"When we decided to rebuild our home, we interviewed five architects and were delighted to select Denise Garcia of Domain Design Architects. Denise was easy to work with, listened closely to our ideas, and did not hesitate to tell us what was cost-effective and suitable for us.
Denise not only designed our beautiful home, but she also worked with the city to expedite approval of the building plans. As we shared the plans with five potential builders, all were impressed with the attractiveness of the architectural design, but they were even more impressed with the quality and detail of the plans. They said that the detail in her plans made their jobs so much easier.
Denise was frequently on site and was fully accessible to us and the builder throughout the demolition and construction process. Her assistance included visiting various homes with us to identify details and colors that we may want to incorporate in our home. As we arrived at the finishing process, she recognized that we were uncertain and anxious about selecting some of the finishing detail. She provided a lot of guidance and reassurance to us as we selected the cabinetry, counter tops, and tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. She also accompanied us on trips to Seattle to assist us in selecting granite, marble and tile. And, when we were uncertain about paint colors, she guided us as we selected various colors and hues.
We love our home and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We feel very fortunate to have selected Denise Garcia to be our architect. She started out as our architect and has become our friend."
-John and Pearl Keller, Bainbridge Island
" We would choose Denise Garcia and Domain Design to design our house a thousand times over. Denise has top-notch credentials and knows her field inside and out. When faced with a big, seemingly daunting remodel, Denise created a vision that matched our lifestyle and budget perfectly and then worked very collaboratively with us and the contractor throughout the building process. She made creative adjustments along the way, if we encountered a surprise during the tear-down or had to make tough budget decisions. In sum, we hope to live, happily, in the house she designed for us, long into old age, and will probably try to hold onto it longer than that!"
-Betsy Peabody & Jeff Gueble, Bainbridge Island
"We were extremely lucky to purchase a house designed by Denise Garcia. We absolutely fell for this house she had designed…it had just the right mix of contemporary/northwest style with a little Asian influence here and there. But the very best thing about the house was how smart the design was – elegant in its simplicity while containing well-built, beautiful spaces that were comfortably human-sized. When it came time to build an addition to include an "Endless" pool, we decided to track down Denise. Thanks to her creative inventiveness, we ended up with an addition that doesn’t look like an addition; a use of space where there didn’t seem to be any; a wonderful pool area that is convenient, comfortable, and very cool. We also ended up with a good friend."
- Susan Jackson, Bainbridge Island
"I have enjoyed working with Denise for 10 years on projects large and small. She is a knowledgeable, creative and practical architect who knows how to facilitate a construction process that produces happy clients and beautiful projects. I’m always delighted to know clients have selected Denise and look forward to working with her on many more projects."
-Steve Fradkin, Fradkin Fine Construction, Seattle --