Typical site plan

Planning the Site

WE ENVISION, DESIGN, AND IMPLEMENT UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL LIVING ENVIRONMENTS THAT ENRICH THE LANDSCAPE. OUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL BEGINS LONG BEFORE THE HOUSE IS PLACED ON THE SITE. CUSTOM HOUSES ARE SITED FOR EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS, OPTIMIZING NATURAL BREEZES, AND SUN ANGLES FOR COMFORT. BY CAREFULLY DESIGNING PEDESTRIAN PATHS, BICYCLE AND ELECTRIC CART LANES, AND VEHICULAR ACCESSMore

WE PROVIDE SAFE AND ATTRACTIVE ACCESS TO ALL PARTS OF THE TOWN. WORKING WITH THE LANDSCAPE, WE SCULPT THE LANDSCAPE, DRAMATIZING VIEWS, AND PRESERVING EXISTING NATURAL AREAS WE SUPPORT THE LIFELONG COMMUNITY VISION OF WEAVING ALL AGE GROUPS INTO NEW AND REVITALIZED SETTLEMENTS. WE PROVIDE HOUSING TYPES FOR ALL WALKS OF LIFE—FROM THE NANNY TO THE PATRICIAN. OUR HOUSING IS DISTINCTIVE WITH EVERY TYPE HAVING A DIGNIFIED PRESENCE. THE ONLY COMMONALITY IS THE INSISTENCE ON Excellent DESIGN.


WE BRING NEW URBANIST PRINCIPLES FULLY INTO THE AMERICAN MAINSTREAM AND FACILITATE ENTRY INTO THE GROWING MARKET OF GREEN BUILDING. WE FOSTER A MODEL OF HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH.

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Building Design

WORKING WITH TRACES OF PAST CULTURES, AWARE OF NATURALLY occurring ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS, WE CRAFT PLANS THAT ARE IN PERFECT HARMONY WITH THEIR SETTING. WE INFUSE THIS LOGIC WITH AN AESTHETIC THAT IS MORE EXCITING, NOT CONTENT TO REST ON OUR IDEALS. OUR DESIGNS ARE AMONGST THE MOST DISTINCTIVE AND HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER. WHETHER DESIGNED FOR THE DISCRIMINATING HOMEOWNER OR THE TOWN BUILDER, OUR DESIGNS ARE STUDIED More

RIGOROUSLY WORKED, AND DELIVERED IN A REFINED STATE. DIVERSE IN FORM AND DETAILING, THE ONLY UNITING FACTOR IN OUR DESIGN IS REFINED SCALE. OUR EXTERIORS ARE DYNAMIC WITH A RELIANCE ON PURE materiality, THE PLAY OF LIGHT, AND THE UNION WITH NATURE. HISTORIC REFERENCES ARE INDUCED WITH PURE PROPORTION AND HARMONY OF RATIONAL DETAILS. OUR DESIGNS ARE NEVER SLIPCOVerED IN NOSTALGIA OR CLICHE DEVICES. OUR INTERIOR SPACES, WHETHER IN A MODEST COTTAGE OR A PATRON'S HOME, HAVE NOBLE OPEN SPACES, PAIRED WITH INTIMATE AREAS. IN THIS MANNeR WE ACHIEVE A DYNAMIC AESTHETIC. WE PROVIDE BUILDERS AND TOWN BUILDERS A KIT OF PARTS—HIGHLY MARKETABLE BASE FLOOR PLANS FOR HOMES, WITH ALTERNATE ELEVATIONS AND DETAILS. WE ARE ABLE TO TAILOR OUR ELEVATIONS TO SUIT THE AESTHETICS OF A PARTICULAR AREA, WHETHER PACIFIC NORTHWEST CRAFTSMAN, OR SOUTHERN VERNACULAR. WE PROVIDE pattern books FOR THE AESTHETIC OF AN ENTIRE TOWN!  WE SUPPLEMENT ARCHITECTS WITH THE RAW MATERIAL OF PURE DESIGN. WE OFFER COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE CREATION OF ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS, FROM LARGE SCALE PLANNING AND strategizing TO THE SMALLEST OF DETAILS...THE MOST NOTICeABLE. OUR TALENT IS IN BRINGING THE MOST RESPECTED LEVEL OF DESIGN TO THE TOWN BUILDER, RARELY SEEN TODAY.

