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We’re excited to announce the launch of our new video series, The Pulse. In these videos, we will be offering an unbiased opinion on the conditions of the new home sales market while helping you navigate the home-buying process.

Episode 1: 2024 New Home Market Trends

Parade of Homes 2023 Recap!

Parade of Homes 2023 Recap!

We’ll be honest… here at Homes by Dickerson, the most wonderful time of the year is Parade of Homes season! Our team looks forward to showcasing our newest designs at the Triangle Parade of Homes all year long. From the moment each Parade home is first proposed to the very last minute before the judges first see it, our team works tirelessly to make our homes as inspiring as possible. The Parade of Homes is a chance for us to exhibit our craftsmanship while showing how we design ALL of our homes.

Parade of homes 2023

It is fun and exciting to be involved with the Parade of Homes in Raleigh. We’re incredibly proud of the bold and creative homes we built this year, and we’re happy to share that several of our parade home entries are award winners, with both the Wake County and the Durham/Orange/Chatham County HBAs. They are truly a reflection of the months of planning, hard work, and dedication our team gave to bring these homes to life. 


Who Were The Big Winners At The Triangle Parade of Homes?

We can’t express how much it means that the homes we built for the parade were recognized with gold, silver, and bronze awards. Let’s take a look at our Parade of Homes 2023 winners!

Triangle parade of homes 2023 winners

Reigning Chalet | THE OVERLOOK | Raleigh, NC 

Wake County: GOLD

This is a home that weaves together the allure of old-world Europe and the elegance of equestrian life. Traditional and contemporary elements effortlessly coexist, creating a space that is casual and comfortable, yet exudes formality and opulence. This home is a testament to quality and craftsmanship, from the meticulous design to the skilled workmanship that permeates every detail throughout its 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 4,014 square feet of living space.

Hollywood Regency | WENDELL FALLS | Wendell, NC 

Wake County: GOLD

It’s vintage Hollywood glam with a modern twist at this luxurious residence. Old Hollywood meets new-age allure, boasting bold geometric patterns and a touch of Beverly Hills Hotel glamour. The predominantly black and white color scheme is a canvas for strategically placed pops of teals, greens, and accents of gold, creating a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere throughout the 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3,010 square feet of living space.

Misty Morn’ | WENDELL FALLS | Wendell, NC 

Wake County: GOLD 

The inspiration for this home is drawn from the mountains, echoing the colors and textures found in natural landscapes. Deep blues and greens, natural wood tones, and the texture of hickory and oak merge seamlessly. Every detail in its 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2,589 square feet of living space is thoughtfully executed, inviting you to embrace tranquility and appreciate the finer details that make this home a haven of peace and charm. 

Mauvelous Day | 751 SOUTH | Durham, NC 

Wake County: GOLD | Durham/Orange/Chatham County: SILVER

You’re instantly transported to the enchanting streets of Charleston with this home. Inspired by the city’s timeless architecture, adorned with modern-day hues of mauve and sage that add a touch of contemporary elegance to the classic design, every element, every hue, every inch of its 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 3,229 square feet of space have been designed to create an atmosphere of warmth and sophistication. 

Birch Hollow Manor | BRIAR CHAPEL | Chapel Hill, NC 

Wake County: BRONZE | Durham/Orange/Chatham County: GOLD

This magnificent English Arts and Crafts-inspired estate exudes regal charm and sophistication, reflecting its stately namesake in every aspect of its design. Traditional elements intertwine with modern touches, resulting in a unique aesthetic that defines its character. Throughout its 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 3,957 square feet of living space, you’ll discover a harmonious fusion of the old and new, creating an inviting atmosphere that resonates throughout the entire residence.

Portsea ‘Owse | CHATHAM PARK | Pittsboro, NC 

Wake County: BRONZE | Durham/Orange/Chatham County: GOLD

This exquisite coastal retreat is a masterpiece of contemporary Australian architecture, showcasing high-end minimalist design with clean lines and a serene ambiance that creates a blissful escape from the bustle of city life. This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,226 square foot home boasts a carefully curated color scheme; black and white pairs with warm grays and inviting wood tones. Its simplicity offers warmth and a sense of minimalistic sophistication.

