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Summer Music Series’ to Return to the Triangle!

Summer Music Series’ to Return to the Triangle!

Longer days and warmer temperatures are signs that it is time, once again, for two of Homes By Dickerson’s favorite summer music series’ to return to the Triangle: Music in the Meadow at Briar Chapel and Farmhouse Jams in Wendell Falls!  Both of these events combine quality time with neighbors and friends, live music, great food, and cold drinks in beautiful new home neighborhoods from Newland Communities!

Whether you are looking for a new community or just want to meet people in a fun setting, we encourage you to join us for any of these live music events where you can enjoy gorgeous North Carolina summer nights!  Spread out your lawn blanket, grab a cold beverage, and tap your foot to some fantastic tunes!

Mark these dates and details on your family calendar and get ready for these summer music series’ to return to the Triangle :

Music in the Meadow
Great Meadow Park in Briar Chapel-185 Granite Mill Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
June 8th 6pm-8pm (The Band: Rubberband)
September 14th 6pm-8pm (The Band: The 919)

Farmhouse Jams
The Farmhouse in Wendell Falls-320 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell, NC
June 8th 6pm-8pm (The Band: Back Porch Orchestra)
September 7th 6pm-8pm

You will also have the opportunity to meet members of the Homes By Dickerson team where you can learn more about our custom, high-performance homes.  Summer may reach record temperatures but you can save on your monthly utility bills with a high-performance Homes By Dickerson design.  Make one of our move-in ready homes The Home of Your Life today!

For more information on any of our move-in ready homes in Briar Chapel or Wendell Falls, please contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com.  Do not forget to ask us about the Summer Music Series’ to Return to the Triangle!  We look forward to seeing you at these events!

A Fond Farewell to Barton’s Grove!

A Fond Farewell to Barton’s Grove!

It is always bittersweet when we finish building in a neighborhood, especially when it is a neighborhood which we single-handedly developed.  While the bottom line of our work may be to build homes, sell homes and move on to the next location- the passion and attention to detail that we give to our neighborhoods causes us to reflect on the journey from start to finish.

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Barton’s Grove has a personal sentiment for me.  It was a dream of mine to work for the best custom builder in this area, one that valued its employees and cared about its clients.  Homes By Dickerson was not just my top choice, it was the only choice for me.  During my extensive interview process, I was asked to attend the Grand Opening of their newest community: Barton’s Grove.  I was in awe from the moment I turned my car over to the valet and stood in front of the community’s entrance.  I remember seeing green…everywhere.  Lush carpets of green grass over gently rolling hills, mass amounts of trees thick with green leaves.  It was absolutely breathtaking and I knew that a builder who could do this, a builder who could work in conjunction with the natural elements of the land and create exquisite homes which added to those elements rather than detracting from them, was the builder for me.  Homes By Dickerson had taken a piece of land and transformed it, developed it into a work of art, where it would become an enclave of 42 home sites.

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Over the next few years, Barton’s Grove would become a private neighborhood of luxury, custom-built homes, a perfect oasis for our specific home buyer.  Great care was taken to create a unified look throughout, beginning with the rustic elegance of the entry monument, complete with stone, lanterns and manicured open space. This look continued through the groves with the carefully-planned hardscapes (stone and lanterns) in front of each home.  Rolling hills wound their way through the community with beautiful wooded views at each turn making our unique vision come to life.

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We had the privilege of building 42 different custom designs.  We challenged ourselves and pushed out our creative boundaries, resulting in award-winning design and quality craftsmanship, and now we celebrate the closing of the very last home in Barton’s Grove.

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I mentioned the bittersweet feeling involved because that is exactly what it is-a combination of excitement over the completion of a job well done and sadness as we say farewell to an old friend.  Many, many hours have been poured into this enclave of homes by our entire team from initial planning stages and clearing to design, construction, sales and client care.  We have all had a hand in the success of Barton’s Grove and reminiscently remove our branded signage, sweep the streets one last time, and get ready for our next opportunity…

The Home of Your Life! The Delaney in Barton’s Grove

The Home of Your Life! The Delaney in Barton’s Grove

Located in this beautiful oasis of Barton’s Grove is one of our newer floor plans, The Delaney: a move-in ready, custom home perfect for you and your family!  This basement floor plan features a charming exterior of stone and shake as well as a corner-wrap porch.  The gray tones of the exterior materials are successfully paired with darker decorative accents and support columns.

