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Celebrating 19 Years of Design Excellence

2005 – 2024

Luxury Homes Designed by David Fleming

rendering of new modern house being built on the niagra river in Grand Island NY

Modern Luxury Home – 8,000 sq ft in Grand Island NY

Rustic Contemporary
in Akron, NY

Rustic Modern Home
in Western NY

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Luxury Contemporary Cape
in Clarence, NY

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5593 sf Neoclassical
in Clarence, NY

Lakeside Lookout
on Lake Erie, NY

Solar Vastu House
Clarence, NY

What are Luxury House Plans?

Intricate and grand facades reflecting architectural style with high-quality exterior wall materials. Generally placed on a significant site or expansive property with a vista or impressive views.

Above average square footage with bonus rooms, guest suites, outdoor living areas, and large, open interior spaces.


7 Defining Features of a Luxury Home Design

As an experienced Architect designing and building numerous luxury houses in the Buffalo area, we can guide and suggest features that are beyond your current imagination. Here’s a few ways to create a luxurious, stunning impression with your new home:

1] Open Floor Plan with High Ceilings

Create a spacious and airy feel including a grand entrance to wow your guests the minute they arrive. High ceilings are a must adding  elegance and grandeur to any room. Large windows and walls of glass will let in natural light and showcase stunning views.

2] Gourmet Kitchen With Spaces For Multiple Chefs

A well-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances is the mainstay of a luxury home. Brands to consider include: Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Viking. A large island with a built-in sink, expansive counter space for food prep, and a walk-in pantry are a must-have. Modern living features the kitchen as an entertainment and family gathering space.

3] Spa-Like Master Suite with Luxurious Amenities

Luxury is defined by sanctuary spaces for relaxation and rejuvenation. Opulence and elegance in the bath area will include a large soaking tub, walk-in shower with multiple showerheads, and heated floors. High-end fixtures and finishes for the countertops, custom cabinetry, plenty of storage space, and elegant lighting solutions are featured in our designs.

4] Outdoor Living Space, Pool, Fireplace, and Kitchen

The goal here is to create the ultimate outdoor oasis of terraces, decks, and patios. Luxury homes often feature custom-designed swimming pools and spas with features like waterfalls, built-in seating, infinity edges, and lap lanes. Hot tubs can be incorporated into the pool and also given private spaces of their own. An impressive fireplace is a focal point for gatherings. An outdoor kitchen with a grills, refrigerators, sink, food prep areas, and high-end seating will allow you to entertain in style.

5] Smart Home Technology

Luxurious amenities for 2023 puts Smart Home Technology at the top of the list. Convenience and efficiency become part of your daily life. Automated lighting and temperature control, voice-activated assistants, and granular security systems that can be controlled remotely allow you to manage your homes functions from any room or anywhere in the world.

6] Top Quality Materials and Finishes

Natural stone such as marble, granite, slate, limestone, sandstone, soapstone, quartzite, and bluestone. Decorative rocks and gravels include brick chips, granite, lava rock, river rock, and marble chips.

High end wood selections may include: Sandalwood
Purple Heart Wood
Pink Ivory
Agar Wood
Lignum Vitae
African Blackwood
Bocote Wood
Ebony Wood

7] Upscale Landscaping Designs

Privacy and seclusion can be achieved with thoughtful design of landscaping elements. Custom artistic fences and gated entryways provide privacy and security. Hedges, trees and bushes can set off areas of the property for lush gardens, ponds and water features.

Professionally installed outdoor lighting can highlight trees, shrubs, and architectural features, as well as provide safety and security.

Hardscaping design coordinates features like patios, walkways, and retaining walls made from high-quality materials like natural stone or concrete pavers. And don’t forget the boulders for an impressive display.

Artwork and sculptures can add a unique and personal touch and well-established trees and shrubs can add a sense of maturity and elegance

Don’t forget an effective irrigation systems that can keep landscaping looking lush and healthy. New technology allows your property to be lushly watered while saving resources.