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Design

It takes an unconventional, independent-minded person to design and build a custom home, and we understand that.

A Custom Plan 

Your home is going to be unlike any other — it's going to fit the way YOU want to live in this world! Sharing sketches, photos or plans you’ve collected is a perfect way to start the design process. The more you’ve thought about who will be using each room, when, and for how long, the more confident you'll be in deciding size and placementCheck out our room requirements checklist for ideas.

Your Building Site

Your building site affects your home's design — that's why we make a site visit before the first design meeting. Elevation changes, existing trees, and neighboring properties influence everything from foundation plans to entry ways and access to solar energy. Building in harmony with your site saves money, conserves resources, and makes the most of your site’s unique features. It's the essence of sustainable design!

Forward Thinking

Including home-for-life features in your design will help you live comfortably in your home for longer. These features are simple and easy to add during construction. Learn more here.

Planning to finish a bonus room or basement or add solar at a later date? These are decisions to consider in the design process.

Financial Planning

Helping you design a home you can afford begins with open dialog about your financial plan. We’ll provide preliminary construction estimates as we move through design, and if the total costs are higher than you’d like, we’ll recommend cost-saving options. These options may include structural or finish material changes but will not compromise your home’s overall performance.