"Abigail did a brilliant job helping us plan and then oversee our renovations.
She has a strong knowledge of local council regulations and processes and was able to guide us through the stages of the renovation from beginning to end.
Abigail was efficient and organised and at all times professional, as well as having great ideas and being friendly and approachable .
The renovation ran smoothly and I felt Abigail assisted this with her good communication between us and our builders."
"We have used Abigail on a number of projects. She is a highly skilled and professional architect with a fabulous down-to-earth, approachable style. She listens, incorporates my ideas, brings great suggestions to the table and has a keen sense of how to make a home work for a growing family. She is responsive, reliable, generous and easy to work with. I highly recommend Abigail Larkin Architects."
Kylie (West Pymble)
"We have used Abigail to help us create the home we absolutely love to live in. She understood our needs from the very beginning and nailed the spec in our first design meeting. Abigail is very easy to work with and listens to what we want. After living in our home for 10 years before we renovated, we knew what we wanted to achieve and Abigail delivered it.
Thank you Abigail!"
Maria (St Ives)
"When my partner and I bought our Californian Bungalow in the Inner West we anticipated we would have it renovated within the first couple of years of moving in. Life and kids got in the way. The process seemed so daunting. Nothing much happened - until we spoke to Abigail. We are now finalising plans and stages. Abigail is very good at coming up with options on how we can best utilise our living space to suit our family's needs whilst keeping within our budget. Abigail's intuitive understanding of our family dynamics has meant she has been able to make really thoughtful and inspired suggestions. I am now excited and no longer overwhelmed.
With Abigail I can be optimistic and feel safe."
Kate & Dunc (Croydon Park)
"We were recommended Abigail Larkin by our neighbour who had recently completed a renovation, so I could see first hand the quality and attention to detail of Abigail's work and oversight/project management. We engaged Abigail to solve our lack of space space issue and we were delighted with the outcome; the design solutions were perfect and we enjoy our house extension everyday as a result. We also retained her as our Project Manager to liaise with the builder and to ensure contract obligations were being met and on time. Abigail is easy to work with, accessible and client focussed - highly recommend."
"Abigail transformed our own house design ideas into reality. She prepared detailed & complete specifications for our home, which resulted in a trouble free build process, and took care of the DA process with council. We are very happy with the final result."
Craig & Kerryn (Wahroonga)
"Abigail worked on my first house- a Federation semi in Glebe. She transformed it from an unloved, dingy cramped house with a very badly done and impractical kitchen and bathroom/aundry to a light and airy sanctuary. Her eye for and use of colour was particularly impressive.
The kitchen was a revelation .I had more usable prep space and storage than in subsequent kitchens twice the size. Abigail brings all her real-life practical experience of cooking and running a home to inform her designs. Particularly inspired was the corner unit .It provided a display space and transformed what would have been a really ugly view of the end of kitchen cupboards from the living room into a practical high-end feature.
In addition Abigail was able to sensitively restore and adapt the period features of the house which was a key selling point. With her expert heritage knowledge and familiarity with local Council process, she also drew up plans for a second storey addition which I'm sure helped me achieve a very favourable selling result.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Abigail Larkin Architects for your project."
"Abigail has been creative, sensitive and thorough in her design of an extension to an existing family home to provide a very comfortable multi-generational dwelling, maintaining the character of the 150 year-old property. She has managed to account for the needs of ageing parents alongside those of a young family, and we would thoroughly recommend her!"
"Abigail is starting with us on our renovation journey at Glenhaven. Already she has come up with great ideas and shown us what we can do without blowing the budget totally. Cannot wait to work with Abigail through the whole project."
“Abigail is so personable and listens to what you need. She is creative and organized. Her knowledge of the legislation and council requirements in our difficult locality was excellent. I have recommended her to family and friends and they are also very happy, ranging from complete refit to small pergolas. Thank you Abigail!!”
Simone and Dennis (St Ives)
“We used Abigail when we were renovating our kitchen and outdoor entertainment area. We live in Wahroonga next to the bush in a flame zone area and Abigail, besides coming up with a great design that we are really happy with, dealt fully from start to finish with Ku-ring-gai council’s complicated DA process. We found her very knowledgeable, professional and a complete delight to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Virginia and Carl (Wahroonga)
“We used Abigail for our studio and outdoor entertaining project. She is very creative, knowledgeable and professional! What made her different was that we felt she took a genuine interest in our project. She always made herself available to fit in with our busy work schedule. We were very impressed with her tireless navigation through minefield of Council specifications to transform our requirements into an inspired and exceptional design. Her ideas surpassed our expectations. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Abigail’s services again and we would highly recommend her.”