Devon Architect – Designed House Plans vs “Stock” House Plans

The definitions: Our (architectural) plans are complete working drawings by licensed architects and designers, created for a specific family, that enabled that family to build a one-of-a-kind home. The vast majority of stock plans, however, were created as inventory, to be sold to builders, developers and private parties via stock plan websites and magazines. Both types of plans include enough information to enable a builder to construct a house.

Our dreams are often bigger than our budgets, so it’s important the architectural design process involves very efficient use of space and resources, to help clients stay within their means. The architect’s experience, training and ingenuity are all used to satisfy his or her client’s desires and needs, while staying within their budget.

Architectural plans also provide much more detail than stock plans. Please note that “detail”, as it’s used here, refers to the amount of information the builder is given to work with, not to how complex and intricate the designs are.

Devon Architects often refer to their drawings as the “artwork”, and the homes created from them are often as much sculptural as structural. Exteriors and interiors express a quality of thought and ingenuity not found in standard designs. Architects go through extensive education and training to be able to design and think in 3D, creating spaces that are balanced in scale and proportion, that “feel” right, and that provide for lots and views natural light.

You may be one of the growing number of people who want a home that has the quality and craft that only architectural plans can provide, without investing the time and/or money necessary to have an architect create a custom design for you. The definitions: Our (architectural) plans are complete working drawings by licensed architects and designers, created for a specific family, that enabled that family to build a one-of-a-kind home. The vast majority of stock plans, however, were created as inventory, to be sold to builders, developers and private parties via stock plan websites and magazines. Architectural plans are the product of countless hours of conversation, interpretation, drawing and design. Architectural plans also provide much more detail than stock plans.

Architectural plans are the product of countless hours of conversation, interpretation, drawing and design. A family with specific real-life needs worked with the architect, who then translated those needs into a functional and beautiful home design.

We are proud to represent an ever-growing number of award-winning architects, and the exceptional designs they have created. Hopefully one of their homes plans will fulfill both your needs and your dreams.

Until recently, people wanting to build a new home have had just two choices: hire an architect or a professional designer; or purchase one of the tens of thousands of generic stock plans available in magazines and on the Internet. Now there is an exciting and new alternative that provides the quality of an architect-designed home plan for the price of a stock plan.

You may be one of the growing number of people who want a home that has the quality and craft that only architectural plans can provide, without investing the time and/or money necessary to have an architect create a custom design for you.

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