by Suzanne Huntzinger | photos by Sarah Shields Photography

You’ve been imagining your dream home, and it’s time to bring that dream into reality. Emily Handke Design will make that happen for you.

Cathedral High School alumnus and graduate of Washington University’s prestigious Architecture School, Handke has been designing homes for eight years. She started out designing waterfront homes in Seattle and found her niche in high end custom architectural design. Now back in Indiana, Handke has lent her talents to hundreds of homes in luxury neighborhoods on the city’s north side.

The process starts with a consultation with the homeowner. “It’s important to me to give the homeowner a personal touch so that they trust me and leave happy. I sit down with them to discover their wants and needs, listen to their wish list for every room and talk about their lifestyle,” Handke says, “Then, I begin customizing plans for their dream home.”

She sketches the home which she envisions in 3D, and then transforms it using 3D BIM software. The 3D images bring to life the entire home, inside and out. “I present the home design to the homeowner on a large screen so they can see it up close and make informed decisions about the home and lot. They can truly envision the home, how it’s situated on their specific lot conditions and elevation in its actual setting. I let them imagine themselves in their true habitat along the waterfront or a steep slope, what it looks like at sunrise and sunset,” she says.

Choosing Emily Handke Design opens your possibilities to a broad range of home styles. Whether your style is traditional, contemporary, European, Colonial, Tudor or Mediterranean, Handke can bring your dreams to life. “I customize the design to your style and needs. I’ve never used the same design twice,” she says.

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