Cape Light | CHATHAM PARK | Pittsboro, NC 

Wake County: GOLD | Durham/Orange/Chatham County: GOLD

This breathtaking Cape Cod-inspired home is awash in a serene palette of slate blue and bathed in an abundance of natural light. It’s the embodiment of coastal vibes, creating an atmosphere that feels open and airy. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2,691 square foot space is not just stylish but also warm and inviting—a perfect setting for welcoming neighbors or unwinding with family. It’s a home that feels timeless and welcoming.

The Galt House | CHATHAM PARK | Pittsboro, NC 

Durham/Orange/Chatham County: SILVER 

The Galt House is our stunning model home in the heart of Chatham Park. Its name pays homage to its distinctive floor plan, showcasing contemporary elegance and a seamless fusion of style and comfort. Inspired by the natural surroundings, there are delightful pops of green throughout the home along with matte black finishes and warm, soft satin brass. The 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 

2,356 square foot space is both refined and inviting.


Our Award Winning Homes Are Still Available For A Limited Time!

Not surprisingly, visitors fell hard and fast for our Parade Homes. Only two of them are still available! If you’ve always wanted to own an award-winning home, Hollywood Regency, located at 136 Mossy Falls Way in Wendell, is priced at $780,000. And Portsea ‘Owse, located at 286 Wendover Parkway in Pittsboro, is priced at $630,000. 

At Homes By Dickerson, we are committed to building each of our homes with performance, health, and you in mind. Our homes are unmatched when it comes to craftsmanship and design but what truly sets Homes By Dickerson apart is the products and materials we use behind the walls to make sure your home is operating at peak efficiency.  We know the health of your family is important to you which is why we have made thoughtful decisions when choosing products that help improve the air you breathe indoors. Each home we build is unique because each homeowner is unique and that is why flexibility in home design is essential to how we work. Our team is committed to building a home that reflects your personality!

Award winning homes for sale


Contact Homes By Dickerson Today!

If our award-winning homes have you feeling inspired to start your new home search with Homes By Dickerson, we’re here to help you find the perfect fit. We build homes in North and South Carolina throughout the Raleigh, Durham, Pinehurst, and Charleston areas. And we guarantee we’ll build you a quality home that uniquely reflects your personality and lifestyle. Don’t miss next year’s Triangle Parade of Homes! Connect with us online and follow us on social media to stay updated on all things Homes By Dickerson.

Lowes Foods Named Grocer for 751 South Community!

Lowes Foods Named Grocer for 751 South Community!

As 751 South continues to take shape, Homes By Dickerson is excited about our involvement with this new development near Streets at Southpoint Mall in Durham! Check out the below article announcing that Lowes Foods will be the grocery for the 751 South Community (written by Ben Graham of The Triangle Business Journal):

“A 166-acre master planned community in south Durham that is progressing after a decade of uncertainty has received another shot in the
arm, this time from a grocer that has signed on for space at a new mixed-use center.  Lowes Foods will open a 50,000-square-foot store at the 751 South community in the summer of 2020, anchoring a larger 300,000-square-foot retail complex.  That’s according to Alex Mitchell, president of 751 South, who says the grocery store will help usher in a new wave of development in the sprawling community, located off N.C. 751 between Stagecoach Road and the Chatham County line.
Mitchell likens the project to “building a village” and says the combination of ground-floor retail with residencies above will “create a boulevard where people can shop and live and work, much like parts of [Raleigh’s] North Hills.”
The grocery store will feature some of Lowes Foods staples, such as the Community Table, the Beer Den and SausageWorks, as well as an online food ordering service.  Mitchell estimates the larger build out will exceed $500 million and take place over seven to 10 years. Later phases include apartments and two 150,000-square-foot office buildings, rising as tall as 5 stories.  Home lots have already been developed, and all are either sold or under contract.

“That helps alleviate a lot of the clock concerns,” Mitchell says.
Homebuilders working at the community include Saussy Burbank, Homes by Dickerson and Loyd Builders. Vertical construction has begun on a handful of homes, which are now being offered for sale.  The residential portion of the development has been chugging along in recent
months, after the project spent years mired in a lengthy and contentious planning process. Durham city leaders initially opposed a request to annex the property, raising concerns about the community’s size and potential environmental impacts, including whether it would prove detrimental to Jordan Lake and its aquifer.  Legislation passed by the state in 2013 finally forced the city’s hand. Since then,
concerns have been raised about the relationship between elected officials and the
developers behind 751 South.  A report earlier this year by the News & Observer revealed that Rep. Tim Moore,
speaker of the N.C. House, had been hired as an attorney for a company called KNOW Bio that was founded by a partner in the 751 South development, Neal Hunter, also a founder of Cree. Moore had previously helped pass the legislation that cleared the way for the 751 South development.”

