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Michael LoBuglio
Michael LoBuglio
Michael LoBuglio Architects, located in Newtown, CT, is an energetic and dynamic architectural firm that balances modern design principles with traditional and classical designs. The firm has completed a wide range of projects from waterfront estates and major additions, to modest renovations. The projects have included kitchen and bath remodels, porches and porticos, custom interior built-ins, and a variety of outbuildings, including pool and guest houses, barns and garages. The principle of the firm, Michael LoBuglio, has been a licensed architect in Connecticut since 1990, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He graduated from the Virginia Tech. School of Architecture in 1986. His early experience spanned many facets of the residential architecture field, including working for an engineering and surveying company, a design/build firm, and a few architectural firms. With the experience gained from his early career, he founded Michael LoBuglio Architects in 1999. His ability to listen to his clients' needs, collaborate with them on the designs, and ultimately transform their ideas into reality, has resulted in more than 90% of his projects coming from former clients and their referrals. Several of Michael's designs have garnered HOBI awards from the Home Builders Assoc. of CT, and his work has appeared in Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan, and Darien Magazines, Beautiful Bath Magazine, New York Daily News "Home of the Week", Modern Estate Magazine, and Who What Where - The Magazine.


Mike, thank you so much for the transformation of our Oxford, CT. home. When I blindly reached out to you at the last minute from New Hampshire in late January of 2021, during COVID, to see if you could possibly meet Tim at a last minute showing of a 1977 relic of a house to discuss the possibility of transforming it into a home, it was a true blessing. With your advice in hand, we took a leap of faith to start the year long journey to renovate this house into an amazingly comfortable, modernized home that we truly value each day. You immediately had recommendations to share over the phone with me. Since I only had the photos from the listing to dream from, you were my eyes and my measuring tape. You were patient and kind and considered all my concerns and ideas. Mike, your emailed, hand drawn renderings were such a vision to work with each time we spoke. I truly valued your opinion and suggestions as you did mine. We created a gorgeous gourmet kitchen, a beautiful bathroom, and a master bedroom, complete with his and her closets. We also moved stairs to create a living space upstairs and a very functional entry area from the garage that provided ample overflow storage, closet space, and a bathroom. The basement layout truly transformed the space into a winter escape for us. Your professionalism and kind spirit were a joy to work with and we still value your friendship to this day.Read More

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write a glowing review for Michael LoBuglio, an amazing residential architect I have had the pleasure of working with for nearly two decades. This talented architect has been the creative mind behind not one, but two major renovation projects for my home in Westport, CT, and most recently, he designed my dream home in Watch Hill, RI. Michael delivers visions and plans that are 5-star designs at below-market prices. From the very beginning of our professional relationship, it was clear that this architect possessed an extraordinary vision for transforming spaces and an innate ability to capture the essence of my ideas. What truly sets him apart is his ability to seamlessly blend modern aesthetics with traditional design foundations. This unique skill is exemplified in the masterpiece he created in Watch Hill, a gambrel Nantucket-style home with a contemporary twist. The Westport projects were no small feat, requiring meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of the existing structure. In both instances, Michael demonstrated his unparalleled expertise in seamlessly integrating the new with the old, maintaining the character of the house while adding modern functionality. The end results were nothing short of remarkable. The flow of the space, the play of natural light, and the harmony between the interior and the surroundings were impeccable. However, it was the project in Watch Hill that truly showcased his ability to turn dreams into reality. The design he delivered exceeded all expectations. The Nantucket-style exterior exuded timeless charm and elegance, while the interior was a true reflection of our modern lifestyle needs. The open floor plan, the sleek lines, and the use of cutting-edge materials were precisely what we had envisioned. It's a home that not only caters to our daily lives but also serves as a work of art in itself. What truly sets this architect apart is his commitment to the client's vision and his unwavering dedication to excellence. His attention to detail is unparalleled, and he is a master of blending functionality and aesthetics. Throughout the entire process, he was always accessible, communicative, and open to our input. His ability to transform our ideas and feedback into tangible design elements was truly remarkable. If you are seeking a residential architect who can turn your vision into reality and exceed your expectations, I wholeheartedly recommend this architect without reservation. If you would like to speak with me as a reference client, please send an email to: keithwprice@me.comRead More

Working with Mike was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. His knowledge and expertise was evident from the moment we began. Throughout the process, Mike displayed a thorough and meticulous approach, leaving no stone unturned. His attention to detail and dedication to perfection ensured that every aspect of the project was carefully considered. I was particularly impressed by his helpful and accommodating nature. He made us feel like family. He was always available to answer questions, provide guidance, and offer creative solutions to any challenges that arose. The end result was nothing short of breathtaking.Read More

Mike and the experience he provides is outstanding. He was so patient with my husband and I as we tried to figure out and understand what it entailed to do a renovation project for the first time. He listened to us and came up with several different options for us to review taking into consideration, our goals, budget and the aesthetics of the final project. His eye for design and attention to every detail - how he could really improve the flow, function and value of our home was impressive and the outcome of the plans was better than we could have imagined. He patiently and thoroughly explained all of it in depth and is always very responsive to text and phone calls to answer any follow up questions we have. He even helped put us into contact with some trustworthy contractors to get quotes which was very helpful. For various reasons we decided to phase our project and he has helped us to think about the most logical way to phase the project and been available to us for assistance throughout the entire journey including offering to discuss the pieces directly with our contractors. We feel so grateful to have found Mike and I could not speak more highly of our experience working together. We plan to use him for all architectural projects we want to do in the future without question.Read More

My husband and I decided we wanted to build an in-law apartment. We hired Mike to be the architect. Mike had so many great ideas for the in-law. We talked about using part of the existing home, Mike came up with a much better solution, one that saved us money and it was more isolated for privacy. It was also builder friendly. It looks like its part of the house. Mike was also conscientious about getting the plans to us and explaining the work that was going to take place. Mike is a trustworthy and dependable with great ideas. We are thrilled with the work that he did.Read More