"When I was ready to build a house, I knew I wanted to work with an architect so the home could be exactly what I wanted. Given the desired size of the house (~1400 square feet) and modest budget I was afraid I’d be laughed out of the room. I was so pleased when Rob and Mike were actually excited to work on a project smaller in scope. They were thoughtful and observant at every meeting and really listened to everything I wanted, so much so that the first design they presented me with needed only very minor tweaks. They included some things I never would have thought to ask for and didn’t even know I wanted, but make the finished house even more lovely. I’ve been living in the completed house for a few weeks now and it’s so much more perfect for me than I had ever dared to dream."
Sarah Lucchesi, Client
"We couldn't have asked for better design partners than Rob and Mike at KRA. From our initial meeting with Rob where he walked our building site and took the time to understand our wants/needs for our new home, to our review of the plans, to our follow-up meetings, both Rob and Mike consistently exceeded our expectations throughout the design process. Their ideas were wonderful, yet they were always willing to make sure they answered all of our questions and included our input in every phase of the process. Our new home is everything we could have hoped for and much of that is due to Rob and Mike's experience and attention to detail."
Amy LaBelle, Client
"We presented Rob and Mike at KRA with a challenge to design the perfect coastal home within a limiting building area due to local setback regulations. They were consistently thoughtful and patient throughout the design process. They expertly guided us towards a final house design that we were very pleased with. We’re one month away from completion of the project and could not be happier with the result. The house is perfect inside and out."
Joyce Gifford, Client
"This is our second project with The KRA Team. Rob and Mike have done a terrific job for us and working with them is a pleasure. They design houses that are both beautiful and functional. They listened to our input and were able to translate our needs and ideas into well thought out plans. Every detail was carefully considered. Not one person has entered either of our homes without being throughly impressed. Look no further, these guys are the real deal!"
Tricia Keller, Client
"We are so thankful for the stunning home KRA designed for us. Our new home design was made exceptionally complicated by a very tight, irregular lot and stringent DEP regulations on top of our town's requirements. Yet Rob and Mike were not only able to create a beautiful home that met all of our needs (and our needs were many), they were able to successfully shepherd that design through a demanding and onerous permitting process with tight time constraints. Because of their creativity, effort and diligence we have the home we always wanted that perfectly meets the needs of our family. We are deeply appreciative of everything they did to make our dream home become a reality."
Robin Freeman, Client
"Working with Kennebunk River Architects were wonderful to work with. Rob and Mike did a wonderful job getting the most out of our square footage. We love our new home!"
"Working with Rob and Mike from the KRA was a totally positive experience. Rob and Mike listened to each of our ideas and then incorporated them into our home’s design. They created a finished set of plans with sufficient detail for our developer to build our home. We now have a home that we not only love but are family and friends are also impressed with. If you are planning to build that special home, you should definitely consider meeting with Rob and Mike."
Anthony DiGiovanni, Client
"Our Company, Spang Builders, Inc. has worked with Rob and his team many times over the years. He is the ultimate professional. His drawings and blueprints are exceptional and always done to completion. It is always a pleasure to work with his product because it makes our job as builders much easier! He is also conscientious about collaborating closely with his clients to ensure that their needs and dreams are met or even enhanced while being cognizant of their budget. Looking forward to working with the KRA team for years to come."
Spang Builders Inc., Colleague
"Our experiences with Rob and Mike at Kennebunk River Architects has been nothing but pleasant and professional. We did a major home renovation including demolition and a new second floor. The suggestions, initial drawings, respect for our wishes within the context and framework of friendly discussions were all fantastic. The work was done in a timely manner and Mike and Rob could be counted on to answer any questions promptly and fully. They had a real ability to anticipate what was needed throughout the project. Simply put, this is a great firm you should strongly consider using for your own project."
Paulette Renault-Caragianes, Client
"We selected KRA to lead the "gut" renovation of a home in Kennebunk Beach. We wanted the remodeling to respect it's history and feel while at the same time bringing it into the 21st Century. The work done by KRA in delivering this goal was world class. Starting with a basic vision of how the house needed to be "opened up" to all the unseen structural enhancements necessary to do that and a thousand other thoughtful things - KRA was masterful in their work. In addition, they have a deep, long-standing working relationship with our general contractor, interior designer and landscape architect. We realized half-way through the project KRA would meet with the rest of the team, unbeknownst to us, to plow through the infinite number of details that required everyone's cooperation. In the end, we got exactly what we wanted: the look and feel of the house despite nearly 90% of it being new construction. They met every deadline and budget. They were steady and wise throughout. We could not be more happy to have chosen them or more impressed with what they did."
Doug Baird, Client
"Rob & Mike are exceptionally good to work with. We had a renovation project on a house that was originally built in the '20s - and not much had been done to it since. Not only did they design exactly what we asked for, they hooked us up with a fabulous contractor that hit the actual renovation work out of the park. While there are still a few loose ends to tie up, the house is beautiful and a thousand times more functional than it used to be. Can't recommend these guys enough. Would give more stars if I could."
Nicki Fenderson, Client
"We have had the privilege to work with KRA for over 2 decades, building custom residential homes. Rob and Mike are an absolute pleasure to work with, and we are always excited for the opportunity to work with their team. They are incredibly talented, responsive, and honest in their approach to every project."
Maguire Construction Inc., Colleague
"We initially purchased a set of basic plans for a house style that we liked. We interviewed several builders for our project, and the builder we chose highly recommended that we hire architects Mike Bedell and Rob Freedman to provide us the needed approved plans that our town would require for the construction. Using the basic plans as a starting point for our ideas, Rob and Mike created a totally new layout that is better suited for our lifestyle while keeping things within our budget. We have a corner lot with high visibility, and it was important to us to have a design that would provide curb appeal on two fronts. Rob and Mike created a home design that exceeds all aspects of the basic plans we had purchased. We are well into the construction phase and our builder is completely satisfied with the details of the plans that KRA created. We look forward to the completion of our new home."
JD & JC, Client
"We purchased a cape style home with a poorly laid out first floor, a second floor with significant amount of space lost to sloped ceilings, unusual bathroom designs and locations, and much of the living space not taking advantage of the property's water views. We asked Rob and Mike to reconfigure the space to incorporate a more open concept living and dining area, a first floor master bedroom suite and a more usable 2nd floor. We've done other renovations and had some ideas but none seemed to work. Rob and Mike presented us with creative solutions with limited footprint expansion which was a critical factor in terms of water front permitting. They also worked diligently with us to finalize a design within our budget. Rob and Mike were professional and responsive during the 6 month design process. We were very pleased with the working relationship and the final product."
"We interviewed several architects to design our home away from home. The minute we met Rob we knew he spoke our language. Every detail that we wanted, the vision that we communicated came alive. It was very important to us that we build a timeless home that didn't feel trendy and overdone. We got all that and more. It's not often that you meet someone with the same vision and vibe. We couldn't ask for more. Rob was very accessible through the entire project, not just the design phase. We would highly recommend Rob Freeman and Kennebunk River Architects. You will not be sorry."
Pam Ragonese, Client
"We could not ask for more in the design of our home. Rob and Mike are so easy to work with. They are kind, respectful and most of all, crazy creative! Just what one would want in an architectural firm. Our home was a partial tear down and rebuild. Most who enter cannot believe that 2/3s of it was an existing structure. A perfect marriage of old and new. :))"
"We have worked with Rob for over 10 years and always been beyond impressed with his attention to detail and quality of work. We know when we work together with Rob that the project will ultimately be stunning!"