The Ambrose Homes design team’s philosophy is to develop the natural aesthetic of the building’s setting. Our buildings make their own statement while complementing their surrounding environment, be it a New England historical neighborhood, wooded hills, a seaside cliff, or a salt marsh. Our design team has created and restored buildings with everything from historical design sensibilities, to a contemporary/Bauhaus feel, and of course the “beach comfortable” Cape Cod style.
While we carefully craft an aesthetic, we remain above all responsive to our client, closely evaluating their livability quotient and working within the framework of the client’s budget throughout the design and construction process.
As a company with both design and construction departments, using professional estimating systems, we are able to make the clients desires simpatico with their budget. At Ambrose Homes the client’s vision is the key driving factor.
Since the ancient Greeks designed the Acropolis, well-thought-out architecture has been a combination of theatre, function and livability. Ambrose Homes sets the stage by creating the space in which our clients live. Our clients come to their newly completed home, and have the satisfaction of knowing that their space represents their taste and lifestyle.
In over 40 years of designing and constructing buildings, many of the great architects of history have influenced our design team’s aesthetic, from Callicrates and Ictinus of ancient Greece, who were the first known designers to curve a building’s line in order to create the visual illusion of a straight line of sight, to Gropius’ Bauhaus style with its simplistic approach to modern design which included incorporating readily-available materials making it affordable, to Royal Barry Wills’ high-end recreations of traditional Cape Cod styles, and many more.
When our design team was charged with creating an addition to this Marcel Breuer house on the cliffs of Wellfleet, we considered it an important mission to create an addition that would complement and enhance the celebrated original historic design.
Good design might be considered drawing from the palette of historical pioneers of architecture, and instituting aspects of many into one’s own aesthetic, then encapsulating all of that into livability.
The Ambrose Homes design team are experts at translating the clients vision into reality through a process of collaborative design and an obsession for detail.
There are thousands of decisions needed to made when building a home and our design team functions as a guide through this labyrinth of decision making. Our clients begin with just an idea, sketch or inspirational photos and from their we can begin the process to design, budget, schedule and obtain permits.