The McCaffrey’s own a lake front condo and acquired a second condo across the way for their guests. Shortly after the purchase, they contacted us for architectural and interior design services. When the work was completed, Mick and Cindy wrote us saying “we so love everything about the new condo and we’d love for you to perform your magic on the old one. Thank you so much for making our dreams come true!” They followed through and had us renovate their original lake front condo. After staying in the guest condo while their original one was being remodeled, they followed up with “We’ve been staying in #37 this month — really putting the condo through its paces — and it’s absolute perfection. The layout of the condo is so well-thought out and it’s been so cozy and comfortable to stay here. We really love the condo and get what our guests are talking about when they rave about how nice it is to stay here. There’s not a thing we would have done differently.”
~Mick and Cindy McCaffrey
“Working with Elise complements our approach as builders. As an Engineer and Architect, her vision blends the aesthetics of her design with constructability, providing the contractor the opportunity to perform efficiently. Elise’s approach keeps owners and contractors cooperating toward the final goal of a successful project.”
~Jeremy Orenstein, Director of Operations GLA Morris Construction, Inc.
“I have worked with Elise on several homes over the past 10 years and give her A plus grades in all categories, she is a true professional. Her creativity, problem solving and design skills are second to none. But most of all, her communication skills and ability to interact with me, the governing agencies and involved third parties, makes the design process fun and successful. Her follow-up and concern during the construction phase is a welcome benefit. Her staff is the icing on the cake, very attentive, talented and professional.”
~Mark A. Benka, CRS-Lake Tahoe Realtor/General Contractor
“We are very pleased with our decision to go with Elise Fett in the remodel of our Lakeshore Terrace complex. The units now fit in with our Tahoe environment and present an attractive exterior. This was no small feat since no two buildings are the same. Elise, with her architectural and engineering expertise was able to design a uniformly attractive complex while accommodating the ideosyncracies of individual units. In addition, her staff was cooperative and easy to work with.”
~Lakeshore Terrace Architectural Committee
“We loved working with Elise on our extensive home remodel in Incline Village, NV.
Her inspiring designs and creativity helped take our 1970′s home out of the dark ages and into the new millennium of open concept living spaces. We were able to incorporate everything we dreamed of without sacrificing necessities, which is quite a feat when working with the footprint of an older home.
We would highly recommend Elise to others with high standards who are maneuvering in the tricky building arena of the Lake Tahoe Basin.”
~Betsy Miller and Steven Raffio
“Elise Fett & Associates provided efficient and reasonable services in the design of my spec home in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe. Elise successfully received the variances I requested to maximize the use of the property and worked hand in hand with me on the design and drawing process. It was an enjoyable experience and the beauty of the home inside and out speaks for itself.”
“The one certainty during a remodel, is uncertainty. Open a wall and BINGO…everything changes. During challenging times like these, it was great to have Elise and her staff available to work through the complex issues. Having both the architect and engineer under one roof made on-site changes easy to work through and very rewarding in the end. Our thanks to you again…”
~Lee and Marty Koch
“Our experience and involvement with Elise Fett since 2005 has been both delightful and inspiring. Elise is one of those uniquely gifted professionals that listens to her clients individual needs and expectations and then creates the ideal setting that fulfills their desires with artistry and flair. After completing the plans for our home and obtaining the final permits, we suddenly changed our minds and wanted a drastic change. Elise responded quickly with warmth and encouragement. In no time, our new plans were completed and new permits obtained. Flexibility at its finest. Thank you Elise!!”
~Tom and Lynette Cardinale
“I appreciate your business. It’s been a pleasure working with the professionalism of you and your staff. I’ve worked with a lot of architects….Let me tell you….they run successful businesses, but you are leagues ahead!”
~Jim Richter, Richter Construction
“During the planning phase of our exterior remodel, including adding a garage, Elise suggested many things which we incorporated. The crowning achievement though, was that we consider a green roof on top of the garage structure. That was  years ago. We never, in our wildest imagination, thought we would enjoy this new element in our everyday living so much. It has added pleasures over and above our view of the lake and our enjoyment of it.”
~Bob and Ardythe McCracken
“I have had the opportunity to work with Elise Fett on three major residential projects in Incline Village, NV in the past three years. Elise as an Architect is extremely creative in her Designs, focused on attention to detail in her drawings, and always available when needed in the field or in the office. She is also an excellent licensed engineer. I highly recommend her when thinking of designing your home.”
~Alan Richards, President, A Richards Built Home, Inc.
“Engaging professional and talented can be a challenging proposition. Elise and her team made this an easy experience. They stopped to make time for us and our project, they looked carefully at our existing situation and they listened to our requirements, interests and concerns. Then they created a very elegant, comfortable and inspired design expeditiously that has subsequently been completed to our expectation.”