Custom Residential Design
Since 2009, F9 productions has been proudly been delivering superior custom residential design services to the Colorado Front Range and beyond. Our experience ranges from small interior alterations, pop-top additions, new construction, multi-family developments, and projects anywhere and everywhere in –between. We are fast, energetic, personable and strive to give our clients the very best design solutions possible with every project.
In addition to great customer service, we also utilize the architectural industry’s latest and most sophisticated residential design software giving us the ability to produce the very best construction documents. Our drawings are complete, concise, and often include more pertinent information than our competitors such as: custom electrical plans, numerous 3D drawings, and even valuable material takeoffs. The best part is we can do all of these things with very competitive fees which are, on average, 25% to 50% less than our competitors.
- Highly Competitive Fees
- Clear, Complete, and Easy to Read Drawings
- Unmatched Speed and Accuracy
- 3D Visulization at NO EXTRA CHARGE
Check out what just a few of our recent clients have said about this service:
“F9 provides creative, timely, high quality services with absolute integrity. They have earned my highest recommendation."
- Robert Wolfson, MD MSHA
"Working with Alex and F9 was a positive experience, they were helpful and easy to work with when it came to the design of our facility, and they communicated quickly and efficiently. They did a good job on our project and we would recommend them."
- David Meyer
Golden Duplex - Under Construction
In July of 2010, F9 Productions was commissioned by a young Denver developer to design a unique duplex project in Golden, Colorado. The developer purchased a foreclosed property that contained a foundation completed for a duplex project prior to the market crash in 2008. Working closely with the client, we were able to create a unique and thoughtful residential design solution despite the existing foundation constraints.
The Golden Duplex is currently under construction. Thus far, we have been pleased with the initial "bones" of the project coupled with the play of mass and void in its forms while visiting the site over the past few weeks.
Appearing modern in its form, window patterns, and open floor plans; the shed roofs we've designed will help the duplex to tie into its traditional counterparts within the neighborhood.
Stay tuned as this project continues to develop. We've provided renderings and additional site photos (pictured right) to give a better impression of what the final duplex could look like after construction is completed in early spring.
West Dakota Duplex - Under Construction
During the spring of 2012, F9 Productions was commissioned to design their second duplex project in Denver, Colorado. The project, located within a predominately Latino neighborhood, was designed to evoke an architectural style that resembled forms found throughout the american southwest.
Evidence of this style can be found withing the towering entry piece that welcomes visitors by greeting them though monumental arched portals.
Much to our surprise construction is being completed at a blazing speed even eclipsing the progress of the Golden Duplex project.
Please stay tuned as this duplex nears construction completion!
Spanish Peaks Cabin - Under Construction
Commissioned in the Spring of 2011, F9 Productions began working to design this unique and simple passive solar home 7 miles west of Walsenburg, Colorado for a soon-to-be retired couple.
The building site was carefully selected and is ideal for a passive solar home. The site is situated on a hillside with an adjacent outcropping of giant sandstone boulders and pinon trees to the north; the hillside is coupled with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and beautiful Spanish Peaks to the south.
In order to maximize the client's limited budget and meet their spatial program requirements at the same time, we conceived a conservative yet open floor plan totaling 1,300 square feet of living space. The main living areas and master bedroom exhibit vaulted ceilings, thus giving them a large feeling , despite their small footprints.
The cabin is currently under construction (pictured to the right) with earthy stucco finishes, decks, and shading structures to be finished soon. Construction is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2013.
Boulder County Vacation Home - Under Construction
F9 Productions was commissioned during the fall of 2010 to design a classic yet energy-efficient vacation home for a young family within the mountains west of Nederland, Colorado.
Working closely with the client, we were able to meet their strict spatial requirements, designing to minimize the overall building foot-print, while maximizing passive solar gain. These basic design features helped the project to be as "green" as possible, meeting Boulder County's strict energy requirements with ease.
Going one step greener, we also utilized high-efficiency windows, structurally insulated panels (SIPs), solar panels, and superior architectural detailing techniques in order to maximize this project's energy efficiency.
Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013.
