Residential architecture design is our specialty. We design all kinds of projects ranging from luxury homes to small additions in a wide array of styles.
Welcome To DeMotte Architects
DeMotte Architects has created or remodeled more than 400 residences throughout Fairfield County, CT. and Westchester County, NY., ranging from small additions to custom luxury homes in a wide array of styles. Brad DeMotte brings his passion and enthusiasm of residential design to every project by creating stylish, elegant spaces which consistently exceeds clients expectations. Renovations, additions, and custom homes are all treated with the same thoughtful approach regardless of scale or budget. DeMotte Architects creates homes and spaces of simplicity, grace, and beauty while reducing energy costs. Contact us for a free consultation.
What We Do
Our plans are the best in the business. Our level of detail and precision is unmatched. The plans we provide translate into a less expensive, higher quality construction for our clients. Read what builders and contractors have to say about our plans in our testimonials section
Here are what our past clients have to say:
I have had the pleasure to work with Brad on three projects so far, and look forward to many more! As a kitchen designer, he is a pleasure to collaborate with. His design acumen is superb, and his depth of knowledge on architectural details is reflected in his impressive portfolio. He is very talented at transforming poor architecture into a really attractive, proportionate, and architecturally relevant home. But he works on a variety of jobs, and takes every project, whether palatial or not, very seriously. He does a great job of “right-sizing” a renovation to the home and its real value. I have recommended him to several clients and will continue to do so in 2016!Studio Dearborn,
Our project involved the complete demolition of our house and the design and build of a new house. From the outset, Brad was a pleasure to work with, always punctual, responsive and professional. He is patient, a terrific listener and brings a welcomed sense of calm and humor to what could otherwise become a stressful endeavor. With an impressive breadth of knowledge of classic colonial architecture backed by decades of experience, Brad masterfully translated our design wishlist into our dream home. He openly expressed his opinions without being dismissive and offered sensible, cost-effective alternatives when appropriate. Brad was an excellent resource in helping us select products and materials, and more importantly, helping us select a builder. After a rigorous interview and review process, we ended up selecting a builder recommended by Brad, and could not have been happier with our experience. Brad was available throughout the building phase to answer questions, although we rarely needed to call upon him due to the extremely detailed nature of his design drawings. Nevertheless, he was ready with guidance or to execute changes as the project progressed. Without reservation, I would absolutely use Brad again for another project and recommend him to others. We are thrilled with the finished product and grateful to Brad and his team for the crucial role they played.Aileen Brill,
Brad designed and created construction drawings for the interior and exterior renovation of our new home. He was attentive and patient throughout the entire process and always willing to hear our thoughts and explain why it may or may not work. He undoubtedly understands all of the engineering and building requirements for a home while maintaining all of the aesthetic details that one desires. The construction drawings he created for our renovation are thorough and extremely detailed which was confirmed by our contractor throughout the renovation. We are in the final phase of our renovation now and are thrilled with the outcome of Brad’s design.Bonnie Brookshaw,
I have worked with Brad Demotte for over twenty-two years, repeatedly serving as his engineering consultant on hundreds of residential and commercial design projects. This has been a very satisfying relationship for me due to Brad’s conscientious approach to the practice of architecture. His objective has always been to provide his clients with top quality design services:
- In initial discussions to determine client’s needs
- In accurate field observations and measurements to define existing conditions
- In preliminary designs exhibiting imagination and versatility
- In drawing quality incorporating clear details to guide the builder
- In confident and knowledgeable dealings with permitting agencies and builders
- In construction monitoring to verify proper field interpretation and execution
- In clarity of communications and unquestionable professional integrity.
Brad has always proven eager to learn from my engineering input, incorporating faithfully my recommendations regarding structures and construction details. Quite notably, I have very rarely found the need to tell Brad the same thing twice.
