"It is such a pleasure to review John Liu and Steph Richardson at Inbetween. There are several impressive things about the way they work, but in terms of the process itself, what we were most struck by (in comparison to other firms we had approached) was their attention from the start to understanding who we are, how we live now and how we are likely to live into the future as our family grows up. This has allowed them to design a house that is truly for US and as the build has taken place we can see this vision emerging, piece by piece.
"While from a pragmatic point of view the best thing about Inbetween is their creative intelligence and design nous (because you get a great result), the confidence we have been able to have in their advice and integrity has been priceless. This has made the process not just incredibly smooth, but actually FUN (which was most unexpected!). It’s without hesitation that I highly recommend John and Steph at Inbetween."
/ Kelly & Damien – Urban Barnyard House /
"Working with John and Steph has made what was a stressful, high-anxiety experience of renovating our house into an exciting, easy and pleasurable journey."
"Double storied seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and pool. Our dream home purchased in 2011 with bigger dreams to come. The structure of this house was strong – slab floor ground and first, double brick walls, grade A soil. And built in the 1970s, this place was a mansion. The only issue, the seven bedrooms were the size of modern day closets. Living areas enclosed and dark. Bathrooms cramped and WIRs – well minimal to say the least. So our bigger dreams were of modernisation, space and light.
"Fast forward twelve months and there you have it. Transformation into a four bedroom plus study, four bathroom house with soaring ceilings and light-filled open living areas.
"The favourite part of our renovations is without question the soaring cathedral-like sky-lights that not only brought light in, but created space above without impacting on the roofline. Visually our house flowed from room to room with the feature stair-case leading directly to the open tallow-wood living areas lit up by the northern sun. This flow continued to the outdoors with the clever relocation of an outdoor balcony to link to the previously isolated pool-area allowing for an expansive out-door entertaining area second to none.
"We asked for a minimalistic design and the clever use of joinery gave hidden space and storage to avoid clutter. The house itself was created with a six-star energy rating with regulated air-flow and clever maximisation of the insulating properties of the brick and slab structure."
/ Vicky & Ian – Upside Down House /
"Our dream home materialised from the drawings and sketches. We were led through this process by Inbetween Architecture who showed boldness and courage to turn our house literally upside down."
"The way John transformed our house was remarkable. The renovation for our 3 bedroom unit was long overdue. One of the remarkable things John did was to make the property appear double its actual size.
"By re-sectioning the space in a much more practical and modern way, not only have we gained a spacious walk in pantry, we have a huge kitchen with plentiful of bench space as well. Knowing our love of entertaining, John made the kitchen and dining area the focus of the house.
"Working with John was such a pleasure. Not only did John understand our vision for the house, by providing his professional advice, he gave us our dream house."
/ Jane and Huy – Blackburn Villa /
"We have had numerous guests complimenting us that the house looks a lot more spacious and welcoming. "
"We absolutely loved working with Inbetween Architecture and Aldona Pajdak Interior Design. John, Steph & Aldona were fantastic in maximising every inch of the space as we desperately needed it! They worked with our brand and vision to create an environment that our team are now thrilled to be working in. Our team had super tight deadlines to keep to, and the guys were there for us every step of the way; morning, noon & night, answering each and every question that we had throughout the whole process.
We would absolutely recommend Inbetween Architecture to anyone looking to create or revive a space!"