Boulder Pop-Top Home - Under Construction
Over the summer of 2012, F9 Productions worked closely with a local developer to take an existing single story home in Boulder, Colorado and execute what is commonly referred to as "pop-topping" an addition. We utilized the existing footprint as a basis for design of the new home and then expanded upon the existing 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom design in order to create a 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home that totals roughly 3,100 square feet.
Traditional in design, as pictured in the conceptual drawings to the right, allows the house to blend-in and enhance the neighborhood. However, one modern feature that helps the home stand out from the crowd is the sun deck located on the upper floor and adjacent to the master suite. From this location one is able to bask in the sun as well as peer to the flatirons beyond.
Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013.
Blakes Tiny House - Near Construction
On a fall day during a drive from Boulder, we had a discussion with two college friends about tiny houses; we entertained the idea of owning a small home that one could move when necessary, as well as the freedom this would provide the owner. We thought this to be especially relevant in the post 2009 housing market.
The project has evolved into an intersection of different thoughts, combining the original/traditional concepts with aspects overlooked by the RV market.
The Tiny House movement has continued with a traditional cabin look and feel. The RV market, with some exceptions, has shyed away from authentic materials and a connection with nature; this is where we see an opening in the market. Blake's Tiny House aims to take a center stage by declaring that these types of homes can do more asserting that: light and views are more important than walls, collecting solar power and rain water are basic essentials rather than add-ons, and comfort and quality of living space does not come from cheap floors and plastic walls but from authentic materials and great design.
Email us if you are interested in owning one of these gems; the first test production begins this summer.
Blakes Tiny House is now evolving into "THE SAIL". Stay tuned for updates.
Lake View Estate Homes - On the Boards
Lake View Estates is a F9 Productions residential design, build, and develop project. It has been a work-in-progress since the summer of 2011.
Seated within the heart of Trenton, North Dakota Lake View Estates is sure to be a quiet retreat from the busy traffic and large crowd of nearby Williston while still allowing for a short work commute of 14.3 miles back into Williston.
Additionally, the elevated site will provide breathtaking views of Trenton Lake and the surrounding Missouri Valley.
The floor plans offer gracious living areas ideal for panoramic viewing of Trenton Lake and the surrounding valley. A two-car garage boasts plenty of storage space for the average family.
Brekenridge Vacation Home - On the Boards
Nestled within the majestic Rocky Mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado this quaint vacation home was commissioned to F9 by a Boulder client in the spring of 2011.
Similar to the Golden Duplex project, F9 was again faced with the challenge of designing a new home on an existing foundation footprint.
However, using the client's spatial requirements as a guide and the foundation as a base for construction we were able to design a very unique, modest, and modern looking cabin resting lightly on the earth while at the same time maximizes it's views of the mountains to the west. Stay tuned for upcoming photo-realistic renderings!
Highlands Hybrid House - On the Boards
In the spring of 2012, F9 Productions was again commissioned by the young Denver developer to design a unique single family home but this time in the Highlands area. The property, purchased by the developer, is a unique "brownstone" building that was once home to the infamous Denver Darkroom.
During the design process, we worked hand in hand with our repeat client to develop a unique project that meshes modern architectural features with the existing brownstone structure and facade. The final residential design product features a large south-facing garage door that seeks to blend the interior and exterior living spaces together, as well as a fluid and flowing floor plan for today's modern living style.
South Dakota Modern - On the Boards
Modernism and Black Hills mining architecture combine to form this unique residential remodel addition near Rapid Creek, South Dakota.
The existing home currently sits atop dozens of steel columns on the side of a steep sloping landscape. This has presented us with many challenges and unique opportunities during the residential design process (see site photos pictured right)
Working closely with the owner we have been honing in on a modern residential project that features a six car garage, large indoor gym, and a new residence seated beneath the existing stilted home.
We have just pushed the project into the engineering phase and expect construction begin sometime this summer. Stay tuned!
Custom Estate Homes Mix - On the Boards
Positioned on the rolling plains of North Dakota these one-of-a-kind estate style homes were commissioned for the schematic design phase only and are still available for design completion.