Over the years I have worked with many architects and have met none who have proven to be more satisfactory partners in the architect-engineer relationship. For this reason, I have on many occasions referred my own clients and dear friends to Brad when in need of an architect.Sandy Randall, P.E. Randall Engineering,
I feel that the drawings I have seen from Brad’s office have been of excellent design quality. His drawings show such a thorough detail of the scope of the project. Brad has a great working relationship with his clients and they are confident they are getting a quality job. From a builder’s perspective, I always look forward to working with Brad because all of the information needed to build and complete the job accurately is always provided. In my thirty-four years working in construction, I have seen many high-end architects. Brad DeMotte is up there with the best.Grant Casperson, G&H Building/ Contracting Inc.,
As a residential contractor I have worked with many architects over the years. When it came to picking an architect for my own house, I turned to DeMotte Architects. After working with Brad on projects for our mutual customers, I knew he would make the process enjoyable for my wife and I. With limited time during my day, Brad was always willing to meet with me in the evenings and came prepared with creative designs and multiple scenarios. Brad is meticulous in his details and always remembers to include the customers’ ideas in his designs.
Brad’s knowledge of the construction industry and applicable codes makes the process move smoothly from the design stages thru the permitting process. Having a detailed and accurate set of construction drawings makes the whole job move smoothly during the construction process. Subcontractors are able move through the project without delay with all questions answered before work starts.Robert Liesegang, Liesegang Building & Remodeling,
An essential skill in providing architectural services is listening and communicating well.
Brad is great at teasing out the way in which a client will use the space and their design preferences and is talented at aligning those two aspects- which can be very challenging. We have worked with Brad over the span of 20 years on multiple projects and find his design sense to be excellent, the breadth of his experience is very extensive and his ability to stay current and ahead of building science is ongoing. We would unequivocally endorse Brad as a talented designer and all around pleasure to know. Incorporating DeMotte Architects into any building or remodeling project is an excellent start to a very successful outcome.Rob Knorr, Nordic Construction, Inc.,
I’ve been a residential builder for 25 years and Brad DeMotte’s client for 15 years. Over these years, Brad has proven to be a meticulous and extremely organized architect, which is so important when preparing plans for luxury homes. His efficient follow-up after board meetings is another great attribute because this allows me to get the necessary building permits in a timely manner. Brad’s great service coupled with his fair rates equals’ great value. I would recommend him to other builders and homeowners.Malek A. Samad, Espaces Verts,
We hired Brad to design a spec house for us in Rye, NY. As an architect myself, I was extremely happy with the quality of work produced and the communication between us. It was a pleasure to work with Brad, and his understanding of our needs and requirements was second to none. Brad listened well to our needs and was able to efficiently express them in graphic form, & he always worked in an organized & professional manner. He was always easily available by phone & email, always returning my calls & emails promptly.
The construction drawings were done to be within our construction budget, & when changes were made he was gracious & fair with regard to fees for extra services. He also helped us in selecting materials, & we were happy with those selections & the variety as well. While we haven’t started construction yet, on past projects he was always accessible and able to clarify field conditions and changes by clients.
We would definitely hire him again, and we would (and have) recommended him to our other clients who were also very happy with his service.Luke Regier, LMD Homes,
As a General Contractor, it is always a pleasure to work on projects designed by Brad DeMotte and his team of professionals at DeMotte Architects. A building project only goes as well as the drawings. Brad’s attention to detail not only benefits me as the contractor, but the homeowners as well. His experience and thoroughness ensures the customer is getting the utmost value from his design. Each design by Demotte Architects is unique in the sense that it is customized to the individual needs and wants of the customers. So often, I have the pleasure of hearing the rave reviews the customers give DeMotte Architects for designing and “nailing” their dream home.
I, as the general contractor, feel extremely fortunate and privileged to bring their “DeMotte Architects” dream home to life.Jeff Rondini, Southpaw Builders,
We have done several projects together both commercial and residential and I would like to say once again another job well done. From taking the concept in my mind, and transferring it to paper with ideas I couldn’t possibly conceive to achieve the finish product I was looking for goes above and beyond the expectations of an architect. You have an amazing ability to interpret the clients goals and then carry them through from design concept, to permits and zoning approvals, monitoring contractors and build progress and following through to the finished project!!!
