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This project tag includes Custom Homes designed and built by Frank M. Bell. Ballard + Mensua Architecture is proud to have lured Frank M. Bell, owner of Bell Builders out of his partial retirement. Together, we are teaming up to provide full turn key design and project management services as architects and construction managers for clients looking to build true legacy homes. Frank had a broad career and a large portfolio of building custom homes, large renovations, classic interiors, and historic preservation projects. Frank's experience and portfolio both complement and broaden Ballard + Mensua's capabilities. For the past 30 years, Frank and Bell Builders set the standard for homes built "To the Nines," with no corner cut. Seth and Frank jokingly say they are "Brothers from another mother" as over the past 2 years working together when faced with how to solve a problem, technical issue, or design opportunity, they have proven to have complementary and like thinking.  Frank thinks like an architect, but with the technical mind of an engineer and builder. Seth thinks like a builder and engineer but with the critical eye of an architect. As you can see from the images of these stunning homes, Frank has a classic eye for proportion and scale that is timeless. We are looking forward to weaving our combined design, construction oversight, and engineering experience into a new combined portfolio of dream homes



Montgomery County

Project Type

custom homes

Frank M. Bell's Custom Home on Purcell
A Frank M. Bell custom home on Carmelita Dr
Another beautiful custom home design from Frank M. Bell on Carmelita Dr.
The Stanmore project from Frank Bell
Sugarland Lane's project from Frank M. Bell and Ballard & Mensua
A Selkirk Dr home by Frank M Bell
Another custom home on Sugarland Lane, designed by Sugarland Lane
Garage detail photos from Sugarland Lane's project by Frank M Bell
An expansive front porch on Sugarland Lane by Frank M Bell
An outdoor stone fireplace for Frank Bell's project on Selkirk Dr.
Front left exterior of a Frank Bell project off Selkirk Dr