Mod Master Suite Addition

Working with Sage has been so easy. He is responsive and has tapped right in to what we were looking to do within our budget. Sage has offered some wonderful ideas and advice, but he has been equally inquisitive in hearing our thoughts and opinions. We expected the design and planning to be much more stressful than it has been, but the whole process is moving along so smoothly and efficiently.

— Irene Krall / Mod Master Suite Addition

Westbrook Restorations

Sage Designs NW is one of the best Architects i have ever worked with in over 30 years. He knows how to dream with, listen to a clients ideas, and, transform them into beautiful working designs! I have brought Sage into several of my projects at Westbrook Restorations and can say without a doubt that his integrity, and commitment to his craft is an inspiration! Sage is very trustworthy, and no one can go wrong in working with him for any project you may have! Thanks Sage, Look forward to working with you again.

Daniel Westbrook / Builder / Westbrook Restorations LLC

LastingNest, Inc

I have had the opportunity to work with Sage in a Design/Build context more than a few times now, and Sage possesses some rare qualities not often found in an Architect.
He brings his knowledge, design sense, and wisdom to every project, but leaves behind any personal aesthetic or agenda that might cloud the final result being an extension of the clients imagination and needs. This is not easy, it takes an ability to hear and listen; to take in information without preconception or judgement. A tough job, but after a bunch of successful projects it is clear that the results are consistently spectacular. Happy clients with beautiful homes are the ultimate testament to any home design professional’s work, and we have a bunch of those, and look forward to many more.

Mike Vacirca / Builder / LastingNest, Inc

Brady Bunch Home

When we decided to build an addition onto our home, and remodel portions of the original home, I learned of SAGE Designs through a friend of mine who had hired Sage for their new home design and who enthusiastically recommended him. We interviewed two other outstanding architects as well, and chose Sage not only for his recommendation by a friend, but because he clearly had a great balance of creativity and practicality. He works closely the construction team in a design-build fashion, with careful attention to environmental concerns and efficiency. Over a few months, we met with Sage periodically and gradually watched our ideas and plans unfold onto two-dimensional paper then with three-dimensional computer modeling. Sage is a careful listener and easily blended our ideas with some of his own. It was a fun process! And after the permits were secured and the building began, Sage would periodically visit the construction site and be available when we ran into unexpected needs to tweak the design (the nature of construction). Our house is beautiful, and we could not be more thrilled about it.

Tess Chapman / Brady Bunch Home

Orcas Island Fairytale Castle

We first worked with SAGE DESIGNS NW before it was an independent company, when the eponymous Sage was employed elsewhere. We loved Sage’s initial design, and when we decided to revisit our project, we sought him out in newly formed SAGE DESIGNS. Our home is about halfway built now, and the builders we’ve hired to manifest our dream have loved creating the detail and whimsy that Sage was able to distill from our wild ideas. We have, for instance, an 8-sided cupola perched high on one gable-end, and the finish carpenter framing it (it was a complicated piece) called down when we visited “Thank you so much! This is SO MUCH FUN!”

Sage’s ability to hear what we wanted and create a lovely, modestly-sized home that incorporated all our deepest wishes. We have since recommended him to close friends, and they, too, have been delighted with their results.

Calin & Ian Taylor / Orcas Fairytale Castle

Orcas Island Fairytale Castle

“Sage didn’t just draw what we asked him to draw, he
pushed us with new ideas and helped us reach a design
that was both unexpected and exactly what we wanted.”

— Calin & Ian Taylor / Orcas Fairytale Castle

Orcas Island Fairytale Castle

“As we tried to fit more and more features into our home
design, Sage challenged us to find ways of achieving our goals
within the footprint we initially desired. Sage’s commitment to
the environment helped us achieve a design that is not just more
environmentally friendly, but will also be a more liveable home.”

Calin & Ian Taylor / Orcas Fairytale Castle

Euro-modern Bungalow

Sage was recommended to us by our contractor as they had worked together previously on design/build projects. We wanted to build an addition to the back of our 1910 bungalow and open up the interior and modernize the floor plan.

I had some strong initial ideas and was pretty firm on those, however Sage suggested some functional changes which ended up maximizing the space, increasing overall floor plan efficiency and saving on construction costs.

Sage has been excellent to work with from initial project conception to completion and we remain friends to this day. He accommodates homeowner input and will work with your budget and requirements, and just a stand-up, great guy to boot.

Make sure you invite yourself to his awesome converted school bus/office/studio, usually some cold ones from the local brewery ready to share as well! Thank me later 😉

Michel Vis / Euro-modern Bungalow

Queen Anne Kitchen

We had a pretty clear vision of what we wanted out of our kitchen/deck/basement remodel, but we didn’t know what it would take to get there. Sage was able to give us exactly what we wanted, while dealing with technical issues unique to our house and providing very solid design guidance along the way. He was able to turn around blueprints — and especially permits — in a very timely manner. We — and our contractor — were never left waiting on him. We love, LOVE, the results, and recommend Sage whole-heartedly.

Dave Bagley – Queen Anne Kitchen/ Shop & Deck

Mermaid’s Kitchen

I hired Sage recommended by Mike of Lasting Nest. My project was a small deck addition to the front of my house. Sage is a great listener. He heard my wishes and reflected back perfectly. Some areas of the project I was uncertain about and Sage was creative with suggestions. But mostly he took my design style and communication style into consideration. What I came up with was a design that fit my needs, wants and wishes. He was so good I hired him a 2nd time for my kitchen project. He was just as good to work with and was an advocate for me with my contractor. Better than I expected!


Molly’s Pocket Mansion

Sage has been great to work with. Both he and his contractor genuinely care about the project and have shown great enthusiasm. We liked them so much we have hired both again for the main house renovation.

Molly Kirkland / Backyard Cottage