Distinctive homes was established in 1989 by Thomas C. Terry, a licensed architect with 38 years in the industry. An Ohio State graduate, Tom received his bachelors in Architecture in 1984. He studied along side several Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentices, eventually service his own apprenticeship under the former chairman of the Arizona Technical Board of Architects and Architects and Engineers. Tom has been working in the Prescott area and practicing architecture for over 30 years. Including 8 years of schooling prior, totaling in over 38 years working and designing in the industry. He and his team of talented employees have designed over 1,000 homes representing over $700,000,000 in planned projects.

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Distinctive homes has designed models for Prescott area's successful builders, building hundreds of homes to date which were designed by Tom. The value of these homes totaling almost $700,000,000 worth of housing. He has also been published in other magazines and books, including Scottsdale Magazine and the nationally published fine log home ideas magazine along with other log home magazines and national publications. 

Tom recently won the Fine Home Building Magazine, a national publication, 2014 People's Choice Award. This particular award was nationally published in the summer 2014 issue. Tom has personally designed one of the largest homes in northern Arizona, at 26,000 square foot under roof. We have received the energy efficient achievemnet of the LEED Gold certification in Prescott, Arizona.

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Tom believes the most important aspect to any project is designing a home unique to each lot's topography, solar orientation, beauty and budget. As an architect, the most important aspects of his designs are to make living in the home a wonderful, beautiful experience and marrying the interior to the views and the exterior environment of the lot.