, NSW

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8 August 2013
Altair Louvre Windows in Five Dock retro residential home, NSW
Altair Louvre Windows in Five Dock retro residential home, NSW.

This fun-loving, retro home (featured on Grand Designs Australia) was once a modest 60’s bungalow overlooking the harbour in Sydney’s Five Dock. Husband and Wife Team, Anne and Michael Potter decided to take the plunge and demolish the family home and rebuild something that would cater to the whole family. Their modern version of a retro home incorporates Breezway Altair Louvre Windows to provide a comfortable environment and unobstructed views for the whole family to enjoy.

Anne Potter is an interior designer by trade so was actively involved in creating this unqiue home alongside Architectural firm Utz Sanby Architects. The open plan design creates a comforting sense of spaciousness with hints of Mondrian inspired colour to bring it to life.

Architect and Director Kristin Utz, from Utz Sanby Architects states that "Altair Louvres were used for assisting in cross ventilation and allowing hot air to escape at a high level.”

Placing Altair Louvres next to fixed lite glass in this situation helps frame a view of the glorious surrounding parklands while allowing natural ventilation to refresh the home without the need for air conditioning. When closed, they seal tightly to ensure superior wind and water performance and prevent any cold draughts from entering during the cooler months of the year.

Architect: Utz Sanby Architects, NSW, 02 9904 2515.

Photographer: Marian Riabic.


Breezway manufactures Altair Louvre Windows in glass, timber and aluminium. They are energy and cyclone rated and suitable for multi-storey applications.

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