Single-Family Construction Remains Strong

Colonial House in shoreline community.

Colonial House in shoreline community.

Country Shingle Style in back country setting

Country Shingle Style in back country setting

New home construction continues to rebound to levels not seen since the depths of the financial crisis. These strong numbers are a bright spot in the forecast of the housing market indicating that the recovery is real.

Home prices have risen due to the low mortgage rates, a limited supply of homes and a growing consumer confidence. A turnaround in new house construction is particularly significant because this sector was at the root of the nation’s financial crisis. The increase in new construction signals that a fundamental flaw in the economy may be recovering.

With inventories of new homes at the lowest level in years, home owners are prudently but aggressively purchasing properties to build their dream home. This is partially due to the fact that as home values inch upward consumer confidence grows and spending increases.  For most families their home is their largest investment and the recession robbed them of financial security.

In summary, rising home prices helps to create a wealth effect that is critical in supporting consumer spending and economic expansion.

Steven Mueller Architects, LLC Moves to New Office Space

Steven Mueller Architects is pleased to announce the relocation and expansion of our office. In the heart of Greenwich and a short walk from Town Hall, our new address is located in the historic Victorian structure on 32 Field Point Road, Greenwich, Connecticut. Fully renovated with dynamic spaces, it is the perfect union for our broadening company.

Steven Mueller Architects, LLC is a boutique residential architectural firm. Our work exemplifies a personal commitment to achieving the finest architectural expression through a cooperative relationship with the client. Each project is designed to enhance the lives of the occupants by developing practical, dynamic, and creative solutions.

SMA is a full service enterprise dedicated to design excellence specializing in Architecture, Planning, Construction, and Interior Design. There is a sincere commitment to work creatively and administratively with maximum efficiency on each project.

From estates to cottages, each project begins with a dialogue between Steven Mueller and the client. A design concept, created in response to the client’s ideas and desires, establishes architectural imagery, style and space. This informed process ultimately results in a residence of distinction.

SMA Wins HOBI Award for Excellence

The annual Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Fairfield County and the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Connecticut, acknowledge the best in the design and building industry. Awards are given in various categories and represent all facets of the industry.

At this year’s award ceremony, the panel of housing industry professionals selected Greenwich-based architect Steven Mueller, of Steven Mueller Architects, LLC with the award for Best Custom Home between 9,000-10,000 square feet.  Constructed by the Wright Brothers Building Company, the home blends a traditional shingle style exterior with transitional warm interior spaces.

The award-winning home is featured on the website of Steven Mueller Architects, LLC at under the new construction section

Debra Lutsky