Susan Rochelle is not only a consummate professional in every respect, but she is a very talented artist! She has an exquisite eye for detail and added so much character to our already amazing house with the addition she designed for us.
We purchased a two hundred year old home and needed to tear down an awful 1940's kitchen area and second floor bed/bath suite. What Susan designed to replace the remuddled project is spectacular! We now have a gorgeous kitchen/family room on the first floor. It is complete with seating areas for sofas and chairs, a stone fireplace with sitting area, a beautiful hexagonal bumped out dining area, lots of windows and a beautiful covered porch. There is also a summer kitchen/mudroom area with an additional bathroom, closets, and other storage areas. I have to say that the entire addition is so spectacular that my home was selected for an annual kitchen tour and fundraising event.
As for the second floor, we now have a lovely guest bedroom with an en suite full bath. Additionally, Susan created a beautiful master bathroom. She even added a second story porch/sitting area. One of the most beautiful aspects of this project is the exterior. The gables on the roof line of the addition are set back so that the addition did not overpower the original home. The dormers created facets in the facade that cause an optical illusion which keeps the appearance of the addition subservient to the original historic building. Dutch doors and other exterior details keep the look of an historic building.
Susan did not compromise in any detail. She was always respectful of our wishes and did make changes as per our request (which were few). She is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone who wants a home with taste, character and beauty.
Dawn and Scott Hale
After choosing an architectural design for our new home we worked with Susan to make several modifications. These modifications resulted in a truly custom home that met both our wants and needs. Susan’s eye for detail not only improved the aesthetics of our new home but also ensured its structural integrity. Susan brings a special quality and professionalism to her work that made teaming with her a real pleasure. She took the time to truly listen to us and made suggestions and recommendations that helped us reach our new home vision while staying within our budget. We look forward to another opportunity to work with Susan again. With this said we highly recommend her.
Tom and Judy Ruvo
Alexandria Township, NJ
12 years ago in Hunterdon County, N.J., we built our first custom-designed home. Susan was our architect. We still appreciate the great advice and wonderful ideas she incorporated into our home. Our friends and family admire the interior design and the architectural features incorporated. Six years ago, my daughter was married at the house, with 150 guests attending. The layout of the house and its relationship to the landscape, while just perfect for us, also accommodated the ceremony beautifully. Since then, we have again hired Susan as the architect for our vacation home in Sullivan County, New York. We would definitely recommend Susan. You can always count on her good taste.”
Robert and Jing Moore
Milford, N.J. and Barryville, N.Y.
We worked with Susan on an addition and kitchen renovation for our ranch home in Clinton Township, Hunterdon County, NJ. My husband, who is a builder, appreciated Susan's professionalism, eye for detail, and good use of space. I did too. Susan was accessible and provided a design and architectural plans that are timeless and blend perfectly with the existing house. From both the outside and inside people have no idea where the original house ends and the addition begins. We have recommended Susan to others and their homes look wonderful too.”
Lisa and Bob Miller
Susan designed a significant addition to our house that included an office, a laundry room, an expanded master bedroom and bathroom. Susan redesigned a former laundry room into two rooms, a powder room and a mud room, making much better use of the space. Susan and the contractor worked well together, and the project was finished on time and within budget. Susan brought new ideas to the table, ones that we would not have thought of, and in the end we implemented many of them. It was a pleasure working with Susan, and we would highly recommend her.”
Judy and Pete Tucker
We hired Susan Rochelle to design several major renovations on our historic home, including a complete redesign of our master bath and dressing rooms and the installation of an elevator. We needed to ensure the design was well suited to the historic architecture. Susan was easy to work with listened well to our ideas and came up with excellent plans that reflected all we needed. The bathroom is beautiful and inspires awe every time we show it. We would highly recommend her!”
Amy McDonagh and Phil Kuntz
I have nothing but good things to say about the designs that Susan Rochelle has done for my family. We have used her services for two major projects. The first project was a major renovation to our family home. It included a new wing to the house that had a new laundry room, bathroom, formal office suite, patio and garage. The design also encompassed revamping two bedrooms and our formal entrance. The new sections of the house blend beautifully with the original structure. The second project was a lakeside vacation home in the Poconos. It is absolutely the most perfect house on the lake. We constantly get compliments on how wonderful it looks. Among the charming details are a gull wing roof and an eyebrow window looking out on the water. In every aspect, on every project, Susan Rochelle is a consummate professional blending creativity and technical expertise to produce the perfect result.”