We always strive to achieve the desired result for our clients, so it is very rewarding and humbling to receive feedback like this.

Here are a few kind words from some of our clients, and if you’d like to know more please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Point Frederick House - Central Coast

C & S Campbell (Point Frederick House)

“We engaged Slater Architects after they came highly recommended by Tim at LJ Hooker Terrigal. Our brief was to design a house that was light filled, that we were able to see the water views from the front door and that made the most of a large sloping block of land.

Our brief also included the use of natural stone and Australian timber which Cathy executed beautifully in her design. It was important to us to have a living area that was connected to the outdoors, while maximising the expansive water views. The 14-metre-wide sliding doors seamlessly connects our living room with the outdoor entertaining space which was more than we could have hoped for.

Cathy designed the house with skylights with remote controlled windows to flush out the hot air and fill the house with natural light. The house has proved to be a delight to live in, cool in summer, warm in winter and somehow exudes a relaxed ambience for us and all who visit. The courtyard on the northern side of the home is protected from all the prevailing winds so can be utilised all year round.

The large eves offer great coverage during the heat of summer but allow the winter sun to enter the living areas. We could not be happier with what Cathy and her team have come up with, in every way the house is a delight to live in.”

Point Frederick House - Central Coast

M & T  (Twin Houses)

“The design portfolio we saw on the Slater Architects website was impressive and after our first meeting we knew we had found the right people for our project. We have been impressed by their knowledge, ‘can-do’ attitude and professionalism over the course of our new home design process.

They have developed a contemporary, timeless residence which will withstand the challenges of a seaside location and which will be enjoyed for years to come. The balance between form and function has been perfectly executed. Slater are a gem in architecture’s crown.

This is a team of consummate professionals (Cathy, David, Lyndell, Gavin) who are modest and unpretentious with an unwavering eye for detail and unflinching commitment to the highest standards. Highly recommended!”

Point Frederick House - Central Coast

J. Morton (Macmasters Beach House)

“My initial brief was that I needed to be inspired. I wanted my house to connect with its surrounds in a functional, natural and non-intrusive way. Simplicity, creativity and natural beauty.

The essence of the very first drawings were very inspiring and I was excited to move forward on what was many months of down scaling to budget and my specific needs. With all the changes, I never felt that the magic of the initial brief was ever lost. Everywhere, I look I see the most beautiful angophora trees and my home has a strong connection to the 2 acre rural block, with beauty and functionality. Cathy was so lovely to work with and helped me achieve everything on my brief without compromising my budget.

Nigel was also fantastic to work with and spent many hours creating 3D videos to help me visualise how my house would look. My experience with Cathy and her team was wonderful and my home is beautiful.”

Brisbane House

D & B Cooper (Brisbane House)

“We reached out to Slater Architects after seeing an article of their Rural House in a magazine.

Being based in a different state it could have presented challenges, but it was never a problem for Cathy. It never limited our selections and every time Cathy visited, she brought along a (heavy) suitcase full of samples. With four children, the floor plan really suits our busy life. As the children have grown into adults the house continues to accommodate their changing needs.

We have comfortably entertained up to 50 people. We love that we can open the doors and there are indoor and outdoor rooms that flow beautifully into one another. From the road, the house sits elegantly on the top of the hill and the proportion of the house in relation to the land is perfect.

We are so thrilled with our home and receive many compliments. Cathy really has created our dream home. We never tire of the beautiful timber trusses, stone fireplace, and so many more of her design elements.

One of our favourite things to do is sit in our loggia and watch the horses graze in the paddock in front of us. It goes without saying that she was very easy to work with and very respectful of our ideas.”

Killcare House

T & K Davis (Killcare House)

“We found Slater Architects through Google and originally engaged them to design our house in Killcare.

The design was challenging as the site was very steep with rocky outcrops and huge boulders. The most important part of our brief was to maximise the beautiful water views, which Cathy executed perfectly in her design.

We then engaged Slater Architects to design our current home on St Hubert’s Island. Our brief to Cathy was to renovate an existing house and create a coastal-themed home that was adaptable for our family to grow into as our children grow up.

We are very happy with our home and would highly recommend Cathy Slater and the team at Slater Architects.”

Wamberal House

D. Roy (Wamberal House)

“I initially reached out to Slater Architects to renovate a house in Wamberal.

My brief was to update the main house and create an amazing outdoor entertaining space that felt like a Balinese resort. Cathy’s design transformed the house into a tropical paradise which lead to the house selling for a record price for the street.

I have since gone on to engage Slater Architects for another three projects. The current project we are working on is a house in Blackwall.

I came to Cathy with a request to design me a house that had a wow factor. I wanted a swimming pool on the roof with a deck for entertaining and a shark pond in the foyer. Even though it was a difficult site and a complicated design, Cathy managed to negotiate with the local council to have it approved without having to compromise on the design.

Cathy and her team have always been great to deal with and always find a way to achieve the desired results.”

Wamberal House

T & T Andrews (Rural House)

“As a close family friend and a professional colleague, it was a no brainer when selecting an architect to design our family home. After purchasing the acreage block in Erina Heights we wanted to build a home to accommodate our family of five and after a few productive brainstorming sessions with Cathy we came up with one sentence for the brief: create a space to come home to and feel as though on holiday. Cathy listened to everything we wanted and needed in the house and did a fantastic job at bringing our dreams to life.

