“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what (something) looks like. People think it’s veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs, The New York Times, 2003
At Archive Properties, Inc. we believe a custom home should be about ‘how it works’ and every family is unique with specific needs. What may work for one may not work for another. We believe a home should be as unique as it’s owners and a reflection of their individual personalities. Rather than ask you to pick from one of our pre-designed homes or attempt to adapt your life to a tract home, we help you create one that fits your specific needs….your own truly Custom Home.
Your home should meet your needs and make life easier from the moment you wake in the morning until you close your eyes at night. It’s all about function and designing your home to fit the life you live.
Do you live for your yard or is it merely something you walk through on your way in and out the door?
How will you entertain? In the kitchen or the outdoor lanai with fireplace? Click on this Wall Street Journal article “Taking It Outside“.
Where will your children put their backpacks when they come home from school? Where will they do their homework?
Where will the pet beds and bowls go? Plan an area for them like a rear foyer by the back door.
Who has a computer and where will they be using it? Charging it?
Do you want your television to be throughout the home or in one dedicated room? Or none at all?
Do you want your closets accessible from your bath, the bedroom or both?
Is there a musician in the family and where will they practice?
Do you love to cook every dinner or only occasionally? Check out this WSJ article on cabinets “The New Kitchen Design Trend“.
Do you need a home office, a shop or craft room?
We Build on Your Lot
Some people believe a Custom Home has to be very large and very expensive, but a Custom-built home is one designed to your exact specifications, that’s all. Even a cottage can be as individual as you are.
You have control over every aspect of your new home. Why settle for less than what you really want? Your home tells people who you are. Every detail is designed to your specifications.
Transform your dream into a dream home
Whether your initial ideas are scribbled on a napkin or torn from a magazine, we work with you to transform your ideas into working “blue prints” ready for permitting and construction.