The historical uniqueness of the Western Reserve has allowed us to draw inspiration for our Westlake, OH custom home designs from a complex blend of architectural and design styles. When the first wave of visitors set their eyes upon the winding creeks, rivers and majestic shoreline that met a gentle rolling landscape paired with dense woodlands, rich soils and a wealth of inherent construction materials; it was no surprise that the Western Reserve quickly grew into a hub that served the long migration westward. Early on, people that moved to this area brought with them a sense of design born from the eastern seaboard and combined that with the rustic charm that gifted countryside estates. Quarries provided all manner of stone, mills machined rich hardwoods and the richness of soil provided the ideal support for sprouting homes and communities throughout the region. The characteristics of these early homesteads can be seen today, scattered throughout the countryside, containing a mix of early colonial architecture with the form and function of a more traditional post and beam that allowed for a more open floor plan and integrated locally excavated stone throughout the home. Having immediate access to a bevy of these materials, allowed the craftsmen and tradesmen of the day to mix and match styles. More recently, that blend of historical meets contemporary has started to emerge again and weave itself into the homes in the area, Contemporary Reserve as we like to call it.
In an effort to help our clients discover and ultimately realize what makes their dream home unique to them, we’ve started building out our inspiration center with photos and concepts of the possibilities for your custom home.