“We are about to begin our sixth project with Chris Stage and his team at Carte Blanche Studio. Our projects have involved new construction along with some major remodeling. The house styles have ranged from a Landmark Tudor Estate in Bel Air to a Contemporary Hillside Home in Culver City to a Mid-Century Modern Oasis in Palm Springs . In our 27 years of working in the Los Angeles Area, we have worked with numerous architects and designers. In those years, we discovered it wasn’t always easy to find an architect who can deliver a stunning design and provide all the necessary information and guidance to complete the build. Coordinating the team of engineers, surveyors and soil engineers (along with all the city agencies) is vital. Luckily for us–Chris is one of these architects. His design ideas and options are amazing…and his involvement & assistance with the build are invaluable. His scope is all encompassing: from the structure through the interior and exterior finishes. On our last two projects, he also designed the hardscape and landscaping. Chris & the Carte Blanche Team can deliver the entire package. We can’t recommend Carte Blanche Studio highly enough for any of your home & estate building and construction needs. “

-M. Murphy, President, MJM Builders, Inc.

“Chris has a great eye for proportion and possibility. Whether entirely new construction, or a big remodel, he understands budget, client desires, city requirements and structural coordination that creates the ultimate design. He is the most approachable and patient architect, letting the owner list all their hopes and make them a reality! “

-Danielle Martin Spicer, Client

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Carte Blanche Studio on my project. Chris was incredibly helpful, answered all my questions, and provided me with phenomenal suggestions throughout the process. He also put me in touch with my structural engineer and a company to draft my original blue prints. I highly recommend Carte Blanche Studio to anyone looking for a great architect. “

-Sharif Hraki, Client

“Chris is wonderful to work with. He is creative, collaborative and patient. As a member of the creative team on projects we have worked on together, he has been total professional. He is responsive to our clients needs while always maintaining focus and a sense of humor. Chris is a very talented architect who I look forward to collaborating with on many more future projects. “

-Cari Berg, Cari Berg Interior Design

“Our company is presently working with Chris Stage and we so pleased with the projects he is involved with currently. Chris Stage is an excellent young Architect who makes our custom home projects go effortlessly. He is very patient, thinks outside of the box and attends all of our onsite meetings with a smile and afterwards we all receive minutes from our meetings. His ideas are innovative, current and he works very closely with the construction team, designer and homeowner throughout the entire project. I would recommend Cart Blanche Studio over and over again, he is amazing!”

– Lisa Vitta, Home Beach Designs

“Chris Stage is a patient professional who has listened well and handled with care and competence all of the many issues and details, large and small, that have come our way in the design, development and construction of 3 very different projects. He cares, always goes the extra mile, and he is a joy to work with.”

-Vivian Boesch, Client

“Chris is a design architect that is The Entertainment Design Corps main architectural consultant and Architectural designer. His eye for a clean line and his ability to find the simplest solution to complicated problems is almost a brand identity for Carte Blanche Studio . With the clean lines and simplicity of his designs comes an international flavor that is the reflection of his world travels and his hunger for what is new and innovative. Chris’ set design, script writing and theatrical know how makes his participation in a project exciting and different. On time, on budget he surpasses expectations on every project. “

– Jeremy Railton, Client