Ian and Tarona, Camperdown House
We have been living in our newly built house in Camperdown since mid 2010 and we are very pleased with the result. It is open and light, warm in winter and cool in summer; there is masses of storage space and all the living areas are connected which is perfect for our growing family –we have two sons aged six and two. Our house has more than met our expectations and as a bonus our electricity footprint is just half that of the average family home in NSW and that’s with solar electric water heating, air-conditioning and under floor electric heating.
We knew our house would be a challenge to build given the tight dimensions of the site, the budget and the fact that we live in a heritage conservation area with Victorian houses on either side. An ability to be able to work within these constraints was a top priority when we set about choosing an architect. We interviewed four architects in 2008, all with good track records and we both unanimously decided on Shaun Carter. Apart from liking Shaun’s work that we saw elsewhere in the inner west of Sydney, we had faith in Shaun’s ability to be able to navigate council.
Carterwilliamson has a methodical process that brings in the expertise of heritage architects and town planners which we think in retrospect sends a strong message to council that the plans submitted are very well thought through. This process coupled with the fact that Shaun is easy to talk to, is incredibly enthusiastic and is a natural problem solver, sealed the deal for us.
We strongly recommend Shaun to others wanting to build their dream home. If we decided to do this all over again, Shaun would be the first person we would call.
Ian and Tarona,