The Blog


Judge Skelton Smith Architects in an effort to stay connected to its clients and friends has decided to create a Blog Page. In a time when social distancing has to be maintained it seems we must find new ways to let everyone know that despite a Pandemic we are thriving. What better way for a design office to stay in touch than through drawings, construction photographs and written descriptions of our current projects. The houses and apartments pictured range from a Beacon Hill duplex to three ocean front renovations on Martha’s Vineyard and a large condominium in Gulf Stream, Florida with water views.

Please follow us weekly as we update the progress of construction on these buildings and discuss other topics related to our work. It is our hope to engage you in what we are currently doing regardless of our inability to speak with you directly.

Who knows, this may become our new way of communicating……..although in our minds and in our business, nothing can be as valuable as person to person contact. It will have to do for now. Let us hear from you!


Jim, Steve, Patrick and Alex.

And Bailey, our office dog.

Chilmark Project

Our first Blog entry is a house renovation in Chilmark On Martha’s Vineyard. The site has commanding views to the north and south over Menemsha Pond and the open ocean. We were hired, amongst other chores, to replace the existing crumbling foundations and winterize the 1957 vintage ranch house. There will be a new kitchen and 4 bathrooms all Within the limitations of restrictions placed on the property by the Trustees of Reservations.


The pictures show the initial excavations and demolition that are currently underway. The rough framing begins next week just in time for a new installment of our Blog! Stay tuned……

Chilmark Project Continued

Progress is being made at our Signal Hill project in Chilmark, Massachusetts. The foundation and drainage work are almost complete, and we are preparing the house to be insulated and tighten up before the winter storms. Construction will continue through the winter and we will update you from time to time. Please take note of the remarkable site which this house occupies, directly next door to the Kennedy/Onassis property.

Paris and Ménerbes – France

Since none of us are able to travel, we thought it might be fun to share some pictures of our neighborhood in Paris and our village in the south of France. The stone cottage in Mènerbes was built in the twelfth century, and photographs of it appear in our portfolio. The Paris apartment is on the left bank surrounded by these sights.