Archival Designs- Custom Home Design
Founded in 1983, Archival Designs has been designing signature homes for 30 years. Archival Designs’ homes combine the enduring elegance of the grand homes of Europe with the modern conveniences, amenities and openness preferred for today’s lifestyles. This artful combination of classic design, luxury and function is the hallmark of Archival Designs and the legacy of David Loftus, the founder and driving talent behind our more than 400 distinctive home plans.
Build Your Dream Home
You deserve amazing service, and unmatched homes that will make your family happy. When you choose Archival Designs, you will benefit from our 30 years of experience in home plan design and modifications. Between purchase and modifications, we offer you the best value for your money. We deliver the highest quality of design due to our superb reputation.
Archival Designs makes it easy, effortless, and fun to customize your family’s new home plan. You will trust our experienced house plan specialists from start to finish. We’re excited about the opportunity to serve you!
Build A Beautiful Custom Home Without All the Architectural Fees
Archival Designs, Inc. offers a large portfolio of house designs, luxury home plans and blueprint packages for clients who want to build their own homes, but don’t want to pay large architectural and engineering fees. We offer a wide range of house designs, and house plans from modest homes to starter castles. Our plans provide all the elegance and design details of a custom house design at fraction of the cost.
Archival Designs’ library of award-winning house designs are used by architects, builders, construction professionals, plan publishers and individual homeowners throughout the United States and in countries throughout the world.
Our firm is best known for luxury estate and castle house plans as large as 21,000 square feet. Our expansive portfolio of house plans also features one-of-a-kind ranch and two-story designs, cottage, mediterranean and classical house designs starting from 1,400 square feet
Archival Designs Awards and Recognition
In 1994’s highly competitive building market, JoAnne Loftus was recognized as “Builder of the Year” by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. JoAnne has also accumulated numerous other national and regional awards for her distinctive, practical yet stylish home designs. Over the course of his brief, but prolific career, David Loftus — and Archival Designs — garnered numerous national awards, many for luxury home designs.
Our plans are designed to specifications published by the International Residential Code (IRC) and will meet or exceed the national building standards. Due to building codes and requirements changing and varying from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, Archival Designs, Inc. cannot warrant compliance with any specific code or regulation. Modifications may be necessary to meet regional building codes for flood plains, snow loading, hurricane, and earthquake. Additionally, some states may require an architect or engineer seal.
Due to differences in state, county, and municipality requirements for local codes, building regulations, and zoning requirements we strongly recommend you consult your local licensed builder, architect, or engineer to review the plans before construction begins. Archival Designs, Inc. is not responsible for the advice or assistance received by builder, architect, or engineer. The owner and contractor assume full responsibility to meet all local building codes.
Between purchase and modifications, Archival Designs offers you the best value for your money. We deliver the highest quality of design with over 30 years of experience in design and modifications. Whether you’re interested in simple changes or a complex redesign, our team is more than happy to customize your plan – after all, it’s your dream.
How to Modify Your House Plan
1- Explore our home plan collection and choose the home that best fits your needs. Determine what changes you would like to make to the plan..
2- Submit your modification request in one of the following ways:
- Go to the page of the home plan you’ve chosen. Click the “Modify this Plan” button located in the Purchase this Plan section. You will be redirected to a form where you can submit the changes you would like. If your changes are detailed, we recommend sketching on the floor plan and attaching it to your request
- Call 770-831-6363 to speak with one our home plan specialists about your modifications. If your changes are detailed, we recommend sketching on a floor plan and emailing it directly to the representative after your initial consultation.
3- Upon receiving your request, our team will review your changes and provide a free quote within 24 hours. We welcome all questions at this time, and will discuss your project with you to make sure your ideas have been understood by our team.
4- When you decide to move forward, our home plan specialist will ask you to e-sign and return the modification agreement. This agreement will summarize your changes, the cost, and what you will receive upon completion of the design. At this time, we will process full payment of the plan sale (PDF or AutoCAD only) and a 50% deposit of the modification fee.
5- Preliminary drawings will be emailed to you for approval.
6- Upon approval of the drawings, your finalized construction documents will be emailed to you. We will process the final 50% balance of the modification fee at the time of release. That’s it!
Become A Preferred Builder Today
The Preferred Builder Program offers you a wide selection of outstanding products and services to help you build and market your Archival Designs, Inc. house plans.
With your FREE membership to our Builder Program, you will take advantage of all of these benefits:
- 10% off your first house plan orders, plus 15% off all future orders for life!
- FREE shipping — Registered Program builders will receive free ground shipping
- FREE advertising on our website — Advertising is an essential element for builders. Archival Designs, Inc. offers builders the opportunity to reach local clients!
- Buy 4 plans, Get the 5th one FREE! (up to $1,000.00 value)
Custom Home Design Services
We are committed to your satisfaction!
We make it easy, effortless and fun to custom design the best home for your and your family. Whether you are in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa or Dubai, we work hard to please all of our clients.
You may choose to work with us in person, or online No matter the distance, you will receive the same timely, knowledgeable and responsive service. Our clients and builders from around the world have come to expect the highest quality of design due to our superb reputation.
Step One – Conceptual Phase
This is the most important phase in the design of your new home! We listen to your and learn about your dreams, needs, wants, and budget. We take all of this information into consideration when we design your conceptual drawings. These sketched hand drawings are complete with front, rear and side elevations, as well as first and second floor plans.
Step Two – Preliminary Phase
This phase begins after you are delighted with all of the conceptual designs. Our team of Registered Architects, Designers and Draftsmen will create computer computer drafted drawings. Your home comes to life and takes on a personality. These scaled computer drafted drawings are designed so you can picture yourself living in a space that makes you feel warm and welcomed.
Step Three – Final Construction Drawings
During the final design phase, our professional team will perfect the developed drawings. We deliver construction documents you and your builder can trust!
We can determine a price schedule for your new home after a brief conversation with our custom design manager. Archival Designs, Inc. breaks down the three phases into separate costs. You pay up-front for each phase and receive all completed work before moving forward to the next phase. This gives you complete control of your project!
The goal of Archival Designs is continued customer satisfaction and appreciation after the design is complete.
Archival Designs, Inc.
1245 BUFORD HWY, STE. 306
SUWANEE, GA 30024