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I write this note having just walked through the final installation of our Summitridge project, and at the end of the day, I must say: well done! But in addition to delivering a beautiful end product, my real appreciation is for the exceptionally professional efforts provided by yourself and your staff. This was experienced not only on a personal interaction level but also, and perhaps more importantly, through the detailed and thorough work product that came from AE+A throughout the development process. You made our jobs easier and I thank you.
In the 17 years we have known Annette, she has re-designed our house twice. We have learned, during this process, how much the right design can change the way you live. Before, we weren’t much for entertaining at home, but the newest design feels so welcoming to family, friends, and business colleagues that now we entertain regularly. The house invites a kind of togetherness that wasn’t there before. Additionally, Annette and her team never stop; they never miss an opportunity to build beyond your expectations. Some of the design elements that take the house to a whole new level—the magnificent hand-blown Rondel windows and the pocket doors—were options she made us aware of. She guides you to decisions you didn’t know you could make, the ones that lift your spirit every time you enter the room. We’re immensely grateful for the thought and care that went into making our home this very special place.
It is rare to find a boutique firm with both managerial expertise and exquisite taste. With an encyclopedic knowledge of design and a rolodex containing the world’s most sought-after artisans, Annette English brings a whole greater than the sum of its parts. As a listener, Annette is unsurpassed. A ground-up construction project can be very stressful, but she was there every step of the way, tirelessly chasing down the details, demanding the highest level of craftsmanship, and yet totally open to innovations. In every sense, AE+A represents best practices.”