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Southlake, Texas 76092
596 N Kimball Ave #100
Southlake, Texas 76092


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About Passion and Dedication

Our Philosophy

There are many factors that need to be considered when pursuing excellent design. We always try to approach our designs from a standpoint that, in reality, we are creating a “one of a kind” work of art for our clients. We put great amounts of thought and care into every detail, from the way the house sits on the site, to the use of materials which complement the design, to the consistent architectural components placed both inside and outside.

Another important aspect is to create structures that will have a timeless quality to them. In order to achieve this, we endeavor to base our design on historical archetypes, or styles. We do our best to avoid fads and trends, knowing that what is “in” today will most likely be “out” tomorrow. However, by studying and accurately basing our work on homes that have stood for decades, or even centuries, we know that our homes will also age with grace.

All this must of course be balanced with the practicality of the structure in terms of it specific use. As the saying goes, “form follows function”. Our designs must always represent the specific needs and desires of the individuals who will be living there, and we go spend an extensive amount of time with our clients to ensure that their house is truly custom.


BEST OF HOUZZ 2015 - DESIGN

Our portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community.


BEST OF HOUZZ 2014- DESIGN

Our portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community.


BEST OF HOUZZ 2014- CLIENT SATISFACTION

Rated at the highest level for client satisfaction


Testimonials

  • Should we require home design services again in the future, we would not hesitate to engage Heritage/Chris and would recommend them to anyone looking to embark on the nebulous journey of home design. The integrity of Heritage ownership is evident in the professional manner in which they have deal with our family. They are extremely trustworthy, reliable and consistent. Simply put, architectural design is in Chris' DNA and it is reflected in the beauty and creativity of the homes and floor plan designs. John & Adriana Hammer, Colleyville
  • I have recently completed the design process with Heritage and the process was great. I was excited to design my own house but also very nervous. They made it simple and fun. From the first day I walked into their office, I was amazed at the amount of research and preparation they had done. They asked great questions and gave fantastic options.

    It was great to see the vision in my head come out on paper and then to get to see it in 3D was amazing. The ability to change and tweak anything you wanted and see the difference right there in 3D really helped. The office experience was great also. From cappuccinos and snacks, to fun and laughter, it was easy to get along with them.

    I cannot wait to complete the building process and see what we created in person. I would highly recommend Heritage Design Studios to anyone that is looking to design their own house. Dane Watts
  • It was such a pleasure designing our dream home with you guys. We very much appreciate your artistry, expertise and patience in educating us along the way.
    The Trans
  • Professional, creative and authentic. Heritage Design consistently provides great designs and architectural plans. Service to their clients is spectacular and our clients who have contracted with them are always extremely pleased with their product and the experience. Garabedian Properties
  • Thank you so much. We very much enjoyed working with you on this project. We are ecstatic with the results - if you could not tell.
    The Wassons
  • My road leading up to meeting Chris at Heritage Design Studio was a rough one. Suffice it to say, I had spent over a year's time and several thousands of dollars and still did not have a design that I could build.

    Chris agreed to work with me on my severely wounded design. He was so nice and extremely knowledgeable! He not only knows what he's doing when it comes to drawing the design, he also has great ideas and an in depth wisdom regarding architectural types and history. He's very attentive to detail and, by the time he was done, there was a beautiful, BUILDABLE model of the home I envisioned! He has absolutely restored by faith in architects. Thank you so much, Dedie Sciarrino

Chris hough

Chris Hough graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1996. With a desire to start in the Residential market, Chris began apprenticing in the Highland Park and University Park areas. He worked with noted architects J. Wilson Fuqua and Elby S. Martin. These homes required an extraordinary amount of detailing and documentation in order to be approved by the Architectural Committees, and also needed a certain timeless quality to fit within the neighborhoods of Highland Park and University Park.

The influence of this area within Dallas directed Chris’ path toward an appreciation for historically-inspired homes. He began to study the archetypes of European and American Architecture of the late 1800s and early 1900s. As a true artist, Chris has a strong commitment to excellence in home design, which is what compelled him to launch Heritage Design Studio in 2000.


Angela Hough

Angela Hough has been a stockholder and executive in privately held companies since 1994. Angela has serviced Fortune 500 companies through her sales efforts all over the United States.

With her strategic marketing and consulting experience, she guides the company while keeping abreast with the local market needs. This ever changing market requires vision and direction, which is a strength Angela provides.