As proprietor of a renovated historic home in Southampton Village, I am happy to confirm that Mr. Ernest Schieferstein is a remarkable Professional in the Architectural field who has managed to complete all our requirements in a tough architectural review board district.

He worked with a local attorney to get quick approval with local historian that appreciated the design's sympathetic addition to the street and with many other historic buildings.

Design included all the modern conveniences of current daily living for our growing family while respecting the traditional detailing and work well with interior designers to bring to fruition their concepts and material choices.

Our Project involved not only the house renovation and addition of a spectacular family room, but also a pool house.

He excelled to work with a very tight schedule to get in for the Hampton's summer season as we looked so much forward to and worked well with the contractor chosen for the project with a lot of on site inspection and coordination.

We use our Southampton house so much and have had so many good times with the family over the years.

Should you need further details, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,
Francisco D'Agostino
In 1998 our family purchased an existing Sag Harbor waterfront home with a detached three car garage on Noyack bay in need of extensive renovation. We contacted Ernie to be our advocate in dealing with the lengthy state & local permitting process. His attention to detail, flexibility to creatively modify changes and cooperatively working with landscape designer Diane Sjoholm made this project an enjoyable undertaking. Ernie delivered an on time creative and functional home with a unique architectural style which is a representation of our family's life style. He takes great pride in his work and is always just a phone call away.....

JoAnne & Jerry Mahoney
Saddle River Capital
17101 Royal Palm Cove
Boca Raton, Florida
"Ten years ago , we bought a modest beach house in East Hampton and completely renovated the interior. Last year I met with several contractors to discuss designing and building a proper front entrance for our home. We wanted curb presence. All recommendations fell short as they were not in keeping with the style of my house. My interior designer recommended Ernie. What we ended up with exceeded my expectations! Ernie didn't just give me a front entrance -he transformed the look of the house. His idea was so creative- not only was it in keeping with the contemporary style of my home, it looks like it was designed for the structure, We feel like we have a new home inside and out. The exterior is a beautiful as the interior. Cars drive by and stop to look at the front of our house. We could never have accomplished this result without an architect who took on this small project with the same thoughtfulness and creativity he takes on a new build. With Ernie you don't get "off the shelf"- you get a custom design- one that is unique to your project."

Rose Fass
fassforward Consulting Group
629 Fifth Avenue Suite 209 Pelham, New York 10803
914.738.7200
"When we were looking to hire an architect to design our Sag Harbor house, we ideally wanted someone that could design a home that would become a cherished heirloom for family generations. Our main concern was finding an architect to design something within our budget restraints and that met all our specific needs. This house was to be a different kind of dwelling than our primary house in New Jersey. We needed someone local to Eastern Long Island that we could trust to design our project with a keen knowledge of realistic construction costs, residential building systems, and sustainable design at all levels. We interviewed many architects in the area and did not connect with any of them. We found Ernie through one of his very satisfied clients who is also now a neighbor of ours. My wife said there was “something about that Ernie guy”. He was very professional, listened intently, and really seemed to understand what we wanted him to create just for us. We visited many of his projects and spoke to his clients. We looked no further, made our decision and he started our project. We live two hours away in New Jersey, so we were glad to have someone that we could trust to get it built without us bird-dogging them. That is the beginning of our story of our wonderful house that we will enjoy for years to come."

Michael Heningburg, Jr., Esq.
image Dermatology P.C.
51 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
(o) 973-509-6900
(f) 973-509-6939

"When Michael Heningburg came to my office for our initial consultation, I knew he was the "point man" for his family to find the right architect for the job of creating their project. Their piece of land was an interesting treed lot with hidden potential of a pond view in a private 1800's subdivision. Michael shared their extensive program, their budget, inspiration photo and ideas portfolio with me. Jeanine's inspiration came from images of a country farmhouse with a traditional feel in its details. Michael had images of very clean lined more modern transitional home with interesting use of siding materials. We discussed doing a staged construction program of building their house, with a pool to follow, and as the final phase, a car garage. They both liked that we offered complete site development planning and landscape design through our association with Landscape Designer Diane Sjoholm as they wanted a private sanctuary feel that they and their daughter could escape to from their very hectic lives in New Jersey. It was now a matter of consummating a working contract and figuring out how to make two people with very different aesthetic visions happy...... "

Ernest Schieferstein