• Sting X-16A

    A modern masterpiece with exciting curb appeal and a proven floor plan. This light filled home has a central light core window arrangement near the top of the 16′ great room ceiling that floods this home with daylight at all hours of the day. In addition there is a family-favorite covered outdoor living space directly adjacent to the kitchen/dining/great room layout. This home is the epitome of open concept with a cook’s gourmet kitchen that is truly the center of the home. Notice also the privacy afforded by well zoned bedrooms. Guest, children and relatives are all welcome and have their own wing for privacy. The Mater Suite is perfectly situated at the right rear of the home for Maximum peace and quiet. Upstairs is a very flexible bonus room that would work for anything you can dream up… One of the most exciting and well purposed home designs you might ever find…..

    Sting X-16A
  • Moneyhan Lake

    This is a luxurious yet very comfortable home, originally designed for a very special client and family. The main floor has a spacious and very functional Rear facing great room with island kitchen. There is a formal dining room adjacent to the Foyer with a tidy den as well. There is a main floor guest suite as well as a second fully accessible Bedroom suite to the rear. The outdoor living off the great room makes for year round enjoyment. Upstairs is a very large Vaulted Recreation room, a second office along with another Bedroom suite to compliment the large and luxurious master suite. The architectural style is distinctive East Coast Hamptons style .

    Moneyhan Lake
  • Moneyhan Lake

    This is a luxurious yet very comfortable home, originally designed for a very special client and family. The main floor has a spacious and very functional Rear facing great room with island kitchen. There is a formal dining room adjacent to the Foyer with a tidy den as well. There is a main floor guest suite as well as a second fully accessible Bedroom suite to the rear. The outdoor living off the great room makes for year round enjoyment. Upstairs is a very large Vaulted Recreation room, a second office along with another Bedroom suite to compliment the large and luxurious master suite. The architectural style is distinctive East Coast Hamptons style .

    Moneyhan Lake
  • DaVinci

    A stunning masterpiece in richly detailed home design. The DaVinci House graced the Street of Dreams in 2012 with all its glorious finishes and plan. Hutchinson Construction and Mark Stewart teamed up to produce this one of a kind stunning home. The strong rich exterior with its dancing rooflines and arched gables leads to a graceful foyer near the voluminous dining room and two way great room fireplace. A private powder room is also nearby. Once inside the Through-Vault in the Great Room takes you through an innovative space that leads through a lift and slide door system out to a covered outdoor living space just behind the great room. A built in nook on the way to the kitchen is ultra-convenient and tucked away. The gourmet kitchen has everything you could imagine wanting including a hidden pantry behind cabinet doors. Down the art niche-lined hallway is a comfortably den and main floor master bedroom suite, complete with a very generous deck and master bath suite as the photographs reveal. Pass down the stair corridor and and find three total bedroom suites, a craft room and beautifully proportioned Rec room. Nothing has been spared in this elegant yet comfortable home…

    DaVinci
  • Wonderful Life

    A wondrous executive family home! Magnificent Street Presence and luxuriously appointed Mark Stewart Custom Design. No detail has been spared to provide a wonderful environment to raise a family. There is even a huge bonus room that could serve as a home school center… There is an attached Casita for the generations or onsite domestic help.

    In the words of our original client:

    Mark, there is nothing you left out of our home. We are thriving in this home and there is no better compliment then that. It is perfect for our large family and we are eternally grateful for your wonderful talents.

    Wonderful Life
  • Breathless

    Oriented perfectly for a view lot, this design will leave you “Breathless”. The modern shed roof architectural design is elaborated on the inside with an open, smart and flexible floor plan. Imagine this home on a lake front, or Oceanside lot! The upstairs has a private master suite complete with view windows, and generous wrap around deck.. The main floor den even features an upper loft! The modern gourmet kitchen is centered around a huge gathering island and is open to the Great Room and Dining Area… Outside the great room,, through a max opening sliding glass door is a vast covered deck with access to the lower lanai off the Rec room..

    Breathless
  • Breathless

    Oriented perfectly for a view lot, this design will leave you “Breathless”. The modern shed roof architectural design is elaborated on the inside with an open, smart and flexible floor plan. Imagine this home on a lake front, or Oceanside lot! The upstairs has a private master suite complete with view windows, and generous wrap around deck.. The main floor den even features an upper loft! The modern gourmet kitchen is centered around a huge gathering island and is open to the Great Room and Dining Area… Outside the great room,, through a max opening sliding glass door is a vast covered deck with access to the lower lanai off the Rec room..

