Design Studio

Designer selected options abound

Our onsite Design Studio is located at our 5,600 square-foot Rebuild Center at 565 West College Avenue in Santa Rosa. Our Design Studio Team is available to assist clients to personalize and customize their home interior, exterior and landscaping. We pride ourselves in offering high-end standard options, plus a wide variety of various luxury upgrade options. We offer hundreds of selections where one can not only preview but also touch and feel materials.

The Design Studio offers clients a wonderful opportunity to select everything in one building:  stressless, easy and confident in your decisions.


All-Inclusive High-End Standard Amenities

All plans are universally designed for homeowners of all abilities to enjoy, referred to as aging in place. All plans have been custom designed for the Rebuild North Bay effort.

Craftsman / Ranch Elevation Styles

craftsmanInfluenced by the English Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century, but evolved through the work of California architects. It ultimately became a popular vernacular style due to its appearance in pattern books and mail-order catalogs.  Characterized by front facing, low pitch gable or cross gable roofs with flat tile and stucco walls.  The infusion of wood details includes shaped barge boards, outlookers, knee braces, shingle siding accents and porch columns.  The horizontal character of the style is emphasized by wide overhangs, gangled single-hung windows, window grids at upper half of windows, window trip, application of the siding, and stone wainscot and column piers. The result is a warm, natural exterior with artful elements.  This style has evolved into the timeless California Craftsman and Classic California Ranch elevation styles.

Spanish Romantica Elevation Style

spanishThis style evolved in California and the southwest as a response to available materials and the Spanish influence.  The style adapted and was infused with Latin American, Moroccan and Mediterranean elements and details.  It attained wide-spread popularity with the Panama-California Exposition of 1915.  The most notable characteristics include the use of low pitched “S” tile roofs, stucco walls, arched entry porticos, plank shutters and recessed accent windows.  The charm of this style lies not only in its directness, adaptability and contrast of materials and textures, but in its ability to evolve within itself.  Thus, the detailed stucco corbel at a garage opening can be applied to a gable eave to create a memorable detail.

Exterior Architecture and Entrance

Exterior Architecture and Entrance

  • Elevation styles include Craftsman and Spanish, plan specific
  • Choice of 16 color/stone themes, elevation specific, all materials and colors put together by award winning architectural firms.
  • Keyless keypad and lever entry set finished to compliment the architecture
  • 3’6″ wide x 8′ oversized front entry door with variety of architectural designs, with various selections
  • Hardi plank lap siding, providing fire protection
  • CertainTeed SureStart Protection asphalt composition roof (50 year warranty, prorated), for Craftsman and Ranch elevations
  • Spanish elevation roofing barrel concrete tile (50 year warranty)
  • Feiss exterior lanterns coordinate with exterior architecture
  • Various front yard landscape designs
  • Full yard fencing with gates
  • Architecturally designed garage door (per elevation) with battery back-up opener, with a variety of selections
  • Various sizes and materials for homes requiring decking, plan/lot specific
  • Outdoor patio included on level lots, per plan (no decks)
  • 2×6 exterior framing with R-19 insulation

Designer Kitchen

Designer Kitchen

  • Custom cabinets with soft-close hardware in a variety of styles and finishes, sturdy European hinges with pullouts
  • Oversized, behind the range, hood-backsplash to the ceiling for a true “custom look”
  • Variety of quartz and granite solid surface countertops with full height tile/stone backsplash
  • Under-mounted Moen sink, single or double 36” bowls with disposal (1/2 HP or equal)
  • Variety of Moen faucets and finishes to choose from, including motion sense and pull out
  • 16×18 stainless steel single bowl Moen utility/vegetable sink, per plan
  • KitchenAid 36″ commercial freestanding gas range with 6 burners with oversized 42″ hood
  • 30″ wall unit microwave
  • Energy Star certified dishwasher with concealed controls

