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Luxury Home Floor Plans Designers for Residential Architects and Custom House Builders

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LUXURY RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
 
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We listen
….to your dreams, your desires and your concerns to design the perfect custom home for you.
 
We believe
….that a home should elicit excitement, joy and pleasure as you come home to it and live in it.
 
We create
….beautiful luxury homes that reflect the personalities and lifestyles of their owners and respond to the environments where they are built.
They are works of art that enhance everyday life.
 
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CREATIVE CUSTOM HOME DESIGN
 
We are an award winning, high end, custom residential design firm. Our specialty is creating distinctive luxury houses that stand out as fresh, innovative and timeless home designs. Our functional and creative plans address the lifestyles of today and incorporate timeless Classic Traditional and authentic old world european design and details.

Our design philosophy is that a house should elicit excitement,
joy and pleasure as you come home to it and live in it. We believe a custom design should reflect the personality and lifestyle of
it’s owners.

Our home floor plans are extremely functional, and are designed with character, charm and elements of surprise built into each design. Thought is given to the flow of one space into the next, the patterns of natural light flooding into rooms, design details and lighting plans.

Our custom home designs integrate interior spaces with the land and gardens that surround them. It all starts with good design. We make it easy, effortless and fun to custom design the best home that fits your lifestyle, location and budget.
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We are a boutique sized luxury residential design firm, which enables us to give individual attention to every client and custom design project. We listen to your dreams, your desires and your concerns to design the perfect new home for you. We can design a home for you in any state in the USA, Canada or the Caribbean.
 
View our: Client Testimonials
21 of our clients share their home design experiences.
 
 
AWARD WINNING HOME DESIGNS
 
We create beautiful home designs that win awards. Our strength is creating fresh, functional and creative designs and house plans with classic traditional and old world european design elements. We have designed over 1,000 luxury homes that vary in design style and size.
 
Our custom homes have been built throughout Southeastern Michigan in many cities including Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Franklin, Bingham Farms, Royal Oak, Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, Novi, Northville, Ann Arbor, Milford and Brighton. Our homes have also been built throughout North Carolina and South Carolina including Charlotte, South Park, Lake Norman area, Lake Wylie area, Ocean Isle Beach on the Atlantic coast, and outside of Asheville. [read more...]
 
luxury house   luxury home
 
View our: 2011 Detroit Home Design Awards
12 top design awards including 2 Best Overall Design awards and Reader’s Choice award.
 
 
 
DESIGN FOR CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS
 
We work with custom home builders and developers to create exclusive house design collections that are tailored and
themed for the specific communities where they build.
 
We work as a team, to create home plan designs, plan collections
and marketing materials for their prospective clients within the budgetary guidelines of their business.
 
We also work with custom builders in designing one-of-a-kind custom homes for individuals within those communities. Our luxury houses are designed to be built cost efficiently, while standing out as fresh, innovative and creative home designs with classic, timeless design aesthetic and details.
 
View our: American Classic Collection
16 cost efficient, functional and beautiful designs and plans
showcasing 4 diverse design styles: English Tudor, French Eclectic, Shingle Style, and Craftsman.
 
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OLD WORLD EUROPEAN HOME DESIGN
 
We are passionate about Old World European home design. We have traveled extensively throughout Europe and have
researched, photographed and sketched the castles, chateaux, cottages, palaces and villas of France, Italy, England and Spain.

We have studied the old world details of wrought iron railings and balconies, wood shutters and flower boxes, gas lanterns and stone arches, stone chimneys and copper cupolas, authentic dormers and graceful roof lines, and have incorporated these
elements into our luxury home plans and designs.

This first hand experience of authentic, old world European design and details inspires the designs that we create. From English Tudor and English Cottage style, French Chateaux and Country French homes, to Tuscan Villa and Spanish Villa design, our custom designs reflect our passion for old world European design and detailing.
 
View our: European Signature Estate Collection
18 Old World European style inspired house plans and designs.
 
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Old world european home design
 
 
FRENCH COUNTRY HOMES
 
One of the most romantic, enchanting and enduring of the old world European home styles is French Country. The design and details of this old world elegant style are easily adapted to today’s lifestyle.
 
Our Country French home designs and plans are created with authentic old world details with beautifully proportioned
dormers, shutters, flower boxes and chimneys.

Beautiful French doors and radius arch windows allow
abundant natural light to flood into open floor plans with
spacious rooms with Country French details like timber beamed ceilings, stone masonry fireplaces, wrought iron
stairways and graceful arches that lead from room to room.

In the tradition of the French countryside homes, our French Country estate houses are designed to inspire a casual
lifestyle of outdoor living and entertaining.

