A custom-designed home is a
home that has been designed to meet the needs and lifestyle of your family today
and well into the future.
Those needs include:
space, light, ventilation,
external and internal aesthetics, natural views, acoustics, energy
efficiency, safety, environmental harmony (including
Feng Shui), local building codes, and resale
Click on each photo to view a
gallery of projects in that style.
ONLINE HOME DESIGN SERVICES
If you are not located in the Southern California
Area, we will do most of our communication on-line or by telephone.
Fortunately, the use of online technology lets us easily communicate and
refine the final design to meet your needs. We
will create a special password-protected website for your use.
This site will have the uploaded designs for your viewing and commenting;
for sharing with family and friends, your
builder, and your material suppliers for quoting.
This 'online design' concept means that you save a lot of
money since we will not spend time traveling. The time will be spent more
productively in designing your beautiful new home. However if it is
important to you, we can arrange for a personal visit by the designer.
The cost of your design will
depend upon whether we will be doing just the Schematic Design with
floor plans (in AutoCad computer-based format) and computer-rendered
facade elevation design, OR the complete Construction Drawings Set, which are all of the
drawings needed to build your new home. Click
here to know more about our Scope
To begin the design phase,
we will need more information including:
lot plan indicating the compass orientation (to calculate sun angles).
Include topography plan if your lot is sloping.|
|The local subdivision's design standards and
covenants (if building in a deed-restricted community). We will also contact the state and
county for their building code requirements.|
series of overlapping photos taken from your lot so that we may
stitch them together to create a panorama. This will allow us to see
the neighboring structures and desirable views. (Don’t worry, we can
arrange for a service to do that if this is inconvenient.)|
|Tree survey to minimize destruction of
your area has certain types of soils, e.g. swelling clays, rock
outcroppings. We may need this soil analysis if we do the “Permit
of course, the initial design
If you are not certain about
the next step, click
here for a free consultation. We can have a brief chat about your needs,
and about how we can begin the design of your new dream home.
To learn the Steps To A Custom-Designed
New Home, click