Tips from Hamptons Home Builders: What To Ask Yourself When Hiring an Architect
Hiring an architect will be one of the most important decisions you make when building your home in the Hamptons. As you make this decision, there are a few questions you should ask yourself beforehand that will help make the design and building process go as smoothly as possible.
Questions to ask yourself when hiring an architect include:
- Should I hire my own architect or work with Hampton home builders?
- Is this the best location for my Hamptons home?
- Will I be using my home for gatherings or as a refuge?
- Do I prefer traditional or modern home design?
Should I Hire My Own Architect or Work With Hampton Home Builders?
It’s no question that you need an architect during the design process for your floor plan and other design elements, but researching and interviewing potential architects can be draining. You can save time on finding an architect by choosing a Hampton custom builder who can connect you with one.
At South Fork Custom Home Development, we have our own in-house architect and designer who can bring your vision to life. We’re passionate about the Hamptons area and dedicated to building homes that showcase its natural beauty. With spacious rooms and large windows that allow plenty of natural light and air, you’ll be surrounded by the classic beauty of the Hamptons.
As your Hampton home builders, we’re able to work with whichever option you prefer. Whether it’s the architect of your choice or our own design team, it’s our goal to provide you with a home-building experience that you will never forget. The final result will be a vacation getaway that is bright, distinctive, open, and modern.
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Is This the Best Location for My Hamptons Home?
As Newsweek reminds us, location is the most important factor when buying any form of real estate. Especially in a place like the Hamptons, where Southampton has a distinctly different personality from Bridgehampton just down the road. It can be even more important when building your home away from home. After all, you can change a lot about your vacation home through home remodeling or adding an addition later on. However, you can’t change its location once you have the completed project.
But location is only part of where you build your house. Another important factor is how you position your vacation home. This may not be a major concern for most people building a home, but this isn’t the case when building in the Hamptons. For the most picturesque views possible, you need to make sure that your dream home is in the right position.
With South Fork’s architecture and design services, you can be confident that you’ll get the most out of whatever location you choose for your custom home in the Hamptons. We can design your home to take advantage of the breathtaking views, positioning it in such a way that it’s difficult to distinguish where your patio doors end and the bay begins.
A knowledgeable architect or architecture firm will be able to guide you through the same process. Just make sure that they have experience working in the Hamptons area. This will let you know that they understand what makes it a truly unique and desirable place, and how to translate that into a luxury vacation home.
Will I Be Using My Home for Gatherings or as a Refuge?
People build vacation homes for different reasons. For some, it’s a way to escape the city and get a little bit of peace and quiet. While a few close family and friends may be welcome, they have no desire to experience anything resembling the fast-moving lifestyle they left behind.
On the other hand, owning a vacation home in the Hamptons is a way to be at the epicenter of social life. For these people, large double-doors that lead out to patio kitchens are more than a way to blur the lines between interiors and exteriors. They’re a way to keep a constantly rotating stream of party attendees circulating through their home.
Whether you prefer privacy, society, or somewhere in between, our architect will work with you to design your project down to the very last detail. If you prefer privacy, there may be a greater focus on gated entrances with lush allee driveways that highlight the beauty of the property while enhancing privacy. If you wish for your home to be a gathering place, you may prefer more guest rooms and large open spaces that invite crowds and conversation.
Do I Prefer Traditional or Modern Home Design?
The Hamptons has a rich history of architecture and style that’s recognized all over the globe. From the shingle style of the late 1800s to the understated colonial revival, you have plenty of options for blending classic style with modern luxury. Our architect and designer can help you plan your ideal home starting from the schematic design all the way to move-in day.
As The New York Times points out, architecture in the Hamptons is cyclical and what was once out of fashion will eventually become popular again. Right now modernist architecture is on the rise, focusing on floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to enjoy the views in the most contemporary way.
South Fork prides itself on its forward thinking style while also paying homage to the stylistic traditions of the Hamptons. We’re perfectly suited to design your home that feels historically rooted to the area while benefiting from modern conveniences and an up-to-date appearance.
Are you ready to build your South Fork Hamptons Home?
At South Fork Custom Home Development, we provide our own in-house architect to save you time looking for a design team. However, you can still hire your own architect or buy design plans if you wish. When hiring an architect, it helps to have an idea of where you want to build for the best views of your property. You should also decide whether you want your home to be a place of solitude or one for large gatherings. The Hamptons have a rich architectural history, so be thinking about which style best suits your tastes as well as your goals.
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At South Fork, we specialize in conceiving, designing, and developing custom homes with distinct attention to detail and quality of life. If you’re ready to begin building the home of your dreams with a builder that prioritizes luxury, satisfaction, and style call us today at (631) 204-8184 or schedule your one-on-one consultation here.