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Our blog is where you will discover more about the home building process, homes we have built, challenges along the way and everything in between.

The River House Project

In collaboration with the client's vision, our team designed this beautiful 3700-square foot mountain home overlooking the Shenandoah River. The layout and design are made for taking in the amazing view of the river and mountain range.  We used a burgundy...

Hidden Covey Farmhouse Project

The Hidden Covey Farmhouse project has been growing in popularity as one of our most requested designs. With a cheerful, creamy-yellow LP SmartSide exterior, trendy Alside black windows, and a ton of outdoor living space, this house is a show stopper. The...

The Hokie House

One of our more popular house styles, coined the Hokie House, was completed in 2018 in less than 7 months. We combined the unique functional needs of our client with the craftsman/bungalow style they loved. This house is over 2,700 sq.ft. on the main level...

Tips for Building Your Dream Home

Make a List – Establish a list that will be the stepping stone for both your and your contractor. What your home needs to have, what you want your home to have, what you don’t want your home to have. Determine what must be done in phase one and what would...

Common Lap Siding Material Options

As a custom home builder in northwest Virginia, many of our clients are interested in some variation of a modern farmhouse, a rustic mountain lodge, or a traditional style cottage.  While we use a variety of accent materials, including stone foundations,...

The Top Questions To Ask When Interviewing Potential Builders

The first time you meet with a potential home builder it’s important to ask the right questions, ultimately saving you time and ensuring you get a quality builder in the process.   Are you willing to build the floor plan I have in mind? Some builders only offer a...

Turning A Dream Home Into A Real Home

Have you ever brought a picture of your dream home you found on Pinterest or Instagram to your potential builder only to have your dreams crushed when you find out it would cost two to three times your budget to build? And to make matters worse, as an alternative,...

Custom Cottage Style House – House or Land?

A lot of house or a lot of land?  This is the question our client wrestled with for months before deciding on this unique and fun cottage-style house/garage combo.  Even though this is not a large building, the open floor-plan and inexpensive cost-to-build...

Custom Craftsman Style House

This custom craftsman style house was one of our first and favorite to build. The exterior of the home had several different details and color pallets that combined for a cohesive look and feel. Western-red cedar was used to trim the porches and real stone...

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