• The Process of Design Build in Chicago

    Have you ever wanted to build your dream house? Have you hesitated becuase of many details and decisions required?

    Follow us as we complete our project, walk you through each step and share what we've learned in the process.

    We'll give you the confidence you need to make your dream come true.

A Great Real Estate Broker – your first team member

The most important part of any design/build project is developing the overall vision for your house.  You’ll need to know where it is going to be built and what features are important to you before you can begin the actual house design.  The best way to figure this out is to look at a lot … Continue reading

Your team

For your project to be successful, you’ll need to pick a team of experts who work well together and can put you in contact with other experts as needed.  The first expert you’ll need is a good real estate broker.  Your broker will show you existing houses to help you get a clear picture of … Continue reading

How we ended up building a house

We’d been looking for a new home for years. Really. Years. Ask our real estate agent. He’s shown us over 70 homes, and I’ve looked a quite a few on my own without him. We wanted four bedrooms above ground, a living room, dining room, kitchen and family room on the first floor, a house … Continue reading

Building your dream house

It takes a (not so) small army to build a house.  Architects, engineers, a really good general contractor, excavators, electricians, plumbers, real estate broker, attorneys, lenders, carpenters and YOU, the homeowner. For your project to be successful, you need to pick a good team, to find reliable experts to work with.  To love the house you build, … Continue reading