The calming color scheme is reflected on the interior as well from the light gray walls and the stained hardwood flooring and handrails.  A darker gray/green color is used in the dining room which is an elegant contrast to the incredible trim and unique light fixtures!  One of the eye-catching touches to this home is the curved panel ceiling in the galley leading through the butler’s pantry and into the gourmet kitchen. Our designers created a beautiful space by using both dark and light cabinetry, an over-sized island and decorative tile patterns above the cooktop.  Small details such as the curved cabinet above the cooktop (a complement to the curved ceiling at the butler’s pantry) and the concealed door in the butler’s pantry (leading to fantastic wine storage!) add to the aforementioned charm and grace of the home.  Additional outstanding features include the dramatic coffered ceilings and built-in shelving in the family room, the spectacular wooded view from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the breakfast room, the open living area, cozy mudroom, screen porch, and deck.  A guest suite completes the first floor.

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The Delaney also boasts a full basement with a study, rec room, full bath, patio and ample storage.  This area gives the flex space needed for either guests, teenagers, in-laws, or just additional space to live, work and play!  A generous master suite can be found on the second floor as well as another rec room, 3 secondary bedrooms and two more baths.

Barton’s Grove is one of those communities that you will regret not building in while you had the opportunity!  Located between the convenience of Creedmoor Road amenities and the recreation of Falls Lake, Barton’s Grove offers the best of all worlds including estate-style custom homes on expansive, wooded home sites averaging 2 acres in size!

For more information on this high-performance, custom home or any of other move-in ready designs, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

We would love to make The Delaney “The Home of Your Life!”

Barton’s Grove:: The Delaney
6933 Barton’s Bend Way, Raleigh, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths
4922 square feet
Homesite 17-MLS #2062054




Red Ribbon Home of the Week:: The St. James in Barton’s Grove

Red Ribbon Home of the Week:: The St. James in Barton’s Grove

If you are looking for traditional elegance and spacious living in a peaceful, wooded setting then look no further than the beautiful St. James in Barton’s Grove by Homes by Dickerson. Gorgeous double doors lead into a great foyer space, home office and versatile dining area with stunning details in the elegant trim and lighting fixtures.  Incredible oversized windows highlight the site-finished hardwoods and the carefully chosen color palette as you move into the open living concept featuring a gourmet kitchen and family room complete with coffered ceilings and built-in bookshelves.  A private master suite can also be found on the first floor.  Up the beautiful stairway are four additional bedrooms with a jack-and-jill bath, a generous recreation room and an abundance of storage!  Plus the wooded views from your screen porch of your almost 2-acre home site are absolutely breathtaking!
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This custom design extends over 4000 square feet and is one of the 13 homes included in this year’s Red Ribbon Package Event!  Receive $5000 to “use as you choose” when you close on this move-in ready home by December 20, 2016.*

For more information on The St. James in Barton’s Grove or any of our other move-in ready homes across The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Barton’s Grove:: The St. James
7005 Barton’s Grove Way, Raleigh, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
4089 square feet
Homesite 1-MLS #2054340


*See Agent for details on the Red Ribbon Package Event

“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!

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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 Press Release:: Homes by Dickerson Awarded “Best of HOUZZ 2016!”

Homes by Dickerson Press Release:: Homes by Dickerson Awarded “Best of HOUZZ 2016!”

Homes By Dickerson Awarded Best of Houzz 2016
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World


RALEIGH, NC – January 28, 2016 – Homes By Dickerson is pleased to announce they have been awarded, “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 40-year old custom home builder was chosen by more than 35 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. Homes By Dickerson was selected among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

As a luxury custom builder, Homes By Dickerson prides themselves on their attention to detail and their intense focus on the needs and desires of their clients. As stated in their Company Manifesto, “We begin each relationship by getting to know how you envision using and enjoying your home, looking to your dreams as our foundation.  From there, we listen, guide and involve you through the homebuilding journey to build a home that is right for your life.”

