Miller Architecture

Resort & Vacation Home Design


At Miller Architecture, we understand and appreciate the transformative quality that an uplifting space can have for our Clients and their Guests for years to come.

In second homes we are usually designing for atmosphere and picturesque drama. Resorts and Vacation homes are often wonderful opportunities to indulge in the whimsical and the fantastic, to create mood setting spaces that would be less functional in everyday life.

To facilitate this efficiently our office has collected about a quarter million architectural images and 3000 architectural books.

Clients can go in any design direction and I inform them on the relative cost of what they are viewing.

From the photos, we can determine if your budget matches your tastes and how much work would be required for Miller Architecture to produce a set of drawings that can be the basis of Contract between you and a Builder. Our fees vary from $6/sf to $16/sf depending on the following factors:

Geometric Complexity of the Style of House -Houses with many different framing conditions that have to be shown would cost more.

Amount of Interior Millwork or Specialties -Houses where we design a lot of Built-Ins, Cabinetry, Secret Passages, Skylights, Water Features that must be drawn to be realized cost more.

Amount of Architectural Services required -Some Clients require only a few site visits while others will expect full Architectural Services including Shop Drawing Review, Contractor Pay Approvals, Weekly Construction Reports, etc.

Similarity of the Project to Previous Miller Architecture work already drawn in CAD format and whether details from your home would be useful for reuse at a later date. Miller Architecture has 87,000 files of previous CAD details of built and unbuilt work.

If your house is a higher budget it is because there are a lot of elements above the normally expected residential details. Our fees tend to be about 6% of Construction costs or about what the same as Realtors.


RECENT RESORT & VACATION HOMES
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY WORK

GREAT ESCAPE COTTAGE for CHINQUAPIN Cashiers, North Carolina
A 683sf Tiny House Cabin with Screened porch and side porch.
First Cottages constructed by The Waterfront Group near the Outpost
at the top of mountain in 2017. Copies of the best-selling cabin are
being constructed at The Lodges of Eagles Nest.

STRETCH CABIN for THE LODGES AT EAGLES NEST Banner Elk, North Carolina
A Cabin designed to Stretch from 1943sf to 2325sf depending on what Buyers want for the size of any major room in the most spectacular luxury community in the Blue Ridge Mountains with $80 Million dollars for high quality infrastructure and amazing amenities.

BARNIMINIUM for THE LODGES AT EAGLES NEST Banner Elk, North Carolina
A 960sf Speculative Barn with stalls and Tack Room for 2 Horses below a Cabin with feeding overlook and Sleeping Loft in the Blue Ridge Mountains most picturesque community near the main Boarding Stables.

LOFT CABIN for THE LODGES AT EAGLES NEST Banner Elk, North Carolina
A 910sf Speculative Rustic Cabin for Buyers into the most spectacular luxury community in the Blue Ridge Mountains with $80 Million dollars for high quality infrastructure and amazing amenities.

SPRUCE CABIN for THE LODGES AT EAGLES NEST Banner Elk, North Carolina
A 1010sf Speculative Rustic Cabin for Buyers into the most spectacular luxury community in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

LAKE JAMES CABIN Nebo, North Carolina
Rustic 2531sf Cabin in Cove Point at The Arbors. Built 2012

STONEHAVEN by DERBY INNS of the BLUE RIDGE
Jefferson,NC
Renovation of WPA era stone Hospital into a 18,000sf 23 Room Mountain Inn,Conference Center, Restaurant & Tavern.
Currently in Working Drawings.

ANDERSON MOUNTAIN HOUSE
3,100 SF Italian Dolomite style Mountain House at Caesar's Head.
Under Development for Scott & Melissa Anderson

DORTCH MOUNTAIN CHALET
Mystic, NC
3000sf Vacation Home based on the Rose Cottage in England incorporating passive solar kit parts.
Under Development for Michael & Elyn Dortch

NELSON COTTAGE
Roaring Gap, NC
Adirondack style 2800sf vacation home in Roaring Gap Club.
Feature in July 2003 Charlotte Magazine.
Completed 2001 for Lowell & Janet Nelson

TWENTIETH CENTURY WORK

AWTREY RESIDENCE
Pine Mountain, Georgia
4,000sf Arts & Crafts Home on Lake.
Completed 2002 for Bob & Becky Awtrey

Tony F. Miller, AIA had designed about 2 Custom Homes per year of various Architectural styles in the 13 years before starting Miller Architecture.

 

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