coastal home architects

Coastal Window Design
December 13, 2016
It was an architect’s dream assignment: design the ideal window free from any code requirements or design constraints. The inspiration for Architect Michael McKinley’s window comes from the coast. The design, a French outswing, is painted a hazy blue and is framed in a grey weathered mahogany.Photo credit: A.W. HastingsThe window was recently on display at ArchitectureBoston Expo or ABX, one of… Read More
Window Designs
October 3, 2016
Michael McKinley was among seven New England architects selected to design a Marvin window for one of the largest building and design trade shows in the country. The design, an outswing french window, will be built to McKinley’s specifications and be on display at ArchitectureBoston Expo or ABX in Boston, November 15th-17th. Marvin is a major sponsor of the building industry trade show that… Read More
Architect Michael McKinley shares his influences, inspiration and a few little know facts about himself in this Westerly Sun article entitled: "In the Easy Chair with...Michael "Skip" McKinley."AGE: 63 years and 14 months.OCCUPATION: Architect.RESIDENCE: Stonington.RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Recording a new album with some great musicians; dealing with four under-construction residences;… Read More
Occasionally, a potential client will call and ask, “How much does a set of drawings cost?” It’s often followed up with, “We know exactly what we want,” or “We’ve done this before.” Here’s what we tell them: The cost of your custom home will break down to approximately 50% for the exterior and 50% for the interior. Your set of drawings should include all interior elevations (not just a few);… Read More
Best of Houzz 2016!
February 3, 2016
Houzz users have selected Michael McKinley and Associates, LLC as one of the top rated architects in North America. Houzz is the world's largest residential design database where homeowners go to look for inspiration and to hire professionals for their home improvement projects and new custom homes. Each year Houzz conducts a… Read More
Designs for a Happy Home
August 11, 2015
“That’s so funny…an architect and a marriage counselor!” Now that it’s the height of summer, a day doesn’t go by without hearing that comment as people walk by our office. Our sign has become a tourist attraction as visitors take photographs and laugh.Shortly after actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep walked by our Stonington Borough architecture office, the words “Marriage Counseling” went up… Read More
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