ABOUT BUENAVISTA
HOME DESIGNS - NORTH SHORE

Building Heritage and Buenavista

“Buenavista means ‘beautiful home’ in Spanish. It was the name of my family home in Orange, built by my great grandfather, John Hale, which is now a heritage-listed building. A general surveyor at the time, he also designed the women’s hospital and other government properties in town. I started my business to create beautiful, liveable homes for my clients to enjoy as their own Buenavista” ~ Rod Hale.

Leading North Shore Home Designs and Renovations

Buenavista Home Designs specialises in home renovations on the North Shore with a focus on our clients. Our lead designer, Rod, has over 37 years’ experience designing home renovations and working with councils across the North Shore. Rod will help you create your dream home, from concept, approval to the final stages of the build.

Meeting directly with our experts means you can discuss your goals and a potential budget. It allows you to get a sense for our passion and professionalism. After the initial obligation-free consult, measurements and designs are created. We refine the plans and our expert team gain approval from council. We then continue to partner with you, in creating the home of your dreams.

Buenavista Home Designs - North Shore

ABOUT BUENAVISTA
HOME DESIGNS - NORTH SHORE

Building Heritage and Buenavista

“Buenavista means ‘beautiful home’ in Spanish. It was the name of my family home in Orange, built by my great grandfather, John Hale, which is now a heritage-listed building. A general surveyor at the time, he also designed the women’s hospital and other government properties in town. I started my business to create beautiful, liveable homes for my clients to enjoy as their own Buenavista” ~ Rod Hale.

Leading North Shore Home Designs and Renovations

Buenavista Home Designs specialises in home renovations on the North Shore with a focus on our clients. Our lead designer, Rod, has over 37 years’ experience designing home renovations and working with councils across the North Shore. Rod will help you create your dream home, from concept, approval to the final stages of the build.

Meeting directly with our experts means you can discuss your goals and a potential budget. It allows you to get a sense for our passion and professionalism. After the initial obligation-free consult, measurements and designs are created. We refine the plans and our expert team gain approval from council. We then continue to partner with you, in creating the home of your dreams.

THE HISTORY OF BUENAVISTA

Many people have asked how I came up with the name Buenavista Home Designs.

The name comes from the Family Home in Orange, called Buena Vista (Spanish for beautiful view) and was designed and built by my Great Great Grandfather, John Hale in 1878. I have always been inspired by the work he accomplished in his life and I wanted to honour him.

John Hale came to Australia from Cambridge England in 1856 and headed to Orange to apply his trade as a Carpenter and Joiner. On arriving in Orange, he was engaged by Mr Parker and then Mr Down to fit-out their Chemist Dispensaries.

He later combined his trade as a Builder and launched out as an Architect. During this time, he was associated with many of the original landmark buildings around Orange. He also was the Town Surveyor for a period of time.

In Orange he is credited with designing and building such Buildings as the Wesleyan Methodist Church & School Room (now the Uniting Church), Bowen Terrace built in 1876 for Henry Bowen, Glenroi House also built for Henry Bowen in 1876 (which was his home), the old Orange Hospital (which formed the templet for all Hospitals for the next 50 years), The Joint Stock Bank, Wolaroi House built for John McLachlan (solicitor) in 1884 (now Kinross Wolaroi School), Lianeio House built for Edwin Lane in 1883 (now Croagh Patrick College) and the Water Fountain that graces Robertson Park in Orange.

THE HISTORY OF BUENAVISTA

Many people have asked how I came up with the name Buenavista Home Designs.

The name comes from the Family Home in Orange, called Buena Vista (Spanish for beautiful view) and was designed and built by my Great Great Grandfather, John Hale in 1878. I have always been inspired by the work he accomplished in his life and I wanted to honour him.

John Hale came to Australia from Cambridge England in 1856 and headed to Orange to apply his trade as a Carpenter and Joiner. On arriving in Orange, he was engaged by Mr Parker and then Mr Down to fit-out their Chemist Dispensaries.

He later combined his trade as a Builder and launched out as an Architect. During this time, he was associated with many of the original landmark buildings around Orange. He also was the Town Surveyor for a period of time.

In Orange he is credited with designing and building such Buildings as the Wesleyan Methodist Church & School Room (now the Uniting Church), Bowen Terrace built in 1876 for Henry Bowen, Glenroi House also built for Henry Bowen in 1876 (which was his home), the old Orange Hospital (which formed the templet for all Hospitals for the next 50 years), The Joint Stock Bank, Wolaroi House built for John McLachlan (solicitor) in 1884 (now Kinross Wolaroi School), Lianeio House built for Edwin Lane in 1883 (now Croagh Patrick College) and the Water Fountain that graces Robertson Park in Orange.    

SPECIALISING IN THE NORTH SHORE

With extensive knowledge and experience in designing and building homes, Buenavista Home Designs understands the distinctive style and requirements for the North Shore of Sydney. Here is a recent project in Roseville.

SPECIALISING IN THE NORTH SHORE

With extensive knowledge and experience in designing and building homes, Buenavista Home Designs understands the distinctive style and requirements for the North Shore of Sydney. Here is a recent project in Roseville.