Sterling|Huddleson is the best architectural firm that I have ever worked with, period. they have creativity and vision. My experience with them has been limited to the extensive remodeling of multiple existing homes. These are million dollar re-dos with square footage added, and a completely fresh view of what the house can become. What I most appreciate about them is the collaborative process. They listen to the client and either incorporate the ideas into the plan, explain why it doesn’t make sense or modify the idea incorporating their experience and expertise into the discussion. I am so tired of architects who are “ artistes” in their own minds , and can be very inflexible when asked to modify a plan ,figuring that they are the expert and the client is a novice , untalented layman. Braden and Hugh have added a tremendous amount of value to our projects ,because of their creativity, vision and thinking outside the box. I enthusiastically give him my highest recommendation and suggest that, if you are going to hire an architect, be sure that Sterling|Huddleson is one of the firms you interview. I can’t state this emphatically enough. In two words “ the best”.
The feedback from my clients that I refer is that Braden and his team at Sterling|Huddleson Architecture are so easy to work with. They have wonderful, creative ideas and an incredible sense of design – but also take the time to work through the functionality of a project - They listen to clients and help them to feel a part of the final product, which I must say is not always the case with many well-known local designers. It is either their way, or no way. That is not Braden. They know what works best and seem to be able to express that well with the clientele, but are also open to suggestions and changes if it is a better idea – no ego involved. I have worked with designers for years and I truly believe Sterling|Huddleson to be one of the very best.
I enjoy working with Sterling|Huddleson as they are a rare combination of being creative, cost effective, timely and communicates well. We have designed 4 houses together, they are unique, architecturally pleasing and practical. Braden is talented, delivers an excellent product and like me couldn’t do it without the help of his excellent team.
My wife and I hired Sterling|Huddleson to design a substantial remodel of our home in Carmel-by-the-Sea. We remodeled every room in our 2,300 sq. ft. house except the kitchen. The results were fabulous! It is a real show-place; not over the top but instead tastefully done down to the smallest detail. Everyone who walks in has nothing but nice things to say about the house. We couldn’t be more pleased!
We very much enjoyed working with Sterling-Huddleson. Listening to our thoughts and ideas (good and bad)., Braden carried out our requests and made them work. He was always diplomatic and professional in explaining to us why some would not work. He was available when we need to consult with and was fair and honest in all our dealings. We learned to value his good sense of aesthetics, balance, color and proportion. We were, and remain, completely comfortable with his judgment and guidance. We felt we could always rely on Braden to stand in our place and represent us before the city or with the contractors, consultants, interior designers and vendors. That trust was very important to us since we were not living in the area at the time. We can not say enough good things and highly recommend Braden for any and all types of projects!
Sterling|Huddleson Architecture is a local Carmel/Pebble Beach firm with national and international experience. Braden Sterling lives in Pebble Beach and works from an office in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea making him readily available to local clients. His locality makes him well-placed to shepherd projects through the planning and design-approval process. Braden and Hugh provide exceptional service to all clients, whether the project is a small remodel or the complete design and construction of a new home.
Sterling|Huddleson designed my beautiful Home in Carmel. They understood exactly what we were looking for in the design of the House and designed it exactly to the parameters we set. They were very easy to work with and had great idea’s and vision. I have and always will be happy to recommend them to anyone looking to build or renovate their dream home.
Sterling|Huddleson is a talented firm, with wide ranging creativity. My husband Thomas Hall, a former contractor and developer, worked with Braden Sterling on several projects. His drawings and ideas were invaluable in translating our vision into reality on our projects, as well as other clients my husband and Braden worked with. Braden’s work is site sensitive, and I found his layouts to have excellent flow. He is also great to work with because while he will try to steer his clients onto the best path, he invites input and is willing and able to adapt his work to meet clients desires.
Braden Sterling was brought in on a residential new construction project after initial plans and permits had been issued. Braden worked within the constraints dictated by the existing permits to greatly improve the flow of the floorplan and soul of the project both inside and out. The resulting home is superior to the original design in every way. The property was a “spec home” home that as a direct result of Braden’s redesign was sold “off market” before its completion date. A fact that speaks to the value of his input.
I have worked with Sterling - Huddleson Architecture on a number of projects, specifically Braden Sterling, and I would recommend their firm to anyone who is considering building the home of their dreams. Braden not only has a wonderful design sense and imagination, additionally, he is dedicated to detail, and that combination results in beautiful buildings that are also functional and efficient. You will also enjoy working with a very good humored and relaxed professional who will make the entire experience fun and exciting.