Family Estate Planning and Design Services
Live together with your family in an estate you envision. Our designers make your dream come true!
We involve you in every step of the design process to give shape to your expectations.
Our team creates unmatchable experiences and delivers solid results on time.
Most people in this age live in a nuclear family. The concept of staying with your extended family surrounded by love and care seems to be a thing of the past. Very few people are fortunate enough to spend every day with their brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents or children. If you are one of those who stays or wants to stay with your extended family- our hearty congratulations to you!
But you can't live with your extended family in a normal home. You need something special, which not many families in the world even know is possible! We are talking about family estates, where you can live with your whole family without any constraints of space.
If you are looking to build your own family estate, New York Engineers is glad to help. We have designed sprawling family estates allowing the members of a family to come close and live together.
We don't just design family estates; we help create stronger bonds and happy families! Our team plans the perfect place where every moment turns into a reason for celebration.
No matter what you have in mind, our architects and designers can convert them to a feasible plan. We know family matters most, and our family estates are meant to cater to your needs.
Family estates are generally spread over a large plot. Each family has its own house in the plot so that all of you can live together in the same compound. Family estates also offer spacious outdoor living spaces, pools, playgrounds and garages.
The estate can also include courtyards, picnic areas, nature paths, barbecue pits, fireplaces, marinas- the list is endless! You have plenty of places for all family members to come together and celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, graduations and more.
There's no hard and fast rule of what a family estate entails. You can include anything you want in your family estate and make it the way you want. Our architects will listen to what you have in mind and then create the perfect design based on your unique needs.
If you have a close-knit family who wants to spend time together, a family estate is the way to go! Let our designers know your preferences (and your family's too) so that we can get to work and create a concept design.
From there, it's only a matter of time and construction before you move into your family estate!
We have a multi-step design process to create the perfect family estate for you. It's a long process and we work closely with you at each step to keep you informed of the developments. Our designers and architects will need to understand what you expect out of your estate to come up with the ideal design.
Our process involves some pre-design activities which enable us to determine how to build your estate. Here's a close look at the steps of our family estate design and planning service.
These steps are carried out before we start working on your estate design. We will need your assistance to ensure the steps are carried out in the most efficient manner.
Before any design process, we need to carry out site exploration where your estate will be built. Our team will study the characteristics of the plot and take notes to help them with the design. We especially look at the topography of the land to help us decide the best locations for your buildings.
Your land will have some good views and bad views and we can identify them through visual inspection. The process enables us to select locations for the main house, ancillary buildings and any other structures. The analysis helps to locate the best places for your garages, driveways and even your porches (front or rear). We can also plan for other necessities like septic tanks and water sources.
Our team will also take photographs of the plot to assist us with the design process. We will also note down some of the featured locations to help us design your estate.
Site analysis is an essential step in the design process and helps us develop a site understanding.
Now comes the turn for us to know what you desire. We will arrange meetings with you and your family members to get an idea of the type of estate you want. Our team will ask about your goals and objectives including lifestyle choices to come up with the best design.The discussion will include a wide range of items. Some of them are:
The site analysis and evaluating your goals help us obtain all the information we need. We can also analyze the information and help you decide the best way to go. This step can be conducted in-person, or we may also talk over phone or Skype, as per your convenience. If you ask us, the best way is to meet in person to discuss the nuances. But if you are located far away from our offices, we can use other means.
You can include project consultation with the above step if you wish. This is where you sit with our architects to clear any doubts you have about your estate. You can convey your thoughts to our team and also ask any questions you have in mind.
We will use the information from site analysis, goals and objectives and our experience to answer your questions. This step helps to clear any doubts and give you a rough idea of how things are done. We will take all efforts to provide satisfactory answers to your questions. But some questions may need more time to answer as we only have preliminary information in our hands.
Now we move to the design phase of our process.
The pre-design process helps us obtain the necessary information we need to start our designing. But still, we need to make everything clear and get your nod to move ahead.
The first stage of the design process needs your full participation. As your architect, we listen to what you have to say. We take down notes and ask you occasional questions.
You might have some preconceptions with your family estate without understanding how they impact your project. We make you aware of things that our experience tells you might wish to consider. We point out various aspects and help you understand how they affect your project in terms of functionality and budget.
Our team will mentally walk you through the spaces of your estate, one by one. You will be able to imagine the features of every space and room to form a preliminary idea. We will document all your descriptions and include our input to create the foundation for your design.
You may also get a project document highlighting everything we discussed so far. If you want any changes or modifications, you can let us know immediately. We will make the necessary changes and send it for your approval.
2. Schematic Design
Now comes the turn to develop the schematic design of your family estate. We may need the help of your surveyor to allow us to design your estate successfully.
The survey provides us with the legal canvas to develop your design. We get to know the dimension and size of your plot and other implications like legal easements. The survey also makes us aware of any building restrictions, utility locations or other considerations that affect the placement and design of your estate.
We use computer drawings from the beginning so that everything is accurate and without any mistakes. You can know if your home will work out, right from the start!
Next, we will develop the first design of your site plan and floor plans. Then we involve you in the process to see what is going on. You can review the first iterations and suggest any modification if needed.
We like to involve you at every step as it's your land and money. We are dealing with your house and you have the right to see how everything is advancing. We gather your input and get your approval so that no stones are left unturned.
We will carry out any changes suggested by you before proceeding to the next stage.
3. Design Development
After you have approved the schematic design, we go in for the design development. It is the step where we add more detail and develop the previous plan. Our creative designers use their artistic capabilities to create the exterior building elevations.
Elevations determine how your buildings will look like when you face then standing in the front. You can have an idea of how the different sides look by taking reviewing the elevation design. Our elevation designs include elements like doors, windows, porch and anything you want to add.
You can check out your building elevation and tell us if anything needs to change. After that, we will design the rest of the exterior building elevation for your family estate. We can use computer drawings to create neat and precise designs meeting all your specifications. Our systems use a list of checklists so that your designs turn out to be well-coordinated and professional.
As always, you are welcome to review the design documents and suggest any modification if you want. After we have received a go-ahead from you, we begin our next step.
4. Construction Documents
In this step, we create the construction documents which can be used by a contractor to build your family estate. We add more details to the plan and make it construction-ready for the builder. Our designs will be detailed, with plenty of dimensions and notes. We will also add all the necessary specifications and information so that the design results in a successful project.
The construction documents can include the following :
You can have a look at the construction documents after we have prepared them. If you feel anything needs modification, just let us know. Finally, we hand you over the construction documents so that you can start building your family estate.
This is where our design process ends. We can also help you out with other services like construction administration.
Family estate designers should be good listeners. Because that is the stepping stone of the whole process! Our architects get to know you and your family, their goals, lifestyle choices and more to form an idea of what you need.
We have designed many family estates across the United States and have the capability to help you turn your dream into reality. Our team adopts a no-compromise approach when your family is involved so that we can ensure full satisfaction and happiness for all members.
We have helped several families come closer and live together. Get in touch with us to create a loving space with all facilities and amenities for your family.