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Interiors

OUR INTERIORS ARE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE THEY ARE DESIGNED FOR THE WAY PEOPLE REALLY LIVE. HOMEOWNERS APPRECIATE THE QUALITY, BEAUTY, AND LIVABILITY OF OUR DESIGNS. PERHAPS FOR THE FIRST TIME, THEY SEE THEIR HOMES AS EXPRESSING SOMETHING ESSENTIAL ABOUT THEMSELVES — ELEGANCE, SOPHISTICATION, STRENGTH, SERENITY, AUTHENTICITY, ROMANCE, URBANITY, AND EVEN WHIMSY. AUTHENTIC MATERIALS COMBINE WITH STUNNING SPACES TO PRODUCE A setting that is distinctive, REFLECTINGMore

INTELLIGENCE AND DIGNIFIED FUNCTION.


DESIGN IS INHERENTLY COMPLEX. SKILL WEAVES THE COMPLEX FIBERS INTO A BEAUTIFUL TEXTILE. WE PRODUCE BEAUTIFULLY RESOLVED DESIGN CONSIDERING A VARIETY OF ISSUES:


  • HIGHLY EFFICIENT SPACES, AND FLOW-THROUGH ROOMS, THAT ACHIEVE MAXIMUM EFFECT FOR THE DOLLAR.
  • THOUGHTFUL DETAILS THAT FACILITATE EASIER LIVING.
  • SIGHT LINES: EVERY VIEW IS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED FOR PRIVACY AND AESTHETIC VALUE.
  • HEART-AND-SOUL KITCHENS: KNOWN FOR THEIR STYLE, SPACIOUSNESS AND MODERN CONVENIENCE, OUR KITCHENS FORM THE VERY CORE OF THE HOME. THEY ARE OFTEN THE FAVORED GATHERING AREA OF THE ENTIRE HOUSE--WHETHER FOR CLOSE FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, OR LARGE CELEBRATIONS.
  • FLEX SPACE: MANY OF OUR DESIGNS INCLUDE SPACES DESIGNED TO SERVE AS OFFICES, STUDIOS, OR HOBBY AREAS, DEPENDING ON THE NEEDS OF THE HOMEOWNER.
  • SEMI-PERMANENT OR PERMANENT GUEST ROOMS: DESIGNS MAY PROVIDE SUITES FOR SEMI-PERMANENT GUESTS. FOR PERMANENT GUESTS, MINIATURE HOUSES CAN BE PROVIDED OFF OF AN OUTDOOR COURTYARD, FORMING A FAMILY COMPOUND, SUITABLE FOR A PARENT OR BOOMERANG KID.
  • 3RD FLOOR SPACE: MANY OF OUR DESIGNS FEATURE SPACE that can be finished, PERFECT FOR AN AU PAIR OR YOUNG ADULT.
  • MASTER BEDROOM SUITES THAT SERVE AS RETREATS, FEATURING SECLUDED ENTRANCES, LARGE WALK-IN CLOSETS, AND SPA-LIKE BATHS.
  • DROP ZONE BETWEEN THE GARAGE AND THE HOUSE WHERE KEYS AND BRIEFCASES CAN BE DEPOSITED, RAIN BOOTS SHED, AND ERRAND ITEMS ARRANGED FOR THE NEXT TRIP.
  • LAUNDRY ROOMS: OFTEN PLACED NEAR THE MASTER SUITE.
  • DESK AREA: USUALLY LOCATED IN A SEQUESTERED SPOT, NEAR THE ACTIVITY CENTER OF THE KITCHEN, THE AREA SERVES AS AN OFFICE SPACE, HOMEWORK AREA, OR PROJECT SURFACE. PERFECT FOR HOMEWORK, CHILDREN CAN BE OBSERVED WHILE KITCHEN PREPARATION IS occurring.
  • EXTENSIVE OUTDOOR LIVING ROOMS WITH TERRACES, PERGOLAS, AND PORCHES. HEDGES AND WALLS DISTINGUISH PRIVATE SPACES FROM THE PUBLIC REALM.

