Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fernwood Landing Project - Bonin Architects & Associates

Inspiration stemmed from a shared interest in the history of the Lake Sunapee and its architecture from the “Grand Hotel Era” to the beginning of the “Cottage Era” in the 1920’s. Local architect Prentice Sanger designed many such cottages as well as the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club. Using heavy amounts of stone with integrated brick in conjunction with other vernacular lakefront architectural precedents gives the design a unique aesthetic with strong historic roots and pays respect to many of the lost works of Sanger in the region.

The landscape ties home and site seamlessly while addressing the needs of construction near sensitive lakefront resources. The entry court uses modern construction techniques to capture storm water while maintaining an aesthetic true to the character of the home. Intimate outdoor spaces draw inspiration from the architecture and materials of the home maximizing the long Southerly views towards Mount Sunapee.  Photos by John W. Hession, Advanced Digital Photography

Architectural and landscape design by Bonin Architects & Associates, Meredith & New London, NH

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It's not often when clients organize an old fashioned timber frame barn raising, complete with caterers, a tent, and a band!

Last weekend, we were invited to a raising event for one of our clients from Athens, GA. We designed a timber framed barn on their beautiful property.

You can see some of the photos of this fantastic project on our Face book page,

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Friday, June 5, 2015

We would like to announce the newest team member of our growing architectural firm. Welcome, Mike Purvis!
Samuel M. Purvis IV (Mike) obtained his Masters degree in Architecture from Catholic University of America in Washington DC. In addition Mike has a BA in Political Science from George Washington University and a Masters of Fine Art in Photography from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certified architect licensed in New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. Mike is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s national standard for the development of high performance sustainable buildings.
Prior to joining Bonin Architects, Mike owned his own firm, Three River Design Group in Woodstock, Vermont. Three River completed numerous residential projects from the Woodstock area down to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Commercial projects include the Springfield Area Parent Child Center in North Springfield, Vermont, Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont and working with businesses and the Department of Justice on accessibility issues in the Woodstock area.
Mike is active in the community, enjoys coaching Middle School Soccer and is a Rotarian. He also enjoys working on his home, soccer, skiing and photography, particularly photographing his son’s sporting events.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Squam River Landing Seminar - March 21, 2015

Are you interested in learning more about purchasing, designing and building a home in the lakes region of New Hampshire? Join us and meet a few leading local professionals exploring the options for purchasing, designing, and building a home in today's lakes region market. Click the link for details. Squam River Landing Presentation

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bonin Architects & Associates Received Multiple Awards Last Week

Last week was an amazing week for Bonin Architects & Associates on a national and regional level. Our firm was recognized by three separate professional organizations for our custom designs, receiving five awards in total. We are honored and grateful for all of the awards we received. Our dedicated, loyal, and talented design team are a hardworking, creative, dynamic, and a wonderful group of individuals who have worked for us for years; working collaboratively on our projects. Last week, we were awarded the 2015 New Hampshire Home Magazine’s Home of the Year for the Birch Bay Home. Additionally, for the third year in a row, we were issued a 2015 Best of Houzz Award for Design. The American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH) announced that we were the recipients of three awards during the 2015 Annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards in Amherst, NH, receiving a Merit Award for the Clearview Lake Retreat on Lake Winnepocket, and we were extremely excited to receive the 2015 People’s Choice Award and an Honorable Mention Award for Stone Fence Farm in Salisbury, NH! Thank you to all of the independent judges who were on the board for the competitions, as well as the organizations who hosted and sponsored the events. Here are a few photos of the award winning projects.

Monday, January 19, 2015

For the Third Consecutive Year, Bonin Architects Receives Best of Houzz Award

Bonin Architects & Associates of New London & Meredith, NH
Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in the U.S. and Around the World

January 19, 2015Bonin Architects & Associates of New London & Meredith, NH, has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The award winning architectural firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community. 

“We are honored to be chosen again for the third consecutive year in a row,” said Jeremy Bonin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP who owns the firm along with his wife and business partner, Kimberly Bonin.

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Bonin Architects & Associates among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About Bonin Architects & Associates
BONIN ARCHITECTS, located in New London NH and Meredith NH, serves the Lake Sunapee and Lake Winnipesauke Region, Maine and NH Seacoast as well as all of New England and New York.
As an architectural design firm, we believe in a collaborative approach to every project. Our staff works collectively, bringing an array of personal strengths and professional experience, ensuring exceptional quality throughout the design process.
Our expertise is new construction, additions, renovations and landscape architecture for residential clients seeking a distinctive home and property design. Our commitment is to artfully transform your vision into beautiful and timeless architectural designs.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Bonin Architects & Associates Featured in the Jan/Feb issue of New Hampshire Home Magazine

Bonin Architects & Associates, is featured in a article in New Hampshire Home Magazine January/February 2015 issue, about a Georgian Colonial home we designed for some great clients in Salisbury, NH. Please read the story,