5.0 Star – Houzz
Review by Debra Hampson
Relationship: Client
Project Date: June 2013
Project Price Range: more than $100,000
Get ready for the visionary! Merrie Ann Cullin transformed our home from a very basic traditional house into a glorious masterpiece. My husband and I had been through 3 different architects that produced complete drawings for our remodel. We were not excited about any of them. Merrie Ann walked the space and planned an innovative, new approach. She has a methodical, mathematic perspective with a keen eye for space planning. All the WOW we could ask for. This was an extensive project, literally cutting the back of the house off and adding an enormous 2 story great room and blowing the roof off and raising the roof to another floor. The house is literally at a different level and has a seamless transition from “old” to new space. This is the only person we worked with who “got it”. We decided to work with Merrie Ann again on a project connecting the main house to an in-law’s suite/home. She is designing a 2 story high roofing system with columns and beautiful windows for our new breezeway. Can’t wait.

5.0 Star – Home Advisor
Review by a homeowner in Pittsburgh, PA
Project: Design a Building (Non-Architect)

     I hired Merrie Ann Cullin to design a pair of town homes for construction on a small lot. The project required a long, narrow building that would not end up as a boring oblong. Merrie Ann was so successful in addressing this challenge with dormers and other interesting features that everyone believes there are four units instead of two. The interior is spacious and interesting because of cathedral ceilings, use of angles, and oak steps inlaid with ceramic. I was the general contractor for the project but Merrie Ann offered numerous suggestions for subcontractors, materials, and options for saving money. She prepared plans that were correct from the outset and ready on time. She went out of her way to obtain an engineer’s approval when the first engineer decided not to honor his commitment to review the plans. Throughout our collaboration she was a good communicator (via fax, e-mail, and phone) and unfailingly courteous. Should I need any more buildings designed, I would definitely hire Ms. Cullin again and would recommend her work to others without hesitation. Neighbors have thanked me for building such an attractive and interesting pair of townhouses. These accolades really belong to Merrie Ann Cullin.

5.0 Star – Home Advisor
Review by a homeowner in Cranberry Township, PA
Project: Design a Kitchen

     Merrie Ann was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted some fresh and innovative ideas and she had plenty. She is a very friendly and knowledgeable professional.

4.5 Star – Home Advisor
Review by a homeowner in Burgettstown, PA
Project: Design a Project

     Merrie was very knowledable in her work and very pleasant. Extremely creative. She is a fun person and understands how to work with Champagne taste and beer pocketbook!

5.0 Star – Citysearch
Reviewed by homeowner pens fan
Project: Design an Addition/Renovation
Love The Design

     Merrie Ann was an answer to our prayers. My husband and I battled over our addition from the beginning. We were not sure how to design the addition where we both were happy. Something just didn’t feel right about our ideas. Then Merrie Ann came into the picture and she had so many unique ideas that we never thought were possible. For the first time, we felt that this project was doable and my marriage was saved. She incorporated our thoughts along with her design ideas and abilities into the design and made our dream expansion come true. Her ability to “”see”” the project seems very natural. We have received so many compliments on the transformation. We highly recommend Merrie Ann!

5.0 Star – Citysearch
Reviewed by homeowner Jimmy H
Project: Design a Custom Home

Our best house ever!
You can tell that Merrie Ann loves what she does best; it’s her passion. You could see the joy she had in making sure we were completely satisfied, not just with the final house design, but with the entire process along the way. We had her personal service and undivided attention. Our thanks to her!