“We’re so thrilled to receive the Best of Customer Service award from Houzz as it reinforces that our attention is on the most important aspect of the business – our clients. With an industry as vast as home building, we feel so honored to have been recognized,” says Brant Chesson, president and CEO of Homes By Dickerson.

 “Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Homes By Dickerson, voted one of our ‘Best Of Houzz’ professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About Homes By Dickerson
Established in 1975, Homes By Dickerson builds high-performance, custom homes throughout The Triangle area of North Carolina. Named one of the Best Places to Work by the Triangle Business Journal two years in a row, Homes By Dickerson prides itself on its team of talented, passionate and dedicated professionals who strive every day to provide exceptional service to their clients and build beautiful luxury homes.  Each Dickerson home is unique, crafted with the highest quality of materials and attention to detail.  Homes By Dickerson has also become a local leader in homes certified through the National Green Building and Energy Star programs and is a proud member of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle.  They have made it their priority to offer owners enhanced comfort, healthier indoor air quality and lower operating costs while maintaining the highest standards of design, craftsmanship and elegance.

Homes By Dickerson offers homes in the communities of Barton’s Grove, North Raleigh; Sunset Bluffs, Fuquay-Varina; Henderson Place at Fearrington, Pittsboro; Haywood, Raleigh; Traditions, Wake Forest; Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill; Madison at Evan’s Creek, Apex; Wendell Falls, Wendell; and Croasdaile Farm in North Durham.

For more information on the Award-Winning Homes By Dickerson, please visit our website www.HomesByDickerson.com or contact us at (919) 847-4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com




Welcome to our Winter Wonderland of Homes!

Welcome to our Winter Wonderland of Homes!

At Homes by Dickerson, we love everything about the New Year from our new floor plans and new ideas to new challenges and new opportunities! In celebration of the Holiday, we are kicking off 2016 with our Winter Wonderland of Homes and-thanks to the warmer than normal temperatures-you have even more of a chance to tour these beautiful custom homes.

If you have not walked through one of our high-performance designs, we invite you to start your new year by finding “The Home of Your Life.”  Whether you are looking for a ranch floor plan in a Master-Planned Development like Briar Chapel, an estate home in an exclusive Dickerson community such as Barton’s Grove, or a single-family design in one of our newest community Wendell Falls, Homes by Dickerson has the right home and location for your needs.  Another exciting aspect of our Winter Wonderland of Homes is that, just like snowflakes, no two Dickerson homes are alike.  Experience “The Home of Your Life” with a true custom builder where you will find the plan and features of which you have always dreamed.

For more information or to schedule a private tour of any of our move-in ready homes across The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Barton’s Grove: Estate homes in Raleigh starting from the $750s
Briar Chapel: Single-family homes in Chapel Hill starting from the $300s
Croasdaile Farm: Custom homes in Durham starting from the $700s
Haywood: Beautiful and unique designs in Raleigh starting from the $690s
Henderson Place at Fearrington: Newest Dickerson opportunity featuring luxury homes starting from the high $500s
Madison at Evan’s Creek: Single-family homes in Apex starting from the $430s
Sunset Bluffs: The best of Fuquay-Varina starting from the $300s
Traditions: Master-Planned living in Wake Forest starting from the $600s
Wendell Falls: Tranquil living in Wendell just moments from the heart of Raleigh featuring single-family homes from the $310s

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Homes By Dickerson’s Home of the Week:: The Langley Forest in Barton’s Grove

Homes By Dickerson’s Home of the Week:: The Langley Forest in Barton’s Grove

If you have not had a chance to visit the very peaceful and very beautiful neighborhood that is Barton’s Grove, now is your chance to see Homes By Dickerson at its best!

Come tour the Langley Forest, a Homes By Dickerson design which features a traditional front elevation mixing a variety of textures and facets including brick, shake, a trio of dormers, and a combination of shutter-clad windows and expansive windows with curved arches.  This original floorplan boasts a two-car garage with an additional one-car garage, detached.  Follow the curved paver stone walkway which leads to the cozy front porch complete with column supports, a wrought iron railing and a handsome solid wood front door.

