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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

Another Custom Home in McLean Virginia is almost completed.

Another real new custom home beauty designed and built by our award winning team

McLean Custom Home Designed & Built by PAramount Construction

McLean Custom Home Designed & Built by PAramount Construction

Across the board (with the exeption of of a few vendors like appliances ) our vendors are reporting that their labor and material costs are relatively low. The pricing we have been getting for direct costs of new custom homes & large additions to homes in the Washington DC area have remained low for a few years now. However, we are noticing vendors getting slightly busier than they’ve been in the last year or two.

Here’s one of our excellent vendors, Glen Embry, of Metcalf HVAC, explaining what he thinks of the current market:

Paramount Construction nominated for another MNCBIA Custom builder award.
Here’s a look at the inside and an interview of the homeowner.
The judges from MNCBIA loved the home too. They almost wouldn’t
leave. Click Here & take a look at this home we designed and built.
This is a great example of why owners come to us for design
and construction. Anyone can design a “plain-old-box” of a house.
Lots of builder around town basically design and sell the exact same plan.
You can actually get the plan at your local Giant or Safeway while you’re
standing in the checkout line.
We’ve discovered that the Washington D.C. area has many owners
with more discerning tastes and sense of design. Our plans are
designed differently.

These are not “cookie cutter” homes. Take a look here

Yet, as great as the design is, our pricing very reasonable.
When we present a home price the price is all inclusive.
Many other builders start at $85 per square foot over the phone.
The problem is that by the time they add permits, excavation, engineering,
dumpsters, driveways, upgrade the vinyl floor to wood, upgrade the vinyl
siding to hardiplank their over $200 per square foot. Plus it takes these guys
months of your time until you finally extract all the information out of ’em.

Let me know what you’ve found in the market place as you talk with
building companies out there. I’d like to hear from you.