A few kind words from some recent clients;
“After building our first home almost 25 years ago, we decided it was time to do it again. Adam was referred to us prior to having selected and acquired our block and was prepared to invest his time and advice as we considered a variety of options. His recommendations on design and siting considerations, particularly around significant trees and heritage considerations was invaluable. This made our decision to engage him once we found a block to be an easy one.
Adam spent time getting to know us, getting to know how we wanted to live in the home and took the time to ensure that the home was practical, stylish and comfortable. While Adam made a number of valuable recommendations which we adopted, and helped us understand when our ambitions and the block constraints competed, the end result delivered 99% of the outcomes we were looking for and the final result exceeded our expectations.
We’ve been in our home for almost 6 months now and couldn’t be happier. The home is eminently liveable and has such a warm cosy feeling despite the generous proportions.
Adam Hobill came into our plans for building a new house when we had almost finalised the plans with another architect and we realised that they did not come close to meeting our expectations and the house was not going to be what we really wanted. After giving the same brief to Adam he came up with a design and concept that we could hardly fault. It met all our expectations and with a few tweaks, as the house began to take shape it moved well beyond them. He helped us select a suitable builder and remained involved throughout the process and continued to add creative input and took personal interest in the design and construction of our home. He worked extremely well with the builder and our interior designer to ensure that his design and ideas were maintained. We now live in a house and still discover how the design and the attention to detail make it a home that is more than functional and one which we love living in. He and his team did a great job that enabled us to build a house that was pretty much on budget and exceeded our expectations so we could not recommend him more highly and would definitely get him involved if we build again in the future.
We had long admired Adam’s work and so when it came time to design our new family home Adam was the first, and in the end only, person we contacted. From the very first meeting we felt that Adam understood us and what we wanted to achieve, he spent time with us in our previous house understanding how we lived and learning what was important to us in our new home. The design process was straight forward, easy and pain free which really underlined how well Adam understood the brief and how well we were all aligned. Adam also made himself available to ourselves and the builder during the build phase of the project which enabled issues / questions to be resolved promptly without delaying the build.
Overall, we can honestly say that the end result is better than we imagined when we reviewed the design on paper. We love our house and there is nothing about the design that we would change – a real testament to Adam’s understanding of us and our brief!
Our new home in Turner is the fourth house we have built so we had some definite thoughts on what we were trying to achieve. Adam listened to our requirements and was respectful and inclusive of our ideas. The result is stunning and the attention to detail impeccable. Living in the home allows us to really appreciate the excellence of the design and the functionality of the layout which suits our needs perfectly.
The brief was simple… design a modern, functional, family home that brings together resort style living in the summer and the feel of a European ski lodge in winter. Already familiar with Adam’s work around Canberra, we knew his 20 years of design experience combined with his unwavering pursuit to deliver great houses would be needed to bring together this particular and unusual mix of requirements.
Thank you Adam for your creativity and persistence in bringing to life an amazingly designed home that we never want to leave!
We would like to take the opportunity to thank Adam and his team for designing an amazing addition to our home in Narrabundah. Having admired some houses in and around our local area that had been designed by Adam, we decided to get in touch with Adam Hobill Design for an initial consultation. Adam and his team were extremely easy to communicate with and filled us with confidence throughout the entire design process.
Upon receiving the concept drawings we were thrilled at how well Adam had understood our brief to design the perfect addition to our house. Adam’s design captured all our requirements and desires, and has also proved to be an extremely practical and functional home for our family. Adam’s unique design and use of natural materials has truly transformed the look and feel of our home from a typical dark three bedroom 1960s Canberra house, into a stunning light filled and comfortable home.
Having lived in the extension for a few months now we certainly see the benefits of a well-designed house and would have no hesitation to use Adam and his team again in the future.
“When I was looking for a building designer and builder it was important I found people who would listen to what I was saying and really hear it.In both Adam and the boys at Acumen Building I found exactly that.I already knew I could have great faith in them. Adam has an amazing flair with design and was able to translate my ideas and brief into an actual design that would work. The boys at Acumen were wonderful in dealing with the details of how it could all be achieved.As a result, from the very start of this project it was an enjoyable, even fun experience. I know lot of people have harrowing experiences in the knock-down rebuild process but this was definitely not one of them. I loved every minute of it and the outcome is a gorgeous home that is great to live in.I can’t wait to do it all again!!!!” Ann
“In going through the engineering I felt I needed to make a comment; your plans are a breath of fresh air to work with. Makes things a lot easier down at my end I have to tell you”
“… Adam nailed the floor plan straightaway and presented us with exactly what we asked for. When Adam came back to us with his concept it was love at first glance. He had done a bold, strong, modern and well-balanced geometric design and suggested the use of ‘natural’ feature materials. Stone, wood and copper.
Adam collaborated well with ourselves, our interior designer and builder. He was patient, accommodating and flexible. He did not try to impose his ideas on us, instead he made suggestions which we could either take up or not. He was diligent with the job and kept at it until it was perfect for our wants and needs. Adam gave us a practical home with simple elegance inside wrapped up in a beautiful and unique exterior which is pure Adam in design”.
“Adam… thank you for all your fantastic work on our home. We love all aspects of our gorgeous home and appreciate all of your time and efforts”
“… Adam worked in partnership with us on the design process, the selection of a builder and the implementation over a six month period. He was masterful juggling our strong views on the design, the realities of extending an old home, our budgetary considerations and the range of building regulations that had to be met!
The end result speaks for itself – we are extremely happy clients and hold Adam in very high regard. We continue to be astounded at the positive feedback we receive from various sources, with a range of people commenting along the lines “oh the house at the top of Carnegie Crescent … love what you’ve done with it”.
“Working with Adam Hobill has been an absolute pleasure , his ability to translate a concept into a well thought through design; open to feedback and consider alternatives; provide guidance on choice and sharing his knowledge and expertise; and being available to assist with advice at crucial stages of build has been really invaluable and greatly appreciated! Thank you Adam, we love our new home, and so do all of our friends!”