It has always been more than a pleasure working with you and I look forward to our next project!Daniel J. Coughlan,
We have been working with Brad DeMotte of DeMotte Architects since last fall when we began the design of our new home. We are building a new colonial in Scarsdale that will sit on a half acre site and will be approximately 6000 square feet above ground. I can honestly say that Brad has been one of the easiest and most effective professionals that I have worked with in both my personal and professional lives. This is what I like about Brad:
He listens to what we want, but at the same time, he brings his extensive experience and knowledge to the table and constantly makes good recommendations.
He has a good design sense. Not over the top. It just feels right and is sensible.
He is incredibly efficient and responsive. It seems that the moment I press send on an email, his reply is already in my in box.
He is budget conscience meaning that he understands his role, our goals and what we want to spend on his services. I never feel like he is up selling us or overcharging for his time. Bottom line. I don’t mind the meter running with Brad. He has integrity and is aware of our budget.
He has a broad knowledge of building techniques, styles and standards. He is a great advocate with a builder in representing our needs. He played an important role in negotiating our contract with our builder. Something I was fairly new at and was put at ease knowing Brad was in our corner.
When we disagree, it is comfortable. I don’t feel like he is patronizing us due to our lack of experience and by the same token, while he has strong preferences, he realizes we are going to live in this house and not him.
Bottom line is this. While I am not an overly experience consumer of architectural services, I am glad I am working with Brad on our first big projects and I would not hesitate to do so again in the future. If you are considering a project, you should most definitely consider Brad.Steven & Michele Feinstein,
We hired Demotte architects in April of 2013 to design a significant indoor/outdoor extension to our 1980 Yates Colonial. From our very first meeting, Brad was punctual, attentive, approachable and receptive to our initial plans and thoughts. More importantly he sought to truly understand us as home owners and people before providing his own opinions on our project. In our first meeting as we started to discuss the current layout of the house and our ideas around a new master suite, porch and deck, Brad was already pulling out tracing paper to indicate some options on our original blueprints. The first set of drawings he shared with us indicated that he was listening very closely to what we wanted and needed while keeping costs and the general scope of the project in mind. When we approved the final drawings, Brad was very helpful in providing us with builder/contractor options and supporting us through the bidding process. He was very helpful in reviewing and commenting on the bids. As we learned from our builder, Brad’s drawings/plans were so detailed and thorough that there were rarely any questions about what needed to be done or what materials needed to be used. Brad also worked very well with our contractor and ensured that he was always available for a visit, consultation or contractor call. We are thrilled with the final product, completed in Oct of ’14 and are experiencing a completely transformed home. We would hire Brad to do another project in a minute and would recommend Demotte Architects to anyone who wants a painless and enjoyable experience with their project.Andrew & Andrea Schirmer,
Having recently completed a major house renovation with Brad, we are happy to provide our full recommendation without reservation. From the initial stages to the completion of the project, Brad was incredible to work with. The combination of his expertise and easy going manner, made the whole process enjoyable for us. From the beginning of the project Brad was very hands on, listening to our every word then using his expertise to actualize concepts that would meet our needs in a house while being incredibly visually appealing. He was incredibly patient and thoughtful in working with us. As this was our first time working on such a big project this really helped make the process enjoyable. At the end of the initial phase of the project, he delivered a plan that was exactly what we wanted, our dream house. He was always prompt and accurate in his timing and cost assessments. Subsequent to his delivery of plans for our house, Brad remained an invaluable player throughout the entire approval and construction process. He helped us through the complex approval, bidding, and overall construction process. Once again, he was always available with prompt responses to both construction and basic aesthetics questions. I never had to wait for a response from Brad. Brad remained an active participant through the completion of the project. In the end, we would wholeheartedly recommend Brad and would without a doubt use him for future projects.Stephanie Speirings,
Brad was very responsive, efficient, and thorough. Our project was small but he always addressed our questions and concerns in a timely, thoughtful manner. Working with him inspired confidence.Tim & Ellie Downs,
Brad DeMotte’s firm has done two projects for us. The first was 15 years ago in our Darien 1955 Classic Center Hall Colonial. The job consisted of several additions, a kitchen enlargement and remodel, a family room and master bedroom suite addition, as well as adjustments to the exterior to improve the aesthetics. He also drew the plans for a new blue stone patio. Brad was very easy to work with, talented and very meticulous. I am an artist and designer and therefore was very particular and knew what I wanted. The house was transformed into a 5 bedroom home that had a beautiful flow and looked consistent. He made several visits to check that the construction was proceeding as drawn. We were obviously happy with his work as we hired him again after moving to do a small update and remodel on our new beach cottage home. We remodeled several spaces to become a mudroom/laundry room and added a powder room, as well as partially removing a wall between the dining room and kitchen.Russell Melzer,
My wife and I were extremely pleased with DeMotte Architects. We are doing a kitchen addition, exterior porch/patio, and a variety of re-do’s of other interior rooms (re-done master bath, laundry room, new mudroom, reworked home office, new flooring, etc.) We needed to improve the layout and utility of our home and Brad was an excellent listener. He worked with us patiently, provided endless iterations of floorplans and choices, and communicated promptly and well. We received site drawings, existing home drawings, demolition drawings, design drawings, elevation drawings, and electrical plans. Every builder we spoke to complimented Brad’s drawings – they are the most complete and detailed output we could find, by far.