Interior spaces are integrated with exterior courtyards,
fountains and gardens to create a feeling of the Country French lifestyle in your own home.
View our: French Luxury Estate Collection
18 French Country inspired house plans and designs.
French countryside style
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TUSCAN VILLA HOMES AND SPANISH VILLA ESTATES
 
Drawing inspiration from the villa houses and estates of Europe, our Tuscan Villa and Spanish Villa home designs and house plans capture the spirit of their European antecedents, while addressing the lifestyles of today.

Natural light floods into beautifully designed spaces in open floor plans. Courtyards, fountains and gardens integrate with the interior spaces, creating a seamless flow between home and nature and encourage a lifestyle of outdoor living and entertaining.

Old world European details of stone courtyard walls, wrought iron balconies and gates, wood shutters, exposed wood beams and red tile roofs are integrated into our villa home designs and plans. Many of our villa estates feature a tower element, reminiscent of those in Tuscany.

A beautifully textured palette of stone, wrought iron and rustic wood continues in the interior details of our villa homes with beamed ceilings, interior stone fireplaces and walls, and wrought iron railings, doors and detailing.
 
View our: Tuscan Villa Estate Collection
18 Tuscan Villa inspired house plans and designs.
 
Tuscan Villa   Tuscan Villa   Tuscan Villa
 
 
CAPE COD / NEW ENGLAND SHINGLE STYLE HOMES
 
One of the regional vernacular design styles that is a continuing source of inspiration and a design favorite of our firm is the Shingle Style home design, which is typically associated with Cape Cod, Nantucket, Newport, eastern Long Island and coastal Maine.

Our award winning Shingle Style home designs capture the creative essence of this Cape Cod / New England style with wide rambling porches, shingled turrets, balconies, bay windows and playful dormers.
 
Many of our Cape Cod style homes feature towers,
reminiscent of the traditional New England shingled houses and the lighthouses of the Virginia and Carolina coasts.
 
Natural light floods into the interior spaces from beautiful multiple windows. Exquisitely beautiful painted millwork detailing and authentic Cape Cod shingle style design details like painted beamed or coffered ceilings are carried throughout the interior design of our Cape Cod style homes.
 
This New England home style is perfectly suited as an ocean or lake house for an elegant, casual lifestyle.
 
View our: 2011 Detroit Home Design Awards including our
Award winning Shingle Style
Top design awards including Best Overall Home and Best Traditional Architecture.
Shingle Style
 
Shingle Style   Shingle Style
 
 
CRAFTSMAN STYLE BUNGALOWS AND MOUNTAIN HOMES
 
An American vernacular home design style that is regaining in popularity is the Craftsman Style, also known as the California Bungalow. Originally introduced in California at the turn of the last century, and influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, the Craftsman Style emphasize quality, handcrafted workmanship, free-flowing spaces and unified design details.

With today’s renewed interest in home designs with better, more functional floor plans with built-in character, charm and
detailing, this style is seeing a resurgence. There is a renewed search for quality design and well appointed spaces with luxury detailing, not just large empty spaces. This house style emphasizes quality spaces and detailing.
 
 
Our Craftsman Style home designs are beautifully detailed with exquisite stone and wood-timber design detail.
 
Our Craftsman home designs feature authentic detailing with wide porches with battered stone piers and rustic wood columns, timber beamed detailing and exposed roof rafters, gabled and shed style dormers, window boxes and beautiful multi-paned window designs.
 
The Craftsman Style is perfectly suited as a mountain home with the rustic elegant elements of stone, shingle siding and rough-hewn beams which are characteristic of mountain homes.
 
View our: American Classic Collection
16 cost efficient, functional and beautiful home designs and home plans showcasing 4 diverse design styles:
English Tudor, French Eclectic, Shingle Style, and Craftsman.
Craftsman Style
 
Craftsman Style   Craftsman Style
 
 
MOUNTAIN HOMES
 
One of our design strengths is interpreting the challenging topography of most mountain building sites and designing creative and stunning custom mountain homes that take advantage of each unique site to capture the most magnificent views and
create a lifestyle of mountain living.
 
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Screened-in porches, covered porches, open porches and
balconies are integrated into our mountain home designs to
extend the interior living spaces to the outdoors and create places to relax and entertain.
 
Numerous, beautifully designed glass doors and windows open rooms to the mountain views and allow natural light to flood into interior spaces.
 
We design mountain homes in a wide range of design styles from Craftsman style, Arts and Crafts, rustic High Country, rustic
elegant Provincial to Mountain Contemporary and Modern Mountain style.
 
Our mountain home designs feature heavy timber trusses, beamed ceilings, oversized rustic stone fireplaces, wrought iron stair railings, flagstone, limestone and wide planked wood floors, and beautifully designed window groupings.
 
