For Homeowners

Your New Charlotte House

Help with design of custom houses

Our most valuable service is coaching homeowners through the process of creating a magnificent house.  Since mostCharlotte homeowners have not previously worked with an architect, guidance on how to the process works is step one.  We teach you to be creative, confident, and thrilled with the process of design.  We do this with every client, and together we can create the ideal house for you.    Some of the framework set up for you:

  • Discuss the big picture – goals, dreams, fears, builders, budget…
  • Education about the process of design and construction, including time and fees.
  • Establish options and then decide what to build.
  • Lot analysis – how does it affect your design?
  • Design options, 3d images, budget check.
  • Energy efficiency strategies, energy modeling and materials.
  • Bidding and negotiation with builders.
  • Contract for construction and construction assistance.

See Custom Residential Portfolio…

Your Renovation and Addition

Help with Custom Residential Renovations and Additions

We design renovations and additions in all shapes and sizes. No matter the extent of the project, a range of possibilities and solutions will be presented with options you may have never known existed.  You will always feel in control and on target.  Some things we will do together:

  • Discuss the overall project including your long term plans.
  • Education on the process – time, budget, builders, design costs, the bank and appraisals.
  • Analysis of existing house (with energy audit suggested).
  • Initial design options, what we call small, medium, and large.
  • Budget check – involve builder(s).
  • Develop design, 3D modeling.
  • Energy efficiency strategies, energy modeling and materials.
  • Bidding and negotiation with builders.
  • Contract for construction and construction assistance.

See Custom Residential Portfolio…

See Sample Addition Working Drawings 1

Help With Big Decisions

How we can help with big decisions on your house or real estate

Acoin toss might not be quite enough when making important and often life-changing decisions about your house.  We can help you analyze your options.  Some of the questions we can help you answer:

  • Should you add to your existing Charlotte house?  Would it be better to sell and move?
  • Can you take a look at a house we are considering purchasing?
  • Is this lot a good fit for us and is it affordable to build on?
  • What’s the rough cost of our vision?
  • Are we headed in the right direction?  Are we missing something?
  • Who do we  hire first, architect or builder?
  • How can be build a sustainable, green, and energy efficient house?

Call Gray @ 704.650.1148 to discuss your situation or email: ha@houghlandarchitecture.com