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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?


NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PLANS AND SERVICES?


OFTEN THE FASTEST WAY TO GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED IS TO READ THRU THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION SECTION.


  • CAN I PURCHASE STOCK PLANS?
    YES. OUR PRESENT COLLECTION OF STOCK HOUSE PLANS IS QUICKLY APPROACHING 100. WE ADD NEW PLANS EVERY MONTH. MANY OF OUR FLOOR PLANS HAVE MULTIPLE ELEVATIONS.

  • CAN I MODIFY STOCK PLANS?
    ALTHOUGH STOCK PLANS ARE OFF THE SHELF, CLIENTS OFTEN REQUIRE MINOR MODIFICATIONS, SUCH AS MIRRORING

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  • A FLOOR PLAN OR ADDRESSING CERTAIN SITE CONDITIONS. WE OFFER THIS SERVICE WITH MOST MODIFICATIONS COMPLETED WITHIN A DAY. ALL REQUESTS FOR MODIFICATIONS COME WITH A WRITTEN PROPOSAL SHOWING DRAFTING FEES WITH A NOT TO EXCEED FEE.

  • DO I HAVE TO BE A BUILDER OR DEVELOPER TO BUY PLANS?
    NO —WE OFFER THE STOCK PLANS TO INDIVIDUALS. MODIFICATION SERVICES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO THE INDIVIDUAL.

  • WHERE CAN I VIEW YOUR STOCK PLANS?
    WE ARE PRESENTLY DEVELOPING A WEBSITE FOR THE VIEWING AND PURCHASING OF STOCK PLANS. IN THE INTERIM, YOU MAY EMAIL OR GIVE US A CALL, PROVIDE US WITH BASIC INFORMATION AND WE WILL SEND YOU EXAMPLES OF PLANS THAT MAY MEET YOUR NEEDS.

  • WHAT IS PROVIDED IN A STOCK PLAN?
    INCLUDED ARE: FOUNDATION, FLOOR, AND ROOF AND ELECTRICAL PLANS, ELEVATIONS, WALL AND PORCH SECTIONS, AND EXTERIOR DETAILS. PLANS ARE PROVIDED IN PDF FORMAT.

  • WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED WITH STOCK PLANS?
    WE DO NOT PROVIDE: ENGINEERING FOR MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING OR STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS. WE DO NOT PROVIDE AN ARCHITECTURAL OR engineering SEAL.

  • CAN I BUILD DIRECTLY FROM A STOCK PLAN?
    WE DO OUR BEST TO PROVIDE YOU WITH TOP QUALITY PLANS; HOWEVER WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND HAVING YOUR PLANS REVIEWED BY A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER. LAWS VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. PLEASE REVIEW OUR DISCLAIMER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

  • WHAT IS THE RANGE OF SQUARE FOOTAGE OF YOUR PLANS?
    WE OFFER STOCK PLANS STARTING AT 1400 SQUARE FEET UP TO ABOUT 3800 SQUARE FEET.

  • WHAT STYLE OF ARCHITECTURE DO YOU PROVIDE?
    ALL STYLES. WE HAVE A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF ACADIAN, COLONIAL REVIVAL, CRAFTSMAN, FRENCH PROVINCIAL, GOTHIC, GREEK REVIVAL, ITALIANATE AND QUEEN ANNE. WE CAN ADJUST OUR PLANS FOR THE STYLE OF A PARTICULAR AREA, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE LOCAL “VERNACULAR”.

  • WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
    WE CAN PROVIDE SITE PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE CONCEPTS. WE OFTEN WORK AS A SUB CONSULTANT OF ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING FIRMS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT IN OUR FIELD OF EXPERTISE. WE CAN PROVIDE PURE design IN THE FORM OF EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS AND DETAILS TO THESE ENTITIES.

  • WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER FOR CUSTOM HOME DESIGNS?
    IN ADDITION TO DETAILED PLANS OF BOTH THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR OF THE HOUSE, WE CAN ASSIST YOU IN LIGHTING RECOMMENDATIONS AND A FINISH PALETTE

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