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Building a Luxury Home in Northern Virginia

 We’ve already looked at building a home on a budget, now let’s talk about luxury

Like a new car, the cost of building a home can dramatically increase when you start adding optional features to a basic model. Knowing what goes into a home that meets a family’s basic needs is easy, but nailing down elements that evolve a house into a home requires experience.

Here in Northern Virginia, we could build a very basic 3,000 sq. ft. home for about $300,000 or a luxurious one for $600,000 or more. Let’s take a look at what one of those high-end homes would look like, and a family that would want to build it.

Looking to build on a budget? Click here for more information. If Luxury is what’s on your mind, keep reading!

Closeup angled view of brick McLean home

Who Would Build a $600,000 Home? 

If someone is looking to invest more than $500k to build home they’re probably looking for a spot to plant roots for a long time. In our experience, families building a luxury home in Northern Virginia tend to be in their middle years. They have kids to think of, and want to make sure that the home they invest in will be one they can enjoy for years to come.

Not sure what price range you should be looking for? Check out this home affordability calculator!

What Does a Luxury Home Look Like?

Whatever the owners want it to! A home with a significant investment allows for so much customization. A home reflects its owner’s experiences, so final designs could look dramatically different depending on the owner. Let’s take a look at some popular features families building a luxury home in Northern Virginia tend to enjoy.

Shiplap Walls

Shiplap walls add a coastal feel to any room. They’ll have you dreaming of the beach. For a relaxed and carefree look, you can’t go wrong with shiplap! 

Shiplap Walls

Bump out Sunroom

Bump out sunrooms can make a home so much more spacious. They’re a great place to unwind alone, but even better for people who always are hosting parties. 

Granite Countertops 

Granite countertops provide a level of beauty and class that cannot be matched. They can be used with just about any colored room, as there are plenty of styles to choose from.

Ashburn kitchen with granite countertops and dark wood cabinets

Want Luxury Home Ideas?

We build luxury homes like this all the time. From luxury fireplaces, to kitchen cabinets with “soft close” technology, we’ve done it all. Click here to check out our portfolio and take a look at a few of our model home floor plans to get an idea of where to start.