Our mountain home designs are well suited for any mountain
region from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee to the western Rocky
Mountain regions of Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado and Arizona to the Canadian Rocky Mountains encompassing Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary.
 
View our: Virtual Reality Mountain Home Fly-around Video
Designed for a steeply sloping site in the Mountain Air Community located outside of Asheville, North Carolina.
 
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LAKE HOMES
 
We specialize in designing lake homes from high-end mansions that are primary residences, to custom houses for families who are
fortunate to live a casual lifestyle on a lake, to vacation homes and cottages for playing and relaxing.
 
Our lake homes are designed with creativity and vision to take
advantage of breathtaking lake views, with open floor plans and
expanses of beautiful windows.
 
Our lake home design styles vary from Cape Cod, Shingle Style,
Craftsman Style and American Vernacular, to French Country, English Country and more formal French Normandy, Traditional and English estate styles.
 
Our lake homes have been built throughout Southeastern Michigan on numerous lakes including: Orchard Lake, Cass Lake, Upper Straits Lake, Long Lake, Commerce Lake, Crooked Lake, Strawberry Lake, Whitmore Lake, Brighton Lake, Tipsico Lake and Lake St. Clair as well as Northern Michigan lakes including Torch Lake and Lake Charlevoix.
 
We have also designed lake homes for Lake Norman, Lake Wylie and Lake Keowee in North and South Carolina.
 
View our: Nantucket Collection
Coming Soon.
lake house
 
lake house   lake house
 
 
VACATION HOMES AND COTTAGES
 
Vacation homes give us a place to escape from the stresses of everyday life, a place to relax, to play and to spend quality time with family and friends.
 
Whether your dream vacation home is a rustic ski lodge in the
mountains, an English cottage or Craftsman bungalow in the woods or
a Cape Cod style seaside cottage, the emphasis is on easy living and
reconnecting with nature.
 
Vacation homes provide a unique opportunity to design spaces that are playful, creative and interact with nature without all of the
requirements of our primary residences.
 
Our ocean beach homes and lake houses focus on capturing views of the water with large expanses of glass doors and windows.
 
Wide covered porches and open terraces are integrated into our
waterfront home designs to extend the interior living spaces to the
outdoors and create places to relax and entertain.
 
View our: Nantucket Collection
Coming Soon.
vacation house
 
vacation lake house   vacation house
 
 
NEW HOUSING TREND: SMART-SIZED AFFORDABLE HOMES
 
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smart sized
In today’s market, there is a renewed interest in “downsizing”,
with a search for the “right” floor plan that is smaller, but feels spacious.
 
There is a search for floor plans that are open, functional and
support today’s active lifestyles.
 
There is equally a desire for quality of space and craftsmanship, for a custom home that is filled with charm and character with
beautiful design, detailing and luxury appointments.
 
We have answered that need with home plans that are functional, cost-efficient to build, and as beautifully designed and detailed as their larger counterparts.
 
Our newly designed “Smart-Sized Home Collection” is a creative collection of plans and designs that are “right-sized”, functional, cost-efficient and filled with charm and character. We will customize any of our house plans to fit your specific needs or custom design the perfect “Smart-Sized” home for you.
 
These are wonderful “idea” plans to get you started thinking about your design preferences, priorities, needs and wants to aid us in designing the perfect new home for you and your family.
 
We can customize any of these home designs or design a custom house to meet your requirements and building lot restrictions, as well as comply with all state and local building codes in the USA, Canada or the Caribbean.
 
We can design a home for you anywhere in the USA, Canada or the Caribbean.
 
View our: Smart-Sized Home Collection
12 cost efficient, functional and beautiful designs and plans.
 
 
HOME PLAN DESIGN COLLECTIONS
 
We have created an exceptional series of new home design collections in response to custom house builders and
individuals searching for unique, functional and creative floor plans with beautifully designed and detailed elevations.
 
Our plan collections are designed to inspire you to begin dreaming about your new custom home in Birmingham MI, Bloomfield Hills, Metro Detroit, Lake Michigan and other vacation, mountain, oceanfront and lakes areas.
 
We can customize and tailor any of these plans to your requirements and building lot as well as to comply with state
and local building codes, but they are intended primarily to get you started thinking about your design preferences, style, requirements and desires. [read more...]
 
View our: PLAN COLLECTIONS / LUXURY COLLECTION
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Michigan Custom Residential Design Firm | Luxury New House Plans Builders
Phone: 248.876.4233 - E-mail: john@vanbrouck.com - Brighton, Michigan 48116
Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Metro Detroit, Lake Michigan
CUSTOM HOME DESIGN BIRMINGHAM and BLOOMFIELD MICHIGAN..... AND THROUGHOUT ALL 50 STATES

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