For more information or a private tour of the custom, high-performance homes built by Homes By Dickerson in 751 South, please contact us at 919-626-8392 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com
We would love to show you how you can make one of our beautiful designs in this amazing new home community “The Home of Your Life!”

Another Exciting Round of Parade Awards for Homes By Dickerson!

Another Exciting Round of Parade Awards for Homes By Dickerson!

The Homes By Dickerson team is both honored and humbled by the recognition received at the 2017 Parade of Homes Awards!  After months of designing and building every detail of eight different parade homes across The Triangle, we are proud to bring home SIX Gold Awards, ONE Silver Award and a Perfect Score during the Durham/Orange/Chatham and Raleigh-Wake Parade of Home Galas!   Our streak started strong at the DOC Parade festivities held on October 3rd at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill where both of our Briar Chapel entries brought home the gold.  Our beautiful Covington Farmhouse design in Henderson Place, which competed in the same categories as our Briar Chapel Bristol, was awarded with a silver award as well!   The team carried this momentum until the following week when we attended the Raleigh-Wake event on October 9th at the fantastic Reynolds Coliseum on the NC State Campus.  Homes By Dickerson was beyond thrilled when four of their five homes in the Raleigh Parade Tour were announced as Gold Winners, one even achieving a perfect score by the judges! We know how hard every builder works to showcase their talent and their designs so we are extremely grateful for the attention placed on our custom homes.  It is due to the dedication and commitment from every member of the Homes By Dickerson family that we are able to accept these accolades.

                                             2017 Homes By Dickerson Parade Winners

lot 1289 exteriorGOLD WINNER!
Briar ChapelThe Fairfield Cottage
100 Highveld Avenue, Chapel Hill
To view this tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.0 bathrooms
2915 square feet
Homesite 1289-MLS#2137686

Lot S011 ExteriorGOLD WINNER!
Briar Chapel:: The Bristol II
12 Ashwood Drive, Chapel Hill
To view the tour, please click here.
3628 square feet
4 bedrooms, 3.0 bathrooms
Home Site S011-MLS#2145625

Henderson Place:: The Covington Farmhouse
4258 Henderson Place, Pittsboro
To see the virtual tour, please click here.
2951 square feet
3 bedrooms, 2.0 baths
Home site 4258-MLS# 2137683

001_Main ExteriorGOLD WINNER!
Sunset BluffsThe Fairfield
2832 Greenbank Mill Drive, Fuquay-Varina
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
6 bedrooms, 5.0 baths
4115 square feet
Homesite 93-MLS #2147239

Madison Parade ExteriorGOLD WINNER!
Madison at Evans Creek:: The Irving
2110 Tordelo Place, Apex
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 4.0 baths
2971 square feet
Homesite 22

Wendell Falls:: The Concord
1621 Cascade Falls Lane, Wendell
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
3 bedrooms, 3.0 baths
3200 square feet
Homesite 154-MLS #2141676

WF 208 for inventory sheetGOLD WINNER!
Wendell Falls: The Mill Park
1765 Iron Mill Drive, Wendell
To view the virtual tour, please click here
4 bedrooms, 3.0 bathrooms
2137 square feet
Homesite 208-MLS#2141674

For more information on any of our Parade Homes or to make one of our  Move-In Ready Homes   “The Home of YOUR Life!”, please visit our website www.HomesbyDickerson.com or contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Homes By Dickerson named “Builder of the Year” at 2017 MAME Awards!

Homes By Dickerson named “Builder of the Year” at 2017 MAME Awards!

Homes by Dickerson was honored to be recognized for our 2016 efforts and achievements at the 31st Annual MAME Awards with the highlight of the evening being named Builder of the Year for the third year in a row! It was an incredible night, held at the Raleigh Convention Center, and we are extremely proud of all of our accomplishments.  The MAME Awards (Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence) is hosted by the Raleigh-Wake County Home Builder Association and recognizes those companies and individuals who have excelled in the local building industry.  A complete list of the awards won by Homes By Dickerson at the 31st Annual MAME awards include:

“The MAME Awards is one of the biggest highlights of our entire year,” explains Brant Chesson, president and CEO of Homes By Dickerson.  “We value these awards because they showcase the talent, commitment and dedication of our team and encapsulate that of which we are most proud.  We would like to extend our congratulations to all of the winners as we are honored to be considered among some of the best builders in the industry.”

