We have lost a Great Architect.

Dann at his table explaining a design. 1997

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Dann passed away in his home with his wife and daughter at his side. Some of you may have known that Dann had been in failing health for the past year and had been diagnosed with fatty liver disease this past summer. Although we knew his days were numbered, we were hoping to have more time with him. 

You can read his obituary at https://www.brewittfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Dann-N-Batting?obId=27148837#/obituaryInfo. Information about services are also listed on that website. 

Dann has been a great mentor and boss to me over many years. He has asked that I take over his business, and we are in the process of making the transition. Under his tutelage, I have gained enough years and experience to be able to sit for the Architectural Licensure Exam. He will be greatly missed, but I hope to keep his vision and design sense alive for many more years to come.

Liz Rakich

The latest in the work of DNB!

Working closely with the owner and her builder father, we have created a wonderful new modest sized home on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

The design is basically a collection of sheds connected together to form a mostly single story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with an open living, dining, kitchen area. There is also a modest sized loft/office within the center module.

This modern design is reminiscent of some of the old fishing shanties found along the coastal areas of both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

This wonderful modest sized new home will serve the owners well in the coming years.

We’ve moved again – to a permanent location!

Yes folks, we have moved – again! But this time it’s to a permanent location above our garage in beautiful Brentwood New Hampshire. Dann designed this office space to be functional and compact, and we happily moved in and got settled quickly as the space was designed for exactly what we need – because that’s what a good architect does!

Window to the Water: recently completed dnb design

What an incredible view to the water as you approach this lake house on Governors Island in Gilford NH! To be able to frame a view like this takes a special eye. Framing a view so that you don’t take in the entire vista gives it a kind of quality that you just can’t get otherwise. It’s wonderful to be able to stand on a lakeside porch and see the sweeping panorama around you. But that panorama takes on a whole new look when it’s more narrowly focused through the frame of a window. It’s like having a live photo in your own home and each window “photo” is slightly different. That’s one of the beauties of good architectural design.

After 21 years in Chester NH, we’ve moved!

After being located in a barn/office attached to our house for 21 years, we have moved! We sold the property at 1 Sandown Rd Chester NH and have moved the office to a renovated chicken coop (yes, you read that correctly – a chicken coop!) in East Kingston NH. We have a beautiful sunny second floor space, open floorplan with wide plank flooring. We’re going to love it here. Come check us out the next time you’re in the neighborhood! Our entrance is on the right side of the building at 14 Powwow River Rd in East Kingston NH.

new community in Plymouth, Massachusetts

With an already long-standing relationship with The Valle Group, dnb was approached to be one of the architecture firms involved in creating Redbrook, a new community of 1,200 homes in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Their Grand Opening Weekend in June offered guests the opportunity to visit the three model homes including the dnb designed Carriage Home.  The Carriage Home features two attached homes; each with a spacious and open living/dining/kitchen area, 1-car garage, large first floor master, and two additional bedrooms on the second floor.  dnb is also the architect for the Apple and Beech homes and another new home type in the works.

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chester home renovation

Lisa Cutler and Dan Saccardo set out to renovate their Chester home using all local entities, so they started the process with dnb back in January 2013.  And with the craftsmanship of Albert Alix, local contractor out of Fremont, NH, and Edwards Mill Cabinetry of Chester, they have a wonderful addition ready for family gatherings this holiday season with a new entry, a renovated bathroom, an expanded kitchen, and a new great room.

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