Ballard + Mensua Architecture
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Founded in 2005, Ballard + Mensua is a full service architecture firm with a specialty in truly unique and custom homes and renovations. We help our clients with projects of all sizes, whether helping a young family with a master plan to build in phases as they can afford, or designing dream homes to retire to on the water or in the mountains. Our unique cost study process helps to offer the advantages of design build, with the checks and balances of independent architect and builder.

While many architects do not understand construction well, or interiors well, we believe in a fully integrated project management approach. We handle all aspects of a project, including all architectural design, interior design and decorating, landscape design and construction management. Our drawings are both client friendly, and contractor friendly. We detail drawings in a way that tells the contractors exactly what to build and our details work because we have built before. We value our contractor and vendor relationships as much as our client relationships.

After Seth Ballard's 25 years of practice, these relationships allow us to build virtually anything, no matter how custom. We have a further specialty in historic preservation. Ballard Mensua however, loves working in every style .. we find it more fun to work on a contemporary, a Georgian, a colonial and an arts and crafts house all at the same time.

We are proud to announce that after 2 years of working with on a major farm house renovation project, Frank Bell, formerly of Frank Bell Builders will be teaming up with Ballard Mensua to handle design and Construction Management for a variety of projects. Frank is one of the best designers and custom home builders the region has ever had and we are proud to join forces.

Additionally Amanda Provost will also be joining us to help strengthen our interior design team.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Attic Conversion, Barn Design & Construction, Basement Design, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Deck Design, Drafting, Earthquake Retrofitting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Handicap-Accessible Design, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Gym Design & Construction, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Landscape Plans, Laundry Room Design, Log Home Construction, Mudroom Design, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Prefab Houses, Project Management, Rooftop Deck Installation, Site Preparation, Space Planning, Staircase Design, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, 3D Home Design, Remodeling, historic preservation, interior design, landscape design, backyard oasis design, screened porch design

Areas Served
Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Baileys Crossroads, Belle Haven, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, DC (Washington), Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Idylwood, Kings Park, Lake Barcroft, Lincolnia, Mantua, Mclean, Oakton, Pimmit Hills, Potomac, Reston, Seven Corners, Silver Spring, South Kensington, Springfield, Takoma Park, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Washington, Wolf Trap

Certifications and Awards
Best of Arlington 2016. Best of NOVA Magazine 2017; Home and Design Top 100 Designers 2011-2017. Build Magazine, Top Residential Architect, 2016.
Premier Washington Area Architect | 2x Best of Houzz Winner

Contact: Seth Ballard
Location: 5185 MacArthur Blvd Northwest Suite 370
Washington DC, DC 20016
License Number: MD, VA, DC
Typical Job Costs: $100,000 - 10 million
First consultation meeting $250 for a 3 hour meeting. $125/hr after 3 hours. Phase 1 cost study ranges from $6,000 - $20,000 depending on project size. Cost study fee applies towards total fee ranging from 12-15% of total project cost.
Commented: What is the countertop source and material? And cabinet manufacturer? Cabinets are Cabico, from Montgomery Kitchen and Bath --- birch. Counters are Caesarstone.
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Commented: What is the paint color used in the living room? benjamin moore palladian blue
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Commented: Traditional kitchen This is marble
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Commented: Nice lighting. Curious about the sconce.... Hubbardton Forge made the sconce.
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