Overview of Pippin's New Home Services
Thank you for your interest in our New Home Design Services for the dream home project you are considering. We specialize in designing fully supportive custom homes, with an eye for maximizing the views of each unique property. All projects with a minimum size requirement of 3,000 square feet are considered.
Creating a NEW HOME DESIGN is a creative and dynamic process.
The following will outline our methods that have lent to numerous award-winning designs over the past 3 decades.
Initial Consultation and Proposal
We begin each project with an in-studio consultation located at our studio in Statesville, NC for a face-to-face meeting (or Zoom call if you prefer). Over the years we’ve found that this is the best approach to get to know you, share some of our work with you, and get clear on how to incorporate your specific needs and desires into a home that is as unique as you are.
Every project is as unique as each client.
During this consultation, we focus on what makes you and your property unique. We listen for ways to enhance your vision with a home that feels fully supportive of your life for years to come. When considering the support you want from your home, we look at many factors including the life you want to be living, who you plan to share it with, and the memories you look forward to creating. We consider your land and how your home can be tailor made for your specific lot with the absolute BEST views possible. Your health and wellness are brought to center stage as we discuss ways your home can enhance your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. We will also discuss elements of Accessible and Universal Design as ways to bring more ease into your everyday life. And, of course, we’ll discuss your needs, desires, goals, and budget.
During this conversation I (Jenny Pippin) take extensive notes and offer possibilities that I envision, to give you a fresh perspective on the potential layout and look for your project. This initial meeting takes 2 hours and requires a $450 retainer. Because we respect your time and ours, in-studio consultations are scheduled once we receive payment of your retainer.
Next, I prepare a Design Proposal for our New Home Design Services, based on the specific scope of your project, which becomes part of the Design Agreement when signed. Design proposals differ greatly due to the nature of each individual project scope, therefore the potential fees for our services vary based on your unique project requirements. The Design Proposal defines our services in three phases.
Note: Design Proposals do not include drawings. Much more information is needed before I’m able to begin designing your dream home.
These 3 phases are outlined below:
Note: Clients may sometimes decide to change the Scope of their project (typically determined in the Initial Consultation) by changing their minds about a Design Concept in a later phase. Be aware that making Scope changes during the Construction Drawing Phase will be more expensive than making them during the Design Development Phase, as there will be many more elements included in the set of plans that will be impacted at this stage.
Structural Engineering Drawings are highly recommended. This is not a service we at Pippin Home Designs provide, however we work together with Structural Engineers as part of your Team and will coordinate getting this service done upon homeowner's approval. A structural Engineer will provide the Structural Engineering drawings separately and they will provide a separate estimate for their services, based on the Construction Drawings we provide to them.
The structural Engineer’s fee will be in addition
to our fees and is paid directly to the Engineer.
We offer a host of optional additional services for the more tech-savvy client, such as Color Fly-Arounds, Interior Renderings, and Sun Studies that determine exact sun path across the property including shadows on perspective views of the home.
Be sure to visit our Gallery to see many of our completed fully supportive homes.
Thank you for considering our custom new home services for your dream home. We look forward to learning more about your project!
Our Award-Winning Homes with a View are designed to fully support your life and those you love! Give us a call or email us today!