Project Date: May 2016
Yvonne designed and project managed the rebuild of our home in Bronte. A once dark, impractical and rather unappealing house has been transformed into a light-filled, beautiful modern home that is a treat to live in. Yvonne’s professionalism, enthusiasm, her skill and practical application to every facet of the process has been outstanding.
Yvonne’s tender documents were so detailed that builders quotes were almost identical in their pricing of the project. This was invaluable in budgeting. Yvonne is a true professional in every sense of the word. Issues on site and through the building process were quickly addressed and resolved. Our home is testament to the fact that aesthetics need not to be compromised for practical, family friendly living. Nor does practical, family friendly living mean that aesthetics need compromising. We have a magazine worthy home that is impeccably designed and a pleasure to live in.We marvel at the abundance of storage Yvonne the Storage Queen has included in the design. Wow is the general reaction of anyone who enters our front door.
Thank you Yvonne for your vision and hard work. We couldn’t recommend you highly enough to anyone looking for an architect. It has been a pleasure to work with you.
Project Date: February 2015
Yvonne was recommended to us by friends who had used her services, and their glowing recommendations were well-earned. We hired her as architect and project manager for an almost total renovation of our two-story apartment at Bondi Beach. (Only the bathrooms, which had been recently renovated, did not require any work.)
Yvonne’s design ideas were exemplary – as beautiful as our friends’ designs but quite different from theirs. She overcame some tricky hurdles with attractively creative solutions that made us grateful that these quirky parts were here. For example, part of a large, but shallow wall of cupboards invisibly surrounded a wide nib in the wall, providing us with a perfect place for spices, medications and other small items. This entire cupboard unit utilised an otherwise unusable space and provided excellent pantry and glass cupboards with no need to go searching behind to find items.
A large double window threatened to interrupt the continuity between the kitchen and lounge areas of the open plan living area. Yvonne extended the lovely open box shelving from either side to draw the elements together in a truly artistic way.
Yvonne is known as “the queen of storage” and this is for good reason. She created very useful storage areas in so many unimaginable places.
Yvonne managed the various tradespeople well, pulling everything together and keeping the project rolling. Her manner was very pleasant and friendly and her leadership skills kept her on top of everything.
Project Date: May 2014
Just completing with Yvonne Haber my 5th project, which is a complete renovation of a small cottage in Balmain. Her design was simply brilliant, completely transforming a dingy little workman’s cottage into a light filled modern space with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, and first rate fitout throughout.
Yvonne has been there from the start, dealing with a very difficult council, then in the Land and Environment court and on site as required. We had to stand up to Leichhardt Council on this one (and the last one too actually) – think of her as a polite, highly knowledgable terrier.
She is thoroughly across every aspect of her brief and was able to respond to all of the exigencies of council in a timely manner and was reasonable with costs. I am over the moon with the way the house turned out.
As I stated to her the other day – you can’t always tell from the plans, but seeing it in the flesh, it is much better than I imagined. I would not use another architect.
Project Date: May 2013
Yvonne provided frank but professional advice on my dump of a house. She provided a vision that was appealing and do-able. She project managed the whole job, managed the builder, and produced a result which I could never have dreamed would be possible. It was a pleasure dealing with her.
Project Date: May 2012
Being clients of Yvonne’s was a wonderful experience.
Yvonne was always the consummate professional. She listened to our wants and responded with a thoughtful design. She provided sound advice, guidance and direction that was always appropriate.
Yvonne’s design just works.
Our home is open, and flooded with natural light thanks to a clever design. Yvonne created very beautiful spaces and an amazing amount of storage.
Yvonne not only designed our home, obtained planning approval and managed the tendering process, she also project managed the build for us. Throughout the year long construction stage of the project Yvonne worked with the builder and resolved all issues and made the entire project as stress free as I suspect it can be.
I would highly recommend Yvonne and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again, however I suspect we will never want to leave this house.