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Our Naples Location Has Moved

September 22, 2017
Naples Florida Architect Location
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone working through the issues from Hurricane Irma. If there is anything we can do to assist, please let us know. In the wake of the storm, WE HAVE HAD TO RELOCATE OUR NAPLES OFFICE.
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Live Large with Small House Plans
A small house plan doesn’t have to lack character or comfort. A thoughtfully designed small home utilizes space efficiently while also incorporating architectural details that enhance livability, style and even luxury!  In this post, we introduce some of our popular small home plans and highlight their most endearing features. Ocean Ridge Model Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams are rich elements that add warmth to the ambiance of the Ocean Ridge Model home plan. The 1,748 square foot floor plan with three bedrooms and three baths has been designed to fit a narrow lot while maintaining a spacious feel. The great room with vaulted ceilings leads into a separate space where the island kitchen, and adjacent dining room with a wet bar are casually combined. Individual coffered ceilings with exposed...
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Hurricane season 2017 is in full swing, and in with Irma looming in the Atlantic, we thought this e-guide from Allianz Insurance would be helpful for our construction colleagues.  Be safe!
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We’d like to invite you to attend the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL for FREE!* This is your chance to attend the building industry’s biggest event at absolutely NO charge. The 2018 IBS will once again co-locate with The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) for the fifth annual Design & Construction Week®, giving you access to two shows in one! That means MORE exhibits, MORE products, and MORE opportunities to improve your business!
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porch, veranda, lanai, design guide
All about porches and similar outdoor living structures Often as we are discussing a Florida house plan with a client located anywhere outside Florida they are confused by the word “lanai”. After we explain what a lanai is they will invariably say something like “Oh! You mean a porch.” Since we design custom homes for and sell stock house plans to clients all over the world, we thought it would be helpful to clarify porch nomenclature, which by the way, depends greatly on geographical location.    
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stock home plan or custom designed house
If you’re in the early stages of planning the design of your dream home then you might be trying to decide whether a stock house plan or custom design is better for your situation. There are a few considerations that will go into your decision. First, consider your property, and whether it has any unique challenges to address or features to showcase.   Second, think about how the residents will live, what are “must have” features, and those that are negotiable? Lastly, there is the matter of budget, for the design work as well as for the construction of the home.
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SEBC ville - Building in Paradise
We’d love to see you at the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) at the end of the month.  It’s a two-day event jam packed with educational opportunities as well as the latest building products and services in the home building and remodeling industry. Want free tickets?  Sign up Here  
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naples architect features on houzz
We are pleased that Houzz has chosen another one of our finished projects to include in a feature article.  The Coastal Coquina portfolio can be viewed here. From Houzz: Family rooms are for lounging, hanging out, conversation and, above all, comfort. These are the most popular family room photos added to Houzz from April through June this year, as measured by the number of people who’ve saved them to their ideabooks during that period. They show that comfort and style can go hand in hand quite beautifully. Take a look to get ideas for your own family room. Which ones would you like to try? Check out family room #5!
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breakfast nook design example waterfront view
Whether you’re planning to build on a coastal or lakefront lot, you have probably placed a high priority on taking full advantage of the fantastic views offered by your property. A waterfront house plan is one that has been designed to capture the best features of a lot on the water, and in some cases provide the additional structural integrity needed for a coastal home. Windows, Windows and More Windows Strategic placement of windows and glass doors as well as a thoughtful floor plan layout are the best ways that a waterfront house plan can maximize enjoyment of views. When choosing the home plan, you’ll want to consider the shape of your lot and the directions from which views are offered relative to window and door placement in the house. For...
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top 50 architecture
Builder.com has released its Annual List of Top 50 New-Home Markets ranked nationally by number of closings.  Texas took 3 of the top 5 with: 1 – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 2 – Houston/The Woodlands, Sugar Land, TX 5 – Austin/Round Rock, TX All major markets in Florida made the top 50 with: 7 – Orlando/Sanford, FL 11 – Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL 15 – Tampa/Saint Petersburg, FL 36 – Cape Coral/Fort Myers, FL 43 – Naples/Marco Island, FL Here’s a link to the full report, and the top builder marketshare in each metro: Top 50 New Homes Report  
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