“Jeff is the perfect architect. My husband and I can say this as we have used his services several times over the past 37 years. We first consulted him to design our mountain home in 1977. He met with us, discussed our lifestyle, matched the home to our environmental surroundings, and suggested materials that would be beautiful and last for many years.
We love our home; we love to come home to it; it not only looks good, but it functions well. Jeff made many suggestions that have added to the value and livability of our home. For example, offsetting of the master bedroom so southern light could enter it, modifying the plan to maximize passive solar (this was before you heard much about passive solar), adding an additional level for very little $, siting the house for the best view while maintaining the best natural heating, cooling, and light features.
We have never needed air conditioning in the summer due to his excellent positioning of windows. The reverse is true in the winter, where we seldom need to heat at night–only on very cold nights when there has been little solar gain in the day, or on cold days when we do not get any solar gain. During sunny, winter days when the outside temperature is 0 degrees, we often have to open windows because the solar gain is so efficient. We can honestly say that the money we have saved on fuel costs through the years more than offsets Jeff’s design feels.
Our house is beautiful as well. It blends into our natural environment and visitors often comment on how wonderful it looks. Even better, is the fact that it “lives” well. We’ve seen too many gorgeous houses that don’t function well for the people who live there. If we come home tired and frustrated, our home is welcoming and “nurturing.”
Jeff is also respectful during the planning phase. He is deeply interested in your opinion and what you want. He’s easy to work with and even if he disagrees with one of your ideas, he’ll politely say why, but defer to your desires.
After 37 wonderful, happy years in our “Jeff” home, we’re ready for a kitchen remodel. Of course, we would consider only Jeff for the job. Jeff has that terrific combination of abilities to design a home to be beautiful, intelligent, and practical.”
–Cinda K., Homeowner