It’s hard to say too much about the joy of building a new home. On one hand, there is the property, a piece of land that is all about where you want to be. On the other hand, the building that wants to be there is something of an enigma for most clients until it is about three-quarters complete. And for most clients, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do everything they have dreamed of, done right.
The aspect of how a new home is rooted to its site is probably the most important part of the design. The house architect’s experience in placing the home correctly is the most critical part of the project. Underlying this is the architect’s synthesis of all the long, detailed conversations with the clients – about everything: the view outside from one’s bed; how sunlight plays over the Breakfast table at dawn; the crackle of the fireplace on a winter evening.