"John designed our dream bach for us and nailed the concept right away. He understood our brief and with his first concept sketch and we knew immediately that he was right on track to deliver what we wanted. With regular discussions, minor tweeks and additional ideas from John that gave extra wow factor, John delivered a fantastic design that we are all now living in and loving after spending our first summer in the bach!! John's relaxed and casual approach to things makes him a pleasure to work with whilst still instilling confidence in you that he is more than capable to deliver a quality outcome. John passionately followed the project through the build phase and we are absoltuely thrilled with the outcome."
- Sandi and Brent

"John and his team are a pleasure to work with and very talented, we have no hesitation in recommending them. Over the last 5 years John has completed a new beach house for us as well as two smaller renovations and we are delighted with the results in each of the projects. Apart from Johns clear design talent, we believe that a particular skill John has is being able to accommodate many of the ideas that we had into the design, making it a cooperative and enjoyable process. Always a responsive and a very thoughtful adviser, John has always had our best interests at heart."
- Marcus Gerbich and Amelia Pais

"Honestly, we can't fault the work that John carried out for us. Not only was it important for us to collectively create a home that was more than a little bit special... We wanted to work with someone we actually liked enjoyed sharing a glass of pinot with as we poured over the details. John was our guy. The house is now complete, we absolutely LOVE everything about it, just amazing. The project was a Ponsonby villa conversion, old meets new, which came together in a tastefully intertwined morphing of 2 uniquely distinct decades. He just really 'got it' - he made what is likely to be a stressful unpleasant experience into a slick highly enjoyable process.
- Ben and Jade Hurst

"We were thrilled with his work throughout our project. It started off as a renovation, but we eventually demolished the existing house and rebuilt completely. John was passionate and creative and a joy to work with, always listening to our thoughts and questions. From his initial presentation to his amazing pen sketches to the consent process right to working on the tricky things as they came up with the wonderful builders (a recommendation from John) to the barbeques and glass of wine on the deck when it was finished, John was fantastic and became a mate. Thanks John, we adore our new home and everyone who visits just loves it. We're here to stay, but would happily use John again if we had the opportunity."
- Rob Lee and Jane Reese

"We contracted John for a large renovation our house in Grey Lynn. When we met with John to see the concepts we were genuinely really excited. He had nailed all of the aspects we wanted to see in the place and we felt like he had an overall vision for the feel of the house, more than just the functional working spaces. John then managed the entire consent process for us and recommended builders for the project (who we were also thrilled with). John is an amazing talent. The house we now live in is very true to the original design and the vision john gave us. We also loved john's commitment to the project throughout. John stayed involved in all key decisions that impacted the design of the house. From designing our kitchen to working with the joinery suppliers directly to ensure we got the product we wanted. everyone who visits our place are blown away by the design and we love living in it. We would absolutely recommend john and would suggest that if you use john to trust his direction the whole way through. We will definitely be using john for future projects."
- Robert Harvey

"Having worked on many projects over the years it has been refreshing working with John. I enjoy his passion for design and relaxed but attentive attitude throughout the process with a willingness to get the look and feel of a project right. He designs houses that make a statement but respond well to the environment they are in. We have worked on two projects so far with the second one well advanced in the building phase and have just secured a third project which we are about to start the design phase."
- Tyrone Le Roux

"After meeting with over 10 architects and carefully reviewing their work we commissioned John to design a substantial renovation and addition for our tired old bungalow in Westmere. Interviewing architects is an arduous task , and John really stood out for his design lead ideas, practicality and outstanding value for money, particularly considering the quality that he bought to the table. To us picking the right architect was no1 critical task in our project. We wanted a house that was stylish, functional and that we would love living in. John spent a lot of time in the initial stages of the project understanding what we were after and the budget that we had to help create what we wanted. John nailed the brief from day one, he designed a house that was not only beautiful to look at and great to live in, but also has almost an x factor to it that is unique to his design skills. I could not recommend john highly enough, he has a truly unique talent and is great to work with."
- Michael Fletcher

"We wanted to extend our turn-of-the-century villa in a res.1/conservation designated area. John provided some fantastic ideas on how to put together a proposal that satisfied our needs while meeting the tough requirements of the council. He also put in extra effort with the council when things got difficult. We are delighted with the result and we have had plenty of comments about how fantastic the place has turned out. John is a relaxed and easy guy to do business with and stayed in touch the whole way through the project. He took a genuine interest in what we were up to and has been around since to make sure we are 100% happy. Could not have asked for more."
- Simon & Nicky Tong

"I employed John to do some renovation options for a house that I was looking at putting on the market. We are so happy with it that we now call it home. I was extremely impressed with john's ability to temper our wilder impractical ideas with ones that gave us what we wanted, and worked! Money extremely well spent. I would strongly recommend his work to others."
- David Johnson

"We retained John to put together a concept plan for a significant rebuild of our property. John was fantastic to work with. Hugely talented and enthusiastic, he developed an exciting concept within several weeks of our initial briefing meeting with him over a bottle (or two) of wine. We love the concept and it has earned many compliments from our friends, family and the builder. We're not yet sure whether we will undertake the build but can highly recommend John and will certainly use him in the future whether on this or another project."
- Zane & Rene

"John is a pleasant easy going and likeable person. Both Katherine and I found John a pleasure to work with. This was very important to us in designing our beach house. John’s patience and willingness to listen to our ideas was really appreciated. We are thrilled with the final design. A spacious free flowing beach house that is cool, groovy, and beachy. We love the design. 'He totally nailed it'”
- Craig Parker

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