Project Date: July 2015
Project Price: more than $100,000
After interviewing a number of architects, we hired Andrea to help us with a first-floor renovation on our essentially untouched 1910 Victorian, including a new kitchen, the addition of a half-bath, and the transformation of a tacked-on (and tacky!) 3-season front porch into a finished 4-season entry way.
We had never undertaken a major renovation before, and largely selected Andrea because of her style and her expertise with urban spaces. We were not disappointed. She found creative and unexpected solutions for our small space, maximized functionality, and was responsive to our ideas and feedback while also gently pushing us towards decisions that, in retrospect, were very smart. We are very pleased with the finished project, in terms of both aesthetics and function.
We did not anticipate how essential it would be to have Andrea’s expertise with our local zoning and permitting. She guided us seamlessly through a special permitting process, and responded quickly and effectively when there were roadblocks with our city’s notoriously complex building division.
Andrea is honest and her processes are transparent. We never had any concerns about her charges and she remained conscious of our budget throughout (even encouraging us at points to avoid letting the scope of work creep up). She is extremely professional, but also funny, personable, and easy to work with, which made the process much more enjoyable. We would recommend her without hesitation.