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Why Us

We craft beautiful homes. We guide our clients through a detailed and organized process, build trust, and provide support from design through construction.  Together, we create innovative and sustainable designs that bring you pride and happiness.

Jeannette Architects is a family-owned, community-involved, well-cultured residential architecture firm established in 2000.

Headed by Jeff Jeannette, our team of educated co-workers are well versed in simple to complicated additions, first & second story expansions and large projects on hillsides and coastal regions. We’ve remodeled and designed everything from late 1800’s historic craftsman bungalows to new high tech modern homes, and everything in between. Our goal for remodels and additions is to blend them so well, you can’t tell we were ever there. For all homes, we offer creativity designed to make living in your home easy and comfortable for your family.

Below are a few thoughts from past clients. You’ll find many more on our Houzz profile here.

My wife and I are first-time homeowners who purchased our home about a year ago. We met with Jeff to discuss potentially adding a new master suite. During the initial consultation, Jeff was candid and straight-forward about what the project would involve and the costs. As a result of the consultation, we realized that we would not be able to move forward with the project based on what it would entail and the costs. We really appreciated Jeff's insights and are grateful for his openness. He saved us from starting a project that was likely to become a long, frustrating and expensive headache. From the outset, Jeff and his entire staff were also courteous and professional. Even though we decided not to move forward with our project at this time, we came away learning a lot more than we did before. We would highly recommend Jeff to any new homeowners who are considering remodeling their home.

- Andriy and family, Long Beach California

Jeannette Architects has done the plans for two separate projects for us... after listening to our thoughts and needs, they came up with two wonderful, functional plans with details we never would have thought of... we were involved with them during the planning process, they remained involved with the builder, plus they have excellent rapport with the city. We hope to use them again, and do not hesitate to give Jeannette Architects our very best recommendation!

- Sally & Keith, Long Beach, California,

Excellent Care & Accessible Design

Remodeling a home is an incredibly intimidating process and there are so many decisions you have to make. If you choose Jeannette Architects, first, every decision that comes after will be easier for you. Jeff and his team are exceptionally skilled, talented, and knowledgeable. Working closely with you, they will use their vast experience to thoughtfully design, plan, and execute on your vision for your home. They will lead you to and refer you to the best providers who will join in executing your vision flawlessly. There is no handoff. Your JA team stays in touch with you from the project’s inception to the final walk through. My husband has a spinal cord injury and requires a wheelchair full time. We required a home with universal design and craved a home that didn’t look “adaptive”. Prior to working with Jeannette Architects, we had always adapted to our home. Now, we live in a home adapted to us. Jeff and his team created a seamless design for our home that meets all of our needs while still offering exceptional, modern, sophisticated design. Our home is beautiful, accessible, adaptive, and comfortable without looking “handicapped” or “adaptive”. Big dreams that come in the form of big remodels take time and it’s important that you like the people you are working with. The Jeannette Architects team are exceptional humans. Remodeling a home is personal. Jeff intuitively gets that. One of the more personal needs for us was planning for future needs my husband may someday have. In planning for ceiling supports in the event that we might someday need a lift, Jeff said : “Yes, we can insure that you have what you need but we can hide everything in the ceiling until you do. You do not need a daily reminder of the future that hasn’t come yet." That is who Jeff is and his values are shared on his entire team. That is how well you will be taken care of and how supported you will feel in the most sensitive, vulnerable, whimsical, or indulgent of requests. Jeff and his team excel at larger scale projects such as ours and are valuable from the first day you think you might need an architect, until your contractor hands you your keys upon project completion. After all, before you knock down those walls, you never really know what you’ll find and it is handy to have an architect available to you throughout the project. You’ll likely need them. If you bring a realistic timeline and a realistic budget, Jeff and his team will have your backs with everything that comes next. Your home will be anything but cookie cutter and while many bemoan construction, you will be grateful that your first big decision in choosing the right architect led to everything you dream of coming next.

- Heather & Damon, Long Beach, California

We hired Jeanette Architects to design a complete remodel for our home in Seal Beach. Jeff and his team are great to work with. We initially met with Jeff on site and then began with a design consultation. Unlike many architects he provided a detailed breakdown of the timeline and the architectural costs of the project. JA were full of ideas and technical know how that turned our vision into a reality and we could not be happier with the end result.

- Adam & Nicole, Seal Beach, California

Jeff at Jennette Architects is a true professional. Prompt, personal attention to every detail - like our house was his own. Jeff's insight and eye for what works transformed our cramped closet-like, compartmentalized house from the 60's into a light, open and welcoming home; all within the existing walls and square footage. Nice! Now, we actually enjoy staying at home and preparing meals in the well designed and smart flowing kitchen while conveniently never missing a touchdown on the flat screen TV over the gas-log fireplace. Love it! But that's not all. Jeff learned of our desire for a good sized home gym and went to work. The finished gym, with huge 6 foot and 12 foot mirrors on opposite walls, rounded out another major aspect where we really feel don't feel like the need to go to town - as much. Jeff helped make this house into a home! Highly recommend Jeannette Architects!

- Ken & Ellen, Prescott, Arizona

Jeannette Architects helped turn our 60’s Torrance house into a beautiful craftsman, with design elements and details that continue to garner compliments well after we moved back in. Our “remodel” was fairly significant as it involved making our house 90% new, going down to the bare studs/foundation, and an increase to square footage. Every step of the design process and drawing creation was done with the utmost attention to detail and great communication. The final design plans had a high level of detail that bidding contractors and subs actually complimented, as it helped eliminate any uncertainties with their quotes, ultimately saving time/money by avoiding changes to the project scope. Yes, that’s correct, the entire job was executed exactly on budget! Beyond the plans, they also helped with selecting a good contractor and interior designers, using their connections in the industry to find the best match for our job. Many thanks to the entire team at Jeannette for making our dream home a reality!

- Alfred & Pai-li, Torrance, California