Residential Architects Sydney

We’re a North Sydney Architecture firm with a primary focus on residential buildings. For us, our work is all about creating personal environments that enrich both our clients’ quality of life and the fabric of the immediate surrounding environments. In our completed work, we’ve consistently delivered to our client’s architecture that has gone above and beyond their expectations.

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s most stunning architecture. In Australia’s oldest city, we aim to interpret and incorporate responses to Sydney’s unique climate and culture into our at-times restrained, at other times overt and sleek modern designs. It is always our aim to design the perfect home for our clients, one that sits comfortably within its immediate setting and surrounds. We focus on identifying, interpreting, and then realising our clients’ vision. Transparency is key to our operations, with free-flowing communication during every step of the process. We’re progressive, serious, and committed, and this makes our dedicated and experienced team at Peter Janks Architects the qualified firm we’re recognised to be.

Based in North Sydney, much of our work has been concentrated in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Lower and Upper North Shore. We have also done work in N. NSW., up the coast in Killcare, in the Inner West, and as far South as Georges River. We’ve had successful dealings with Councils including Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick, Mosman, North Sydney, Ku-ring-gai, Inner West, Northern Beaches, and Lane Cove.

If you’re searching for a highly credentialed and regarded firm among the best architects in Sydney, our team at Peter Janks Architects would love to hear from you. Do get in touch with our luxury house architects in Sydney to begin the process of designing and realising the home you’ve always dreamt about.

Professional Sydney Architecture Services 

Peter Janks Architects are experts in modern home design and architecture, from building new homes to substantial renovations. 

With over four decades of industry experience, our commitment to excellence and eye for detail foreshadow innovative designs and practical solutions, realised always with great attention and care. 

From Sydney apartments to larger homes, we make the most of your space and deliver evocative and stunning residential home designs according to your budget and needs. 

Maximised Living Space 

Residential living is often about maximising the space you have. Generally, you won’t find sprawling plots of land in Sydney’s popular suburbs, meaning there is the need to make the available space work for you. Our team of expert architects designs according to your brief and specifications, maximising the possibilities inherent in your site while remaining within relevant building codes.  

Contemporary, Modern Designs 

We understand that building a new home is a journey. In many cases, you will want to build your dream home, something that’s perfect for your lifestyle. We consult thoroughly with you, to understand your needs, budget, current aspirations, and future plans. This way, we can work up and offer the very best solutions for a home design that suits your lifestyle both now in the future.  

We love what we do and stay up to date with modern trends and developments. This keeps our designs fresh, ensuring that you always get the very best in contemporary modern architecture. We’re intent on achieving designs that deliver you long-term benefits and timeless value. 

Customised For Your Lifestyle 

Our residential architecture services in Sydney are all about you. Designing and building a home is a big investment, and that’s why we believe you shouldn’t have to compromise. It’s our job to deliver home designs that perfectly suit your lifestyle. 

The end result is a home that you love, that meets all your needs and more, that is light, airy, flows easily, connects effortlessly to the outdoors, and is full of special moments.  



Star Review

  7 Reviews

Greg Wilkinson Star Review

Relationship: Client   Project Date: Sep 2020

Said by anybody who visits and by passers by, 17 Gilchrist Place, Balmain East is very probably the nicest, most livable house on the Balmain peninsular and it is all thanks to the design and fastidious build supervision of Peter Janks.
I was tempted, once the design was complete and the builder contracted, to dismiss Peter and supervise the build myself. Fortunately I was talked out of this by my neighbor who had spent a lifetime in building design and construction. His comment was "Builders are very good at making things easier and cheaper for themselves, let your architect be the guy who deals with the builder." This was a very sound piece of advice.
Peter is firstly a gentleman, secondly a good listener and very importantly an absolute stickler for detail. At times even I was concerned about how much more time things were going to take to get them perfect but in the end every bespoke detail of this house is perfect.
The entire design and building experience was so enjoyable and if I ever get the chance, I'd do it again.

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Nidzovic Contract Builders Star Review

Relationship: Worked with pro   Project Date: Apr 2019

Peter Janks is the consummate professional. His attention to his project, is consistent, high quality and thorough. This together with his “can do” attitude and close working relationship with builders and clients, make him a pleasure to work with. Fast resolution of any queries related to complicated builds, save time and money for clients and contractors alike.

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Paul Leighton Star Review

Relationship: Client   Project Date: Jan 2002

Peter, is the consummate professional. Very particular in determining the details of the brief. Attention to detail in terms of managing the building contract. Consequently, we were delighted with the finished product.
Over the years we have used him twice for our design & contract professional. Highly recommended.

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Daphne Flax Star Review

Relationship: Client   Project Date: Mar 2015

It was a great pleasure to employ Peter Janks twice to renovate our home in Killara. Peter is an experienced, confident, state of the art Architect. He is a good listener, great problem solver, imaginative and reliable. I trust his judgement implicitly.

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Michael Rakusin Star Review

Relationship: Client   Project Date: Dec 2011

I had the real pleasure of working with Peter over a long time while designing and building a house at Killcare on the NSW Central Coast. Like most people embarking on a new construction, we wanted something "special". Peter had an uncanny ability to listen to my wacko ideas and my wife's far more mundane yet vital concerns and turn these (often conflicting) requirements into practical, buildable but inspired plans. He brought a wonderful vision to the whole scheme. But more than vision, Peter is painstakingly detailed in his thinking. No corner escaped his gimlet attention, no joint was simply a joint.
When construction time arrived, Peter's eye for detail came into its own. As the supervising architect, his site visits took hours. Not even the smallest detail escaped his scrutiny. I think the tradies on site used to roll their eyes when they saw his car draw up. The end result was a beautiful, wonderfully constructed home that is a delight to inhabit and a wow for all who visitor.

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Alvin Gentin Star Review

Relationship: Client   Project Date: Mar 2006

Excellent architect , great attention to detail and hands on approach to overseeing the work. Weekly sight meeting and more when needed.
Our house improved so much after our experience with Peter.
Would certainly use him again and definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a superb architect

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System Builder Star Review

Relationship: Worked with pro   Project Date: Jun 2018

We have done a few projects with Peter and have been thrilled with the results,
but even more so with the friendship that we have developed.
Peter is not only a great architect but a really fine character and a truly decent man.
We would highly recommend Peter.
Neill and Kathy Miller

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