Brad was especially helpful during the estimation and bid process. He created a ‘Bid Form’ and recommended local builders from whom we solicited estimates/bids. The Bid Form ensured that we were able to compare Builders apples-to-apples and make the most cost-effective choice for our Job,
We even asked for several initial rough estimates, and when these were well over our budget, we had an anchor point to re-work from with Brad. When we finally went out to bid with our re-re-revised plans, this ensured we were in the right cost ballpark to start a contract.
Brad will likely be involved during construction on an hourly basis to do a few periodic checkpoints and help us stay on track. All in all, Brad met all of our needs and we would hire him again without hesitation.Mike & Suzanne Moore,
Our project was relatively small – a 300 sq. ft. sun room. Nonetheless, we selected an architect with great care and we are delighted that Brad & his team have proved to be the smart choice. Brad gives the same first class service, a professional approach to all he does and an attention to detail for all his projects. We highly recommend DeMotte Architects.Owen & Ann Mitchell,
I would highly recommend DeMotte Architects. Brad was professional, creative and patient. The contractor we hired worked off his plans and said the architectural plans were the best he had ever worked from in that they were detailed, clear, and practical.Tara Littman,
Brad DeMotte has been the architect working on my house in Westchester. Building a house is a difficult process and finding a great architect makes all of the difference. Brad has been amazing to work with!!!. He responds instantly with honest feedback and good ideas. He designs the house for the way you want to live in it. He thinks of your family and lifestyle in every room. Brad makes you feel like your project is so important even if it is not the biggest thing he is working on. I have never seen such a level of pride and professionalism. Although my house is still in design phase I feel comfortable I am with the right architect. So far this has been the best choice we have made. I want to thank Brad for helping us through this difficult process. I look forward to someday living in my beautiful home designed by DeMotte Architects.Michele Feinstein, Michele Feinstein
We hired Brad as our architect to help us with our home renovation. He was creative and came up with great ideas for us. Not only did he listen to what we wanted, but he also came up with suggestions that enhanced our overall design plan. His drawings were incredibly detailed and a tremendous help to our builder – it actually made it easy for our builder to execute our vision. Brad is great to work with and I highly recommend him.Owen Littman,
Brad DeMotte worked with us on the renovations to our house, which dates back to the late 18th century, with subsequent additions. We wanted to totally remodel our kitchen and an upstairs configuration of bedroom/bathroom/sitting room built into what was the old maid’s quarters, as well as other more minor changes, such as opening up our dining room to create more of a natural thoroughfare in the house.
Brad was attentive, listening to our objectives and understanding what we wanted to achieve. What clinched our decision to work with him was that in that very first meeting he got out his pen and began sketching, sharing ideas, and making suggestions, and it was clear that he would be creative and constructive in approaching any problems that presented themselves along the way, and always with great equanimity.
We were impressed with the thoroughness of his work and the relative speed at which it was delivered. He was easy to work with and never tried to force his ideas or opinions on us.
Seven months down the road and a lot of construction later, we are approaching the last couple of months of work and we are thrilled!!
