Who We Are
"I don't build in order to have clients.  I have clients in order to build."      Ayn Rand
About Us
Archia Homes is an Award-Winning, custom building firm specializing in fine homes and additions, renovations, gourmet kitchens, historic restorations, and timber frames. We pride ourselves on our excellent project management and property management, with special attention to design and green and sustainable practices. Founded in 1989 by Peter Stames, the firm focuses on luxury residential projects of all shapes, sizes, and styles.

We are based in South Eastern Massachusetts, concentrating on Greater Boston, the South Shore and Nantucket. We are willing to take on projects throughout New England and have ongoing projects as far as Florida.
40 Reviews
Lauren Folan
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2020

It was an absolute pleasure working with Peter and Heidi. They hold themselves with the upmost professionalism and truly have a talent in what they do. They made the overwhelming task of designing a h...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2019

We hired Archia homes to turn our third floor into a master bedroom & bathroom retreat. They were also tasked with re siding and re roofing our 1890’s Victorian home. From the very beginning we knew w...Read More

George Gray Photography
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Jun 2019

It been an absolute pleasure working with and photographing a few projects for Archia Homes now. Their attention to detail and light is impeccable and I feel that has really translated into the images...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2018

Archia Homes did an amazing job on our wine cellar. They were very creative with their design proposals as well as the materials chosen. Peter Stames (owner) was very responsive and collaborative thro...Read More

David Amory
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2016

Peter Stames of Archia Homes built our architectural studio based on the design by Amory Architects. We've worked with many contractors over many years, and we found that Peter was easy to work with a...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2019

We first reached out to Heidi and Peter when we were looking to purchase a home. We had picked out a house that we intended to completely renovate / add to, but ultimately couldn’t purchase the proper...Read More

Cathy Lohe
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2018

We could not be happier with our choice of builder for the recent renovation of our antique home. Peter, Heidi, Nick, Bobby, Jenn and Mike (the lead of our project) were a great team to work with. Th...Read More

Anthony Scavongelli
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2018

Prior to our involvement, Archia had completely renovated the home that we ultimately purchased earlier this year. We fell in love with the quality, uniqueness, design and overall workmanship. We we...Read More

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2020 National Chrysalis Award for Addition Over $250,000

2020 Best of Houzz for Design & Service

2019 Best of Houzz for Service

2018 Best of Houzz for Service

2017 Best of Houzz for Design & Service

2016 Bronze A'Design Award for Whole House Residential Renovation 


2012 Chrysalis Award for Best Addition over $250,000


2012 National Chrysalis Award for Best Kitchen Remodel Over $100,000 


2011 Chrysalis Award for Whole House Remodel over $1,000,000