Local Talent / Distant Appeal {Part I}

A reader recently emailed the following question:

My husband and I are in the process of
exploring a major renovation to our home,
and I am hoping you can recommend
a local architect.

As it turns out…
I can!

All of these images are from the online portfolio of
Michael Smith.

Based out of nearby Wilton, Connecticut,
{the same town as this reader}
I’m a big fan of Mr. Smith’s work.
I adore shingle style New England homes.

Great attention to detail.

Lots of beautiful coiffured ceilings.

 

Gorgeous interior mill work and arches.

Check out his whole portfolio online…
Michael Smith Architects
and check back here tomorrow for
another fabulous architect.

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61 Comments

  1. Its stunning and that living room is so pretty:)…right?

    Hope you had a fun weekend,sweetie and see you soon:)

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  2. Beautiful work. Can't wait to see who else you recommend!
    xo Elizabeth

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  3. Debby wrote:

    Gorgeous house, I especially love that wrap around porch… I could sit there for hours reading and sipping iced tea! xo

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  4. Great photos, I'd love a house like that!

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  5. Great suggestion. He is amazing.

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  6. i would DIE to be able to work with an architect!!!! – i did all my reno's with myself being the GC .. but i also didn't touch the outside structure of the house – just gutted the inside and made it my own – i'm SO happy for u! – good luck!!!!! – i LOVE when people get to live their dreams and have EXACTLY what they want – proud stuff!!!!

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  7. Belly wrote:

    Gorgeous.

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  8. I would love to own that style of house. What beautiful work! I'd also love to be that talented!

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  9. Cara wrote:

    What beautiful work! What a fun project you will be entering!

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  10. I love the tile in the kitchen, and that porch!

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  11. Love his style!! We most likely will be renovating our home…versus selling and finding something else…and I really like his work!

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  12. Amazing, I hope your reader definitely uses him. Hes a great suggestion.

    Much love Susan

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  13. Nikki wrote:

    These pictures are so lovely.

    xx
    Nikki

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  14. The Buzz wrote:

    The only Michael Smith I know is the interior designer – who knew that there's an amazing architect by the same name! I'm adding his name to my "someday I'll get to renovate" file.

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  15. Staley Mc wrote:

    Beautiful! He is very talented I am loving his style!

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  16. Oh wow! He's quite amazing. And I think I have a new appreciation for columns now. Man, I can't wait to build my own house!

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  17. Wow. Each room is just gorgeous!!

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  18. Whoa, he has truly inspiring designs = the interiors have such great texture~

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  19. shopgirl wrote:

    Beautiful detailing. What a lovely compliment to ask you for your advice.

    Hope you're having a great week sweetie!

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  20. Beautiful! love the outdoor spaces… the pool is amazing.

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  21. Fee-AMore wrote:

    I fell for that space in the 6th image. Love the details.

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  22. Just beautiful! It's funny because I'm posting about an architect-designer tomorrow, too!

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  23. Great work! His attention to detail is fabulous!!

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  24. Marie Z. wrote:

    Wow, he's talented!

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  25. Looks like he is one talented guy!! Love the photos!

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  26. Stephanie wrote:

    Beautiful work! I am SO ready to build my dream house!

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  27. Brandi wrote:

    I love the detail in his work like you said. These houses have so much character!

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  28. So beautiful! My all-time favourite style of home – the millwork is stunning. 🙂

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  29. Beautiful work!

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  30. Martina wrote:

    Been to Conneticut last summer and saw such gorgeous houses! It's so pretty up there, Must be fun to style a house exactly how you want it. Very pretty pix here!

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  31. I wouldn't mind spending my vacation in that house 😉 pure gorgeousness!
    Have a great new week. xx

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  32. LindsB wrote:

    That is some seriously beautiful work!

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  33. Indie.Tea wrote:

    What an amazing architect…

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  34. Lady Grey wrote:

    I adore that basket-weave wall texture… so unique!
    oxo

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  35. Kate wrote:

    thanks Sue. I can't wait to meet him, and to see what he comes up with for our redesign!

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  36. Jess wrote:

    Wow – these images are absolutely amazing!! Wish he could redesign my house!!

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  37. Viera wrote:

    this is amazing. I just wish he is Australia based.
    Love it
    X
    V

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  38. Amazing work displayed here. Off to check out their site. Sometimes I really wish we were building new….but with two little ones….I am not sure if I would go crazy with all of the decisions! Fun to dream though!

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  39. Kifus wrote:

    Love the porch and the kitchen, those tiles are lovely!
    A happy week to you!

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  40. Oh wow. I bet that reader was glad she emailed you!! Those pictures are absolutely fantastic. If she hires him I hope we get to see some before and afters. I wonder if she's looking for a tenant. A nanny? A maid.

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  41. Krystal wrote:

    wow, what a good recommendation!

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  42. Sonia wrote:

    drool!

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  43. drollgirl wrote:

    i used to work for some rather famous architects. they were gigantic pricks! god, how i hated them! but i have to admit that they churned out some amazing AMAZING homes.

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  44. Swoon. Love American architecture. Those arches…oh my. Now if only Mr Smith would come and work down in Sydney…

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  45. Wow, stunning! Love the columns and that great porch – I'd sit out there every day!! Can't wait to see who else you feature!

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  46. style'n wrote:

    In a few years when we decide to build and design our home I am so coming to you for advice!!!
    naina

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  47. Elaine wrote:

    That's awesome! I wish I could design a home!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  48. Ohhhh…that dining room is stunning. And the wood work! How lucky that read is to have gotten your recommendation.
    Best,
    Colleen

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  49. Lila wrote:

    He's definitely talented. Everything he does is my style. I love the basket weave backsplash! Gorgeous!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  50. Tayebug wrote:

    Wow, I love his work. Gorgeous! And that pool house….please!!

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  51. Ladyulia wrote:

    oh
    super gorgeous
    I love the touch of white on each room

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  52. Josie wrote:

    I love this classic style and all of the white — stunning!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  53. Amazing work. He has great style

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  54. Amazing architect! His work is perfection!

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  55. it's great! looks like the set of "Something's Gotta Give" 🙂

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  56. Tina wrote:

    Simply gorgeous!!!
    I to love these New England homes.
    Brilliant!

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  57. Beautiful! All of the moudling and paneling work is pretty incredible. Happy Monday Sue!!
    Nancy xo

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  58. wow! i love his work! i'd love to live in a spacious gorgeous white home like one of those!

    Persis.

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  59. stunning detail, love it!

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  60. Sharon wrote:

    omigosh i am in LOVE with those tini tables!!!

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  61. Kristen wrote:

    I loveee that poool!

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