Building someone’s own special "castle" is an intense personal journey and the company has a profound respect for the process. Michael W. Garrell meets with each client and reviews their lifestyle, needs, dreams, and desires. Ideas from these brainstorming sessions evolve into home designs that are livable and functional. They then apply these and other design innovations to traditional house design – constantly seeking new ways to move Classicism in fresh and original directions. Masterfully blending these classic elements into new floor plans, they design very distinctive homes that feature open flow and plenty of natural light.
Garrell Associates has created a massive portfolio of a variety of house plan design styles. From Rustic Mountain house plans & Lake house designs to Luxury European home plans for golf course properties. We also feature a collection of Ranch house plans designed for active adult lifestyle. Our award-winning collection of Coastal house plans will amaze you with lighthouse-type styling of the exteriors and rustic, yet open, interior floor plans.
Nearly a decade and a half of designing has yielded a portfolio of over 3,000 home plans. To date, this prolific output has garnered the firm more than 200 professional awards, with numerous Street of Dreams® honors. One rustic yet elegant design for a show home in Big Canoe, Georgia featured truss work made from 200 year-old virgin pine logs reclaimed from a river bottom, and a kitchen with oiled, natural slate countertops. This "Tranquility" show home earned the firm the prestigious "Best in American Living Award" (BALA) from Professional Builder magazine.
The firm cares about each client and becomes a faithful steward of their dreams, keeping loyal clients coming back. That caring extends to their community as well. Over the years, the firm has donated design work for structures owned by the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Wildlife Federation, the Paul Anderson Youth Home and HomeAid Atlanta. (read full bio...)