CategoriesArchitecture, Luxury Designers

Archival Designs- Custom Home Design

Our History

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.


Building Codes

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.


Plan Modifications

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.

Our Process

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!

Pricing

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!

Our Goal

The goal of Archival Designs is continued customer satisfaction and appreciation after the design is complete.


Contact Us

TOLL FREE
(888) 887-2584

LOCAL
(770) 831-6363

MAIL
Archival Designs, Inc.
1245 BUFORD HWY, STE. 306
SUWANEE, GA 30024

URL :www.archivaldesigns.com

CategoriesArchitecture, Construction Companies

Botero – Luxury Homes Builders

About Us

We have been building homes of excellence for nearly 20 years in the DC Metropolitan Washington Area, with particular emphasis on luxury development projects in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. More recently, we have focused our work in Great Falls, McLean, Oakton, Fairfax Station, Clifton, and Alexandria.

The Company is particularly dedicated to a high standard of craftsmanship and attention to detail while ensuring an outstanding level of customer satisfaction. True to its mandate, Botero Homes has designed, built, and sold a number of homes that reflect every aspect of comfort, luxury, and attention to detail.

Why Choose Botero?

Lowest Cost:

After the crisis, most prices of construction materials and services have gone down by 50% on average, except those related to oil. All these discounts are transferred by Botero to the client. You will be assured that you get the REAL cost + the management fee. In marble and ceramic we get a 70% savings. In foundations and framing 30%, and in plumbing and electrical fixtures 50%. All of these savings are passed to the client. No Exceptions! And we don’t play games!! For the first time since the 2008 crisis, we started 2013 with a price increase. We will monitor this trend carefully when preparing the budgets for our clients. We expect that the cost of materials will take about five years to be back at the high 2008 level.

Lowest Engagement Fee:

When you sign the contract with Botero, we only charge $5,000 for houses between 5,000 sqft and 10,000 sqft and $15,000 for houses above 10,000 sqft.

Total Transparency:

The money received from the client and the bank is managed in a completely independent bank account where the homeowners have access online and can monitor all transactions 24/7. Every month a report is delivered to the client with details of all expenditures for each item of the budget, showing the progress of the construction and the balances for every chapter. Accounting is open to the clients at any time and the invoices charged to Botero are the same used for the client accounting. The client may talk openly with every vendor about the prices charged or may suggest to Botero a particular vendor that will offer an even better price or promotion. The objective is to build the home at the lowest possible cost.

We developed a program by which the homeowners receive a daily report of activities taking place in the contruction of their home and a monthly accounting report with a budget control presentation. This, plus the bank’s online connection, will facilitate the process of monitoring by the client, making it more transparent than ever!

Assistance with the purchase of the lot:

Botero Homes has an associate who is a licensed realtor. We offer the client the service of finding, selecting and buying the lot.

Best Attitude:

A “Yes, we are glad to do it” attitude prevails everywhere in the Botero Homes Team. Each one gives the best of themselves, including overtime and holidays, to keep the client happy. The working environment in the Botero organization is pleasant and of constant activity about satisfying client needs.

Best References:

(a) Five-time First Prize winner of the “Monument Award” as “Best of the Best” in Luxury Homes. (b) Four-time winner of the distinction by the U.S Commerce Association as “Best of Vienna” and now in 2013, “Best of Reston”. (c) Selected as Member of the “BUILD- PAC” for extraordinary dedication to the Home Building industry by the National Association of Home Builders. (d) Two “Best Feature” GALA awards. (e) Written testimonials from our homeowners.

Empathy:

The process of building the “client’s dream” has to be pleasant and happy. It is almost like a marriage between Builder and Client for more than one year. Botero’s mission is that at the end of the stressful process, we have a “friend for life”. If Mr. Botero finds at the initial process of plan design and budget preparation that there is no “empathy” between Builder and Client, he will respectfully decline to participate. We at Botero need to be happy and to take pleasure out of building your Home.

Custom Home:

Every home is unique. Although the client may want us to follow the basic elements of a previous home or may request us to buy ready-plans, we devote hours to the process of customizing and adjusting the plans to the County Code. Mr. Botero himself, with a team of professionals in the architectural, construction and financial fields, works very closely with every step of the process of designing and drafting your home. The same team will be there in the field, supervising the construction process.

