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Design Process — Clients

Our Process


Design influenced by you

  • Questionnaire
  • Tour of Home
  • Personal Interview
We want to discover your personal tastes… it’s our job to blend them together. We spend at least four hours with you before we put pen to paper. This is an essential step in the process to create not only a beautiful home, but one that lives-well and will fit your lifestyle for the next 20 years.
We’ll ask you and your partner to complete an in-depth lifestyle questionnaire and we’ll tour your existing home to evaluate how you live in the home; what works and doesn’t work for you.

Site Planning

Our clients often select property because the characteristics of the land and location fit their lifestyle. We examine the contours of the property from the onset as inspiration for design. Our goal is to integrate the home with the landscape; not shape the landscape to fit the house, which is most commonly done.

Schematic Design

42° North prides ourselves on lending authenticity to any style home we design. This begins with research and a strong desire to honor and preserve the purity of traditional form… with our own creative aesthetics.

Design Development

“The success of any project lies in the details..."

After we hone in on the initial design concepts, we accompany you during material selection. Using the right materials is crucial to achieving an authentic appearance and honoring design details.

Following design, we begin the detailed process of creating blueprints. This labor- and time-intensive phase is crucial to ensure the builder has construction documents defining exactly what you desire. We also create a 3D model to observe the design from every angle.


We never hand off our drawings and disappear. 42° North is with the project until the keys are in your hand. We consider it our obligation to assist the contractor to build the project as specified in our construction drawings. We are regularly on-site to answer any questions the contractors have and to immediately troubleshoot any issues avoiding costly delays in your project.

Intelligent design for the home of your life.