What our clients say:

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Irene and Niall on the renovation of our heritage home. They have done a superb job of treasuring our homes heritage, whilst also designing an infinitely improved living space. They are creative problem solvers, who have worked with us to understand and incorporate our style and priorities into our home. Admin has also been easy to navigate with a transparent and professional process. Highly recommend.” - Sarah & John Roenfeldt

“We hired Irene and Niall after 3 years of contemplating, comparing and ultimately rejecting various project home builders. Our brief was a simple family home that was truly solar passive, but also made the most of our western views in rural Beverley. We had realised we would not get a functional result by modifying somebody else’s plan, or worse, trying to do it ourselves, so it was with huge relief (not to mention excitement) that we discovered that Irene and Niall could provide exactly what we needed. Their vision and design response to the site and brief was incredible, and we are frequently awed by the clever design elements within our floorplan that we simply could never have imagined. We have had some very valuable meetings (both on and off site), and we have always felt our ideas/concerns/comments have been considered and responded to in a professional and respectful way. We are currently at the Development Application stage and are very excited to be moving forward with our build.” - Kathryn & Charlie Horrocks

“We have worked with Coveney Browne Design over the last few months to design an extension and renovation for our three bedroom 1970s house. Irene has been extremely helpful, accommodating, professional yet friendly throughout the whole process, and we are thrilled with the design of our new home. We have also been very impressed with Irene's communication with us throughout the project- nothing has been too much trouble and she has kept us informed every step of the way. The guidance and insights she has provided have turned what seemed like a daunting process into a very enjoyable one, and we would highly recommend her to others. We look forward to proceeding with the next stage of our project with her.” - Peter & Claire Hulcup

“Irene designed a pool area and pavilion for our property in Parkerville. She is wonderful to work with as she relates well with clients and really listens. Irene had fantastic design concepts to enhance our ideas and worked within budget. She is highly professional and communicates with you through all the steps to make sure you are part of the process. She is very knowledgeable about the approval process and was able to resolve any issues promptly. She also has excellent business contacts to get all the necessary additional reports done promptly and to a high standard. We highly recommend Irene.” - Cathy & HD Garz

“We engaged an architect (first time ever) and it was the best thing we every had done. We supplied Irene with a brief after our first meeting in November 2016 to use our Alfresco throughout the year and a cover over the pool to be installed as part of the project. Irene came up with ideas that my husband and I would of never envisaged. There was a lot of back and forth discussions with Irene, discussions regarding different products, meeting different suppliers, different options to come up with the final product. Without Irene’s advice and assistance I do not believe we would of made it though the process.” - Chris & Julie Weber

"We started working with Irene in May 2016, initially with the renovation design of our 1970's house in the Perth hills, this then led on to additional design and assistance with a secondary building on the block. The plans for the main building are very unique and make the most out of the blocks surroundings and solar benefits. We are really looking forward to the next phase of the project and working with someone like Irene who clearly has a passion for designing both functional and inspiring buildings." - Neil & Jo Seabrook

"Irene and Niall have patiently helped us find the right way to renovate and add more spae to our old hills house. We have greatly appreciated their creative ideas, efficiency and willingness to understand and accommodate our vision for the project." - Libby Buttfield & Raymond Leclezio

"We are currently working with Coveney Browne to design a family home on 50 acres in rural Western Australia. The process so far has been excellent. Irene understands exactly what we are hoping to build from an aesthetic point of view and has worked hard to make sure this is achievable while taking into account solar passive design and our modest budget. Before engaging Irene we had met with numerous designers/builders, explaining we hoped to build a solar passive house that looks somethings like a shearing shed. While I have no doubt some of these designers would have built us a lovely house, most were quite perplexed that we'd want to build a house that looked like a shed. I found Irene by chance on a blog site and I knew from looking at her work, she "got it". Irene has been very patient and professional - especially as we've had to have two very boisterous children in tow at meetings! Meetings are always followed up with excellent notes so that we are all on the same page at all times. I would recommend Coveney Browne to anyone looking to design a bespoke solar passive home on a budget." - Kate & Dan Wood

"We engaged Irene to design the renovation of our 1970's house. She has always been professional in her approach to all our negotiation. She has listened to all our requirements and then provided her expert opinion regarding these, coming up with some great inventive ideas. This has been an ongoing project for approximately 10 months and at no time have we felt pressured to finalise our plans. Her costing's have been extremely reasonable and she has helped with the process through the shire. I would definitely recommend Irene for your next project if you are looking for a friendly Architect that will ensure you get the house that you always dreamed of." - Sally & Steve Salla-Tenna

"Coveney Browne Design were so easy to deal with and readily available to answer our many questions and queries during the design process for our new house. They gave us priceless advice on often neglected details such as room proportion and space planning, size and spacing of windows to maximise views and minimise heat loss, orientation and aspect to offer solar and wind protection, and the efficient use of prevailing breezes to cool and ventilate the internal spaces making the house energy efficient at the same time. All this contributed to a "feel good" factor about the house that makes you want to spend time in it. Just what we wanted." - Adrian & Anne Pegdon

"We worked with Niall & Irene over a number of months to formulate the design for an extension to our current house incorporating a full entertaining area, garage and loft storage space above the garage, all under one roof. We were wanting something special, architectural and within budget. Niall put a lot of thought into the design and after a number a sessions together came up with an amazing design right down to the colour scheme and materials to be used in the build. As this extension required a variation through council Niall provided all the documentation .. plans, submission etc .. required for Council approval, which has since been received. We have been very happy with their vision and the level of service provided and look forward to working with Niall and Irene again when we enter the building stage of our project in 2016. We have no hesitation in recommending Coveney Browne Design." - Ross & Michelle Bollom

"Irene and Niall understood and executed our design brief very well even though I presented them with big ideas for a reasonably small block. They went to great lengths to tick all my boxes in terms of things I really wanted to include and thought outside the box to achieve my desired outcome. I really appreciated their attention to detail to make the home feel established as it was very important to me that the home didn't feel too new. We were very happy with the design that was presented to us. During the process our plans changed so we didn't proceed past the initial design concept however I am sure it would have been a beautiful home. I would not hesitate to recommend Coveney Browne Design. Irene and Niall have a great knowledge and talent for architecture." - Paula & Malcolm Azzopardi

"Irene designed a beautiful addition for us. She was able to incorporate all our wishes into the design, while keeping us informed of the design requirements in our neighbourhood. She was a pleasure to work with and very professional and we have no hesitation in recommending Coveney Browne Design for any building project, big or small!" - Paul & Norma Incerti

"Irene was extremely professional and knowledgeable helping us to design our home, stable, dressage arena and paddocks. We were very impressed with the communication throughout the project and nothing was too much trouble. The finished project is more than we could have wished for and we are absolutely delighted. We cannot recommend this company highly enough."George & Angela Ruiz