- provide sanctuary, safety and security
- offer experiences of natural & architectural beauty
- facilitate the lifestyle of the Owner and guests
- incorporate convenience
- enhance comfort for the Owner and guests
- integrate harmoniously into its building site and natural context
MUSKOKA ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Great architecture & design offer property value, natural experiences & inspiring homes in Muskoka.
THE DEFINITION OF A “GREAT HOME”
A home building project should be undertaken where an opportunity exists to build a well-designed, unique & high-quality home that will:
This may be the definition of a “great home.”
The most appropriate design process for your home building project will be the one that most accurately matches design expertise and construction documentation skill to the quality of the finished home that you expect.
To ensure the highest quality, custom home design is the only choice.
We call custom architectural home design “great home design.”
When considering the importance of architecture & design for a custom home, the first question is: Do I want to design & build a unique, high-quality home?
If your answer to this question is: “YES!” then Classic Muskoka Homes will be pleased to support you at every step with planning, design, cost & construction expertise.
HIRE AN ARCHITECT
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HIRING AN ARCHITECT FOR GREAT HOME DESIGN
For luxury homes, custom homes and large homes, an Architect's services include all aspects of a great home design, including an integrated approach to interior design & landscape design.
This enables the delivery of a level of design consistency and quality in every detail of your home and property that is not possible by other means.
The breadth and depth of professional experience that an Architect offers can keep the total cost to build your custom home design within a range that you set at the start of the design process.
This can be very valuable to property owners.
Classic Muskoka Homes recommends qualified, professional design by an Architect & Interior Design team for high-value, landmark properties in Muskoka.
Classic Muskoka Homes will support your Architect & Interior Design team with Pre-Construction Consultation on costs, locally-available product options & construction-related questions.
Our Pre-Construction Consulting service delivers construction quality & value to property Owners.
DESIGN WITH US
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GREAT HOME DESIGN by CLASSIC MUSKOKA HOMES
Classic Muskoka Homes offers a custom home design service that is appropriate for homes up to approximately 4,000 square feet of finished floor area.
Our designs are thoughtful and will accommodate specific features and views unique to your property.
Our drawings are fully detailed and include construction tolerance requirements to ensure that your home will be built to a high standard of quality, no matter who you choose to build your home.
We will incorporate interior design into the construction documents for your home building project, including space planning, furniture group configuration, custom cabinetry, millwork and interior decorating to deliver functionality, beauty and durability in your finished home. We can recommend a qualified Interior Designer, or Interior Decorator.
Contact us today to make the commitment to build a great home in Muskoka!
Our Custom Home Design service: Architecture & Interior Design for Great Homes in Muskoka.
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THE PROCESS OF DESIGN FOR A GREAT HOME
The design of a great home requires that the Architect or home designer incorporate the design priorities and characteristics expressed by the Owner into a comprehensive vision that derives its qualities from the technical knowledge & aesthetic sense of the designer.
The designer's work must foresee and avoid potential problems by capitalizing on lessons learned over the course of years of professional design experience.
The responsibility of the Owner in the design of a great home is thoughtful consideration and effective communication of the design priorities and desired characteristics of the proposed residence.
Great custom home design flows progressively from preliminary ideas to comprehensive design detail & documentation.
- Preliminary Design: key ideas & alternative building designs are considered & drawn up
- Design Development: the preferred design alternative is developed for structural & building systems
- Working Drawings: design details are fully coordinated, documented & reviewed
The designer of a great home must consider site constraints & opportunities, client expectations, and the requirements of zoning bylaws, building codes and technical construction standards in their journey to an articulated design vision.
Classic Muskoka Homes custom home & cottage design process:
The designer of a great home must be mindful of the project budget throughout the design process.
Once approved by the property Owner, the vision of the Architect or designer must be documented in sufficient detail that the general contractor and craftspeople who will be tasked with building the home will have the information necessary to do so in conformance with the intent of the Owner's requirements and the designer's vision for a great home.
CUSTOM DESIGN vs. STOCK PLANS
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