• Desert Double R

    Words really don’t do justice to this brilliant one story lodge style home. We have this house plan in varying sizes and styles starting at 2560 sq. ft., but this is the grand-daddy of the others. From the clean lines and brilliant finishes this beautiful home features a large open beamed vaulted great room leading out to the covered outdoor living area. This is a flexible room with all the size and functionality you expect in a Mark Stewart Home. The Master Suite is also placed to the rear with many view windows and direct access to covered outdoor living. The master bath is comfortable and beautiful. A Study and open formal dining room flank the tall entry making traffic flow and ease of use a breeze. On the opposite side are two large secondary bedrooms each with their own bathroom. A very large garage is attached as an L, enclosing the motor court…..

    Desert Double R
  • 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 house plan. 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
  • Sunrise

    CasitaPerfect Casita Single Story Modern Beauty

    Beautiful One Story Modern Casita House Plan wrapped up in an exciting and affordable Style . This house plan 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 large fireplace. The master suite is ample and also shares the 12 foot ceiling . Beautiful and graceful lines inside and out insure an easy flow and lifestyle. This House Plan has been designed and engineered with great care and 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
  • MIllman Old World Custom Home Design
  • Lake Oswego Modern
  • Sting X-16A

    A modern masterpiece with exciting curb appeal and a proven floor plan. This light filled house plan 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
  • Street of Dreams 2018 for Legacy Built Homes and Phillip Pahlisch

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.