The custom home in the woods is finished. See previous post here.
We usually photograph our projects before our client moves in, but the timing did not work out on this house. So I ventured out yesterday and interrupted their weekend to get some finished photographs of their custom home (I will post the professional shots once they get sent to me). It was great to see them living in the house and using the spaces we imagined months ago.
With any custom home project there is a discovery process. We start with conversations about the life our clients want to live in this new place. We look through their inspirational images, talk about goals, habits, and traditions. This leads to concept sketches that help continue the conversation. As we go through the back and forth of design plans and elevations are developed and the idea becomes drawings for a builder to execute.
(Thinking of building a custom home? Start HERE first)
This home we spent time on the project site looking at opportunities, deciding on views and solar potential, and refining the design. The clients wanted a bright and open living space and after our visit yesterday – they got it. What a wonderfully cozy place to relax and enjoy life for years to come.
The builder, Herr and Company, served as part of the design team on this project. Their role was to make sure we are on budget through the decision making process. We take this integrated approach on every project possible – it only works when you trust the team and process – but the end result is success.
Bringing the entire team together through the design process builds cohesion and reduces surprises during construction. Finding cool details that can be done without greatly impacting the budget is key to making a house a home. From the colors or the exterior to the light on the interior from the interior rails to the exterior rails – I am very happy with how this home turned out.