25 years experience, Distinct Innovations chartered and accredited building designer Luke Van Jour. We specialise in providing high quality custom designed building plans for all home designs, luxury home designs, town-house developments, dual occupancies, renovations and extensions. We have notable experience and expertise in heritage listed renovations and extensions. Distinct Innovations has particular expertise in sustainable design. Our designs focus on the natural surrounding environment. We prepare building designs and drafting services to home-owners, renovators, builders and developers. Based in Castle Hill, Sydney. Service all Councils of Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Illawarra and the Central Coast. Plan packages for all budgets from just a basic house plan for Council approval, highly detailed plans with full feature and cabinetry detailing, 3D modelling and schedule of finishes. Drafting and Design. Award Winning Home. Building Design. Luxury Home Design. Custom Design. Van Jour. Architecture lovers. sydney building. sydney construction. sydney developments. renovation. extension. knock down rebuild. new home. architectural drafting. heritage renovation. dual occupancy. townhouses. subdivision. Best Draftsman Design Drafting Free Quote architecture lover. Expert designer. Australia's leading drafting service provider. great rates. Residential drafting and building design experts. 3d visualisation Home Improvement
Heritage Rear Extension / Renovation
Winner – Heritage/adaptive Reuse
Winner - Alterations/additions up to $250K
Winner - Paul Dass Memorial Award
Building Designers Australia NSW Awards
Finalist - Best Heritage
Building Designers Association of Australia Awards
Winner - Best New Development Involving Heritage
Canada Bay City Council Design Awards
The Daily Telegraph - Home Magazine
"Sense and Sustainability"
What the Client Said
Our brief was to challenge the expected and to create a light filled space for an active family and to do so within the confines that are placed over Conservation and heritage listed properties. From the moment we met Luke, we could say nothing less than what a joy it was to work with him. He beautifully navigated the Heritage office of our local council and the perfect balance he achieved between the old and new is a credit to him. Luke by nature is extremely professional, punctual, communicative and extraordinarily talented. The key ingredients you need in a Building Designer. All of these critical traits are wrapped up in extensive knowledge of sustainability and how to eco-build, something that was very important to us in the design of our property. Luke’s expertise delivered us a gorgeous looking home that uses nature through the saturation of light and glass and louvers meaning that our home requires no synthetic cooling in summer and very minimal heating in winter. It is a beautiful and easy space to live in. Quite simply there is something very special about Luke Van Jour. He has a finely tuned sense of the nuances that can take a home from ‘lovely’ to ‘WOW’. We are already thinking about ways to work with him again in the future on our next adventure.
- Sean & Tabitha, Creewood