Homes By Dickerson wins National Awards!

Homes By Dickerson wins National Awards!

The Nationals headline

The Homes By Dickerson team was both excited and humbled to be recognized at the National Awards-bringing home two golds and one silver award.  Sponsored by the National Sales and Marketing Council of the National Association of Home Builders, The National Awards salutes the best and brightest in the home building industry for their determination, integrity, creativity and endurance.  The ceremony, presented as part of The International Builders’ Show, was held on January 10th at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando.

Homes By Dickerson Sales Associates Peter Winkler, Whitney White, Diandra Buckheit, Sydney Smith and Susan Ferdon were named National Sales Team of the Year (Gold) and Whitney White was recognized as National Rookie of the Year (Gold)!  Julia Reinert was also mentioned as a silver winner in the Marketing Director of the Year category.

“The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in new home design, marketing and sales,” said Meredith Oliver, chairperson of the Nationals. “NAHB’s commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has been exemplified by its award winners since the competition’s inception.”

Started in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing, The Nationals award program continues to recognize superior new home sales and marketing achievements.  With 57 categories across various disciplines of the new home industry, the awards honor excellence in product and community design, advertising, marketing and sales achievements by individuals and sales teams.

During a three-day judging process, a panel of 7 industry professionals from across the country determined the Silver and Gold award winners from a field of over 1,100 entries.

Homes By Dickerson is proud to be included in such a prestigious group of individuals and companies and appreciates the accompanying accolades!

Homes By Dickerson named Builder of the Year at the 2016 MAME Awards!

Homes By Dickerson named Builder of the Year at the 2016 MAME Awards!

Homes by Dickerson was honored to be recognized for our 2015 efforts and achievements at the 30th Annual MAME Awards with the highlight of the evening being named Builder of the Year for the second year in a row! 30 of our 38 employees were in attendance to support the company as a whole and cheer on those who were up for individual awards.  It was an incredible night, held at the Raleigh Convention Center, and we are extremely proud of all of our accomplishments.  The MAME Awards (Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence) is hosted by the Raleigh-Wake County Home Builder Association and recognizes those companies and individuals who have excelled in the local building industry.


Here is a list of the awards that Homes by Dickerson received at the 2016 MAME Awards:

Builder of the Year (Level 3)
Best Bronze-Silver Level Green Certified Home
Best Innovative Feature in a Custom Home
Sales Team of the Year (Peter Winkler, Whitney White, Diandra Buckheit and Sydney Smith)
Rookie of the Year-(Whitney White)
Marketing Professional of the Year-(Julia Reinert)

Discover what sets Homes by Dickerson apart by contacting us for a private tour of any of our communities or move-in ready homes at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

We look forward to building you “The Home of YOUR Life!”™

“What’s NEW?” at Homes by Dickerson

“What’s NEW?” at Homes by Dickerson

First of all, I would be remiss if I did not mention how absolutely beautiful it is outside! What a pleasure to step out into warm sunshine and light breezes.  The welcome change in weather however is not the only new thing that we are discussing at Homes by Dickerson. From new floorplans to a new location and new design center, we have embraced 2016 with a desire to constantly be on the cutting edge and in the know!  It is important to us that we offer the latest features and designs possible and that we are always looking for ways to improve.

Here are some examples of all that is new and exciting at Homes by Dickerson!

Whats New Flyer

New Website! Check out our new and improved website at www.HomesByDickerson.com which also features our new company video!

New Communities! Ask us about our new neighborhood in Pittsboro, Henderson Place at Fearrington, which features custom-built, high-performance homes starting from the upper $500s.  We are also very excited as our most recent endeavors in Madison at Evan’s Creek (Apex) and Wendell Falls (Wendell) have started to take off-

New Floorplans! We continue to create floorplans that are right for your life!  Owner’s entries, first-floor masters, ranch plans, data ports, storage, outdoor living, green features and so much more are available for you to choose!  Whether you are looking at the new Sanderson floorplan in Briar Chapel or the Barton D in Haywood, ask us how we can build “The Home of Your Life!™”

New High Performance Accomplishments! Our average 2015 HERS Score was 52!  We continue to be committed to building each of our homes as Energy Star Certified, crafted to the National Green Building Standard and voluntarily built to the NC HERO code.

