Here’s another very cool new home. For those of you with traditional tastes
on the exterior, but contemporary low key elegance on the interior, you’ll
love this new home plan. It features dyed wood floors, 10 and 12 foot
treyed ceilings, laminate cabinetry and much more. Take a look:
We’re really proud of the fact that three of our design and build
projects have been nominated for the prestigious
Montgomery County Builders Association Home of the Year Awards.
These nominations are based on design quality and building
craftsmanship and execution of architectural details.
The first project that is nominated is a one story addition to a home on Arrowood
Road in Bethesda. The home backs to the Burning Tree Country Club Golf Course.
You can see a photo below of the kitchen. To see really nice cabinet photos click here
Country Casual Bethesda Home Addition Nominated For MCBA Award
Another project nominated is a large addition and whole house renovation of a
log home originally constructed in the 1920s.
Kinda strange, but this home is also on a golf course – Manor Country Club
Golf Course. The views are outstanding and after our addition and renovation
project the owners are now able to enjoy views from about every room in the
home – Imagine views of the beautiful pond at the 11th hole, gently rolling
hills and nothing but green as your cooking dinner and entertaining your
guests gazing through a 20 foot tall wall-o-glass in the kitchen-family
room. It’s really quite a view! Take a look at the second photo below. Click here for more pictures of this amazing addition.
Many of you came to visit us at this home in October when we had
an open house event and gave tours. We had over 200 people at the
open house and we’re planning another event sometime in the spring
since we promised we’d show the home again to about 20 people
that missed the tour of this really unique and interesting project.
Rockville Home Addition With Killer Golf Course Views
This is another project that lots of you stopped by to visit
when we had a two day open house event a few months ago.
Are you beginning to see that not only do the homeowners
enjoy their homes, but I think I get as much fun out of showing them
off as the owners do?
So much fun in fact that (as you may have heard) we’re
building a few model homes around town and should be
breaking ground in the coming weeks on a few (more on that later).
Stay tuned for more breathtaking photos of these award nominated
And for any of you that missed our open houses and have called asking
to get on our VIP private tour list of homes currently under construction
(new home in Falls Church, new homes in Bethesda, additions in Bethesda,
additions in Silver Spring, new home in McLean). just enter your name and email below.
Arlington Arts and Crafts Custom Home Nominated For Award
We’re launching a new semi-custom line of homes this spring.
This new line of homes will include a foundation of eight
award winning new homes previously built.
We’ll be adding several new home plan styles to our foundation of eight,
that our market research has indicated, the Washington DC market is
The new home designs coming out in the spring
will be the result of focus group studies and
interviews with our clients and home building prospects
we have been conducting the last several months
and are ongoing over the next few months.
To give you a hint of what our
research has shown (it’s not
what you think), here is a peak of one of the new home
plans Kevin, our architect, is creating:
Here is one of many new home plans we are designing now for our new Semi-Custom home line coming out in the Spring 2011
We’ve had a large demand for first floor master suite homes and homes
with just one floor. So we are in the process of designing several home
If you’d like to be included in any of our studies (and possibly our model home
program). Send an email to [email protected].
I’d appreciate it if you let me know below what you like or don’t like about this
floor plan. And if you have any suggestions that you’d like to see added.
Also, do you have any suggestions on new home plans that you’d like to
see in the future, please comment below.
Here is a custom home in the City of Falls Church. This home is designed with features such as geo-thermal heating and cooling system, energy star appliances, energy star windows.
The new home is located 2 blocks from the retail section in the City of Falls Church. This proximity to stores and shopping contributes to LEED points.
The Falls Creek New Home Plan is Under Construction in the City of Falls Church
An oversized front porch sets the tone for this inviting home. From the foyer your drawn past the dining room and into the spacious great room. A double sided fireplace turns a kitchen and nook into a warm a comfortable place to dine. The mudroom is conveniently located between the garage and the kitchen and includes a door to the rear yard. Upstairs the four bedrooms are complimented with three bathrooms. The master bedroom located on the rear of the house is showered with daylight from a wall of windows.
Here is a wonderful custom designed new home on 3 acres in McLean. The home design
was created to capture the tremendous views on every side of the home.
The master suite is on the first floor. The ceilings are 10 feet on the main level.
Five inch clear maple floors with custom wood floor stain are one of the many
custom features which set this home apart.
The powder room has a custom designed marble sink. The homeowner was deeply
involved in the entire design process and her refined tastes and sensibilities
are reflected in this custom home.
The structure was designed and engineered using panelized wood framing
techniques. The framing package was fabricated and the panels were assembled
in an indoor facility and then shipped out to the site and erected.
There are lots of custom WoodMode builtins which provide function and design
elements which add to the custom feel of the home.
Wheeeew…it’s over – – we had over 200 guests visit our Bethesda Open House yesterday!
I want to thank everyone for attending and I hope you liked what you saw.
First, I want to announce the winner of the Flip Mino Camera Drawing – the winner is…
…Mary H. (we’ll be contacting you today and sending out the
camera) – Congratulations!
Second, I apologize for not being able to meet with everyone individually and answer your
So I wanted to give you a quick FAQ below to answer some of the
most common questions and least technical (which I’ll answer in future emails – like,
does the $6500 tax credit apply to building a new home, can you really get tens of thousands
of dollars in tax credits with a tear-down and how do you obtain a “Green” LEED rated home?).
Here you go:
Q: Did we create the architectural design and perform the construction of the new home on Berkley Street?
A: Yes. We are architects and builders. Kevin is our on-staff, full-time architect.
Q: Is the home for sale or did we build it for an owner?
A: The home is not for sale, the home was built for the owner.
Q: Was the home design from our Paramount Portfolio Plan Book or was it custom designed?
A: When the owners were checking our references, they visited and met the owners of
our Belmont Model and fell in love with that home. However, given the owners unique needs
and wants and given the unique characteristics of the lot on Berkley, we created a custom design for
Q: Do we charge a premium for creating a custom design vs building a home plan from our Paramount Portfolio
of over 80 New Home Plans?
A: Currently, we do not charge anything additional to create a custom home design.
Q: Was there an existing home on the property that was torn down?
A: Yes (we had many questions about the potential tax benefits of tens of thousands of dollars associated with the
tear-down, and a subsequent email will detail the benefits and how that works)
Q: What was the price of the Berkley home and what was included? What was not included?
A: Price was in the $600K +/- range and was all inclusive – demolition of existing home, excavation, permitting,
blueprints, engineering, surveying, utilities, custom selections, etc.
Q: Do you take on home additions and home renovations, as well as new homes?
A: Yes. Currently we have six projects of that type in process.
Q: Do you take on small remodeling projects – $50k to $200K?
A. No, but given the demand, we are considering accepting a few projects on a very limited basis.
Q: I want to build a new home but I don’t have land. Do you have land or lots? Can you help?
A: Yes, we have about 10 lots in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Mclean and N. Arlington.
I hope this helped.
I’ll be sending out another FAQ in the next few days on some of the more technical issues brought up
and we’re working on a video series that will answer many questions at an even deeper level, which will
come out in the next few weeks.
Again, Kevin and I really appreciate your interest in what we do and please feel free to email me at [email protected] or Kevin at [email protected] or call me at 301-370-6463
with any questions you have.
Check out Kevin taking another concept in his mind to a completed new custom home
that was just nominated for another (2nd of 3) MNCBIA Custom Builder Awards.
This new home in Bethesda was completed in around 5 months. The happy
homeowners should be moving in any day now. If you would like a tour of any of
our homes call 301-370-6463 and ask for Kevin or Rob.
Check this video out: