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Award Winning Home Builder Turns 50 This Year!

22 May 2020

This year Chateau Architects and Builders turned 50. Located in Castle Hill, the business was established by Hills resident Malcolm McDonald, to build quality custom designed homes and provide an alternative to project home builders.

The business is the epitome of the Australian success story - a story about hard work, family and doing the right thing.

Malcolm, new to the area in the late 1960's, saw large parcels of land being released but few builders in the area and having spotted an opportunity, was courageous enough to take it.

The multi award winning business is now run by sons Rod (Director of Architecture) and Alex (Director of Construction), both of whom live in the Hills district (pictured below). Malcolm, now in his 80's, remains involved in the business in an advisory capacity.

Chateau Architects + Builders Turns 50!

Chateau Architects + Builders As Industry Leaders

Unlike most custom home builders, Chateau is unusual in that qualified architects and master builders work together under one roof.

Architect Rod says "Using a separate architect and builder can create uncertainties and be difficult to manage.

"Our integrated process means cost efficiencies are explored early in the design stage and an accurate fixed price is determined right from the start".

The result - less pain and more peace of mind for clients!

Creating Custom Homes For Sydneysiders For Half A Century

This emphasis on caring for clients means over the last 50 years Chateau has not only survived but thrived, with 2019 being better than ever.

Last year Chateau won two prestigious MBA Awards, received runner up Master Builder of the Year, and was nominated as finalist for two HIA awards.

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Son Alex said "These awards are an affirmation of all Rod and I have strived for - to continue our fathers' legacy of building quality custom designed homes".

A legacy means leaving good things behind and by that measure, Chateau has succeeded. In an era of cookie cutter project houses, each and every home Chateau has built in the last 50 years is unique.

Architect Rod goes on to explain that, "because our clients are individuals, so are the homes we create for them. These are homes that are designed to enhance the lives of our clients and their families for years to come".

As Sydney’s Leading Custom Home Builder We Are Always Looking To Improve

This year Chateau shows no signs of slowing down, embarking on its most ambitious project to date, the development of Dovedale Estate.

Dovedale Estate give clients a rare opportunity to purchase vacant land in the select suburb of Glenhaven and live in an architect designed home built with uncompromising quality.

Chateau Architects and Builders - creating homes that are designed for living and built to impress.

If you are researching for your new custom home build, we would love to help you get started. Contact our office on (02) 9634 6888 or send us an email at [email protected] and our friendly team will assist as best we can!


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02 August 2020
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22 May 2020
Fifty years is one of life's milestones - and in today's challenging times, 50 years in the life of a business is a milestone which deserves to be celebrated.

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04 May 2020
A brand new estate in Glenhaven provides a rare opportunity for a custom home in established neighbourhood.

COVID-19: An Update From Our Directors

17 April 2020
A message from the Directors of Chateau Architects + Builders, providing an update on the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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27 December 2019
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2019 NSW MBA Award Winners!

08 September 2019
The glitz & glamour of the 2019 NSW MBA Awards were hosted at The Star, Pyrmont where we walked away as proud winners of two awards on the night!

We Wish Lois A Happy and Relaxing Retirement

02 September 2019
We said our goodbyes to a wonderful employee last Friday, Lois Alders who has been part of the Chateau family for more than 22 years!

Seaforth Story: Part III

29 May 2019
In this month's edition, we awill be showing you the interior components coming together for this custom home build in the Sydney suburb of Seaforth in Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Strong result second time round in Kenthurst

15 May 2019
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A Chateau Designed Home Sells For Over $6m

14 February 2019
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Seaforth House: Part II

06 February 2019
Chateau Architects + Builders start the construction phase of this magnificent Seaforth House in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

New Tech: An Energy Generating Brick?

17 January 2019
The King’s College, in London, has developed a thermogalvanic brick that generates electricity as we look at more sustainable options for future home builds.

Seaforth Story: Part I

29 November 2018
This Seaforth Project is one of our favourites. Have a sneak peek into the construction of this landmark residence of Grandview Grove, Seaforth.

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11 October 2018
Seaforth trophy home is a flawless fusion of style, luxury and location.

AUCTION: Full Brick Chateau Residence in East Side Location

11 August 2018
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Warrawee Story: Part IV

27 July 2018
And here we are - the finished Warrawee House in Sydney's North Shore. In this month's edition, we show you the finished home in its final form!