There were a number of challenges in renovating our 1900 Victorian Queen Anne Villa. From the council to the heritage trust, and being respectful of the building during renovation. However, perhaps the greatest challenge came with the interior design and sourcing furniture that would do justice to the house and make it a beautiful and practical home. We struggled to find quality and ‘good old fashioning craft-man-ship’; when searching the internet for a parquetry dining table, we came across Mark’s work and were blown away! This prompted a couple of emails and phone calls between Adelaide and Melbourne and soon Mark was designing, crafting, and sourcing items for our whole house.
From the first phone call, to delivery and styling of many rooms and over 30 items of furniture, Mark and his team’s professionalism is second to none. Every piece of furniture looks as if it has been in place for 100 years and the house built around it, rather than the other way around. We knew we could place our complete trust in Mark Alexander right from the word go, and not only have we not been let down, the finished product has exceeded all expectations. We could not recommend Mark and his team highly enough to anyone; including if you live in a different state – this has not been the slightest of issue.
Thank you Mark – you are a true gentleman and exemplary craftsman!