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DESIGN/BUILD – Creative Designs, Value Engineering,QualityCraftsmanship & Customer Service

 

Design/Build is a way of building as an integrated team.  We come together with creativity of design and work together with our professional contractors in implementing our designs.
Design/Build (Ron of Oakwood Custom Homes is the designer and also the builder) is the one of the oldest, most natural, and most efficient construction processes.Oakwood Custom Homes feels that this method, used to create many of the majestic cathedrals and manors of Europe, is the best approach. We don’t design a great home and then disappear or blindly follow a supplied blueprint. Were in the process from beginning to end.
A successful project cannot be measured by design alone, or solely by the quality or efficiency of the construction, but rather by how these elements come together to achieve your vision as the homeowner!
A successful project takes into consideration the creative design while respecting the client’s budget, masterful construction & engineering, on-time scheduling, and a final product that exceeds customer expectations.Oakwood Custom Homes accomplishes this with a proven track record of one of a kind designs and skilled craftsmen working for you as a team. This is our team: Design/Build—one team with one goal—building great homes to your satisfaction.
It is easy to see that home building is our passion. A home is our canvas on which we create dreams   We take the passion that we have for building, the eye for aesthetic design and put them together to build one of a kind luxury homes that you can call your own.

For over 10 years we have been providing Southeast Michigan with More!

 

  • More impressive architecture designs
  • More experience
  • More unique features in our custom homes
  • More rewarding lifestyles for our clients
  • More value & affordability for one of a kind homes!

  

Ron found his passion for no-corners-cut construction in the late-1990s, building his reputation for excellence by “rehabilitating” quality older homes. Applying this approach to new custom homes, he then founded Oakwood Custom Homes, which follows his philosophy of no skimping, building homes of the quality Ron would choose for himself and his family
“We are Southeastern Michigan’s area leader for sustainable design, construction and renovation, but we are always careful to consider lifestyle, integrating the style and comfort expected from high quality homes.”        
        
 
It is easy to see that home building is Ron’s passion. A home is the canvas on which dreams are created. He takes the passion that he has for building, the eye for aesthetic design and puts them together to build one of a kind luxury homes that you can call your own.  
As designer, builder and owner of Oakwood Custom Homes, I understand the philosophies and processes that it takes to build a beautiful functional home. Having a plan for these processes is what sets us apart from the rest.
                   
       I. Sensitive proportioningdoes not inherently increase the cost of your project, but it is an absolute necessity for you to realize any value in your construction investment. Each new project is much like a painting. With a finite amount of cost in the raw materials something of much greater value can be created. Or not, depending upon the talents of the painter. The construction of a house is a more complex process, but the analogy is accurate and it begins with the design.
                                                                      “When two bricks are put together, that’s when it begins.”
                                                                                            – Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

As you consider your design options remember that there are no expensive materials or clever details that can compensate for a poorly conceived or proportioned structure. Ultimately, the value of every dollar that is spent on construction materials and labor is limited to the quality of the design.  
 

            II. All Structures must possess intelligent design as “Form Follows Function”. Aside from aesthetic goals, a home must function. Beyond the fundamentals of shelter from the elements, it should work along side you to simplify the issues associated with daily living rather than complicate them. A well conceived house will be tailored around the unique lifestyle of is occupants, As well as the size, use, and intended contents of each space. 

 
                                                                 “A House is a Machine For Living.”
                                                                          – Le Corbusier

 
The petite home especially offers little margin for functional error. They “must” efficiently solve many of the same problematic issues as larger structures by simply being smarter.  

 
             III. Details: Beauty is in the details. Perhaps the most gratifying to all of us, and the most often overlooked aspect of today’s architecture is the detailing. How the surfaces of structures are embellished provide your home with a unique fingerprint among similar styles. If good proportioning and intelligent design are like a well-prepared meal, the fine details are the indulgent desert. Creative detailing in some ways is becoming a lost art form, vanishing from the architectural details of today’s residences. This is your opportunity to establish the very identity of your home. This becomes the vernacular that articulates your individual style more than any other expression.
 
 
Genuine architecture provides timelessness.