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I don’t know if it’s the transplants from the west coast or that
DC really is just less conservative when it comes to home styles
than everyone seems to think.

But, over the last few years, we’ve had more and more
clients requesting contemporary and even modern design (modern
tends to have more of the raw building materials exposed – steel
girders, concrete floors).

Here’s the concept elevation of the new contemporary model home:

New Contemporary Style Home To Be Built In McLEan Virginia

New Contemporary Style Smaller Size Home

In fact, we think there is enough demand for contemporary style
homes that we’re designing a contemporary style home to be built
as a model home in downtown McLean this spring.

We’re dealing with some difficult zoning and setback issues in
Fairfax County now, but hope to push forward for a late spring
ground breaking.

We’re also noticing a trend toward smaller homes the last few years.
Some call it “right-sizing”, one writer actually refers to this trend
as ‘Smallville” homes.

So our contemporary new home model will be on the
smaller side of the home-size-scale. I’ll also have future
posts showing off our Kenwood-15 new semi-custom
home that we’re launching now in the City of Falls Church.
You’ll see The Kenwood in our smaller home series coming out soon.
This new home will be 100% luxury living on the first floor (2nd floor optional
and preliminary pricing coming in around $200K, but we’re still costing
it out).

Here’s the concept floor plans for our Cedar Model.
Please let me know what you think. We’d love your feedback,
so all comments are appreciated. This home
will is slated to be constructed as a modular
home.

Contemporary New Home McLean Virginia Paramount Construction

New Model Home Floor Plan McLean Va. - Small New Home Series Semi-Custom Homes Coming Spring



Paramount Construction New Home Centemporary Model Home

Floor Plan for Semi-Custom You Can Customize Coming Soon

If you have more questions or you want to
get an early peak at our full new line of homes,
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Possibly the  best 30Ksf+ lot in Bannockburn.
This lot is a real beauty!

You Don’t Want To Miss This One!

Drive 5 minutes to Metro, Bethesda shopping and dining.

Then you’ll need to hurry because this will not last long!
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You can be in this new home (home to be built) for $1.55M
for the home and the land. Or select from over 100
winning new home plans from our Paramount Portfolio
of Homes that we’ve created especially to naturally blend
into our Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, McLean and
Arlington neighborhoods.

Bethesda New Home and Building Lot For Sale in Bannockburn

Choose this award winning home to build on this gorgeous Bannockburn lot or we'll customize a new home to suit your exact needs.

The new Home can be built using modular home building
techniques.
The ceiling height will be 10 foot on the main level
and the floor will be 4 inch Maple finished on site. Brookhaven
cabinets by Woodmode are included in the kitchen and the
bathrooms.

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This new property for sale in Bethesda is in the Bannockburn ES,
Pyle MS, Walt Whitman High School district.
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Drive 5 minutes to Metro, Bethesda shopping and dining.

Then you’ll need to hurry because this will not last long!
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You can be in this new home (home to be built) for $1.189M.

New Home and Bethesda Lot For Sale

This new home is a smaller version of our award winning Home of The Year Madison Model

The new Home can be built using modular home building
techniques.
The ceiling height will be 9 foot
and the floor will be 3 inch oak finished on site. Brookhaven
cabinets by Woodmode are included in the kitchen and the
bathrooms.

This new property for sale in Bethesda is in the Walter Johnson High School district.
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With owning a home affordability getting better and home mortgage rates still near historic lows, the timing could be perfect for buying a new home. And in this relatively flat market or marginally up (at least inside the Washington DC beltway – Bethesda, Chevy Chase, McLean, Arlington, Falls Church – specifically) market, there are many options to consider. But before you start contemplating about the home style and number of bedrooms, here’s a real quick overview of some segments of the Maryland, Virginia Washington DC housing market.

1. “Resale” homes probably represent the biggest percentage of the market. Built years, or even decades ago, these homes were designed and built to reflect the requirements and the tastes of previous owners. They may be outfitted with outdated fixtures and technologies, and have poor construction. Buyers of these homes often fall in love with them for their character, their location or their “good-enough” fit with their needs, and accept the necessity of investing additional time and resources in remodeling and rebuilding.

2. “Spec” homes are built based on the speculation that a buyer can be found during or shortly after construction. These new homes may be designed with up-to-date floor plans and features to fit current preferences. When acquired before completion, a buyer may be able to select some finishing touches. But this type of home construction may also be designed to minimize cost and get the largest proceeds for the home builder, potentially leaving homeowners with less than the best materials and designs that are not as contemporary.

