After 45 years in business in Sydney’s multi-million dollar premium custom home market, Chateau Architects and Builders could be resting on its laurels, but it is just too busy to take the time out.

The award winning business, founded by Malcolm McDonald, began in the late 1960s when Malcolm decided to design and build a two-storey house, from concept to completion, on a vacant block of land he had purchased.

With a background in real estate, he immediately sold it in 1970, which then generated interest from two neighbours on the same street. So impressed were they by his work, they asked if he could build a house for them too.

Forty-five years later, Chateau Architects and Builders has collected a plethora of clients and successfully continues to uphold a commitment to service, quality and innovation, providing both custom individual architectural design solutions and premium quality construction. Malcolm has applied his extensive knowledge of building and architectural design to construct high quality and unique housing in Sydney.

He proudly boasts, “In forty-five years of business, we have never built the same house twice – every house is unique.”

Chateau is a family run company with strong family values. Malcolm’s two sons have followed in their father’s footsteps – Alex is the builder and project manager and Rod is the architect. This successful approach has enabled them to not only build dream homes for their clients by meeting their individual and often unique requests, it has also created ongoing relationships with new and existing clients.

With a creative approach and awareness of regulations and building codes, Malcolm believes in delivering great customer service for families of all sizes. After sales service holds an important place in the client experience as well.

“We love assisting our clients; it’s a full-time commitment. Watching their visions unfold and become reality is the best part of the job,” says Malcolm.

While celebrating Chateau’s 45th anniversary, Malcolm considers the highlight was the industry’s recognition of the company in 2013 when they won HIA NSW Home of the Year, NSW Custom Built Home of the Year, Custom Built Home $1-2 million, and MBA NSW Design & Construct House $1-2 million.

Chateau Architects and Builders’ comprehensive approach ensures that the project is seamless from concept to completion, and optimum value is achieved. Great working relationships, with both clients and suppliers since 1970, have ensured they remain a leader in today’s elite residential marketplace, exceeding the expectations of Sydney’s most discerning clients.