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Richard designed our home for us. We have nothing but good things to say about him. He is imaginative but at the same time experienced and sensible. The house he designed is exactly "us" but is far better than anything we would have come up with on our own, fitting perfectly into the surrounding landscape with a multi-level structure that follows the gentle slope of the lot and maximizes the beautiful views. Richard is also highly focused on detail -- he and the general contractor were sometimes at odds over items of detail, but always in a positive and healthy manner that led to a better product. For designing a custom home in the Okanagan Valley area of BC -- in any except the very cheapest bracket -- we would recommend him without reservation.
Richard Hewitt spent 4 years working with us to design and build our home. He had exception attention to detail and paid close attention to our ideas and preferences for our home, but also brought a lot of imaginative idea to the table to give our home a unique design.
He was reliable and attended to all our requests in a timely manner. I would recommend him highly, he did a wonderful job.
I have worked with Richard on many projects. His professionalism is evident in every one of the projects that I have had the pleasure of working with Richard. He puts a concerted effort into the design to ensure that this is really what the client wants and invariably the owners are delighted with the results. Richard is a team player and he strives to include all the contributors of the project and yet he keeps a firm hand on the design concept! On any given project, Richard is always willing to give guidance during the construction phase to discuss changes, structural issues or design clarification. Richard comes onto the job site and with a flurry of freehand sketches makes any issue abundantly clear. My trades all hold Richard in high regard for being so accessible and inclusive.
I wholeheartedly recommend Hewitt Designs to design your dream home! To view many of the homes Richard has designed that I have built, visit my website www.millerhomes.ca
First, let me say we love our house. Second, the building experience was a joy.
We would do it again without any hesitation. Hardly a day goes by where Judy and I don't comment on how much we love our house. Richard's meticulous attention to detail enabled him to design a house that was personal and feels good from the moment you open the front door.
We especially love how the design maximized the lake view and sun exposure.
Our builder, Neil Miller, and Richard worked well together without incident and were able to meet deadlines and work within the projected budget.
Bryan & Judy Proskiw
Following the total loss of our home due to fire, we were fortunate to have Hewitt Designs referred to us by a co-worker to design our new home. Richard Hewitt was able to take our desires for a contemporary, unique home and create a west coast home beyond our expectations featuring stucco, glass, stone and wood, which maximized our view of the vineyard and lake below while preserving our privacy. He was very professional, easy to work with, creative and meticulous. Quotes were reliable.
We particularly love how none of the rooms are square, that the lighting and views are maximized with large west facing windows yet privacy maintained street side with unique recessed smaller windows. A one of a kind large window above the front door provides excellent lighting while the textured glass allows for privacy. The concrete surface, and multi layered fire place and mantle provide a unique focus to the great room. The curve in the lowered kitchen ceiling, which mimics the curve in the kitchen island, is just one of the many unique details created in our home which we love.
Richard Hewitt is proud to have been recognized in the field of excellence and his work has achieved local and international awards