Our goal is to create a quality custom floor plan design
and home design for you, combining your authentic ideas
with our design expertise.


“Listening is a greater gift than creativity.”

Established in 2003 to provide Charlotte NC with custom floor plan design, Elite Design Group have built a reputation for providing unique floor plan and home designs with a classic, timeless elegance. Owner and President JJ Barja and staff are dedicated to creating a range of floor plans and exteriors to suit the needs of the most scrupulous client of today.

Custom Floor Plan Design For Builders and Homeowners

Whether you are a builder, current homeowner, or taking your first steps to having your own home, as Charlotte’s custom floor plan design team, Elite Design Group can help you find the best home design for you. We take into account your needs, your budget, and your time, to bring creative, intuitive designs to you. Everyone at EDG will ensure that you have informal, friendly client experiences, so that designing your home is as enjoyable as dreaming about it.

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Our Most Popular Floor Plans


Modern Prairie

South Park/Charlotte | 2015

A unique home design that mashes up a Modern Contemporary, Asian, and Prairie Style. Located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina this home design brings multiple styles and creates a one of a kind home that can stand the test of time. The clients wanted a very modern style home but also one that would still be eye catching in years to come. With real-estate values trending up in the Charlotte area, this particular home will most definitely keep and grow it’s value.


Stratford Estate

Lake Norman/The Point | 2007

A porte cochere, two-story foyer and radius stair tower highlight this spectacular English Manor Tudor style home plan. The open floor plan downstairs features everything you would expect in a home this size: a spacious downstairs master suite; a dramatic master bath with walk-in shower; a gourmet kitchen with adjacent formal dining space; plus a study, large mud room and vestibule. But you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the space upstairs.


Davidson Farmhouse

Davidson | 2015 | Lloyd Hartsell Custom Homes

Description coming soon.


Sanctuary Cottage

Lake Wylie | 2008 | Kingswood Homes

Description coming soon.

Our Philosophy

The way we do things at Elite Design Group can be summed up in one sentence: “Listening is a greater gift than creativity.” J.J. reiterates this each day and it is this idea that distinguishes us from other design firms. Most designers and architects will meet clients and have a certain agenda or home design in their heads from the get-go. However, from your very first consultation with EDG, your needs and your wants take priority, and we will produce a design in real-time that reflects your ideas.

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Stories From Our Clients

Project Date: June 2016
Project Price: more than $100,000
Our home design is spectacular! JJ listened carefully to our requests for our home design and brought all the ideas together beautifully. Elite Design Group provided a very professional design and everyone was very helpful to us.

Smita Korrapati
Project Date: September 2016
Project Price: $10,000 – $49,999
JJ and his team did a phenomenal job at listening to our needs and delivered a truly one of a kind design. The attention to detail and quality is evident. Thank you!

Plattner Custom Builders, LLC
Project Date: January 2016
JJ Barja and his team are first class. My clients have used Elite Design Group many times and all are very satisfied with his work.

Project Date: March 2016
Project Price: $10,000 – $49,999
Have had a good experience so far, could have been a little clearer in explaining time lines but thus far, we are happy with their services.

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Every Home Starts With a Freehand Sketch

It can be overwhelming to deal with the amount of information necessary for planning your new home. We pride ourselves on giving each client an enjoyable, efficient experience. Your ideas will be transformed into a freehand sketch, and we’ll help you each step of the way until the day you move in. We work from a sketch at first because, honestly, it’s easier – if you don’t like something, we’ll just erase and improve it.

There’s no rushing the creative process. More importantly, we like to have an open line of clear communication with you – this helps us get things done right the first time.


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Meet the Team

If you’re used to a buttoned-up environment, that’s just not us. Our laid-back attitude grows out of our true enjoyment in working together as a team. J.J. is the first to crack jokes, and we actually like hanging out together after work. We like to think that this team dynamic matches our client relations. The team at Elite Design Group prides itself on timely, quality work and taking care of clients, with a warm touch that’s in tune with the friendly Charlotte vibe that we all know and love.

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