To whom it may concern,

BAASTUDIO Architecture were engaged by ourselves, to provide the vision and draw the plans for our family home in Hawthorne. Claus was chosen because of his obvious experience with previous jobs with a ‘Hampton’ feel along with his easy going, client-based nature and accurate sketch to concept vision/approach. We are ecstatic with the outcome and full process adopted by Claus, which included concept drawing, planning, approvals, tender and building stages.

Claus had a definite brief around a ‘Hampton Style’, while maintaining a contemporary finish to certain areas like the Kitchen and Bathrooms. A client’s home, is the biggest personal asset that many people own. To entrust the success of the project to an architect which you may have only met on limited occasions, takes a huge leap of faith. Apart from Claus’s confidence in his abilities to provide the vision and draw plans to an accurate budget, he also displayed a very flexible client- based approach. Many of the amazing features in the home came from Claus’s early vision with a strong ability to represent them in a visual format which enabled the concept drawings to come to life with an astonishingly accurate finish. For these reasons, we chose Claus to design our house.

Claus’s outstanding ability to listen to the client, make suggestions and co-ordinate all communication accurately and timely between both the client and the builder was amazing. Claus managed the tender process personally, where he stayed on site for the complete day, while the four builders invited could inspect the job, ask questions and be given their plans in order to ensure the tender process was fair, accurate and productive use of the builder’s time. He then short-listed the quotes by prioritizing definite tender candidates, highlighting each quote’s strengths and weaknesses. This included liaising on multiple occasions with the builder to find answers to questions or discuss pricing alternatives. This allowed us to stay away from the process and keep an open objective mind. Of course, in doing so, we met with each of the builders to gain an understanding of who they were and how they managed their work and clients.

Claus brought an enthusiasm and excitement to not only the concept and planning, but also, the build phases as he was included in multiple on-site inspections with the builder.

I would have no hesitations in recommending Claus and BAASTUDIO Architecture to any prospective owners who are engaging in a new home or renovation build project. We would be only too happy to share further detail on our building experience given the positive outcome we believe we have enjoyed.
— Leanne Mackaness- HAWTHORNE HOUSE, 2018

I’m sending our thanks to Baastudio for agreeing to meet with us to discuss ideas for our study.
What a fantastic afternoon! It was a pleasure to meet Claus and listen to his ideas, and be invited to really consider the space, and what purpose it will serve. Thank you so much, it was wonderful talking to a talented designer
— MEGAN RYAN, 2017

Toni Fitzpatrick Thanks Claus from Baahouse, your design on our “granny house” ( downsizing not downgrading) is amazing. Everything is just perfect. Your ideas are exactly what we wanted and you interpreted our ethos and needs perfectly. Thanks also to Kirby and Dan from Saunders Building for your craftsmanship on this project.
— - Toni Fitzpatrick. SAMFORD VALLEY

Wow, wow wow.
My jaw has dropped and is still sitting on the floor.
The 3D model is very addictive. I kept looking at it thinking “I want to see more.”
I kept thinking “Wow is this our home?”
The finish on the house and garden is amazing. I kept trying to see through the window to see if I could see more
— Rene Scholl, Nerang / 2014

Project management of our job

I came away really impressed with your
knowledge + problem solving solutions while talking to the builders on site.
— Rob McDonald/ 2015

Claus Ejlertsen was instrumental in assuring that our renovations at our home in Clayfield went smoothly, were completed on time and for us were completely stress free. Not only was Claus involved in the design he also sourced out the most competitive builders and managed the entire project. The new renovations were creative, practical and accommodated our requirements. As overseas clients, to us the most important factor of the entire venture was the regular communication we had with Claus, he involved us in every aspect of the building process when required and we looked forward to the weekly photos of the building progress.
We felt at all times that quality and our best interest was Claus’s priority.
— Simon and Desiree Brown / 2013