Bill C., Massachusetts
The other day I was at the grocery store and started to browse the magazines and came across Maine Home and an article about Couple’s Cottage designed by you and your firm. I found it very inspirational. The design is so simple and elegant. Wow! I would think it was also very economical to build as well. Great job!
FYI, I am just a retired art director and creative director who likes good architecture.
Hope to see more wonderful work from you.
David and I have had prior collaborations, and I was pleased to have another opportunity to join forces again. He brought me into this project to work with the clients as a design/build team. I have always been impressed with David’s ability to listen to his clients and quickly produce a detailed design to encompass their wants and needs in a creative way. The clients of this project wished to modernize a family cottage that had been enjoyed by many generations, yet retain some of the old charm. David’s resulting design was an architecturally attractive cottage; melding portions of the old building with new additions. The resulting home is warm and inviting, with additional space welcoming for larger groups, and a modern edge to the exterior and interior that is very appealing. The project was challenged with time constraints. During the building process it was important to have access to David for design questions when needed. He was always available, and prompt with answers or needed solutions. As a builder, I prefer working with a competent architect who provides detailed plans that eliminate unanswered questions and errors during the building process. After working with David, I find his strengths to be his attention to plan details, communication with clients and his creativity and vision of the final product.
Bottom line – I highly recommend David.
Thank you, Eric Smith
David met me when we were purchasing a 1905 home that needed a complete gut. We were doing this project long distance from our winter home so the architect was key to the success of the project. He was a valued adviser on all aspects of the redesign and had a positive and upbeat attitude throughout the entire process, even though there were many changes and adjustments as we uncovered the house conditions. My husband and I have built or renovated 10 times and David was the most responsive and practical architect we have used. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone taking on a complex project.
David Bunge Woodworks
I enjoyed working with you on the Living in the Burg project. Once your design was completed, the cottage has so much more light and a feeling of spaciousness. The clean lines and different angles have transformed the space in to a more contemporary cottage. The owners I know were pleased with the outcome. I look forward to working with you again someday when you have a client that would be the right fit with my company.
John and Debbie
My wife and I met with David to discuss ideas for the remodel of our newly acquired home that was built in 1899/1900. It had been vacant for several years and was in dire need of updating. David listened to our input on our lifestyle and viewed the property. It was clear to us he understood our goal to update yet preserve the character of the home while adding an addition that blended in with the original structure. David drew up our plans and worked with us throughout the project, which entailed demolition, new 2-story addition to contain kitchen and master bedroom/bathroom, moving an attached structure, and all-new plumbing, electrical, heating system and insulation. We highly recommend David Matero Architecture for any new or remodel project. Ours was a 12-month project and was a wonderful experience enhanced by the design and involvement of David.
What talent. David solved an incredible problem requiring living space for an in-law and maximization of open space that could be integrated into useful living areas. I have worked with many architects and designers over the years and Dave sees and does things very few people can. Dave is also a great person to work with and always completes projects in time and on budget. Highly recommend.
Liz and Ellison Berns
We would like to express our heartfelt thank you for guiding us through the redesign and rebuilding of our ‘very needy’ house in Maine. You made solutions to problems seem effortless. We appreciate that you always made time for us, often at night and on weekends, especially at a critical point in your own career when you opened your firm. You always made time to explain design and building issues and kept our project moving forward. On a personal note, we appreciate the patience you exhibited with us, involving us at each architectural phase. You made us part of the design and building process.
David is an outstanding architectural talent who has returned to Maine after having worked in the New York area at the beginning of his career. David Matero is a creative force who combines his keen insight with an ability to listen to his clients to ensure that they get the best possible outcome. After all: He designs houses and workplaces that will be enjoyed for years and decades to come.
We have been so happy working with David Matero Architecture. The quality of work provided has been superb. What impresses me most is David’s ability to tease out what you want and deliver it. He has been very supportive in helping us create a house that we will love to live in. I would recommend David Matero Architecture to anyone wanting to get a one-of-a-kind house tailored specifically to your dreams.