We approached IRP Architects to design our 'dream home' after we saw, and fell in love with, a house near our block of land that Nives and her team had designed (The Bridge House). We had approached a couple of other architects, but Nives was very easy to talk with, she understood our specific requirements and discussed with us the way we wanted to 'live' in our home. Our site was a difficult one, as it is very sloping and there were strict council regulations. Nives' knowledge of what would and wouldn't work was invaluable.
We found the design process very straight-forward, easy and fun. The use of 3D Modelling made it so much easier to imagine what the house would look like when it was built and gave us a sense of room sizes which I find is always difficult to imagine when looking at a floor plan. While being mindful of our build budget, Nives and her team had some really great ideas which we could incorporate into the house.
Nives and the team provided outstanding client service and were always proactive in contacting us and responding to our queries and making amendments to the design.
All went smoothly with the build, thanks in part, I am sure, to the great work put in by Nives and the team during the planning stages.
We have now been in our home for 6 months and love every second of living and working here (the design includes our home office). We have often discussed, amongst ourselves, and with others, if there was anything that we would change, but so far we haven't been able to think of anything. This is a testament to its design. Even with our five children, it is an easy house to live in and feels, to us just the right amount of sophisticated, but also relaxed as it sits well within its bushland setting. Nives' design has brought the outside in and we love the way our living area is nestled in the tree canopy. We like to think of it as a big tree-house.
Once again ‐ we had a great experience working with IRP Architects and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Fiona and Andy