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Brad DeMotte to anyone needing an architect who can get involved and feel his way through the project.
Brad is a pleasure to work with. He is an excellent communicator and responds to emails and phone calls extremely promptly. It’s easy to make modifications to plans, since he works quickly. And while he has plenty of ideas to suggest, he is always open to hearing what the client has to say. We’ve used him for several projects and have been very pleased. He also worked well with our contractors and provided valuable help to us during the construction process. I’ve recommended him many times to friends.Lena Mathisson,
DeMotte Architects has done an excellent job for us on multiple projects. Brad did a great job of listening to our objectives and implementing them in a cost-effective manner. He was organized and professional, and always available. Turn-around times (for initial plans as well as revisions) were remarkably fast. His selection of materials, advice about layout, and aesthetic suggestions were all very helpful. Brad worked closely with our contractors and was helpful in solving several unexpected issues that arose during the job. We recommend Brad highly and would certainly hire him again.Josh Slocum,
I enjoyed working with Brad. He listens to your needs & creates a design that is detailed & functional. Builders who I have spoken to say he is the best, and that says a lot. He is the best!Marisa Denaro,
We worked with Brad on the remodel of our split level home that we had outgrown after 3 years and two baby girls. Our home although spacious was lacking much needed extra bedrooms, bathrooms, mudroom and a spacious eat in kitchen with family room. Our home also needed a fair amount of updating to bring it up to the needs of a young growing family and for aesthetics purposes. Brad listened to our every need and wants and designed a home not only for our family today but for our future. He made sure to blend practicality with lovely architectural details. Brad is extremely professional, always available with any questions or concerns and extremely knowledgeable, not only about architecture design but construction and zoning requirements, etc. He comes to every meeting with pen and sketch paper and always provided multiple solutions. Every decision was a great collaboration, often with Brad having to comply with me wanting it all and my husband wanting to scale it back to not blow the budget. In the end the outcome Brad would provide was a perfect solution to suite the both of us and what made sense for the house and our family. When working with an architect, especially on large remodel, it is so important to feel as if your architect wants your home to be everything you every wanted. Every decision Brad made or proposed was one you knew he would do in his own home for his family. I often say meetings with Brad are fun and exciting because he is so creative, understanding and wants you to be happy and love your design. He also handled and guided us through every step of the process, from the very beginning of getting a survey to requesting the building permits and weeding through picking a contractor. Even the contractors were extremely impressed with the amount of detail Brad puts into his construction drawings, which allows for very little confusion and or budget overages. Brad has made our house a home and I would not hesitate to recommend Brad to anyone in need of an architect.Kieran Murphy & Stephanie Davis,
Brad DeMotte was terrific to work with: professional, easy-going, responsive and responsible. He helped us work through the many decisions we faced and offered as much support and advice as possible. It was a huge move for us and because we didn’t have much time to get everything done, it was a tense time for us. Brad changed the plans in accordance with the building and the city. He always did what he promised, and more. He remained calm when we weren’t and offered lots of solutions. He’s both practical and creative. Now, if he would just be our contractor!Jane & Rick Traulsen,
We wanted to expand our kitchen at our home in Weston, Ct. The first day my wife & I met with Brad he began drawing designs right in front of us and then started coming up with a “master plan” for the home to meet both our current & future needs. We had described to Brad what we wanted and throughout the design process he came up with a number of different designs and floor plans. He is very creative and has an excellent sense of aesthetics. Bottom line is that when the final design was complete it was 10 times better than my wife & I’s initial plan. The final drawings are very detailed and had many compliments from builders. Brad is a 10 and is very highly recommended!!!Frank Docimo, Frank Docimo
It is with pleasure that we write this letter concerning our extensive experience working with Brad DeMotte.
As general background, we purchased a relatively small two bedroom “summer house” on 4 acres in upper Westchester County, NY. Brad patiently helped us to completely reconfigure the house with a more contemporary, energy efficient design which nearly doubled the square footage.
