Our clients offered these thoughts:
Michael MacCormick and Joanna Barlow are outstanding residential architects.
They combine elegance in design, with taste, experience and a sensitivity to the building, spaces and people they design for.
We undertook a substantial renovation of our home, and contrary to most of our friends, had a thoroughly enjoyable time throughout the process. This was because of their great communication skills with us and our builders, their attention to detail, passion for what they do and desire to tailor the design to our family’s needs.
The end result was a timeless, stunning renovation, full of beautiful materials, light and with all spaces in the house and garden having beauty and purpose. It exceeded all expectations. It is their vision but it feels entirely like our home.
Michael and Jo come with our highest recommendation.
Tim and Ellie
Michael is a true artisan. His creative vision, intelligent and adaptive thinking and exacting execution resulted in an extraordinary transformation and outcome for our home. His ability to create architectural beauty, and a textured and layered home without compromising on practical living solutions is exceptional. We would highly recommend Michael and his attentive team with the utmost confidence and reliability
Kede and Jodi Carboni
(Clifton Gardens house)
We are absolutely delighted with the design by Michael & Jo for the renovation of our house at Paddington. It has transformed a conventional, rather gloomy victorian terrace, into a space full of light and fascinating architectural detail. Having lived in the house now for some years we find it highly functional. Thank you to Michael and Jo for designing a home in which it is a constant pleasure to live.
Penny and George
(The ‘Escher’ house – Paddington)
Michael and Andrew,
Congratulations on the award for Escarpa. It is no doubt a reflection of your design skills and response to brief, and your detail and care with which you documented the works. Thank you again for your hands-on approach and the support during construction. Given the very similar new neighbouring developments in the street, it does appear as noted in the award citation that it will indeed be a “benchmark for contemporary and sustainable infill housing.”
Dear Michael and Thalia, Many Many thanks for your fantastic work on our home. Your thought, design skill and attention to detail has made all the difference to the end result. We love the space, it works for our lifestyle, and the finishes that you specified have added an incredible depth of detail that we are really enjoying. Thank you again.
All the best, Philippa and Justin.
(Quaker’s Hat Bay house)
Michael, We just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that we are still enjoying the house every day. After many years living here we enjoy it as much, and more, than first day we moved in. It is peaceful, well proportioned and it just works so well – as a family house, and as a entertaining house. Thank you again.
Kind Regards, Sandra Zobel
(House in the Trees)