mornington peninsula architect


At the outset, I should state that I am a rather particular and generally demanding individual. Therefore, I was fortunate to find Adrian Bonomi to design, document and oversee the building of my house on a difficult site in Portsea. I was pleasantly surprised that he grasped my vision immediately, presented a concept that was as imaginative as it was intrinsically appealing, then meticulously and obsessively revised and refined all the details. He dealt patiently, at times firmly, with my several concerns and flexibly adopted my suggestions and amendments, so that the whole process was a smooth co-operation between us. Adrian supervised the entire construction process, including selection of the builder, Peter Drummond, whose work is consistent with Adrian’s high standards. The completed house is beautifully constructed, is exactly what I wanted and has been admired by all who have seen it.
We love our house! Thank you Adrian! Working with Adrian has been easy, rewarding and so enjoyable. He has brought his creativity and knowledge to our project and the result is a house that is full of light and space and a home that we just love to be in.

Adrian’s collaborative approach meant our must haves were addressed while achieving an interesting contemporary design. We get so many positive comments and would not hesitate to recommend Adrian.

Amanda & Neville
We Cannot Be Happier With Our New House!

Adrian was very creative and innovative in his design exceeding our expectations by creating a light filled, energy efficient and beautiful home. He was also very responsive throughout the process and worked closely with our builder to ensure a smooth transition through the design, documentation and construction stages of our project.

Murat & Felitsa


We can only speak in the most glowing terms about Adrian and his work. We were particularly impressed by the thoughtful way in which he designed the extension to our holiday home at Flinders, so that it integrated fully into the environment and the existing building. We were delighted by his creative design, the way he listened to our recommendations, and his meticulous and value-adding project management with the builder. The result has been a source of constant pleasure to our whole family.

David & Tatiana
Successfully Blending Old and New

We realise in hindsight that we delivered Adrian an incredibly ambitious brief. It was certainly enough to overwhelm others involved in the project. Nonetheless, Adrian was extremely skilful in editing and refining the existing elements we had to work with and balanced them against our wish-list to achieve the best possible result.

We are particularly proud that we were able to recycle existing materials and features of the original house. With Adrian’s eye for detail we were able to blend them seamlessly into what is essentially a new house, but one which is faithful to the mid century style that is an important part of our suburb.

Adrian must take a fair chunk of the accolades that we regularly receive from visitors, neighbours and passers-by.

Jamie & Annie


Wow Factor!

With the makeover to my house, Adrian immediately saw the potential concepts that have added strong market value to the property and helped to achieve that “wow factor”. I was also grateful for his pleasant tolerance in quietly pushing back on hair-brained, unworkable client ideas!

Adrian’s detailed knowledge of the materials available and examples of where they had been used was extremely helpful. Overall a great result and I have no hesitation in recommending Adrian for contemporary architectural solutions.

Geoff & Helen