form or function or both? / by Clint Newsom

Vista [vis-tuh] noun
1. a view or prospect, especially one seen through a long, narrow avenue or passage, as between rows of trees or houses.
2. such an avenue or passage, especially when formally planned.
3. a far-reaching mental view:
vistas of the future.

Any way you look at it or try to define it, the design of Ranch Road was heavily influenced by the views and orientation of the form that facilitates the vistas the site has to offer. With equal attention given to the client's interior wants, needs, and dreams; we feel like we merged form and function to paint a beautiful story on a blank, yet opportunistic canvas.

In september of 2016, my wife and i began working with Clint of basis design on our forever home. We presented him with a large stack of house designs and ideas. Each picture or article contained something we liked or thought about including in our new home. He somehow sifted through them all and began to develop the plans which would eventually become the house we had long dreamed of living in. Throughout the process, Clint was extremely attentive to our desires and needs. He is a great listener and has an intuitive approach to planning and house design. He is that rare individual who was able to combine his very creative style with our ideas and concepts and produce a plan that begins with what the client desires and ends with a finished project that is both beautiful and practical and satisfying at every level. We absolutely could not be happier with the finished project. Clint’s ability to work effectively with builders and contractors and clients like us is a phenomenal asset when considering a project like a new home. we highly recommend basis design and Clint as an architect, designer and planner. If you have the privilege and opportunity to work with Clint, I guarantee that you will never regret choosing basis design.
— Home Owner