This project began as a late afternoon meeting, on very short notice, to look at an existing home that the client wanted to make a purchase and sales offer on within 2 days, or was it 2 hours . Well, we have come a long way since that day and we still have some ground to cover. However, it has little to do with that initial home. Turns out the home we spent several hours in, envisioning how it could be transformed into the perfect winter home, was not the place for this family. However, with a few visits to other homes, as well as undeveloped lots, we were able to find the right lot. We studied how the property could fit the needs of the home and then designed a very fun, sophisticated and exciting home together. We have explored a few architectural manifestations to study how the programmatic needs best fit the site and have settled on a concept to develop for construction in 2017.
We have built a strong team, aligning with Sisler Builders of Stowe to further develop building costs, site development costs as well as to visit built homes to see and better understand how different ideas can be developed and manifested. What has resulted is a more complete and rich design which is only in design development yet has a clear budget, design and timeframe for moving forward, very typical of a design build process where the owner, architect and general contractor work closely together in the best interests of the whole project.