He was extremely helpful during the design phase by carefully listening to our design ideas and by providing numerous relevant design books with similar layouts so we could refine our “vision”. He then laid out sketch options and was responsive with back and forth revisions until we achieved the final design – in a surprisingly short amount of time. In addition, he filed for and was granted a variance by our Town Zoning Board so our house could be built as we envisioned it and as Brad designed it.
Brad was also closely involved in the pricing and bidding process. We used his bid form so we could easily compare the various proposals. His technical expertise was helpful as we sorted through the various bids. Also, his highly detailed final plans provided clear guidelines for all phases of the project – one builder commented that he had never seen so much detail in a set of drawings.
The project ran into severe difficulty when the selected builder had some business and personal disruptions which caused an inability to complete the job in a timely and workman-like manner. Brad helped us to uncover and document any and all structural issues by performing numerous site visits and phone consultations. He helped us determine a clean break point to terminate the original builder and was readily available to assist in the transition to the new builder.
Brad DeMotte is always available to answer questions and to provide technical assistance and guidance. He is clearly a highly qualified architect who has truly been a pleasure to work with.David & Odie Dobbins,
Simply stated, Brad is the best. He is easy to work with, he is truly an expert and his price was reasonable. Tremendous value, I would definitely work with Brad again if I ever needed an architect. On a scale of 1 to 10, he is surely a 10.David S. Oltman,
I found Brad DeMotte to be an excellent architect. He was very responsive to questions and helped me find solutions to design and construction issues. He also made suggestions to make the building more economical and functional. Most important he made it possible to obtain realistic construction costs because the building specifications were clear. I would highly recommend Mr. DeMotte to anyone in need of an architect.Dave Goldenberg,
We worked with Brad to help us envision future phases of our home and, most immediately, to redesign the lower half of our our house and our basement. Brad walked around our home and property and sat with us to understand our objectives and came up with ideas that we liked in advance of us signing a contract to work together. It was clear that Brad was informed about zoning laws and how to get permits for relevant construction work.
Once we contracted with Brad, his team was in our house within a few days and mapping out every inch of our home to develop current drawings. Soon after, Brad had developed designs for two phases of work envisioned. We liked the concepts and made a few recommendations which resulted in a few tweaks to the plans. Once we had agreed on the final plans, Brad developed detailed construction drawings and submitted them to our town for approvals. It was relatively painless for us to go through this process.
At one point after the construction had begun, our contractor came up with some ideas that we liked and we contacted Brad for his view of the engineering considerations. Brad was responsive, giving our contractor guidance on how to implement the changes correctly.
Brad is a professional. He is creative, responsive and worked with us to realize our objectives, sometimes in ways we had not previously considered, but ultimately realizing a vision for our home that we really liked. We consider the outcome of our project to have been successful and therefore recommend Brad to others looking for architectural services.Dan & Danielle Epstein, Dan & Danielle Epstein
We were downsizing to a 1966 cape. Because of the location there were zoning restrictions that needed to be addressed. After trying unsuccessfully to work with our neighbor to workout a variance that would satisfy zoning, Brad helped us develop a plan that met the set back requirements. This design required quite a bit more creative work to have the angles, roof lines and structural intersections work in a harmonious way.
My wife and I have done several renovations and new construction and it was a joy to work with Brad because he listened, did not impose his vision but brought thoughtful alternatives that enhance what we envisioned. Renovations never go as smoothly as expected and Brad was always readily available to discuss issues that arouse. He would draw and draft changes in a day or two, instead of the 3 to 4 weeks we had experienced on other projects.
Brad worked very well with our builder and craftsmen. Actually, he was recommended to our builder by one of his craftsmen, who had worked with Brad on other homes. We would be very happy to hire Brad again, but we are hoping that this is our last project – but who knows. We always felt that we received Brad’s full attention whenever we had any questions. He has become a friend through this process.Chris & Marlene Smith, Chris & Marlene Smith
We were finishing a basement & in search of an architect. Brad impressed me upon our first meeting as he struck me as very competent and didn’t try & sell me something. Instead, he wanted me to understand my goals, budget and timing and worked up a plan to meet those needs. He was very good at listening to our needs, and was also not afraid to point out where a want could come into conflict with the financial parameters of the project. He was very organized, always easily available by phone or email & always returned calls promptly.
