Producing great design with attention and imagination
InkStone Architects was founded in 2018 by Eve Isenberg and Brigitte Steines, both licensed Architects. We provide full service residential and small commercial architectural design, interior design and construction administration.
Our clients benefit from our combined 40 years of experience in new construction, additions and renovations as well as our international architectural studies. We serve the greater Boston area, including Cape Cod, and have worked on projects out of state and abroad.
We leverage a cultivated network of Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, contractors and specialists with overlapping talents and skills. The flexibility and capacity of our coordinated team of associates allows InkStone Architects to provide complete and timely design services for clients with large residential projects, including new construction.
While we specialize in Mid-Century Modern and modern design, we honor our clients’ individuality and always strive to create unique and custom tailored solutions as illustrated by our portfolio of projects. Communication with our clients, consultants and contractors is the foundation of our work and allows us to see projects through from vision to drawings to built reality. Our design approach is local, sustainable, and pragmatic and evolves from the teamwork of the client, architect and builder. We believe good design marries functionality and a respect for the original architecture with new intervention born of our experience, creativity and careful listening to our clients.
What makes Brigitte Steines special is that she applies her aesthetic sense, creativity, and technical skills to both the outside and the inside of a space. I started working with her when we did our decks and patio cover. With that, she created a style foundation, leading to the remodel of our siding and entrance areas. Later, our bathrooms changed from dark, ugly holes to being bright and roomy. Brigitte raised the ceiling and added a roof window, I now have the sun hit my shower water, transforming it into a glowing rain-shower. Brigitte is easy to talk to and a hard worker. She is well connected with the contractors and suppliers and she made sure projects were moving along and stayed within budgets.
We worked with Eve Isenberg on the design and oversight of a 4 month renovation and addition on our 1958 multi-level, single family home. She is a highly experienced architect and designer and was attentive to our needs. Not only did she listen to us, but she educated us on existing and potential problems and innovative solutions to the layout and construction of our house. She was involved with all aspects of the design from the structural engineering to the lighting plan, finishes and fixtures. Eve has a sophisticated and modern design sensibility and is familiar with the newest environmental building materials and technologies. She found creative ways to stay within our budget, has a network of skilled contractors, responds immediately to emails and phone calls and is an efficient project manager. She is a very likable person and is passionate about architecture. We are thrilled with the results of our project and it has withstood the test of time thanks to working with Eve Isenberg of InkStone Architects.
Brigitte Steines assisted us with a home addition and remodel in 2015. Her professional attitude and abilities helped us to move forward with a practical and efficient plan. I have been a professional interior designer for over 40 years and found Brigitte to be one of the most sincere and talented architects that I have had the pleasure to work with. Our project added a master suite and studio to a 100 year old farm house that we had remodeled and/or added on to 5 times previously. Needless to say it was a challenge to pull the project together in a copacetic fashion with attention to utilitarian function and pleasing design. I would be happy to talk with anyone about Mrs. Steines' abilities.
Brigitte's sense for the potential of small spaces is extraordinary. I hired her to get my sad looking bathroom transformed into sleek modern space. She helped to navigate costs wisely as we had to renovate both up-stairs and downstairs bathrooms. Both spaces got done back to back in about 8 weeks for 40 K, but they look easily like double the cost.