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Writer: Susan Dewey

 Cape & Islands Architects and Builders

Courtesy of Siemasko + Verbridge

What makes Siemasko & Verbridge special, says the Chatham firm’s lead architect Leslie Schneeberger, AIA, is that every house the firm designs and builds is truly distinctive.

Courtesy of Siemasko + Verbridge

“I would never look at a Siemasko & Verbridge project and go, ‘Oh, Siemasko & Verbridge.’ But I would look at a Siemasko & Verbridge project and say, ‘That’s a really nice building, its beautifully done, and really well-detailed,’” Schneeberger explains. “What I really enjoy is that we can take any client’s taste and work with that to make a great design.”

In business now for over 20 years over the bridge, Siemasko & Verbridge are new to the Cape, setting up an office in Chatham just last year. The Beverly-based company, founded by architect Thaddeus Siemasko and interior designer Jean Verbridge, offers a full palette of design/build and remodeling options as well as interior design and landscaping services.

Schneeberger, who has been in the architecture and design field for 15-plus years, says that when first meeting with clients she wants to know, “What is the deep statement that they’re telling me? What is the big thing I need to address here and make sure it presides throughout this project?” Finding design opportunities within a given project is motivating to Schneeberger. “Even in the smallest project,” she says, “I find there’s at least one great design opportunity, and that’s what is going to make it a really interesting project both for me and for the homeowner.”

This New Hampshire native also has a background in interior design. Though an architect at heart, Schneeberger says she enjoys putting her interior design skills to use for Siemasko & Verbridge. “I love the collaboration of architecture, interior design, decorating, and landscape design that Siemasko & Verbridge offer the Cape,” she says. “It just makes for a better final product.”

Susan Dewey

Susan Dewey, former associate publisher and editor at Cape Cod Life Publications, lives in Centerville where she grows vegetables and flowers for Cape farmers' markets, designs perennial gardens for her son’s company, Dewey Gardens, and enjoys living on beautiful Cape Cod year round.