henning residence
brown residence

historic restoration

"Yesterday I joined Louise in her daily ritual walk around our "estate" looking at our tall Madrona trees and flourishing heather bushes surrounding this beautiful house of ours. It is so beautifully designed and sited that it never fails to lift our spirits.
We often sit in our living room looking through the large multi-paned picture window to the prime forest below and our neighboring Speiden Island and marvel at the elegant atmosphere your vision and planning has created with the beams overhead, the stone fireplace and the cheerful feeling of openness and light in the room.
Your designs were exemplary; and your spirit of working together with us made the process a joy from the building stages on through the five plus very happy years we have lived here.
So thank you so very much for sharing your gifts with us."

Andor and Louise Toth
San Juan Island, Washington

"...the overall inspection (Walker Residence) shows this building to be as close to perfect as any building I have looked at in 28 years of inspections."

Jack Cory
Professional Building Inspector
Friday Harbor, Washington

"Your attention to detail, highest quality work standards... are surely your hallmarks. But, when we talk of your ability to truly make an idea come to life (the way that you translated our ideas for the roof and the "octagons" into a workable design that is not only flawlessly executed but totally strong and practical too) it's close to genius. Then, there's the stone! Your vision here along with the purchase of the very best and most appropriate materials and your typical attention to detail is nothing short of stunning... there are really no words to express our appreciation for all of these kinds of details."

Mr. S.M., Stone House
San Juan Island, Washington

"I am pleased to write this letter acknowledging your outstanding work in home building. Your entries in the 1989 Better Homes Awards Program were exceptional and truly earned the two first place awards in Single Family - entry level, and Single Family- luxury level."

Kathleen Sweeten
Executive Director,
Home Builder's Association of Vermont

"...efficient, organized and creative. It is because of those strengths that Julie and I chose you to do the design work on the remodel of our own log home."

Michael W. Carlson
Friday Harbor, Washington

"This letter comes to you as a letter of recommendation for Michael Tranfo for his architectural design and building expertise.
What impressed us both about Michael was that he was an extremely good listener who took time to plan and picture the final product before starting. Then he was able to put the design on paper that matched our thoughts precisely.
The detail in finishing is one of the highlights that we like to show friends who come to visit. We thoroughly enjoy our new home.
For both design and building, if there were a five star rating, we would definitely give that rating to Mike Tranfo. Excellent job."

Barbara Spriggs, M.S.
Friday Harbor, Washington

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