"My wife Orly and I employed Thomas Meaney as our architect for the design of our new home and guest house on our 26 acre ranch property in Santa Ynez Valley. The project is all encompassing, requiring consideration of scale, symmetry and maximizing views and privacy. I have been involved in various aspects of the real estate industry for approximately 40 years and am very selective of those professionals I employ to represent me. Tom provides aesthetic and artistic design within a classic approach to his work. He produces complete and clearly understandable plans, which facilitate the construction process. He is a true professional."
-- Allen M. Segal, Santa Ynez, California
"Working with Tom Meaney through the architectural and building process was a blast. He helped us see that it can be fun to build a house, so much fun that if he hadn't done it so well the first time, we would want to do it again. We love our home. Eliot calls it the happiest place on earth. Thank you Tom. We are thrilled to call you our friend."
-- Debra and Eliot Crowley, Santa Barbara, California
"When we interviewed architects for our project, we were looking for someone who not only had a good portfolio, but also creative vision, patience, listening skills and a sense of humor. The scope and complexity of our job, and that it was our first building experience, the right candidate needed all of these attributes. Tom Meaney fit that bill perfectly. We have been in our home for more than a year now and the novelty of living in a home that so wholly reflects our values and our dreams has yet to wear off.
We hoped that our completed home would be inviting, warm and casual and at the same time functional and aesthetically pleasing. With Tom's attention to details, we got all of that and more. Tom has created a wonderful home for us and we can think of no stronger endorsement than to say that we would ask Tom to work with us again in any future project."
Todd and Lynn Jewett, Montecito, California
"Tom Meaney is an exceptional architect and gifted artist. He listens to the client and a beautiful and functional home is the result"
Bob and Bonnie Riley, Pebble Beach, California
"When Gini and I first decided to build our Tehama home in the Carmel Valley, we knew from previous experiences how important it was to pick the right architect. Finding one that listens to your ideas, builds on those ideas with experienced creative input and translates your shared vision into a beautiful liveable home is the key.
The process of designing and building a home on the west coast while we lived on the east coast could have been a formidable challenge. Tom made it easy and fun. He was available whenever we needed him throughout the design and build process. Our new home was recently featured in a lifestyle magazine indicating that others appreciate the elegance of Tom's design.
Best of all Tom is now one of our good friends."
Gini and Rick Germani, Tehama, Carmel, California
"We are so pleased that we selected Tom Meaney as our Architect for our Santa Lucia Preserve property. Although we interviewed many architects for the project, Tom was the perfect fit for us. He is in tune with the natural elements of the Santa Lucia Preserve, and did an incredible job of designing a home that incorporated the land and the beauty of the area. He asked the right questions about how we wanted to live in the property, listened to our answers, and designed the perfect home for us."
Michael and Allison Pollack, Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel California
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