Individual Budget:

A budget is custom prepared for each home, side by side with the owner, to achieve the lowest possible cost and prevents you from having “surprises” later on.

Good News!

The joint effort to achieve the lowest cost pays. Every time, with no exceptions, when we finish a home, the client finds that the value of the home in the market exceeds by $200,000 to $700,000 the cost spent in construction. This means you get “Instant Equity” because of simple market law: You got the house at real wholesale cost but you will sell it at retail. Presently, at times of market crisis, this is probably the only add-on equity you will get for the next 4 years. We build at lower cost than the price of the millions of houses in distress in the present post-crisis market.


Design Services

Personalized Design Services

Nobody will charge you less than BOTERO for these services!

  • We will design your architectural layouts and budget for as low as $5,000.
  • We will process the Architectural and Engineering plans with the County and obtain the “Building Permit”.
  • You can buy plans on the internet, and we will customize them to your needs and local County codes.
  • As Botero Homes is a licensed Real Estate Agent, we help the customer to buy the land.

Turn-Key Construction

Some clients are too busy these days and would prefer not to participate in the daily process related to the construction phase. Botero Homes offers the following “Turn-Key Program”:

  • You approve the Architectural Plans, the Detailed Specs and the Budget.
  • Botero Homes builds the home for you.
  • You will be invited to typically 3 Review Meetings to review the progress.
  • Botero delivers the Key with the Certificate of Occupancy.

Technology

We employ the most advanced technology, custom-made to fit your budget:

  • Amazing home theaters with the latest technology
  • Kitchens a Master Chef would be proud of
  • Audio and Visual systems throughout the house
  • Smart lighting systems
  • Anything you want, we can make it happen!

Go Green

Botero Implements Processes to Protect the Environment

We use a sustainable design to build homes in balance with nature while saving you money.

What Does Going Green Mean?

It means improving the way homes and construction sites use energy, water and materials to reduce the impact on health and the environment.

It consists of 5 major principles:

green-check Energy Savings

green-check Water Efficiency

green-check CO2 Emissions Reduction

green-check Improved Indoor Environmental Quality

green-check Resource Management and Sensitivity to Their Impacts

“Going Green Is A State Of Mind. We Actively Look For Opportunities To Go Green.” – O. Botero

What Does Botero Do?

green-checkWe use energy efficient construction techniques and products.

green-checkWe use environmentally preferred materials, products and processes.

We select renewable energy options and ENERGY STAR appliances.

green-checkWe carefully use waste reduction and recycling during construction.

green-checkWe use sustainable land development practices.

green-checkWe design air-tight houses using energy efficient doors, windows, insulation and highly efficient HVAC systems.

green-checkWe choose toilets and bath fixtures that are water-stingy.


Home Building Process

PHASE I: PRE-COSTRUCTION

1. Selecting and Buying the Lot.

2. If the lot requires a septic system and a well, there are some engineering
studies required and previous approvals from the Health Department.

3. Preliminary plans and Budget to submit to the Lending Bank.

4. Loan processing and approval.

5. Preparation of the entire package to obtain the approval and the permit by the County.  That package includes, among other things:

  • Complete architectural plans.
  • Structural plans of the home.
  • All engineering studies.
  • Several documents and deposits by the owner.

PHASE II: PERMITTING

6. Permit by the Health Department

7. Permit by the County for Demolition and for Construction.

8. Permit by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

9. Bank closing on the loan.

PHASE III: CONSTRUCTION

10. Demolition of existing structure.

11. Tree clearing and lot preparation.

12. Applying and Paying for the utilities connections.

13. Excavations

14. Foundations

15. Framing

16. Roofing

17. Electrical, plumbing and HVAC

18. Insulation

19. Drywall

20. Priming for painting.

21. Trim and Interior carpentry

22. Doors and Windows

23. Flooring

24. Cabinets and Vanities

25. Hardware for doors and cabinets

26. Final plumbing

27. Final HVAC

28. Exterior Veneer (Stucco, Stone or Brick), gutters and exterior drainage.

29. Finishing septic, well, utilities and connection to home.

30. Base paving

31. Final grading for land.

32. Exterior hardscaping (patios, decks, exterior stairs).

33. Painting

34. Appliances

35. Detail cleaning

36. Landscaping and sprinkle system

PHASE IV: INSPECTIONS

37. Final Inspections

38. Processing the warranty

39. Occupancy permit.


Bank Loans

Botero Homes and MVB Mortgage Seal an Alliance

Many years ago we met Mark Ferguson, a recognized leader in construction lending in Northern Virginia. Now that he is Builder Division Vice President specializing in Mortgage Loans with MVB Mortage, Botero Homes sealed an alliance for the benefit of our clients. The experience of working together has been excellent. During this partnership, we have refined the procedures to make the process more efficient.

