Several years ago, we began to pick up from the leading designers and architects an idea they call considerate design. It’s a big idea, and it goes like this. Luxury is no longer a matter of show; it’s a matter of how you feel. The old luxury depended on luscious and sometimes even flashy materials, on details that call attention to themselves for decorative purposes. The new luxury is about how you feel in the environment of a design. We found this idea supportive of our instinct that places have meaning, and that the ideas and materials and choices that go into them should be consistent with that meaning.
In our quest to build inspired places for people to live their lives, we discovered that people usually experience design from the outside-in. A site or a home or a room imparts an overall impression or feeling, and as we progress through that space, or spend more time in it, we notice more and more detail. Those details can be consistent and supportive of the overall idea – or they can be distracting.
Someone Thought This Through
When the big idea for the design is carefully carried out in detail, what we notice is how much the designer understood what we would want to do there, and what would be helpful in doing it. That’s where the term, “considerate design,” comes from. Designs that anticipate and respond to our needs are the most intelligent, and in the end the most impressive.
A lasting effect of considerate design, a design in which a big idea is fulfilled consistently as we experience more of the details, is that we feel a sense of belonging, and the feeling is mutual. There is a sense that we belong there, and that the space also belongs in a way to us. As a home builder, understanding this is a key to fulfilling the goals of the developers and the desires of the homeowners we serve.
Harmony is Everything
Our passion for building homes where people feel grounded has, over the course of many years, made us deeply acquainted with the architects and designers of our Atlanta homes for sale. Together, we are living up to the standards of one of the world’s great cities, populated by folks who have been everywhere and who could settle anywhere.
Executing these designs as an Atlanta home builder faithfully and fulfilling their entire potential calls for a degree of understanding that goes way beyond the blueprint. An intuitive harmony arises. We can bring into being a kind of spaces and surfaces and objects, and viewpoints and access and atmospheres, that might be hard to put into words.
Going to that level of understanding in the homes we build – this is our passion and our life’s work. Let’s get together and talk it over. Just call us at 404-459-6080 or find out more at montehewett.com.