Your home is your sanctuary.

We work collaboratively with you to achieve a considered design result and draw on extensive site experience. Abigail is experienced in all aspects of design, documentation, approvals process and construction so will guide you at every stage. She has over 25 years in the industry and commits to a process that is worthwhile, valuable, within your budget and ultimately provide a design that suits your needs for now and the future.

Each project is unique– the practice does not follow fads and instead designs what suits you and your home with timeless results.

Abigail has an enriched level of experience both from a design point of view and practical construction knowledge (she also taught building students). The practice has all types of projects, heritage and contemporary, from small internal renos to full knock down re-build. We initially consult for an hour pro bono so feel free to get in touch and begin your adventure. Abigail is Registered NSW Architect.


  1. Kelly Ann Mallard
    Kelly Ann Mallard

    We recently collaborated with Abigail on our renovation project, including what felt like significant house changes and plans for a new deck (exciting!). Abigail provided us with peace of mind and excellent service throughout our project (which is just about to start – woo hoo!). With her helpful attitude and effective communication, she proved to be a reliable professional to work with and a great source of support (I freaked out at times!).

    Her friendly and approachable demeanour from the beginning fostered a comfortable working relationship. She was open to discussions and actively listened to my ideas and preferences. Her ability to maintain good communication in person and over the phone ensured that any questions or concerns I had were promptly addressed. We were most grateful for her taking all the council planning and documentation aspects off our hands.

    One notable aspect of their work was her capacity to connect with various individuals and resources (Engineers of all sorts, council, builders, kitchen suppliers – you name it!). She had a network of contacts that proved beneficial when seeking advice or sourcing materials. Her ability to leverage these connections facilitated the project’s progress and helped overcome challenges along the way.

    Abigail’s drawings demonstrated a high level of skill and attention to detail (despite my several revisions). Her ability to translate ideas into visual representations was commendable. She was always receptive to feedback and willing to make tweaks and adjustments as needed, ensuring the designs aligned with my vision.

    Throughout our collaboration, Abigail patiently understood my requirements and addressed any revisions or concerns. She was supportive during decision-making processes and provided explanations clearly and understandably.

    We look forward to getting the project underway and inviting Abigail into the mess along the way and, hopefully, the home of our dreams.

    22 June 2023 at 11:01 am
  2. Virginia and Carl
    Virginia and Carl

    We used Abigail when we were renovating our kitchen and outdoor entertainment area. We live in Wahroonga next to the bush in a flame zone area and Abigail, besides coming up with a great design that we are really happy with, dealt fully from start to finish with Kuringai council’s complicated DA process. We found her very knowledgeable, professional and a complete delight to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

    24 November 2020 at 8:15 pm
  3. Brigid O'Sullivan
    Brigid O'Sullivan

    Earlier this year,we asked Abigail to design a kitchen renovation that would maximise usability and space and have the WOW factor.As someone who cooks all day every day,I really needed a kitchen that was super practical and stylish.I found many designs and solutions were clearly designed by people that did not use a kitchen!.Abigail’s design was spot-on and will be a vast improvement in both aesthetic and usability.It’s clear her practicality informs all her work. She is  capable of bold and striking design solutions which is what we were after. She was also great at testing our options – ie listening to us and finding what worked for us but providing us with the expertise to evaluate the choices  
    I previously worked with Abigail on my first reno of a beautiful Federation semi in Glebe. Her heritage knowledge and eye for colour  transformed a dingy unworkable house into a light and airy period delight with a sleek modern bathroom and kitchen..When we came to sell,Abigail  drew up plans for a 2nd storey addition which was heritage and council complaint.This along with the first class reno which had retained and enhanced the period features of the house helped us achieve a fantastic price at the time.

    14 November 2020 at 2:59 pm
  4. Susan Napper
    Susan Napper

    We engaged Abigail originally as our Architect and later as a contract administrator to design and oversee our extension renovations. She was recommended by a neighbor, and it is always good to see the work first hand. Abigail is a delight to work with – she came up with perfect solutions to the way we wanted our house to function as a family of four, including nifty ways of utilizing space. She was easy to reach and contactable, and always took care of elements that needed tweaking quickly. We are delighted with the result of our renovations and so glad we chose such a great combination of professionals from start to finish. I highly recommend Abigail.

    11 November 2020 at 7:36 am
  5. Anna

    We used Abigail for our studio and outdoor entertaining area project. Abigail is very knowledgeable, professional and full of creative ideas. We were very impressed with her patient and tireless navigation through minefield of Council specifications to transform our requirements into an inspired and exceptional design that surpassed our expectations. We would highly recommend Abigail and will definitely use her again for our future projects!

    26 October 2020 at 10:47 am
  6. Abigail
    Abigail (Listing owner)

    “We have used Abigail on a number of projects. She is a highly skilled and professional architect with a fabulous down-to-earth, approachable style. She listens, incorporates my ideas, brings great suggestions to the table and has a keen sense of how to make a home work for a growing family. She is responsive, reliable, generous and easy to work with. I highly recommend Abigail Larkin Architects” …Kylie, Pymble

    “Abigail did a brilliant job helping us plan and then oversee our renovations. She has a strong knowledge of local council regulations and processes and was able to guide us through the stages of the renovation from beginning to end. Abigail was efficient and organised and at all times professional, as well as having great ideas and being friendly and approachable. The renovation ran smoothly and I felt Abigail assisted this with her good communication between us and our builders”…Bronwyn Pymble

    “Already she has come up with great ideas and shown us what we can do without blowing the budget totally. Cannot wait to work with Abigail through the whole project.” Jane, Glenhaven

    “When my partner and I bought our Californian Bungalow in the Inner West we anticipated we would have it renovated within the first couple of years of moving in. Life and kids got in the way. The process seemed so daunting. Nothing much happened – until we spoke to Abigail. We are now finalising plans and stages. Abigail is very good at coming up with options on how we can best utilise our living space to suit our family’s needs whilst keeping within our budget. Abigail’s intuitive understanding of our family dynamics has meant she has been able to make really thoughtful and inspired suggestions. I am now excited and no longer overwhelmed. With Abigail I can be optimistic and feel safe”…Kate, Croydon Park

    “We have used Abigail to help us create the home we absolutely love to live in. She understood our needs from the very beginning and nailed the spec in our first design meeting. Abigail is very easy to work with and listens to what we want. After living in our home for 10 years before we renovated, we knew what we wanted to achieve and Abigail delivered it”…Maria St Ives

    25 October 2020 at 1:11 pm

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