“We hired Bonin Architects to design and manage the construction of our home on Lake Sunapee, NH. What was important to us was to design a home that reflected our style but also functioned well for the family priorities most important to us. During the design stage, we were most impressed that the Bonins spent much of their time listening to us rather than trying to convince us to adopt their preferred style. Not only did they worked hard to incorporate our thoughts and desires into the plans but added many additional elements we would not have thought of that added much to the architectural impact and functionality of the project. In addition, we were interested in adopting some local historical cues to the style which they enthusiastically researched and incorporated extremely well into the design.
“As project manager, they were realistic and often stopped us for a reality check to assure we were on budget. The staff was efficient and consistent in answering questions and sending our monthly status reports. Their estimate of the cost and time frame were accurate allowing us to feel in control during the entire process.
“The quality of the work met our high standards and, to our great relief, they took care of all local and state regulatory issues and paperwork. They also provided invaluable advice and options for builders. Unlike many other projects we have heard about, our builder had no major issues with his ability to construct what the Bonin’s had designed.
“We would not hesitate using them again or recommending them highly to others.”
– Lisa & David
“Blodgett’s Landing is one of those places where families visit and decide to stay. Homes on ‘the landing’ have been owned by the same families through multiple generations…everyone knows each other’s names and takes the time to stop and talk. Building a new home in a place such as this carries a lot of responsibility. Responsibility to fit in with the historic architecture, deliver a home that suits today’s needs on a lot that was originally made for a tent and finally to create a home that will be enjoyed for multiple generations to gather and relax together.
“Bonin Architects took the time to understand both the place itself and the needs of our family today as well as what we expect it to be for the next 50 years. They created a house that will be a home where we intend to create our most important memories and experiences.”
– Chasity & Pete
“Bonin Architects made our project go as perfectly as we could have ever hoped for. It all started with Jeremy’s inherent design talent and focus on our ideas. He asked the right questions, listened to our needs and goals and delivered a plan that accounted for every detail. His passion for his work is only equaled by his knowledge of and expertise in current construction techniques and materials. When we read Jeremy’s book on timber frame homes we knew he was very good — but when we had the pleasure to work with him we realized he was exceptional. Then we met Kimberly. Not only were we getting a great architect but we had Kim as a project manager with a vast knowledge of bidding and building. Building a home is intimidating, but when you have someone like Kim guiding you through the steps, the process really becomes truly enjoyable. We cannot thank this pair enough for their dedication to our project and recommend their outstanding services without hesitation to anyone who wants to build a home with outstanding partners.”
– Bob & Kelly, South Peak Resort, Lincoln, NH
“We were definitely anxious walking into our first meeting, My wife and I had our dream home conceptualized with no way to crystallize it…until we met with Jeremy and Kim. We felt an immediate calm from their confidence and experience that grew into a wonderful trusting and very professional working relationship enabling our dream to become a reality. We are picky and demanding, and they are as well. They made this a really fun learning process; these two are a dream team!”
– Paul & Vicki, CT
We waited many years to finally build our “Dream Home”, Bonin Architects made what we were dreaming a reality. Jeremy, Kim, Chris and the talented staff were always there to answer questions and come up with solutions to problems. It would have been difficult and stressful without them. This was a very large project with a lot of detail that would have been impossible to do without a talented team of professionals.
The reason our home turned out so well was the fact we were a team from the first meeting to the end. We feel fortunate to have had them as our design team and to also oversee the project through the final phase.
– Ken and Diana, Stone Fence Farm, Salisbury, NH
“My wife and I had pursued several options as we developed a plan for our home. In many cses we were frustrated with the input we were receiving, so we began looking at timber frame plans because of their openaness and creativity. It seemed that an architect familiar with timber framing had a special eye for the type of features we were looking for in our home. We contacted them and we were pleasantly surprised when they informed us that they were happy to assist in designing a home that accommodated our needs. We were frustrated because we had general design ideas but couldn’t put it all together and needed the creativity of an architect. Bonin Architects did a wonderful job in working with the best of our ideas. They assisted us with difficult site issues and we are now able to go forward with the construction of the home confident the home is filled with our ideas and their expertise.”
– Bob, Fulton, IL
“We wish to thank you for the superior services you have rendered throughout our project. You have been consummate professionals in design, construction administration, and client management. We are delighted to have engaged the services of a firm which commits as much or more attention to detail as we do. We are deeply appreciative that you have continued to be receptive and responsive to our needs, wishes, wants, and desires. As the construction phase of our project develops momentum, we anxiously anticipate the transition of your vision from drawings to a beautiful, tangible home.”
