Design + Build Process
How does the design + build process work?
The design + build process is facilitated through Owen Homes, the exclusive builder of Urban North. Urban North offers 5 house plans specifically designed by Draw Architecture + Urban Design. Each homeowner will select one of these house plans and a custom elevation so no two homes in the subdivision will appear the same. The majority of the homes in Urban North will be semi-custom builds, meaning significant changes to floor plans are limited and number of selections necessary to build are condensed, in comparison to a fully custom home. We intend to build several spec homes throughout the subdivision as well.
Once the design deposit has been placed, our team begins preparing all necessary construction documentation and finalizing the blueprints, while you meet with our design team to start making selections. We try to have selections made six weeks prior to construction to account for ordering and delivery time, limiting unnecessary delays in construction.
Homeowners will have their own secure, online access to their very own project website that has all the details, schedule, and photos for their project. Owen Homes has organized the selections into 6 categories:
- Exterior Finishes: Windows, doors, garage doors, stonework, paint colors, roofing system
- Millwork & Cabinetry: Cabinets, counters, appliances, millwork, closet shelving, hardwoods
- Fixtures: Electrical, plumbing, fireplaces
- Flooring, Paint & Wall Covering: Carpet, tile, interior paint, stain colors
- Interior Hardware: Door hardware, bath hardware, glass, house numbers
- Exterior: Landscaping
To respect your time, we will communicate by email/phone and through your project website to prepare for each meeting, ensuring productivity. Meetings may be on site, at our office in Smithville or at the model home. This collaborative design + build process allows our team to provide you with a high-quality, personally-crafted project that reflects your needs, style and personality.
Visit Owen Homes’ Houzz profile to see the ideabooks and inspiration for Urban North homes.
If you’re interested in a lot reservation at Urban North, check out our interactive plot plan [available on desktop only] to see which lots are available.