• Sears Family

    Old Portland Style with modern amenities, energy code and construction techniques. This spacious and desirable house plan has all the class and comfort you could ever ask for in an infill lot.

    The generous front porch is protective and inviting, as well as the rear porch. Upstairs are three generous bedrooms as well as a large open loft space. this plan also comes with a basement ADU with separate entrance and it’s a perfect option for the occasional long term guest, renter or returning family member. A detached garage is available with purchase.

    To learn more about this house plan call us at (503) 701-4888 or use the contact form on our website to contact us today!
    Besides this great design we have many others on our website including: craftsman, bungalow and so many more!

    Sears Family
  • Sting X-16A

    Modern Masterpiece House Plan

    We consider this a modern masterpiece house plan, adorned with stunning curb appeal and understated elegance. “Sting” is a natural light lovers dream, creating a captivating harmony of light and space.  Central core windows perfectly positioned near the top of the 16′  great room ceilings flood this home with beautiful light at all hours of the day. Directly adjacent to the kitchen/dining/great room layout is the luxurious covered outdoor living space with a built-in fireplace.

    This home is the epitome of open concept contemporary design, with a cook’s gourmet kitchen that is truly the center of the home.  Notice also the privacy afforded by well-zoned bedrooms. Friends and family are all welcome and have their own wing for privacy. The master suite is perfectly situated at the right rear of the home, allowing for ultimate peace and relaxation. Last but not least, is the spacious bonus room located upstairs- making it the perfect play or media room. Enjoy the limitless possibilities this plan offers with a daylight basement option, 3 car garage and outdoor living spaces.

    We have several versions of this Modern Masterpiece House Plan available. There is gorgeous Modern Farmhouse iteration as well as a Popular Hip Roof Version

    This home design has been built from coast to coast in the US and throughout Canada. It is an exciting light filled and dynamic living space. This is truly  a once in a generation House Plan by our founder Mark Stewart.

    Sting X-16A
  • Sunrise

    CasitaPerfect Casita Single Story Modern Beauty

    Beautiful One Story Modern Casita House Plan wrapped up in an exciting and affordable Style. This home design is FULL of natural light with 12-foot ceilings, transom windows everywhere and a unique and exciting Casita up front. The 12-foot window filled Great Room has a large built-in entertainment center with a large fireplace. The master suite of this home is ample and also shares the 12-foot ceiling. Beautiful and graceful lines inside and out ensure easy flow and lifestyle. We have carefully designed this unique modern house plan and engineered it with great care with an eye to affordability and ease of construction.

    Everything under one roof in this Beautiful One Story Modern Casita House Plan

    This is a forever home for many families. Multiple Generations can live under the same roof while keeping everything and everyone comfortable yet still enjoyably related. The Casita is private and self-sufficient when needed. Zoned Bedrooms assure privacy for everyone in the family with built-in noise mitigation. Look carefully and you will find a house plan with more flexibility and livability then homes twice its size. This Modern One Story originally was designed as a Whole House Design project for TA Liesy Homes and has proven to be an outstanding addition to many neighborhoods.

    Sunrise
  • The Bright

    This was my own personal residence. I designed this house plan for my family with several goals in mind. I wanted a strong, timeless architecture to lead into large multi-use spaces. I did this with the two story great room you see here, with its formal entertaining ability as well as everyday functionality. I placed a very good sized study accessible from the foyer as well as a deck on the right side of the main floor. The left side has a very nice kitchen and large dining room that again does daily as well as formal duty. Downstairs is a large rec. room, utility and meditation room that could double as storage. The garage is an oversized two car design. Upstairs are three generous bedrooms connected with a sky bridge overlooking the great room and foyer. Downstairs is a nice Rec. Room, utility room and a private Meditation Hall. It is strong, flexible and particularly special to me..

    The Bright
  • Moneyhan Lake

    This is a luxurious yet very comfortable house plan, 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
  • Groth Manor

    This is a magnificent modern two story, 3 car garage shingle style home with all the space, function and elegance that you deserve. The Great Room of this Cape Cod house plan shares a vaulted beamed ceiling with the upper floor loft. The Master suite leaves nothing to be desired on the main floor. The kitchen has been designed for a gourmet cook and for dining. This is a superb Cape Cod shingle style home design.

    Groth Manor
  • Modern Frontier

    Gorgeous Two Story Farmhouse Built for a View

    Marvel at  this stunning farmhouse that is just as beautiful on the outside  as the interior. Discover the beautiful front of this home ,  inviting and strong, and the rear of the home  perfect for any lot with a beautiful view. Discover the dramatic covered outdoor living area , perfect for entertaining in the summer or for a relaxing night under the stars. Entering through the foyer, you’ll first encounter the ultra flexible den/guest room. With its walk-in closet, en suite sink, vaulted ceiling, and full bathroom right next door, this is the perfect room for either a deluxe office, creative studio, extended stay guest suite, or even as a small rental. Eagerly moving further into the home past the staircase you’ll arrive at the  open concept farmhouse kitchen/dining/living arrangement. This layout is great for providing a sense of flow, connection, and balance to the core of the home.

    Find yourself awestruck by the fabulous 20′ ceiling, large fireplace, built-ins, and access to the grand covered outdoor living at the rear of the home. Delight in the master suite of this modern home design, just off of the great room, with its own private access to the outdoor living space. The bedroom itself has a vaulted ceiling and a fantastic bathroom. His and hers sinks, a corner shower, a standalone tub, a private tub, and a spectacular walk-in closet make this a dream. Not to miss on the main floor of this house plan is the over sized utility room, which has room for tons of counter space, folding stations, and, as we’ve pictured in the renderings, a dog wash. The upper floor of the home is where you’ll find two vaulted 15′ x 15′ suites, each with great views to the rear of the home, full bathrooms, and walk-in closets. The loft area between the two bedrooms is also vaulted, looks out the massive view windows at the rear of the home, and is open to the great room below. Don’t miss out on this stellar example of what can be had in a modern farmhouse.

    Modern Frontier
  • Moneyhan Lake

    This is a luxurious yet very comfortable house plan, 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

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.