New Location! We have moved our HBD offices and Raleigh Design Showroom to 7101 Creedmoor Road, Suite 115 in Raleigh.  Come view our new selection center and custom option features!

New Recognitions!
Homes By Dickerson was recently named as “Best of HOUZZ 2016 for Customer Service!” We are very proud of this accolade as we strive to consistently have our clients’ needs and desires as our top priority.

For more information on any of our new communities, new floorplans or new design center, please contact us at 919-917-3132.
Come take a private tour of any of our custom designs and find out how you can build “The Home of Your Life!™” with Homes by Dickerson.






Homes by Dickerson to launch new website and company video!

Homes by Dickerson to launch new website and company video!

Next week we will begin to promote our “What’s New” campaign which will focus on our new floorplans, communities, programs and design center! What better way to introduce all that is new and exciting at Homes by Dickerson than by announcing the launch of our new website and company video?

After months and months of revamping our layout and aesthetics, incorporating our company manifesto, rewriting content and updating photos, we are excited to share our highly improved website with all of our homeowners, prospects and loyal Realtor following! We cannot wait for you to try out our new interactive features, view our stunning photo gallery and begin dreaming of “The Home of Your Life™!”  Not only have we made our website more user friendly but we have even more information available on our high-performance features, awards and recognitions, client testimonials and neighborhood locations.  You will not want to miss the opportunity to browse this new site, see our exciting new company video and plan your next trip to a Homes by Dickerson community in the Triangle area!


We have also taken a new and fresh approach to our company video which we will feature on our website, YouTube and throughout our social media outlets.  Forget staged interviews and rambling monologues on our company’s history!  Get ready for an artistic and symbolic look at what makes Homes by Dickerson the premiere custom builder in the Triangle:


For more information on our new website, new floorplans, new communities or new design center-please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com



If you did not get a chance to see our Haywood floorplan during the 2015 Wake County Parade of Homes, there is still time to view this incredibly unique and graceful model home! The Haywood design, which can be found in our exclusive Haywood neighborhood, is located off of Pinecrest Road and convenient to Glenwood Avenue and the Crabtree Valley area. Inspired by Raleigh’s reputation for Southern tradition meeting multi-cultural influence, designer Rachel Bailey incorporated the ingenious thematic blends of Southern charm and French country elegance into this spacious design.

From the moment you see the French country-inspired exterior with its custom designed and painted shutters, you know that you have stumbled upon something creatively distinctive. Bailey wanted to keep light, neutral walls throughout the home and accent them with darker beams and bronze fixtures-very reminiscent of a European countryside estate. However, her inclusion of rich wallpaper accents above the dining room wainscoting and custom glass cabinets also allude to a nostalgic feeling of The Old South. Truly, it is the small details found throughout the home that set The Haywood at the top of the scale. From the plank detail on the study’s tray ceiling and the stained cedar coffer in the kitchen/living space to the farmhouse sink in the stunning kitchen and the painted brick wall in the breakfast area, it is possible to find a different charming detail each time you tour this home. Even the upstairs bedrooms aim to please from the zero-entry shower, generous walk-in closet, custom-glass cabinetry and attached laundry room in the Master Suite to the custom-built day bed in the third floor recreation room.

It was also important that the outdoor living space have just as much of a “Wow Factor” as the interior of the home. Multiple seating areas with walkways and tree-lined views are accompanied by a custom fountain which perfectly complements this beautiful, move-in ready home!

haywood parade blog photos

Haywood Exterior Haywood front porch 004_Formal Dining 005_Study 006_First Floor Bathroom 007_Family Room 010_Mudroom 011_Open Kitchen 016_Custom Closet 017_Master Bathroom 018_Vanity 024_Third Floor Bonus 025_Back Patio's

For more information or to schedule a private tour of this 2015 Parade of Homes Gold Winner, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Haywood:: The Haywood
5221 Woodall Way, Raleigh, NC
For the full virtual tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
3981 square feet
Homesite 15-MLS# 2005762


About the Designer

Rachel Bailey, IDS
Rachel%20Bailey%20Headshot%202013[1]Rachel Bailey holds a degree in Interior Design from Meredith College, and joined Homes By Dickerson’s design team after nine years of management, sales and buying experience in a high-end boutique. She is passionate about helping clients piece together their ideal home.  Her organization, stylish flair and thoughtful guidance smooth the way throughout the selection process. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family.