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How to Build a Custom Home on a Prime Lot

Northern Virginia is a hub of activity and opportunity. To many it offers a home outside of the city, but allows a short commute to work and a vast business network. For families, Northern Virginia offers excellent K-12 education and the opportunity to join caring communities. These attributes and more draw people to our area, but many find it difficult to make the move as the availability for open land is believed to be slim.


 " I selected AV Architects + Builders to design and build my dream home. The firm not only helped me find the property, but then acted as architect, interior designer and builder. They offer a seamless delivery of services", Gordon B. says.

Myth: “there is no land in Northern Virginia left to build on”

            Many people believe that Northern Virginia is overcrowded and therefore lacks available land to build on. While that is true, the fact of the matter is that land is not what you should be looking for. You should be looking for lots. Or better yet let us find them for you. You deserve a luxury home that is fitted to your lifestyle. That requires the custom build of a perfect lot and neighborhood.

            As custom home builders in the DC Metro area, we want to ensure your vision is being catered to. Many older homes in Northern Virginia sit on great lots awaiting teardown. A lot is a piece of land that was previously built on, this means the utilities are already at the site and all is needed is to tear down the standing house. Finding teardowns creates available land for us to build your custom home in a neighborhood you desire.

Allow us to use the non-profit Second Chance Inc. to deconstruct the teardown and we can help provide people, materials and the environment with a second chance. Don’t worry, we will build you a new one just the way you want it.

Topics: custom homes, home design, architecture