Project Date: 2021
We were lucky enough to work with Yvonne while conducting some small renovations in our small Bondi home.Yvonne’s capacity to maximize the small pockets of our space and create beautiful, timeless rooms while engaging with builders and dealing with thecomplexities of works made our lives incredibly easy during the process.
We are so grateful for Yvonne’s patience in explaining (and re-explaining when we forgot!)the details and rationale behind the builders’ choices, and the fact that she always acted in our best interests when having to make difficult decisions.
Project Date: 2019
Yvonne built from scratch the most amazing house for us. On a small block of land she maximize every inch and captured every aspect of the available views. It was admired by real estate agents and was a great asset. A brilliant job.
Project Date: 2019
We have been thoroughly pleased working with Yvonne right from the start of the project to completion. We presented Yvonne with a detailed brief and were impressed to receive three different design options that exceeded and enhanced our ideas.
We have appreciated Yvonne’s creativity and amazing use of space as we had a tight terrace, and thanks to Yvonne’s clever design and flair we now have a spacious 4-bedroom, 3 bathroom family home. We are thrilled with it, as are our friends that have come over!
We found Yvonne to be flexible, fitting numerous meetings around our busy schedules; organised and experienced dealing with council; helpful in providing recommendations for fittings; efficient with following up with our numerous amendments and agreeable and easy to work with. Our whole process was smooth, hassle-free and a rewarding experience. We certainly recommend Yvonne as a helpful and engaging architect who can deliver a stylish build.
Project Date: April 2019
Yvonne fulfilled our brief entirely – designing a gorgeous home that maximized light, open spaces and flow. She was very creative in her solutions and nothing was too big an ask. I would have no hesitation in recommending Yvonne as an exceptional architect.
Project Date: September 2017
We did a major renovation with Yvonne in which we virtually gutted the house, and added a new storey. Her design suited our family situation at the time and going forward perfectly. There were lots of little extras, clever additions in small spaces. It was also wonderful to have Yvonne there throughout the renovation, constantly refining the design and dealing with the builder on our behalf. Also helping me with the interiors. She’s a great communicator, trustworthy and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Can’t recommend her highly enough.
Project Date: August 2017
Yvonne has been a key part of making our dream home. Starting with the ground floor renovation and following on with rebuilding of the second storey, Yvonne’s vision and attention to detail ensured a trouble-free, seamless and cost-effective result. Her design was imaginative and practical and she worked with us to incorporate our ideas into the project. Furthermore, her rapport with the builder helped us in making some on the go changes without affecting the price. Thanks Yvonne!
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.