The Loan: Once Botero introduces the client to the company’s Vice President of Mortgage Loans, Mr. Mark Ferguson, he takes care of guiding the client during the entire loan approval process. While complying with all the new regulations imposed on banks after the 2008 crisis, he makes it as simple and expeditious as possible.

Terms: The bank finances about 80% of the total cost of the project including the land acquisition. It is a 12 to 18 month construction loan. At the end of construction, the bank transforms the initial construction loan into a “permanent loan” over 20 to 30 years based on the need of the client. As Botero’s preferred lender, MVB provides the most competitive financing solutions for our clients.

The Building Process: The bank prepares a “Draw Schedule” to disburse the loan in tranches as the builder finishes every phase of construction. The bank sends an inspector that carefully verifies the construction stage. Once approved, the bank releases the draw to a particular bank account opened by Botero and the client. The last draw is conditioned to the county issuing the occupancy permit.

Requirements by the Bank: In order to formally process the loan, the bank requires that Botero send the construction contract and the architectural plans accompanied by the receipt of the initial deposit made by the client, which is 25%-35% of the cost of the construction, at the discretion of Botero Homes. For large projects of more than $2,000,000, Botero may accept the deposit to be paid in two installments: (1) the first installment of 50% when the construction contract is signed, and (2) the second 50% at the time of closing of the loan. The second part of the deposit is sometimes financed by the bank.

Corporate Office:

11325 Random Hills Rd
Suite 100
Fairfax VA 22030
https://mferguson.mvbmortgage.com
Mark Ferguson
Vice President
Office: (571) 266-6485
Cell: (301) 674-5851
[email protected]
Specializing in Portfolio Lending with Construction to Permanent Products. Call me today for a Private Consultation to CREATE a loan tailored to you and your choices!


Contact Us

Corporate Offices:
11150 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 309,Reston, Va, 20190 USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Cell: (703) 371-0202
Fax: (571) 313-8542

URL:www.boterohomes.com

CategoriesConstruction Companies

Introducing Stokesman

About Stokesman

Stokesman Luxury Homes is a boutique custom home builder that specializes in luxury residential new construction in Buckhead. First class finishes with expert craftsmanship are standard and will please even the most selective buyers.

We choose just a handful of projects each year to ensure that we can focus on even the smallest details of every home. This gives you the peace of mind to know that you are getting the very best luxury home building experience possible.

Browse our Luxury Homes Page to see the range of options that we have available. We take great pride in developing homes that are unmatched by the competition. However, we understand that each buyer’s taste is different. If you love one of our homes but would like to put some personal touches on it, feel free to contact us to discuss how we can further customize the home to meet your desires.

Stokesman Luxury Homes also can work with you to custom build your dream home. Our team will create, design, and build a custom home on your own land or on a lot that we assist you in securing.


Custom Home Program

Considering a Luxury Custom Home Build in Buckhead?

Stokesman Luxury Homes is a full-service custom builder that specializes in luxury residential new construction in the top intown neighborhoods of Atlanta including Buckhead, Chastain Park, and Tuxedo Park. First class finishes with expert craftsmanship are standard and will please even the most selective eyes.

We choose just a handful of projects each year to ensure that we can focus on even the smallest details of every home. This gives you the peace of mind to know that you are getting the very best custom home building experience possible.

Our team excels through close communication with our clients and a carefully chosen team of designers, subcontractors, and suppliers. Establishing a budget, putting together a construction schedule, understanding the many complexities of the permitting process, and working through design decisions, are only a few of the key aspects of our collaboration with our clients.

The Stokesman team knows building a new home is a journey. Like we have been for countless other homeowners, we will be with you every step of the way. Give us a call or send us an email to get more information about our Custom Home Program.


Contact us

678-640-0127 / 404-964-6631

[email protected]

[email protected]

URL: www.stokesman.com