Sophie Piesse Architect, PA
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30 Reviews for Sophie Piesse Architect, PA

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Relationship: Client
Project Date: April 2017
Project Price: more than $100,000
My husband and I began working with Sophie long before we even purchased our house. We felt, and Sophie agreed, that it would be best to consult with an architect prior to our home purchase so that we didn’t end up in a situation where we bought a house that could not be reasonably modified to suit our needs. We clicked in our conversations with Sophie early on. It was obvious that she listens to her clients’ needs and wishes and works within that criteria. We also liked that she has a vast knowledge of eco-friendly construction and materials and a knack for style and design. We got on Sophie’s list for client projects and when our name came to the top we still did not have a house. She assured us that she’d be ready for us whenever we had a house. We were in frequent contact with Sophie during this time to provide her with status updates. Due to our struggles buying a home in a seller’s market we also consulted Sophie regarding the pros and cons of doing a new build on vacant land. Ultimately we found a home in a perfect location for us and brought Sophie in to look at it during the negotiation process. She also returned to the home while the previous owners were still living there and did measurements to get the design phase of the renovation moving forward. We were excited that Sophie provided us with 3 blueprint options for our whole house renovation and we were able to pick and choose our favorite features from each to integrate into the final plan. Sophie was great at “thinking outside the box” when it came to addressing our 2 separate front doors (pre-renovation) and designing a new front entry that would also give the right flow and “wow factor” of our wall of windows in the living room. Sophie guided us well through the process since renovations/construction in North Carolina are done differently than where we are originally from (i.e. more work up front for pricing from contractors which results in more accurate estimates of cost). Additionally, Sophie was able to recommend contractors and subcontractors that produced good quality work at reasonable prices. She was also able to work with us regarding our use of IKEA cabinets in our laundry room by giving us clear dimensions that we could bring to the store to buy the appropriate size cabinets. Our renovation has been completed for about 8 months now and my husband and I find joy in all of the spaces. While eating weekend breakfast on our new screen porch, relaxing in front of the newly designed fireplace, listening to music in the new media room, pulling the car into the new garage, walking up the front path to the new portico and preparing a meal in the renovated kitchen we can’t help but think “This is truly the perfect house for us.” We couldn’t have done it without Sophie!
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