The Firm

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It’s not just a house. It’s your home.

Your home is an extension of who you are. It reflects your personality and your dreams, becoming your special corner of the world. This is the lens through which we view each of our projects. We know we’re not just designing buildings, we’re creating the spaces where life happens.

Bringing dreams to life: part process, part quest.

As anyone who has ever built or renovated a home will tell you, you never fully understand what’s involved until you’ve done it yourself. An important part of our job is providing experienced insight and hands-on project coordination, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. From the initial spark of inspiration to the first time you walk into your finished home or renovation, we will be your expert guide.

You may already have a vision, or you might not be sure where to start. Either way, our highly collaborative approach always starts with listening. Only after we fully understand your goals, concerns, and—most  importantly—the life you want to live in your home do we begin developing designs.

Ultimately, we want you to feel like your project is an exciting adventure, not a job. We aim to create a sense of discovery and delight. After all, the journey is an important part of the experience.

Not your average team. Not your average firm.

We’re able to offer a personal and customized approach because of who we are, how we work, and what we’ve accomplished. Based in Ipswich, Massachusetts (a small, idyllic town that boasts more first period homes than any other location in the country), our small, agile team of young, inspired, and knowledgeable professionals is one of the most highly respected and sought after creative groups in New England.

Over the last 20 years, we have done a great deal of award-winning work restoring and renovating historic homes. While we are unabashedly passionate about these beautiful, old buildings, our portfolio also includes original designs that encompass all styles from craftsman bungalows to contemporary beachfront properties.

No matter what kind of project, our team applies their unique brand of architectural alchemy to transform concepts and client wish lists into fully realized spaces that provide joy and comfort to the people who inhabit them.