To be a true market leader, we believe that we must differentiate ourselves, to create value. How does Nautilus Homes differentiate itself from other custom home builders or design build firms?
We have a passion for perfection and for exceeding the expectations of our clients. When you work with Nautilus Homes, you have full access to a dedicated team of experts who will help you make the thousands of decisions that are important to you and that will ultimately mean an enjoyable new home building experience.
We work with the top architects in Sarasota and the surrounding Keys. The earlier we are able to get involved with a project, the more value we can provide to the project and to the homeowner. When an architect and a custom home builder like Nautilus Homes team up early, we are able to sit at the same table and develop the vision and design for your dream home together while keeping your budget in mind. This translates to a much smoother process.
A Dedicated Team Approach to Design Build Sarasota
One of the aspects we enjoy most about what we do is the ability to build a team around each project. Only by working with the top local professionals in the industry can we produce a beautiful product and provide a best in class experience for all of our clientele. The partners we work with regularly have the experience and expertise necessary to add value to all of our projects. The most successful new homes or remodels are the result of a complete collaborative team effort.
The designers, architects, and landscape design firms we have had the pleasure of working with include:
Sarasota Architects & Designers
We are passionate about working with the best architects and designers in the industry. Because of our extensive experience building homes in Sarasota, we have a strong network that includes the top architects and interior designers in the area. Knowing the style, character, and rates of each of these design firms allows us to make the right recommendation to get our clients started on the right foot.
If You Are Already Working With an Architect
Similarly, if you are already working with an architect we will bring those same fresh ideas, efficient construction techniques, architectural savvy and understanding of costs to the table during the design development.
We value the opportunity to work with like minded homeowners and professionals dedicated to designing and building beautiful homes and delightful client relationships. Contact us to better understand what makes us the right choice for a relationship that lasts a lifetime.
“Nautilus Homes is an excellent resource for our architectural firm. We provide design services for high end waterfront residences and Ryan Perrone at Nautilus is a custom residential construction firm that we can rely on to provide our clients with craftsmanship, accountability and well communicated contracting.” ~ Cliff Scholz, Clifford M. Scholz Architects, Sarasota FL
Residential Architecture in Sarasota
In the typical design build model, homeowners and buyers will solicit an architectural firm to draw up the plans for a custom home project. When the plans have been completed, the architect will assist the owners in securing several bids from reputable home builders in the immediate or surrounding areas.
Once the owner, the architect firm and the home builder that has been selected are joined together, it’s normally common for the process to go back forth until the entire process is fragmented. As a result, the owner usually becomes frustrated with both the loss of time and money involved in this venture.
Our Unique Design Solution
Consistent with the typical design build model, our team of custom home builders are focused on facilitating a collaborative design build process. With alliances that include many of the top architectural firms in the Sarasota County, we work together to bring your vision to reality and within your budget.
Our clients can appreciate this unique alliance because they have their choice of architectural firms, according to their own style.
Sarasota Architects & Designers
For home designers and architects who share this vision, feel free to contact us about working on future projects together, especially since we are always looking for better ways to share our passion, rising to new challenges and expanding our networks. Even though we are focused on cultivating long lasting relationships with like-minded professionals and homeowners in the Sarasota area, we are also committed to building beautiful homes and luxury residences.
Sarasota is a Hub for Creative Design and Architecture
As supporters of the Center for Architecture Sarasota, Nautilus Homes is proud to share in the rich architectural history of our area. The Center for Architecture Sarasota is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to celebrating the built environment while helping to shape the future of the profession through education.
Through the connections that we have made at the Center, as well as other events and organizations throughout Southwest Florida, we are able to continually educate ourselves on home design, the built environment, and how what we do impacts our beautiful environment. By gaining a deeper understanding of our diverse architectural past, we are inspired to create innovative designs that are contemporary in aesthetic but respect the local traditions and landscapes.
What Does a Sarasota Architect Do?
Before a homeowner hires an architect for their job, there are some things that they will need to know. One of the most important is not all architecture firms are created equal. Though many of these firms may possess all of the same licensing and credentials, they may only specialize in one particular type of home or building. This means it is important for homeowners to interview these firms in advance to find the best fit.
Listed below are some of the competency areas that homeowners should look for when they are making their decision on which Southwest Florida architecture firm to hire.
- Construction Management and observation
- Contract Administration
- Planning and Preliminary Studies
- Relevant codes and regulations
- Schematics, drawings, building specifications
- Evaluation and consultation advice
- Preparation of bid documents and builder-client agreements
- Coordination of services by special consultants
Providing House Plans for Sarasota Residents is a Requirement for Any Architect Firm
Because all architect firms possess the ability to draw up custom designs for a home and deliver them to a homeowner, people can expect the basic requirements to be met in every firm. However, each firm does have their own style and they can differ greatly from one to another. So, when a homeowner is looking to hire an architect for their project, they should look for a firm that can offer the style in which they want to operate.
To find out this and other related information, homeowners can review the firm’s portfolio to see what kind of projects that they have already done. Part of this process will also involve getting a list of references from the residents in the area. Additionally, the homeowner should also request sample contracts that list fees along with their change order policies. This is a very important factor because the initial pricing may be just what the homeowner is looking for. However, if the owner asks for add-ons, they may easily go over the homeowner’s established budget.
Sarasota Architecture Fees to be Aware of
As previously stated, homeowners should always be aware of any additional fees that may arise over the course of their project. Therefore, homeowners should know what they are signing before they approve the work to be done by any firm. This said, here’s some critical areas that the homeowner should be interested in getting more information on.
- What is the Specified Fee Schedule?
- How are fees determined and what services do they cover?
- Will probable construction cost estimates be provided?
- Are the fees for other consultants included in the total estimate provided (i.e. testing and inspection, civil, geotechnical etc.).?
- Permits and other government fees are attached to home building projects. Is the time spent in obtaining the necessary paperwork included in the initial cost or is this extra?
- How are additional services and reimbursement fees established?
- When changes are made, are additional charges added by government agencies and the building department?
- When the homeowner requests changes, how are those cost computed?
When a homeowner is dealing with a reputable firm, the firm’s representative will not only answer the questions above clearly in a fashion that the homeowner understands, but will also provide the responses in writing. It is also important to note that the initial quote provided may increase by as much as by 20% on the average, especially because of the back and forth communications (different change orders) that goes on between the architect and the builder. Therefore, it is essential that the homeowner is doing a good job of doing their own homework before signing a contract.
Nautilus Homes Streamlines the Design and Build Process
With the collaborative design model that we offer, we streamline this process since it saves both time and money. By everyone involved in the project working together from the beginning to occupancy, we offer a unique concept that brings everyone to the table at one time. Thereby, allowing the entire team to design how the home should look when it is completed, according to the homeowner’s needs and their budget. Since everything that is needed in one central place, there are rarely delays and the project can completed on time.
With this design and build concept, our customers are satisfied. Especially, because they are not required to work with a diversity of professional players during the span of the project (i.e. architects, engineers, builders, surveyors and other contractors.
So, if you are thinking about making renovations to an existing home or building a home from ground floor, contact us for your needs. Our specialty is educating homeowners in advance so that they will know what their options are, and making them feel comfortable with an end to end building concept that will save time and money.