We believe a home’s architecture should precisely serve the lifestyle of its inhabitants.

Residential Design

Our design process is focused on listening and learning. Collaboration is the foundation of a home design that perfectly suits you and your lifestyle. With broad experience in architectural styles and project scope, our award-winning design-build team can craft a home design that’s a perfect fit for you.

Depending on your needs, we can customize an existing design for you or prepare completely new custom drawings and specifications. Our seamless design approach translates into a cost-effective, enjoyable, and smooth experience, on an expedited timeline. Our incredible client feedback and awards attest to the uniqueness and quality of our designs.

Additionally, if you choose to work with an outside architect or interior designer, we will closely collaborate with them to ensure the exterior and interior of the home flows consistently and beautifully.

We had such a wonderful building experience with Gabriel on our lake house that when it came time to build our new main residence, we didn’t even consider talking with another builder. All of the staff at Gabriel make us feel like we are their only clients and are extremely responsive to all of our needs. I have built several homes, and I know how frustrating the process can become. We have never felt that way about Gabriel, and I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is considering building a home.

The Shaw Residence – Kilgore Plantation

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Discovering You

The first step in the design process is simply listening and learning as much about you as possible. We want to gain a thorough understanding of what is important to you so we can develop the best plan for your home. The result is a home that’s perfectly suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Dream to Paper

Hand-drawn conceptual designs quickly and creatively capture the initial inspiration for the design, allowing you to see where we’re heading with your vision. After collaboration, conceptual designs are further developed into construction documents and specifications, which define workmanship standards, material selections, and construction methods. We also evaluate the site, the views from your lot, and the topography to ensure optimal positioning.

The Art of Collaboration

Our full-service approach benefits you in more ways than one. During this phase the team collaborates for an in-depth conversation to explore what the home will be from flooring to specialty finishes, all while being mindful of the budget. Our guidance helps you to have direct focus on one room at a time, making the process easier to digest and much more fun to imagine the possibilities.


No one likes sticker shock or blown budgets. Our process prevents sticker shock by establishing a budget and providing alternative material and construction methods so you can see all the options available at various price points. Because we take everything into account, you won’t need to worry about surprise expenses.

Pop the Champagne!

In the final phase of our design process, construction documents are produced to provide a complete picture of your custom home. We have a full team hand off meeting for complete collaboration with you, so you have a full understanding and know what to expect. We then hand the documents over to your trusted project manager for groundbreaking!