News about The Manse!
The Manse Clinic opening July/August 2016
The old Dr Naomi clinic at 6 Regent St, ran out of room for staff and patients, so we found a new site, which we developed to become a medical centre. It is a project that was a couple of years in the making! It is just across the park at 1 Regent St (on the corner of Oxford St), Paddington. the clinic has reopened as "The Manse".
Our new clinic was the Manse for St John's church, the first church established in Paddington. This Presbyterian church was built in 1859, and now houses Parlour X, Sydney's mecca for the high end fashionista. The Manse was built in 1904 and is a significant piece of Australian architectural history, as a good example of a substantial Federation Arts & Crafts style dwelling. It is the work of well known architect of the period, Charles Slatyer. ***
Our move to The Manse is planned for July/ August 2016
The clinic, Dr Naomi, was opened in its current location in 2002.
Dr Naomi is a boutique cosmetic clinic. It is only for the client who appreciates immaculate service. Every patient is important to us. We give our all. We want to make patients happy by improving their appearance. We love for patients to give up control of their appearance to us and we will take over and make them look the best that is possible with the current technology.
We love our workplace, it is a sweet terrace 20 metres from Oxford St, in Paddington, an inner-city, eastern suburb of Sydney, 2km from the CBD. Paddington is known for its gentrified Victorian terrace houses, boutique fashion, bars and cafes.
The terrace had a facelift in 2010, which was designed by Matt Nadilo. For Matt’s design brief, we requested a calm place, which would be very relaxing and inviting, but at the same time, very clean and clinical. We wanted it to respect the past (the Terrace is over 100 years old and has beautiful, convict-built, stone walls in 2 of the gardens. We also wanted it to be a bit fun.
It is a gorgeous place to work. One of the main factors in Dr Naomi’s decision to buy the property, is that every consultation room has a view of a garden.
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The façade features face brickwork, with the upper level being finished with a coarse pebble dash. All windows have a bull nosed brick sill. The ground floor level windows have an arched head course whilst the first floor have roughcast heads. On the north elevation, there is a tower over the entrance with a casement window assembly to the porch, and Art Nouveau style masonry and timber belvedere at tower level. The roof is clad in slate with terracotta hips and ridges, with the front verandah continuous with the main roof. Significant internal fabric includes the timber joinery and fire places.