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The Modern Farmhouse

One of our most popular design features is the modern farmhouse. We have several variations of this built across the country and offer several house plans that combine a classic, traditional style with modern layouts and contemporary design. While we…

Home Fix-It Shows and Architects

OK, I will admit it. I will expose myself. I love to watch home fix-it shows! I watch all sorts. It all started for me with This Old House and Bob Vila. The professional folks, the novice house flippers, the…

The Process Part Two: Getting to Work

(Continued from What to expect) When beginning this post about what a potential client should expect it quickly became a bit more detailed and longer than expected. It was evident that “Part Two” would be a good idea. Let’s see…

The “Dreaded” Review Board

One of the best parts of my career in Architecture is designing and getting homes built in many different places. Many places I am lucky enough to design homes have an organization that enforces the rules or the covenants of…

The Secret to the Perfect House Plan

I am always looking for the mythical “Perfect House Plan”. The plan that does everything for everyone. The plan that checks all the boxes. Functional, beautiful, sellable, profitable, adaptable over a lifetime, lovable, efficient to build and not one square…

Why Would An Architect Write?

After 20 something years of working in the world of Architecture and wondering what the next 20 years will bring, an architect realizes that he/she may just have some experience and knowledge to share. I have loved and still do…

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Study Set – The study set is a reduced size (11” x 17”) pdf file of the floor plans and elevations from the construction documents. and is very helpful to understand and see the basic design of the project. It is a useful tool to develop an initial budget with a builder. It is not a License to Build. Upon request, we will credit the purchase price back against the final purchase of the License to Build. The pdf file will typically be emailed to you on the following business day.

3D Model – The 3d model is a Sketchup model of the exterior shell of the project based on the design. The 3D model is not a license to build. It is a tool used to better understand what the exterior of the house and it’s details will look like. It is also quite useful to do color and material studies for the project. The Sketchup file and use agreement will typically be emailed to you on the following business day.

Bidding & Pricing Set – The bidding and pricing set is a pdf of the actual construction documents stamped “not for construction, for bidding purposes only”. They can be used to determine your actual cost with your builder. If after determining cost you decide to move forward, we will credit the cost of the bidding and pricing set against the final purchase of the license to build. The pdf file will typically be emailed within 3 to 5 business days.

One Time License to Build – This License/Fee entitles you to build the proposed design one time. It includes a pdf file of the construction documents for the project along with the license to build. The pdf files will typically be emailed within 3 to 5 business days.

2 year Unlimited Build License – This license fee entitles the purchaser to build as many structures as desired from the plans provided during a 2 year period from the date of purchase. After expiration, any structures built will require an additional license fee.

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