Custom Home Design, Charlotte, NC
The custom home designs I create for my clients in the Charlotte, NC area capture the vision they have for their new home.
Custom Home Design in Charlotte – You and your family’s needs are different from anyone else’s in metropolitan Charlotte, NC, and the home you live in should reflect that. However, finding a home that truly complements your preferences and functional requirements is nothing short of a challenge. If you would like to live in a home that will benefit you and your family for many years to come, turn to me.
I have been working as an architect for nearly three decades and have created many different custom home designs for my clients. When you contact me about creating a custom design plan for your new home, I will start things off by making sure I understand your needs and the opportunities of the proposed building site. I carefully listen to my clients so that I am able to hear and understand their tangible and intangible needs and desires. Translating my clients’ interests to their house – when done properly – entails a delicate metamorphosis, beginning with the major concerns of the room relations (especially the kitchen), orientation to vistas, and circulation taking shape in conjunction with the landscape. Later, more subtle developments take shape to further coordinate the form of the house with the aspirations of the client. As it is vital for homeowners to visualize the developments taking place, I provide numerous sketches, reference photographs, and 3-D models in order for my clients to be able to fully understand and participate in the development of their home.
Why Designing Your Home with an Architect is the Right Decision
If you are getting ready to build a custom home, you may be undecided about your decision to work with an architect during design and construction. Although many contractors and residential designers can provide raw designs, there are many reasons why a comprehensive design of your home is the right way to go. These reasons, in turn, will help you appreciate why using the services of Paul B. Clark, Architect will best satisfy your needs and desires.
First and foremost, I will gain an understanding of your needs from the offset of your project. I will get to know how you want your home to function and flow in order to ensure that you are happy living there for years to come. During the initial discussions and the design development, I will get a better feel for your budget, timeline, and other essential factors, including the finishes you desire.
Second, there are many factors that go into play as you design and build a new house, so it is easy for certain details to get overlooked or lost in the shuffle. As your architectural designer, I also act as your advocate, ensuring that all the details from your approved design carry over through construction.
Third, it is easy to get carried away and overwhelmed as you pick finishes for your custom home. My role is to help you decide on the best options based on your budget and needs and adapt accordingly.
Ultimately, working with an architect for your custom home ensures better design which, in turn, leads to the best final outcome. If you have questions about why working with me is beneficial, please reach out to me today.
Naturally, coordinating custom home designs with construction costs is essential. Consequently, I work closely with pre-qualified general contractors in order to align the design of all custom homes with the specific construction budget. In order to provide some budgetary flexibility, some clients request that their house be constructed in phases with, for example, the bonus room, basement, in-law suite, or swimming pool completed at a later date. Naturally, in these cases, it is prudent to coordinate the house floor plans – the “house blueprints” – in order to facilitate these future goals
Two intertwined ideas underlie and drive my approach to designing custom homes:
- Sustainable Design (“Livable” or Biophilic Design)
- Landscape Design and Integration
If you are interested in a unique, innovative, well-crafted custom home design that is thoughtfully integrated with nature, please contact me, Paul B. Clark, Architect, today.