3.“Custom” homes are built according to the buyer’s specifications, usually on land they already own. While this type of new home construction embodies only ten percent of the market, it gives the homeowner the most control. Working with an “on your lot” custom home builder, the buyer determines all facets of home construction—from site selection to the home’s style, size and floor plan, types of windows and doors, flooring and siding, and all the details—cabinets, lighting fixtures, drawer pulls, paint colors, etc.
While “on your lot” home builders are sometimes thought of as large home builders, they can also accommodate today’s trend towards “right-sizing”. These days a custom home builder may work on smaller homes starting around 1500 square feet. Benefits include keeping material and labor costs to a minimum (potentially in the low $250,000 range), and customizable floor plans.
In keeping with price sensitive and “green” lifestyles, another benefit of working closely with a new custom home builder is the opportunity to incorporate the latest energy- and resource-efficient products and trends. Per the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), “Today’s homes are built twice as energy efficient as new homes a generation ago, making them more affordable (” The latest in energy-efficient materials¹ include windows with low-emittance (low-E) glass coatings, upgraded insulation, high efficiency HVAC systems, geo-thermal HVAC systems (check this new home in Falls Church with Geo Thermal ) house wraps and tight construction.
Federal tax credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency² may also be available for new home construction, covering 30% of the cost of materials and labor for systems such as geothermal heat pumps, solar water heaters, solar panels and residential fuel cells. Note that in order to qualify, these systems must be placed in service before the end of 2016.An added bonus for those considering purchases of custom homes—”Current costs (hbrnetwork.com/building-materials/construction-costs-profits-both-down-from-peak-levels.aspx) of building a new home are relatively low,”—according to Jason Dickens, president of the Athens Area Homebuilders Association. 2009 lumber and other material prices have dropped considerably when compared to 2005. “Right now is a very good time to build a house.”
Also, if you’d like to delve into modular home design and construction or prefabricated home building techniques, let us know. We have a new home line of semi-custom homes coming out in 2011.
So, while the acquisition of an existing “resale” or “spec” home will more than likely involve trade-offs, a custom home is a good option that offers real value in function, design and satisfaction—and the fulfillment of owning the home of your dreams.

Want to be a quick 11 blocks from Chevy Chase Metro stop and neighborhood shopping?

Then you’ll need to hurry because this will not last long!

You can be in this new home (home to be built) for $775K+/- (need feasibility study on lot):

New Home Plan for Building Lot for Sale In Chevy Chase Md

New Prototype Home Plan Coming Soon

The ceiling height will be 9 foot
and the floor will be 3 inch oak finished on site. Woodmode cabinets
are included in the kitchen and the bathrooms.
Home can be built using modular home building
techniques.

This new property for sale in Bethesda is in the BCC High School district.
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New Bethesda Home from our Paramount Portfolio of Homes Collection.
Take a video tour of this new home. We can build this same home on your lot
or one of our building lots.

We can also modify this home plan and customize it to your needs.

This custom home was designed to fit naturally into the 3 acre wooded building site in McLean, Virginia. Our

goal was to meld the home into the natural wooded setting and to capture the phenomenal views on all sides of the property.

The home was designed so the owner could live and entertain on the first floor and have bedrooms for her

grand children on the 2nd floor. So we created a casual, yet elegant, open floor plan on the first floor.

We designed built-ins with an open feel to divide the dining room from the family room. And the

built-ins around the fireplace we were able to provide focal points and at the same time create and warm

and cozy feeling.

Rooms were laid and organized with the objective of maximizing the wooded views from every room.

This first floor is ideal for entertaining and convenient for the owner to retire to her bedroom suite off

the entry foyer.

The owner also wanted to have a special space just for her grandkids where they could play yet provide

privacy for her. So we created a second floor “kids-family room”. This space could be converted to a

fourth bedroom in the future.

We designed a custom marble curved sink in the powder room. The idea was

To create a unique touch that would set the room off and give it an elegant feel.

Woodmode cabinets in the this new home in McLean add special focal point

Woodmode cabinets in the this new home in McLean add special focal point

McLean new home has 8 foot exterior doors

McLean new home has 8 foot exterior doors




The homeowner was very involved in all of the decisions and materials selections.
Her sophisticated tastes and style are reflected through out the home. Here is n example of
this custom designed sink in the powder room.

Powder room with custom designed sink with marble top

Powder room with custom designed sink with marble top

Here are some of the Features and materials used in this new McLean custom home:

Transitional Style Architecture
Nichiha Sierra Premium Shake Panels
WoodMode cabinets
5 inch clear Maple custom stain color with tung oil finish
ergonomically designed vanity in powder room
Trey ceilings master bedroom, foyer dining room
Custom architectural millwork
10 foot ceilings
2×6 panelized framing
Zip wall system
Second Floor family room/Kids Lounge
Master suite on first floor
Expansive 360-degree views
PVC cornice

Looking for a great new home in Bethesda? We have a new home on a 33,000sf wooded lot in Bannockburn.
The home will be built soon and can still be customized. Take a look at the Bethesda building lot
and the new home features.