Potts Point Panache

A Journey Through Time and Design

Potts Point, a suburb of Sydney, is a tapestry woven with the threads of history and modernity. It’s a place where every corner tells a story, and every building reflects a chapter of design that spans over a century. This blog post takes you on a journey through the architectural evolution of Potts Point, showcasing its timeless panache.

The Birth of Elegance

The story of Potts Point began in the early 19th century when it was developed as one of Sydney’s most prestigious residential areas. The suburb quickly became synonymous with elegance and affluence, attracting the city’s elite.

The Art Deco Influence

As the 20th century progressed, Potts Point embraced the Art Deco movement. This was a time of bold experimentation in design, resulting in buildings that were as much a statement of fashion as they were of function.

  • The Chevron: One of the suburb’s most iconic buildings, The Chevron, is a testament to the Art Deco era. Its streamlined façade and geometric patterns delight architecture enthusiasts.
  • Macleay Regis: Another jewel in Potts Point’s crown, Macleay Regis, with its intricate brickwork and classic Art Deco styling, captures the era’s essence.

A Modern Twist

In recent years, Potts Point has seen a renaissance, with contemporary designs seamlessly blending with the suburb’s historic fabric. New developments pay homage to the past while forging a new aesthetic for the future.

  • The Pomeroy: A modern masterpiece, The Pomeroy showcases how contemporary architecture can complement historical styles, adding a fresh layer to the suburb’s design narrative.

The Cultural Tapestry

Potts Point is not just about buildings; it’s about the people and the culture. The suburb is a melting pot of artists, designers, and thinkers contributing to its vibrant atmosphere.


Potts Point is a suburb where history is not just preserved; it’s lived. Walking through its streets, we experience a journey through time and design, where each step reveals a new facet of its panache. It’s a place where the past is cherished, and the future is welcomed with open arms.


Architecture & History

Potts Point & Elizabeth Bay Walking Tour.

I have a lifelong fascination with the beautiful and clever architecture built in my amazing harbourside local area over the past 200 years. Some of the best Art Deco in Australia. So in January, I partnered with my long-term pal and architect, James, and we launched this local walking tour. This 2-hour tour runs from 4 pm every second Saturday. It has proven incredibly popular. So glad so many share our interests. It was sold out until May, but we just opened a new tour on Saturday, 1st April to enable greater access.

The photo is guided by James.