He also helped to save us money in terms of a recommendation he made on an unrelated energy audit/remediation work I was doing with another company. His suggestion (obvious in hindsight) was a much better overall solution than the other contractor had proposed. His knowledge of all the various aspects of construction is to be appreciated.
While we haven’t started construction yet, we’re very happy with the design, construction drawings & overall quality of service. Based on our experience, we would definitely hire him again & would not hesitate to recommend him to others.Chad Soares,
We hired Brad DeMotte for a much needed update on our 1960’s home. He was extremely thorough, proposing several options for us to choose from. His design transformed our home. We are truly delighted. We especially appreciated how accessible Brad was. He often answered the phone himself and always returned calls and emails promptly. He patiently explained the process and helped us navigate problems we encountered during the building process. We wouldn’t hesitate to use him again and would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for an architect.Anne & Art Aaronson,
My wife and I feel so fortunate to have met Brad and his wonderful team to help us design our dream home and navigate the complexities of a full home renovation. Out of the many architects we met with none offered the complete package of creativity, easy to speak with, systematic organization of the process, a history of large complex projects, access to supplemental experts and, above all, trustworthy! Brad truly loves designing dream homes and expresses his passion through working long hours in pursuit of perfection. We give Brad and his team our highest recommendation and plan to work exclusively with him on all future projects.Alex & Cassie Karnal, Alex & Cassie Karnal
We hired Brad to remodel our house when my husband’s life was changed forever by paralysis. His attitude was cool and professional, which helped during the days when there was no calm and only upheaval. He was creative and flexible, assessing what was going to be needed regarding my husband’s accessibility issues and offering suggestions and exploring ideas. His planning skills were excellent and provided lots of opportunity to think about and change things as we went along. There were changes made along the way, and those were made because he wanted what was right for us, the clients. These qualities made dealing with him easy, despite the chaos. The plans were well drawn & clear, and he worked well with our contractor and others connected to the project.Adrienne Forbes, Adrienne Forbes
Brad grasped exactly what we were looking for as we embarked on a challenging renovation project. He was patient, creative & responsive. He worked with us to create an addition that was just what we were hoping for, and within our budget. Any problems that arose he tackled quickly & energetically. We would highly recommend Brad DeMotte for any project!Gian-Carlo & Amanda Peressutti,
We heartily make the strongest referral of Brad DeMotte to you. In July 2009 he took on a difficult but large addition (doubling the size of our home) and renovation of our existing 1929 Tudor home located in Rye, NY. As expected from an architect with his credentials, the resulting construction plans are of maximum integrity and style created within the constraints of a modest budget. We could not be happier. Furthermore, he foresaw and handled the many details that are most encumbering during the planning period and start of construction: dealing with zoning, planning departments, permits, surveyors and other subcontractors. His commanding, personable and humorous disposition greatly eases the stresses created from realizing your budget, being a first-timer in a large renovation and building project and dealing with your general contractor. We are hugely appreciative, and we strongly recommend Brad for future architectural projects.David & Erin Mayo, David & Erin Mayo
Brad and his staff helped create our dream home! We interviewed several architects and felt that Brad was perfect to design our home renovation. Brad is an excellent listener. When we felt that we had to make amendments to the design because of our budget constraints, Brad made sure to still incorporate the key elements of our vision in a revised design. We never thought this would be possible! We asked Brad to continue to monitor the building process and he was thorough in his review of details and in advocating properly for our interests with the builder. Brad was the first important choice as we put together our team of professionals to create our dream home. We recommend DeMotte Architects to you!Steve & Kathy Anderson,
Brad DeMotte has a rare combination of qualities difficult to find in an artistic field — an excellent eye for aesthetics, an acute business acumen, and a creative spirit. He is a fast thinker and a fast talker. Extremely thorough. An e-mailer! Rave references. Crucial for us was his flexibility with level of services. We hired him for a large job/small budget in an upscale town. Were impressed when we gave him wish list and he got everything we wanted on the first try! No joke. Construction drawings are painstakingly detailed. Contractors comment on how clear and thorough they are.Barry & Betsy Dunne, Barry & Betsy Dunne