Master Suite and En-suite

Master Suite and En-suite

  • Your choice of polished granite or sequel quartz countertops with coordinating backsplashes
  • 2 Moen bath accessory collections to choose from
  • Kohler Highline toilet at comfort height or quiet close elongated seat
  • Water proof oversized tile shower, curdles entrance into ground floor master shower and optional multi-generational suite shower
  • High end tile and stone with a variety of sizes, including 12×24  (2×2 tile shower floor)
  • Professionally designed baths including dual sinks, separate water closet oversized shower (optional tub), per plan
  • Custom cabinets with soft-close hardware, sturdy Europen hinges
    and pull-outs in a variety of styles and finishes

Home Interior Living Features

Home Interior Living Features

  • 8′ interior solid core, panel doors ~ 3 choices to choose from
  • Solid wood or luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout all living areas (entry, kitchen, dining room, great room and contiguous hallways)
  • Mohawk carpet in variety of textures and colors for bedrooms and stairs/upstairs hallway
  • A wide variety of porcelain tile and stone flooring options, variety of design selected sizes and colors in all baths and laundry
  • Flat 5.5″ baseboards and 3.25″ door casings throughout
  • York air conditioning (all plans standard)
  • ecobee Smart Thermostat

Other Living Features

Other Living Features

  • 6″ recessed LED lighting throughout
  • Dimmer and rocker light switches with occupancy and vacancy auto turn off/on
  • Laundry with stainless steel utility sink and faucet (per plan)
  • Laundry plumbed and wired for gas or electric dryer
  • Navien tankless water heater, or equal
  • All garage interiors are fully textured and painted
  • Garage prepped for charging station for electric vehicles

Luxury Secondary Baths

Luxury Secondary Baths

  • Your choice of polished granite or sequel quartz countertops with coordinating backsplashes
  • 2 Moen bath accessory collections to choose from
  • Kohler Highline comfort height or quiet close toilet with elongated seat
  • Kohler oval sinks
  • Powder room offers Kohler pedestal with 8″ wide spread faucet
  • Extra large soaking tub with shower above
  • Custom cabinets with soft-close hardware, sturdy Europen hinges and
    pull-outs in a variety of styles and finishes

Specialty Features for Fire Protection

Specialty Features for Fire Protection

  • Hardi plank lap siding, providing fire protection
  • Safety fire sprinklers throughout home interior and garage
  • Fire rated eaves, per designated Wildfire Urban areas
  • Architecturally designed garage door (per elevation) with battery back-up opener

Aging in Place Features

Aging in Place Features

  • Our impressive and practical extra wide front entry doors are designed for the purpose of the Rebuild efforts; being 3’6″ wide x 8′ high ((verses 3’ wide and 6’8” tall).
  • Larger, higher windows allow an abundance of natural light in all living areas, master suite and optional multi-generational suite.
  • Master suites are designed with wider halls leading to suite, entry doors and doors entering into the walk-in closets, and bath areas.
  • All optional multi-generational suites are designed with wider halls, entry doors and doors entering into the walk-in closets, and bath areas.
  • Main/ground floor master bath offers ease of access shower, tile flooring and most offer shower seats.
  • We have minimized number of stairs entering from garage, front and rear entries for easy and safe access (lot and foundation specific).
  • We will frame solid wood back in typical areas considered for future grab bars.
  • Kohler comfort height toilets are provided for ease of use, being 2″ taller than a standard toilet.
  • Rocker light switches
  • Keyless keypad and lever entry set


In a continuing effort to improve our homes, Christopherson Builders LLC reserves the right to make changes and modifications to plans, elevations, specifications, features, color and prices without prior notice.  All plans and renderings are artist’s conceptions and not to scale.  All dimensions are approximate.  Rear and front porches vary per plan and lot.

Note: All plans are property of Christopherson Builders, LLC (CB) exclusively and are not to be passed on without permission of CB. Christopherson Builders, LLC reserves the right to modify features, specifications and/or prices without notice or obligation. Square footages are approximate and subject to change. Window size and locations may vary. Illustrations are artists conceptions.