We design for clients who value integrity, innovation, and our informed creative process.

The very nature of an architectural project is always personal. The best homes are a tangible expression of an ongoing "conversation" between client, architect, and contractor. The execution of a carefully conceived design relies on a well established process.  Through our years of experience, our clients have come to expect thoughtful design, effective communication, and efficient service.


  "Since working with Stephen Holt, I have developed a great respect for his creativity and his ability to communicate effectively with contractors. We have completed numerous house projects together since the This Old House series in Manchester (Ma).  He is an architect I prefer to work with.”  - Tom Silva, This Old House          >> View The Moorings

 

"Since working with Stephen Holt, I have developed a great respect for his creativity and his ability to communicate effectively with contractors. We have completed numerous house projects together since the This Old House series in Manchester (Ma).  He is an architect I prefer to work with.” 

- Tom Silva, This Old House         

>> View The Moorings

  "Working in collaboration with Steve and the construction team was an extraordinary experience which resulted in our home being transformed far beyond anything we could have imagined. Although virtually everything is new, the home retains its original character while maximizing modern efficiencies and new technology. After seeing many of Steve's new construction and preservation projects in various design magazines and initially meeting with him, we realized that it would be a very productive relationship. Steve has a wealth of experience with an affinity for preservation; and his relationships with the construction firm of Silva Brothers and their subcontractors brought the best team possible to our project. We felt extremely fortunate to have such a close, collaborative, and harmonious working relationship with Steve and his team. Steve is a wonderful gentleman and someone we are grateful to now call a friend."  - Kathy Burns and John Condon, Nahant, Ma

 

"Working in collaboration with Steve and the construction team was an extraordinary experience which resulted in our home being transformed far beyond anything we could have imagined. Although virtually everything is new, the home retains its original character while maximizing modern efficiencies and new technology. After seeing many of Steve's new construction and preservation projects in various design magazines and initially meeting with him, we realized that it would be a very productive relationship. Steve has a wealth of experience with an affinity for preservation; and his relationships with the construction firm of Silva Brothers and their subcontractors brought the best team possible to our project. We felt extremely fortunate to have such a close, collaborative, and harmonious working relationship with Steve and his team. Steve is a wonderful gentleman and someone we are grateful to now call a friend." 

- Kathy Burns and John Condon, Nahant, Ma

  “We were so fortunate, Steve was our first experience working with an architect and we are thrilled with the completed house.  A lot of people complain about dealing with the design and construction process.  For us, all of it was wonderful.  It was hard seeing everyone go when we were done.  We really bonded!" - Armand and Denise Lauzon, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ma >> View Norton's Point

 

“We were so fortunate, Steve was our first experience working with an architect and we are thrilled with the completed house.  A lot of people complain about dealing with the design and construction process.  For us, all of it was wonderful.  It was hard seeing everyone go when we were done.  We really bonded!"

- Armand and Denise Lauzon,
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ma

>> View Norton's Point

  “Stephen R. Holt has literally saved the beauty of our campus for future generations.  In an era of “tear down”, his genius and architectural talent has enhanced our campus with a new library, new science classrooms and a new theater and art facility.  He has done all of this, while preserving and restoring our magnificent campus with great integrity." - George M. Trautman, Headmaster at Avon Old Farms School >> View Avon Old Farms  

 

“Stephen R. Holt has literally saved the beauty of our campus for future generations.  In an era of “tear down”, his genius and architectural talent has enhanced our campus with a new library, new science classrooms and a new theater and art facility.  He has done all of this, while preserving and restoring our magnificent campus with great integrity."

- George M. Trautman, Headmaster at Avon Old Farms School

>> View Avon Old Farms

 

  "Steve is extraordinarily talented, professional and hard working and we greatly appreciate his enthusiastic and easy going nature. We had complete confidence in him and are grateful that he made building our house such a pleasure."  - Henry and Louisa Porter,  Manchester-by-the-Sea >> View Green House

 

"Steve is extraordinarily talented, professional and hard working and we greatly appreciate his enthusiastic and easy going nature. We had complete confidence in him and are grateful that he made building our house such a pleasure." 

- Henry and Louisa Porter,  Manchester-by-the-Sea

>> View Green House

  “The work of Stephen Roberts Holt, a devoted and distinguished architect in Manchester-by-the-Sea, is woven inextricably into the fabric of the great vacation houses that were built in and around Manchester during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most of them were built by the local firm of Roberts and Hoare, which was founded by Holt’s great grandfather.” - Vincent J. Scully, Yale University

 

“The work of Stephen Roberts Holt, a devoted and distinguished architect in Manchester-by-the-Sea, is woven inextricably into the fabric of the great vacation houses that were built in and around Manchester during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most of them were built by the local firm of Roberts and Hoare, which was founded by Holt’s great grandfather.”

- Vincent J. Scully, Yale University

  “As soon as we saw this magnificent site, we knew we needed a very special architect to design our new home. Stephen Holt surpassed our dreams. The house is large but his design did not overwhelm the property. It was beautifully placed to preserve the existing natural landscape. Our completed new home looks as if it had always been here.” - Phil and Christine Carter Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ma >> View Eagle Head 

 

“As soon as we saw this magnificent site, we knew we needed a very special architect to design our new home. Stephen Holt surpassed our dreams. The house is large but his design did not overwhelm the property. It was beautifully placed to preserve the existing natural landscape. Our completed new home looks as if it had always been here.”

- Phil and Christine Carter
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ma

>> View Eagle Head