PAUL KEIM DESIGN is a small firm – from answering your questions and working with the contractors to answering the phone, there is one person to deal with – me.
My portfolio of the last 10 years is largely custom homes. While I have a personal style, with references to historic styles such as craftsman, cottage, timber frame and mission styles, my approach is very personalized. I design from the furniture up and the site down, integrating tiny details and large concepts, working with clients to create a home that lives graciously, compliments the site, suits their budget and realizes their stylistic dreams. I strive for a floor plan that suits a client’s way of living, an exterior in harmony with the site, a human scale to the building itself and a sense of completeness and sense of place to the entire project.
My services are a complete design package. From getting to know my clients and their relationship with their living space to site design, building design, interior design and landscaping I am involved in every step from conception to move in. My approach is extremely hands-on. For example – I custom design entry doors, work extensively with the cabinet makers on the layout appearance and functionality of the cabinets , hand selecting appropriate colours of travertine and laying out the tile pattern of a walk in shower, providing full sized templates of the timber frame details or searching for just the right stone for a hearth. As a past client said, I “live” my projects.
While I am not a contractor I am directly involved during construction of my projects. Over the years I have developed a trusted team of general contractors, landscape designers, masons, cabinet makers, tile setters, timber framers, granite and soapstone specialists, lighting specialists, painters, structural engineers and biologists.
Browse through the photos and please feel free to phone or email me with any enquiries – Paul Keim –
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