"Sparks Architects responded to our brief with creativity and enthusiasm and the concept was soon agreed between us.
Both the design and 18 month construction period were a logistics challenge as we were living 12,000 kilometers away and only meeting with the team every 3 months or so.
Sparks Architects rose to the challenge, visiting us overseas and working very effectively with us via telephone, Skype and email. Sparks Architects are talented architects with a love of fine design and quality detailing, coupled with a terrific eye for aesthetics.
Their collaborative way of working with clients and builders delivers special buildings. We are delighted with our beautiful Sparks Architects house."
“The home Sparks Architects designed for us gives us pleasure every day we are here. Thinking back on our design brief, Sparks Architects not only “nailed it”, they added elements of beauty and utility which truly exceeded our expectations. Special features of the house design, for us, are the light, the multiple site lines/aspects/spaces and the tying together of beach and bush. We have what we dreamed of and more. It is a beautiful, liveable house, which maximises its location.
The design process with Sparks Architects was happy, personal and highly collaborative. They listened to us, developed and debated options where there were challenges, worked to realise our overall vision and to clarify and guide our more confused ideas. And they appreciated that the budget is a real element of a successful project. We in turn appreciated their expertise, instinct about what would work best and collaborative approach. We could not have hoped for a better outcome.”
Owner, “The Edge of the Forest”
“When we went to Sparks Architects with a basic concept for a beach house, they took our ideas and moulded them into exactly what we wanted. It was a pleasure to work with them and we were in awe of their imagination and innovation.
The house was complex, containing many novel features and we were particularly pleased with the cooperation between the architects and the builders during the construction. As a result six years on we have a house that we are completely satisfied with and despite the harsh beach conditions is standing the test of time.”
Owner, “Headland House”
“We found 10 acres of paradise in Montville and Sparks Architects helped us fulfil our dream. Sparks’ innovative design ideas came were a result of our brief to create a sustainable home suited to our needs and in keeping with the bush setting in which we now live. Throughout the project they were totally professional and attentive to our wishes. We could not have hoped for a better outcome.”
Owner, “Valley House”
“As a semi-retired couple, we engaged Sparks Architects to provide us with a home capable of accommodating the needs of an extended family of four generations during visits but still manageable for us during our day to day lives. We requested that as much as possible be retained of the original two bedroom block structure but we wished to enjoy privacy whilst engaging the superb view over the Glasshouse Mountains which the site embraced.
We were delighted with the outcome and impressed by the attention to detail that the firm addressed in our planning discussions and indeed, throughout the entire building process. We were also very grateful that the architecture focused on practical design and on a ” green environmental” building providing us with a result that we were proud – a significant bonus in our view”.