Goethe has called architecture “frozen music”. The creativity, timelessness and combination of lyrics and melody in a great piece of music are similar to the harmony of form and function found in well-executed residential architecture.
Owners, of course, remain able to choose any architect that they wish as the choices included in this list are offered only as vetted, desirable options. To achieve that goal, three eminent architectural firms have been selected to provide both diversity and a range of options to owners. Each has an impressive portfolio featuring both traditional and contemporary residences, a commitment to sustainability / preservation practices, a history of designing homes compatible with this special environment and an impeccable professional reputation. Each have visited the Preserve and demonstrated their commitment by preparing the submissions that follow. The Spectacular homesites on the Preserve offer a blank canvas for an exciting collaboration between these talented architects and discerning owners. These architects not only know how to achieve harmony between nature and structure but understand the difference between designing a home rather than a house.
Contact information is included to foster discussions between any interested owners and the architects that they may wish to consider.
We are architects who connect place, purpose and experience to elevate daily life.
We create generational sustainability through connected design. We combine disciplines and translate insights into practical plans that enrich how people live and how businesses work. We deliver lasting value for clients, buyers and communities. Our development practice is design-led but integrated in approach.
We are an interdisciplinary team of problem-solvers bringing a cultural lens to innovative designs. Place and purpose frame our experiences. Our goal as architects, strategists and developers is to shape these fundamental elements into a meaningful vision that lives within the architecture we create. Through a process of discovery, design and dialogue, we infuse clients’ unique needs and desires into structures that enhance how they live their lives.
By studying each property and its natural surroundings, we root our work in the environment while translating the local conditions into modern, compelling forms. We focus on how a building performs throughout its entire lifecycle through designing with nature, sourcing local materials and leveraging new technology for smarter, more efficient buildings. Employing a variety of sustainable practices drastically minimizes the impact our work has on the planet and connects the inhabitants of our buildings with nature itself.
ARCHER & BUCHANAN ARCHITECTURE knows that when clients build, they are making an enormous commitment of time and money to what is expected to be a valuable and productive investment. We believe our prime responsibility is to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. This task includes adherence to budget, respect for time and schedule, and the prudent use of land, labor, natural resources and materials. Our design should enhance its environment and grow in value over time.
Built with views in mind the floor to ceiling steel windows offer panoramic views of the Preserve and mountains. Custom details include William Ohs Kitchen, dramatic open steel and wood staircase, 7 limestone fireplaces and over 2,000sf of heated patios.
Click, drag and turn your way through this house ideally suited for sweeping views of Graystones Preserve and Summer Mountain.
> 4 BEDROOMS
> 6 BATHROOMS
> VAULTED CEILINGS
> DINING PAVILION WITH FIREPLACE
> SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
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