Beginning top to bottom are:
American Estate Home - A contemporary version of the estate style home. The first floor features a 4 car garage, open floor plan moving from the kitchen to dining and living, and a gracious
master suite. The upper floor includes a mother-in-law suite, 3 extra bedrooms, and two full bathrooms.
Modern Estate Home - A modern version of the estate style home. The first floor boasts a 4 car garage and spacious two story open floor plan. The upper floor includes a mother-in-law suite, 3 extra bedrooms, play room, and large master suite.
Western Estate Home - A unique mix of modern residential floor planning coupled with traditional western home forms, round out the custom estate homes mix. The first floor includes a 4 car garage, open floor plan, and master suite. The upper floor includes a private mother-in-law suite, 3 extra bedrooms, and a shared bathroom.
OUR COLLABORATIVE RESIDENTIAL DESIGN PROCESS
Step 1 - Meet and Greet, Project Scope, Detailed Proposal
Designing and building a residential project is a personal experience whether you're a homeowner or developer. Therefore, we take pride in getting to know our potential customers by first meeting with you in person to discuss your needs, ideas, and answer any questions you might have about how our design process can work for you.
We then build a project scope, tie it into a detailed proposal, and deliver it. Our goal is to have it to you within 24 to 36 hours of our meeting. Our proposal will entail:
Upon review of the proposal, if you any have questions or different ideas about the scope of work outlined, please call or email us. We would be more than happy to discuss the proposal further to find agreeable terms and earn your business.
Step 2 - Agreement, Design Options, Drivers Seat
After we've come to an agreement we begin to execute the first phase of the contract, the schematic design phase.
During this phase we let our creative juices flow and begin to design the project by sketching and modeling using the software platform, Revit Architecture. We design, on average, 1 to 3 different design options that vary in overall layouts and architectural form work (see the examples pictured right)
The delivery of these options are a series of 2D graphics and also a 3D DWFx model that you can be view using the free viewer, Autodesk Design Review. By delivering a 3D model, we put our clients, in the drivers seat by enabling you to view your project in virtual space from the comfort of your home or office.
From here we look to select one of the initial design options for further refinement within the design development phase.
Step 3 - Design Development, Discussion, Decisions
Using the option that you selected from the previous design phase, we then modify and enhance the initial design based on your input and coupled with our residential design experience. Together we can explore any thing and everything from roof options, window patterns, and floor plan tweaks.
Our design development process is iterative with several design sessions and set of deliverables corresponded back and forth between you and F9. This open design dialogue allows us to hone the design of your project down to your exact specifications and liking; your satisfaction is our priority.
From here we move into electrical design, structural layout, and architectural refinement.
Step 4 - Electrical, Structural, and Architectural Refinement
At this point the in our design process the floor plan has been set and we are able to begin modeling and drawing the initial electrical and structural plans. This process is also iterative with correspondence between you, the structural engineer, and other consultants if necessary.
During refinement of the electrical and structural plans, we also begin to work on the architectural details that will be completed in construction documentation and finalization, the final phase of the project.
Step 5 - Construction Documentation and Finalization
The last step is to package all of the necessary drawings for your residential design project into a clear, complete, and concise set of construction documents. An example set of these construction documents can be found as pictured to the right.
We deliver some of the very best construction documents in Colorado, often including more drawings and pertinent information than our competitors, such as: 3D perspectives, diagrams, and even material take-offs (a detailed list of materials with quantities and types) . The best part is we can do all of these things with very competitive fees, on average, 25% to 50% less than our competitors. We look forward to earning your business!
More Client Reviews
"The team at F9 is incredibly detail-oriented and delivers work on-time, every time. I was consistently impressed with the quality of their work and very pleased with the end result. I recommend these guys and would work with them again."
- Trent H.
"I hired F9 (Lance) to do the architectural drawings for a small bedroom addition on my house. They were very easy to work with, always open to design changes and suggestions on how to make the most efficient use of the space. They produced drawings quickly and would return updated drawings to me for my review in a short amount of time. Overall, it was a pleasure working with F9 (him) and their work was very through."
- Brian M.