What makes us different
If you are considering hiring an architect to design a new home we would like to help. Rather than being a sideline as it is in most architecture offices, the design of new houses and the renovation of older ones has been our principal business for about 40 years.
We can organize the process for you, starting with advice about which piece of land to buy, where to put your house on a property. In designing your building we merge our design skills with knowledge that only you can have about what kind of a home will work for you. This results in a house that is a reflection of you, but will make sense in its environment and will retain its value. We always model the building in 3D and show you how it will really look with animated walk-throughs and renderings as well as the more traditional 2D drawings.
Recently, Lucia and I decided to stop running an office that would provide the entire process from design through construction observation. Now, our office has returned to our house and for the services after the original design and design development we will send you to other providers—in most cases the project architects that worked for us for years. Because our overhead is now lower, we have actually been able to lower our billing rate with this smaller office.
We get paid for our creativity, but also for absorbing hassles, so you can enjoy the excitement of building a new home in a beautiful place.
I have been designing houses of all sizes since the late 1960’s but the house type I find most satisfying and challenging is the good small house. Here on the coast of Maine the demand has increased steadily for the little and efficient home that takes advantage of sun, site and design to reward people with modest housing needs.We have selected 20 designs that have grown out of my experience of giving clients a sense of place and light and fun. These house designs vary in size from 636 square feet to close to 2,000 square feet of heated floor area. Each was designed for a specific client with individual programs but can be modified to suit your specific needs.
This is an early look at a recent building at the Schematic design stage–when our clients first see it. This design is for a young and growing family on a farm near here, and I see it as a contemporary farmhouse, in that it packs a great deal of living into a pretty tight package, is very energy efficient and has spaces to spend the day working and playing with your kids.
This is a collection of shots from around our home on the Bagaduce River in Brooksville, along the Maine coast from many years of sailing, and pictures I like from various other places in Maine. Of course the real reason you live someplace is the people, but it doesn’t hurt to live in a beautiful place. See more photos.