• Lion’s Gate

    Wine Country House Plan

    A very thoughtful European Wine Country house plan perfect for the empty nester. The Beautiful and Strong Exterior leads to a very open and dramatic, yet intimate main floor. The Master Suite is thoughtfully placed at the rear on one side with the guest bedrooms on the opposite side. The dramatic great room opens with a lift and slide wall system out to a covered outdoor room off the great room. The interior gourmet kitchen serves as the social hub of the home, making this house plan ideal for entertaining. Upstairs is a Home Theater and Card room with a large storage space. The Tandem three car garage has a rear facing overhead door for ultimate convenience. This Home Design is a Total Mark Stewart Custom Home that includes a full interior design package as well as multiple color renderings.

    Lion’s  Gate
  • 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
  • Lake Oswego Modern
  • MIllman Custom Home Design by Mark Stewart
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lion’s Gate

    Wine Country House Plan

    A very thoughtful European Wine Country house plan perfect for the empty nester. The Beautiful and Strong Exterior leads to a very open and dramatic, yet intimate main floor. The Master Suite is thoughtfully placed at the rear on one side with the guest bedrooms on the opposite side. The dramatic great room opens with a lift and slide wall system out to a covered outdoor room off the great room. The interior gourmet kitchen serves as the social hub of the home, making this house plan ideal for entertaining. Upstairs is a Home Theater and Card room with a large storage space. The Tandem three car garage has a rear facing overhead door for ultimate convenience. This Home Design is a Total Mark Stewart Custom Home that includes a full interior design package as well as multiple color renderings.

    Lion’s  Gate

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.