Customizing Your Home
Cloudland Station is a unique place built on certain ideals of yesteryear, while purposefully designed to enjoy the modern conveniences of today, especially when it comes to building your home. Whether you choose to adopt a pre-approved plan and adjust it to your personal preferences, or you have a full custom home designed, we are here to help make that experience both enjoyable and efficient.
Our desire is to infuse your own creative ideas into the design of your home, while ensuring that all homes continue to beautify Cloudland Station in a way that is consistent with the architectural design standards in the ARB (Architectural Review Board).
Cloudland Station’sARB Design Guidelines are titled Brushstrokes(TM). Specifically, Cloudland Station’s design goals, through Brushstrokes, are three-fold:
1 – to create a beautiful home that you love and that meets your lifestyle requirements;
2 – to allow as little or as much of your own creativity as you desire to invest in the process;
3 – to create a look and feel of a southern province that includes the diversity of authentic mountain, valley, and village architecture as well as an evolution of such architecture over a long historic period – the era of late colonial south up through through the mid 1900’s.
Once a neighborhood and lot choice is final, the customer can choose to build either a Semi-Custom or a Full Custom home:
For those that want something much more than a typical model home, but do not want to invest in a full custom designed home, we have two Semi-Custom approaches…
1 – You can take an existing Cloudland Station pre-approved house plan and we can make custom modifications to meet your requests. Modifications might include floorplan changes, an added basement, an extended porches, etc. Note that many of our pre-approved plans require some changes to the elevation at a minimum.
2 – You can bring us a house plan that you have discovered and request Architectural Review Board approval.
Full Custom Home
Finally, for those who desire a fully custom designed home, we offer two approaches:
1 – Hire an architect familiar with historic and traditional southern typologies to create a full set of drawings. It is very important that the architect have a copy of Brushstrokes, our design guidelines, and that the homeowner and the architect have an initial meeting before the architect creates a concept drawing. This first meeting can save a lot of time, money, and energy.
2 – Utilize our resident designer who will perform this service for a very affordable fee.