    Breathless
  • Sixth Avenue

    Five bedrooms in under 2800 square feet. Sixth Avenue offers the flexibility of a much larger home in a manageable and family-friendly package. With four bedrooms occupying the upper floor and a flexible den on the main floor, this home can handle any living situation with ease. The open dining/kitchen/living space lends a sense of comfort and unity to the home while the outdoor living space connects directly to the garage, extending the open flow from front to back.

    Sixth Avenue

Custom Design Process


Introduction

The following tutorial illustrates the process of designing your one-of-a-kind custom home with Mark Stewart. The experience of watching your dream home become a reality begins here.


Initial Input Session

Bring or send us any of your preliminary dreams, thoughts, ideas, sketches and photos. We’ve had clients share everything from sketches on napkins to pages torn from magazines. Together, we’ll work through your vision and your wish list to produce a “program” for your design. Throughout this process we exchange ideas and ask questions of one another until we have mutually agreed upon the direction of floor plans and elevation.


Price Quote & Scheduling

Once we establish a very clear direction and understanding of your wants and needs, we can then produce a firm price quote and schedule your project. Although pricing can vary widely depending on several factors, a typical custom design will cost between $2.50 and $5.00 per square foot of habitable space. To facilitate the process, we will need materials and information such as plat map, topography, local building jurisdiction, building budget, architectural elements, etc.


Agreement, Deposit & Deliverables

After we provide you with an acceptable quote, list of deliverables and proposed schedule, we ask that you sign a design agreement and pay a deposit of one-third of the quoted fee . Mark himself then begins the design of your custom home. Deliverables on a custom design project include design sketches (including floor plan, elevation , drawings, site plan and sometimes renderings), final approved design drawings (including floor plan, elevations, and site plan), complete working drawings and engineering.


Initial Design Concept

At the initial design phase we produce sketches, or renderings, of your design. This usually takes approximately two weeks. We then meet with you in person (or remotely by phone, or online if it’s more convenient) to present the initial design and review it with you. Quite often at this meeting very minor modifications are made as the process moves forward into working drawings. Sometimes further design reviews and modifications are needed.


Preliminary Design Approval

When a preliminary design is finalized, approved, and agreed upon, we move into production of working drawings. At this time we receive the second 1/3 payment of the design fee. Our staff takes tremendous pride in our work and will insist on timely, accurate, and cost effective design and drafting.


Final Review

We offer you another review session after your floor plans, elevations, and site plan are firmed up and drafted. Any minor revisions can be made at this point without incurring further expense. At this point, we can also provide your financial institution with enough detail for loan processing and appraisal. Once confirmed, we move ahead to finish your working drawings.


Working Drawings

Working drawings include the following detailed plans:

  • Site plan
  • Elevations
  • Floor plans
  • Foundation plan
  • Roof framing plan(s)
  • Floor framing plan
  • Cross sections
  • Electrical schematic

If needed, we also provide:

  • Structural engineering
  • Lateral engineering
  • Foundation engineering

Any site survey or soils engineering are usually a separate cost, and if required, should be delivered to us near the beginning of the project.


Engineering

During and sometimes after working drawings are complete, we order any necessary engineering for your project. Required engineering is provided with the final construction documents package prior to building permit application. Often final engineering details follow working drawing completion by two or three weeks.

Construction documents typically include eight to ten final copies of your plans and/or computer files as needed. Final payment is due when working drawings are completed. If any changes are made after completion of working drawings, additional fees may be billed, based on time needed to make necessary changes. We can also deliver a completed photo realistic rendering of your design within three to four weeks of working drawing completion.


Technical Support

After delivery of your project we remain available to answer questions that may come up during the permit process. We will also make ourselves available for any routine questions or clarifications needed during construction of your home. It is our sincere goal and desire to provide you with a friction-free experience and the most outstanding and creative design work available anywhere.


Final Completion

Mark Stewart’s designs have been used to create hundreds of custom homes across the country. Once your dream home is complete, you’ll take pride in knowing that it’s a one-of-a-kind masterpiece crafted by a world-renown designer. You can also feel secure in knowing that homes designed by Mark Stewart typically appreciate far beyond the average plan.