– John and Jennifer, Candia, NH
“I still remember the day Gene and I drove up to New Hampshire and met with Kim and Jeremy to talk about our ‘wish list’ of features in the timber frame home we wanted to build. I made it clear that my most fervent wish, at the end of the project, was to have a glorious, hammer beam truss to gaze upon every day, for the rest of my days. We continued on with our list, and you both listened to every word. From that beginning, we have continued to enjoy working with you folks. We were not “easy” clients; we had dreadful delays at the outset with our site preparation, but you remained patient and good natured. You always answered e-mails within hours, and you usually beat your own deadlines for one step or another. You were absolutely up front about costs, so we always knew what to expect. I remember that at the last minute I discovered I needed an extra form prepared for our State building inspector. “We can do that.” you told me calmly, and the next day we had it. We are nearing the end of our project, able to move in within two months. Except for the part where we have to write checks, we’ve enjoyed the whole process. We’ve been blessed to have excellent contractors and suppliers, and blessed to have had your friendly but professional guidance.”
– Marilyn, NY
“Designing a custom home when you live 2500 miles away from the job site was no easy task. I don’t know how we would have done it without Kim. She provided great guidance and is a wealth of knowledge. We were always impressed with her project management skills and attention to detail. Most of all, when you called Kim she always got back to you right away. It was a pleasure working with her!”
– Rich Phoenix, Arizona
“Thank you Jeremy…we wish you well and hope your future is bright! We love our new home, it is a wonderful design…how warm and inviting it is! Thanks again.”
– Taylor & Red, VT
“While his credits and awards should speak volumes to his talents as an Architect, Jeremy is truly one of the ‘really good ones’ with respect to his ability to work with clients and help their visions become realities. Jeremy’s background in commercial work is very valuable to his clients as he understands budgets, construction and has a passion for environmentally conscientious design.”
– Chris, The Murus Company
“When we first met Kim, we knew we had found someone who was dedicated and took pride in her work. Her meticulous record keeping and project management skills kept everything moving smoothly forward. She found a place to store our materials when weather caused a delivery delay and helped us find someone to start building the home on very short notice when our original plan fell through. Every issue was resolved in a timely manner. She even put up with impromptu visits to her office from us. We heartily recommend her.”
– Nora & Chuck, VT
“From the beginning, when we only had vague ideas about our home design, we were thankful for Kim. Because of her personal interest and expertise, we can say that our home surpasses our original expectations. She was insightful and always available to help with the multitude of decisions. Many, many thanks from us to you, Kim.”
– Arthur & Kathleen, NY
“Kim was with us from our first design meeting, to the end, and then some. She walked us through every step of the home design process. Kim was easy to approach and responded promptly to each e-mail and phone call. Some days there were many! She was always patient and worked with our builder throughout the construction process. We consider her our friend.”
– Sherman & Julie, FL
“…I found myself asking just what it is about working with Jeremy that makes it so rewarding…he has a fun and talented group of coworkers and is clear and careful with budgets, but the joy is based in how well he listens. And I realized I tend to listen better when I am working with him. His enthusiasm and professional ism are wonderfully demonstrated by his subtle but firm leading through example. I recommend Jeremy with unmitigated pleasure and look forward to our next project.”
– R.L. Brungraber, Ph. D., P.E.
We hired Bonin Architects to design an extensive addition onto our log cabin vacation home in New Hampshire. Everyone we worked with at Bonin Architects was extremely professional, personable and responsive. They did a wonderful job listening to our ideas and incorporating our visions as well as coming up with their own original enhancements to create our perfect vacation getaway. The stages of the design process and the cost were detailed out before we started and came in line with our expectations. They were always prompt and stayed in the framework of the time line projected. Once they had drawn up a comprehensive design plan, they also helped us engage a local contractor and they ultimately managed the process for us. It was a big help to know they were overlooking the construction site and making sure it all came together according to plan. Our home is truly a unique and special getaway for our family. The details of the design from the wraparound deck, the great room, and the beautiful cross-beam architecture over our front entrance far exceeded our expectations and our own vision for our special retreat. We highly recommend Bonin Architects!
– Gretchen & Mike
“We loved working with the Bonin team to design our dream house! What an amazing job of listening to our ideas and designing a vision for the overall house. They are invaluable in designing every nook, helping with hundreds of design decisions and keeping the project moving and completed on time. We highly recommend them!”
– Jason and Heidi, Newbury, NH