In the brief we wanted a house that would never date which Cathy achieved using natural materials and her trademark 30-degree roof pitch. 15 years down the track and we still love our home as much as the day we moved in. If we were to ever move, Cathy Slater would be the only person we would call to design our house and we would (and do) highly recommend Slater Architects to anyone in need of an architect.

I have followed Cathy’s career and sold many homes she has designed. Her houses always flow well and have great floor plans which make them easy to sell in any market.”

Wamberal House

P & A (Salt Apartments Terrigal)

“We have completed two projects with Slater Architects, the SALT Apartments and the Wamberal Beach House. When we purchased the first site in Wamberal with the intention to build four luxury apartments, we were recommended by neighbours to reach out to Cathy Slater as she had designed five houses on the same street.

The particular area in Wamberal is not zoned for apartments but given there was an old existing set of units on the site, Cathy managed to get the approval through council using the existing rights and we were very happy with the end result.

We then purchased a block of land on Wamberal Beach with the intention of building a coastal holiday house. Wamberal Beach is renowned for being a challenging area to gain council approval to build given the erosion control measures. So, together with our previous experience with Slater Architects and Cathy’s reputation for getting council approvals on Wamberal Beach, we engaged them again to design our beach house.

Cathy and her team are great to work with and we would gladly recommend them.”

Wamberal House

S & K Ridley (Smiths Lake House)

“We were recommended to Slater Architects by a mutual friend of Cathy Slater’s. Living in Sydney at the time, we had purchased a block of land on Smiths Lake on the Mid North Coast and engaged Slater Architects with a brief to design a holiday house with a plan to move in once we retired. We wanted a house that maximised the lake view and had enough space to accommodate family and friends and the possibility for holiday rentals.

Cathy designed the house, so it was flexible in a way that it provided a space for us to stay anytime we liked, with a separate space for family and friends to stay or the option to rent it out to holidaymakers.

Given the site is directly on the lake, it was a challenging application to get approved by the local council, a challenge which Cathy and her team navigated seamlessly.

We wanted our house to look a bit artistic, which Cathy fulfilled beautifully. Whilst the house was designed and built in 2004, the house is still unique and modern in design even by today’s standards. We have been living here for some time now and we absolutely love our house. We are very proud to live here and would highly recommend Slater Architects to anyone.”

Wamberal House

Unique Building Partners (Wamberal Mixed-Use)

Since commencing building activities on behalf of Slater Architects Clients, Unique Building Partners have grown to develop a strong relationship with the Slater Architects team. United in our customer focused approach, Unique have found Slaters Architects projects provide function and form, not just the design philosophy.

The Slater Architects team ensure a project is delivered with great attention to detail, their designs and expectations are thoroughly communicated from conception through construction to completion, and they are open-minded when liaising with our team to develop practical design solutions.

To date, all Slater Architects projects Unique Building Partners have had the privilege of constructing have been Contract Administrated by Slater Architects and we have found their cooperative contract management approach to serve their Clients well.

Unique Building Partners look forward to every opportunity to work with the Slater Architects team in the delivery of their well thought-out and carefully considered architecturally designed projects.

Wamberal House

K & S Rose (Port Jackson House)

“Slater Architects were recommended to us and, after meeting with Cathy Slater and her team, we engaged them to design and oversee the building of our new home on a sloping block of land.

Our brief was to have a home that was functional, accommodating our needs and that of our elderly parents in their old age, as well as maximising our coastal views. We wanted the rooms to be spacious and seamless, with access from inside to outside areas with no barriers and that access to continue into the back yard area and outdoor entertaining space. There were to be disability provisions in certain areas of the house, namely a bathroom, door widths and a lift to all levels.

We are very pleased with the design and finishes chosen for our house, from the use of timbers and natural stone to the co-ordination of the colour palate and interiors. Numerous people have commented upon and been impressed by this aspect.

Cathy and her team, specifically Gavin and Lyndell, were highly professional, patient and respectful when dealing with our requests, queries and concerns. Their client-focused approach, attention to detail and practical design solutions were commendable. All of their efforts significantly helped to make this process a positive one for us.

We would highly recommend the services of Cathy and her team at Slater Architects.”

Wamberal House

B Brady (Malabar House)

“My Husband and I are incredibly happy with all the work Slater Architects has done for us.

We had spoken to some other firms prior to finding Slater Architects, but it was only after our first meeting with Cathy Slater and seeing her first sketches that we instantly felt excited about what we might have one day.

Not only are we pleased with the design of the home, but also the way we were treated with such patience and understanding. It was our first time undertaking such a large project. Cathy and Lyndell handled our requests, our indecision and our frustrations with a very professional attitude without ever making us feel like a nuisance (I’m sure we must have been draining at times).

The end result is spectacular! We are grateful for the vision they had to make the most of every aspect of our narrow sloping block and maximise our coastal views. Having now spent some time living in our home, we feel that it is perfectly suited to our needs and appreciate even more how well-thought-out it all is. It is so functional for our family and for entertaining and still so beautiful. Thank you, Slater Architects!”


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