In 2015, my husband and I decided to sell our home of 25+ years and downsize to a smaller and more practical home (we're both in our 60's). We found a home in our preferred location, with an amazing view. The only issue was that our new home was uninhabitable in its current condition. It hadn't be updated since it was "custom" (not in a good way) built in the early 1970"s. It had all the original appliances, and plumbing fixtures. The layout of the 1,800 sq. ft. was awkward, it had no natural light, the view wasn't optimized, and, it had no curb appeal (it was the eyesore of the neighborhood). Needless to say, it was a total gut-job. Oh, and, did I mention that we didn't have a ton of money?
Having undertaken many remodeling projects in our previous home, we knew we would need help to make sure we did the remodel right, the first time. Martha Picciotti immediately came to mind, as she is well known in our area for designing stunningly beautiful, high-end homes. We were reluctant to call Martha, however, thinking that our project would too small to appeal to her.
Instead, we met with several other builders and designers that were recommended by friends and neighbors. None of them clicked with us.
After several frustrating weeks, we decided to take a chance and call Martha. From our very first meeting, we knew Martha was The One. She was honest, direct, and conscious of our budget. Martha is both big-picture and detail-oriented. I could call Martha any time, any day, and she was always there for us. We never doubted that she was on our side; she didn't hesitate to intervene on our behalf with subcontractors to insure our vision became our reality. Despite her petite physical size, she is a presence with which to reckon. Her tenacity and willingness to never give up when faced with obstacles is the reason our home is so perfectly designed.
We have lived in our home for one year, now, and every day we thank our lucky stars that we called Martha. I can't imagine what our home would have been like without her help. My husband and I often like to amuse ourselves by wondering if we would change anything, or do anything differently, if we had the chance. The answer is always, "No".
I gave Martha Picciotti five stars, but if I could give her five hundred, I would.