This is to provide a reference for Erik Tolley of ERT Architects, Inc. Erik was referred to us by a reputable contractor on Cape Cod and we interviewed him along with several other architects. We initially approached him with the intent to do some renovation and expansion of a smaller summer cottage. It had been our understanding before meeting him that we would be restricted as to the extent of any renovations and probably would be prohibited from building a new house on the property because of zoning regulations.
Erik provided us with some options for renovation but encouraged us to consider a new house. On his own he researched the Town’s regulations and discovered that based on grandfathering, we had the option of building a new house.
Erik then sat with us to define what we wanted in a new house, drew up some sketches, and presented us with a concept that was right on target. Since we live off Cape, He helped us with the bidding process for the selection of a contractor and provided a third party objective review during the nine month construction phase. Our experience with Erik was positive. Beyond being creative, we found him to be responsive to our questions and needs, and very easy to work with overall. Erik designed a home for our family which has met all of our expectations. The house regularly draws positive comments from visitors and friends alike and even from “passers-by.” His interior designer, Barbara, was also very helpful in developing ideas for cabinetry around the fireplace and in the master bedroom and, as with Erik, was responsive and pleasant to work with.
Accordingly, we are happy to endorse Erik without reservation and would be happy to respond to any inquiries relative to his work on our home.
Jon and Eleanor Anderson