June 24, 2024

Traditionally, “at the forums” refers to early-stage sketches of a fashion designer’s or architect’s concepts and ideas on a real drawing desk or “board.” That age-old apply has since been changed (for a few of us!) by means of pc tool—which, sarcastically, tries to make the photographs seem hand-drawn.

The next designs be offering a glimpse into the early visions of our design staff, starting from a luxurious single-family house to townhomes, cottages, and narrow-lot bungalows—all of which mirror the ever-changing wishes of our house builder and shopper purchasers and our preliminary concepts to satisfy them.


The Northwood

DESIGNERS: GMD Design Workforce, Scott Gardner, [email protected], 919.320.3022
Donnie McGrath, [email protected], 770.375.7351

DIMENSIONS: Width: 59 ft / Intensity: 75 ft / Residing space: 3,948 sf + basement



This “at the forums” luxurious house is designed with a walk-out basement on a downslope web site.

Ample herbal gentle and quantity ceilings assist the house, together with the basement, really feel spacious and open. Beneficiant secondary suite bedrooms upstairs and within the basement supply privateness for a ground-floor number one suite.

The use of stone and contrasting herbal grey and brown horizontal siding at the external provides a contemporary soak up mixture with conventional roof traces.

Within the basement, a coated porch with a fire supplies outside residing alternatives, whilst expansive sliding glass panels open to the nice room and eating spaces at the primary point, making the house superb for entertaining and relations enjoyment.

GMD Design Group floor plan for The Northwood


A. Basement-level bed room suite

B. Coated outside patio and porch above

C. Considerable, flexible-use garage in basement and storage

D. Scullery/pantry/prep kitchen

E. Bonus room with home windows for herbal gentle and perspectives

F. 3 bedrooms with en suite baths and walk-in closets


GMD Design Group basement and second-floor plans for The Northwood


Pinnacle Hills Townhomes

DESIGNER: Larry W. Garnett, FAIBD, [email protected], 254.205.2597

DIMENSIONS: Width: 20 ft / Intensity: 80 ft / Residing space: 1,490 sf

This two-bedroom townhome provides conventional external styling with an open surface plan and an hooked up two-car storage obtainable from a personal rear lane.

The brick and stucco external options an intricate cornice element harking back to the historic neighborhoods situated close to this proposed mixed-use construction.

Concentrated on younger execs who might paintings remotely now and again, the plan provides an place of work alcove and a secluded 2d bed room that may double as an extra place of work house or a video conferencing space.

Front elevation of Larry Garnett's design for the Pinnacle Hills Townhomes


A. Open kitchen, eating, and residing house

B. A courtyard and coated porch be offering secluded outside residing spaces

C. Rear-loaded hooked up two-car storage for higher side road presence

D. Number one bed room with place of work alcove

E. Secondary en suite bed room

Floor plans of Larry Garnett's design for the Pinnacle Hills Townhomes


The Cottages

DESIGNER: Seth Hart, DTJ Design, [email protected], 303.443.7533

DIMENSIONS: Width: 50 ft / Intensity: 80 ft / Residing space: 3,980 sf

As a part of a brand new construction in Denver for McStain Neighborhoods, this house was once designed to take on key want checklist pieces that cope with the lasting way of life changes as a consequence of the pandemic—particularly, bendy place of work house, further garage, retreat areas, expanded garages for spare time activities, and privateness.

The advance provides a extra captivating, nostalgic group really feel by means of its conventional elevation kinds—a shift from the modern-look elevations that experience just lately ruled this marketplace. Each and every house makes use of 3 extremely stylized elevation sorts which might be distinctive from one some other, which creates a gorgeous, colourful side road scene.

DTJ Design's renderings for the facades of The Cottages


A. Double tandem garages optimize car, paintings, and garage choices

B. Again kitchen provides further garage and will flex right into a 2d house place of work

C. A loft to the entrance of the house delivers noise separation from public areas beneath and completes a “child’s wing” upstairs

D. A retreat house in the principle bed room provides non-public rest

E. An instantaneous connection from the principle closet to the laundry room provides comfort

DTJ Design's floor plans for The Cottages


Sea Colony Bungalows

ARCHITECT: Donald F. Evans, AIA, The Evans Workforce, [email protected], 407.650.8770

DIMENSIONS: Width: 24 ft / Intensity: 76 ft, 4 inches / Residing space: 2,485 sf

When speaking slender a lot, in most cases the width of the home is about by means of the width of the storage, and the structure inside that envelope determines the marketability, salability, and, in the end, the livability of that house. Preferably, a purchaser will have to by no means realize the width … as long as the design contains open surface plans and taller ceilings with a variety of herbal gentle.

This 2,485-square-foot house dedicates the primary surface to public areas and the second one surface to personal areas, with each and every bed room having a walk-in closet and en suite rest room.

A big hangout upstairs allows an “the rest house” for TV/gaming, lounging, homework, or homeschooling. An upstairs laundry room simply is smart!

The Evans Group's design for the Sea Colony Bungalows front elevations


A. Open surface plan with recreational room

B. Aspect porch adjoining to the kitchen is absolute best for grilling

C. Rear-loaded, two-car storage achieves a greater streetscape in entrance

D. Hangout room provides most and multiple-use flexibility

E. Secondary en suite bedrooms

The Evans Group design for the Sea Colony Bungalows floor plans