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We hired Michael because of recommendations from several other residents in our town. We were planning to do an extensive renovation and addition to a 1937 colonial in Wellesley, and our zoning and permitting in town required that we design a house that fits the neighborhood. It was really important that we design our house before meeting with contractors because we didn't want a builder spec home. We met with Michael and told him all of the things we wanted in a house. We showed him things we like and don't like about our house and very quickly he started drawing out some idea for us. Michael was helpful throughout the entire process. He gave us multiple design options to choose from and even helped us navigate our way through the Historical commission to get approval. Ultimately, we got our dream house. Everything about this house has been perfect and we moved back in right before Covid hit, and quarantining in the new space hasn't been that bad since we love our house! Thank you, Michael. I will continue to recommend you to anyone looking to build or renovate their home.Read More

I cannot say enough wonderful things about working with Michael! We embarked on a renovation/addition project back in 2016 and then life got in the way. We stopped and started again and again. The budget, plans and scope all changed and Mike PATIENTLY went along for the ride, assisting the whole team at every turn. As with all renovations, you never know exactly what is behind old walls, and as we encountered structural or design issues along the way, we were consistently grateful for Mike's attention to detail, thorough drawings and creative problem solving. We had some small engineering feats to accomplish our design goals and Mike's ability to work in tandem with our builder, made the process seamless. Although we ended up not adding the grander square footage we had initially intended, Mike's design, and value engineering allowed for a flow and reconfiguration of space that feels like a major expansion. Now that is what a truly seasoned architect can do! We are already excited to work with Mike on another project.Read More

Mike was great to work with from start to finish. We did a second floor addition and pretty much complete renovation to the rest of the home. He drew 2 different ideas and was more than patient with our many questions and edits. We are in love with our new house and Mike helped make the process as smooth as it could be. He worked closely with our builder to make sure everything was according to plan. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him or use him again for a project.Read More

Michael is multi-talented. He not only offers creative and amazing design options, but he is a careful listener regarding your specific needs and your budget as well. Michael is an excellent communicator and responds to your questions and concerns in a timely manner. He gave us two options with additional choices within those options for our master bedroom suite. Previously, we had handled additions and renovations on our own, so we questioned whether we wanted to spend the money for a home designer. In the end, it was one of the best decisions that we ever made with our home. The luxurious master suite is now our favorite part of the house! Michael also answers questions throughout construction, or you can hire him to navigate the entire building process with you as needed. Consider yourself fortunate if you are able to work with Michael and benefit from his special talents. Joyce & Jack PerreaultRead More

We had visions of our addition and remodel and Mike made the daunting process seamless and enjoyable. A joy to work with. Can't wait to work with him again.Read More

We built a new lake house with Mike Hally as our architect. Mike could not have been more helpful, insightful, knowledgeable and professional. His ideas and direction gave us the house of our dreams. We highly recommend Mike, he's great to work with.Read More

Mike recently helped us turn our split level ranch that felt dark, closed in, and boxy into an open and airy space that we feel right at home in. He was professional, organized, and really listened to all of our needs and wants. He thought of creative solutions and helped us through the decision making process of whether to add on, knock down and start over, or move completely. We could not be happier with the result of adding to the existing foundation and building a new structure. He listened to our biggest dreams and found creative ways to bring them to life within our budget. He managed the construction with efficiency, professionalism, and excellent team work. We cannot recommend him highly enough!Read More

We clicked with Mike immediately. Very kind and knowledgeable. He did a great job explaining his services and the timing of project checkpoints. Mike designed 2 options of full technical drawings for our major renovation, adding two full stories to our existing ranch. He even provided two beautiful hand sketches which we framed! Mike also directly connected us with our builder. Great professional.Read More

Passionate. Professional. Timely. Creative. We could go on about Michael Hally. We completed an entire house renovation/addition and with simply just listening to our wishes and needs, he created and transformed what was a house with a roof into a home with purpose, functionality and warmth. Every detail was considered and every corner was looked at extremely carefully. He worked seamlessly with our contractor. Throughout the entire process, Mike was genuine, honest and involved. We can't thank Michael Hally enough for his outstanding quality of work.Read More

We recently engaged Michael Hally to design and help us build an 1800 square foot in-law addition. Michael beautifully paired the look of the addition with our exhisting home and I couldn't have been happier with his design work. Michael delivered his work product on time and on budget and stayed with us through every stage of the build, from the first conceptual drawings, during permitting, and through to the project's completion. Michael is very easy to work with, highly reliable, and a master of his craft. I would recommend him to anyone thinking about renovating their home or building an addition.Read More

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