Birch Hollow Design, LLC provides residential, single family home design planning services for new construction, additions and renovations.

April (Fekete) Stevens founded Birch Hollow Design out of her passion of helping clients create their dream home and the belief that clients should not have to pay a premium to have their home designed.

“The Girl From Merrell”

April’s journey into architecture began in high school when she started working for Richard K. Merrell of Merrell Associates, Architects and Planners. After high school, she studied architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA and graduated with Bachelors of Architectural Engineering degree. During her time in Boston, she worked under Philip Hresko of Hresko Associates. Upon graduating, she spent 12 years working under Rick Merrell until his passing. Merrell Architects, Inc. was then formed where she was the Co-owner, Vice President and Project Manager for 8 years.

April Stevens, formerly from Merrell Architects, Waterbury, CT

Why Clients Love Working with Birch Hollow Design

Creativity, Quick-turnaround, and Patience

April has done an extraordinary job in designing our dream home from scratch. She quickly transformed our ideas into designs and iterated them to ensure that we were fully satisfied with the final outcome. Her creativity, quick turnarounds, and patience helped us to achieve the best possible design. She also helped us with the finalization of the builder and helped through the process at every step of the way. April is well known in the builder community, and she is highly regarded for her caliber. We are extremely happy with the amazing job April has done for us and I am confident that she will be a great partner for anybody in building their dream home.

Surya & Naga S., Southbury, CT

Meets Zoning Requirements and Sentimental Design Desires

Can’t say enough wonderful things about April Stevens and the tremendous job she did as our designer. She took the time to not only work within the zoning requirements and restrictions we had, but most importantly, what we desired in our design and the sentimental reasons of doing so. She answered all our questions and was always prompt in doing so. Because of her, we are excited to build our home and can’t wait for the construction to begin. We wish her much success in the future and know that her services will be greatly appreciated by those she serves.

Craig & Gerri S., Milford, CT

Listens to Desires and Delivers

We used April for our dream house design. April was a pleasure to work with from our 1st phone call interaction and made me feel so at ease. She was professional, pleasant, capable, knowledgeable, caring and responsive. The plans produced were exactly what we were looking for. April made sure to listen to our long list of desires and made sure she delivered. I can wholeheartedly recommend April. She really cares, and is awesome at what she does. She would be my first choice again and again, and I highly recommend her to all looking for a perfect design job.

Gezime S., Southbury, CT

Contact us for your dream home plans:

Birch Hollow Design
PO Box 956
Middlebury, CT 06762

(203) 405-6313