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Inside the home you are met with a very appealing color palette that balances both light and dark between the elegant hard wood flooring against the bright white trim as well as between the various wall shades of gray.  Walk into your open foyer to view your formal dining room on the left and your study, complete with arched ceilings, on the right.  You will be impressed by the amount of natural light that streams through the home due to the oversized and detailed window plans.  Towards the rear of the home, enter the gorgeous gourmet kitchen and accompanying breakfast as well as the spacious family room.   The kitchen boasts a combination of oversized, soft-close drawers and glass-front cabinetry while the family room will impress you with its custom built shelving, charming fireplace and elegant trim work.  Of course you will not want to overlook the generous first-floor master and luxurious bath or the two additional first-floor bedrooms!

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Even the laundry/mudroom combo, which features two exit doors, conveys a warm elegance with its darker gray walls and white built-in shelving and storage. Glide upstairs via the elegant stairway where you will see hand-stained French doors leading into the bonus room which contains not one, not two but three window seats!  A fourth bedroom, full bath, and very spacious storage area completes the second floor.  However, one of the most delightful components of this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is the stunningly green 2-acre view you will get from almost every angle and every window (including that of the screen porch with its vaulted ceiling)!

Take advantage of the Energy Star and NAHB Green certifications, as well as a HERS Score in the low 50’s, to save money on your monthly utility bills this summer and make the Langley Forest The Home of YOUR Life!

For more information on any of our move-in ready homes, or to schedule a private tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Barton’s Grove:: The Langley Forest
1024 Margaret’s Lane, Raleigh, NC
To view the full virtual tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
3843 square feet
Homesite 39 – MLS# 1983389
$741, 900

Homes By Dickerson Showcases 4 Custom Designs on the 2015 Green Home Tour!

Homes By Dickerson Showcases 4 Custom Designs on the 2015 Green Home Tour!

Homes By Dickerson is excited to announce that we have four different homes on the 10th Annual Green Home Tour! With so many beautiful designs to see and so many high-performance features to learn about, you do not want to miss the last weekend of this free, self-guided event which features over 30 green-certified homes across the Triangle.

Please stop by any or all of our four custom-built floorplans in the Triangle area this weekend, May 9th and 10th, from 12noon to 5pm each day:

Not only will you learn why Homes By Dickerson voluntarily chooses to build each of its custom homes as green and high-performance but you will also have an opportunity to learn how we are able to build homes ranging from 12 to 56 on the HERS index!

We will also be demonstrating some innovative green features, including:

  • Interactive home performance monitoring system
  • LED specialty lighting
  • Accessible Lennox Z-Wave thermostat
  • Latest insulation and air infiltration sealing technology
  • Humidity controlled ventilation

To learn more about the tour, visit www.TriangleGreenHomeTour.com or you can pick up a tour guide at any of the homes listed above. Don’t forget to view a virtual list of homes on the tour by downloading the iPhone or Android app, or downloading the tour book.

 For more information on any of our homes or communities on the Green Home Tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

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Bring a little GREEN to your life during the 2015 Green Home Tour!

Bring a little GREEN to your life during the 2015 Green Home Tour!

To quote our slogan: “The Excitement is Building” as we get ready for the 2015 Green Home Tour, a favorite Homes By Dickerson annual event!  This exciting opportunity allows us to showcase all of the elements which make us the Triangle’s premier custom, high-performance builder.  From conditioned crawl spaces and low VOC paints to excellent exterior air barriers and green label carpeting, we offer our homeowners peace of mind about their comfort, their health, their money and their impact on the environment.  We are excited for you to view our high-performance, green homes and see why we were named in 2014 as the North Carolina builder with the most homes certified to the National Green Building Standard!

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This year’s Green Home Tour will feature four different Homes By Dickerson plans across the Triangle:

  1. The Tatsworth at Barton’s Grove: 1016 Margaret’s Lane, Raleigh (Lot 37)
  2. The Carmichael at Briar Chapel: 110 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill (Lot 900)
  3. The Underwood at Haywood: 5205 Woodall Way, Raleigh (Lot 19)
  4. The Franklin at Wendell Falls: 1816 Iron Mills Drive, Raleigh (Lot 135)

2015 Green Home Tour
May 2-3, 9-10 • homes open 12-5pm

Please visit any or all of our Homes by Dickerson plans on the10th Annual Green Home Tour. A green building professional will be on site to answer any questions and show you our home’s unique features.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see first-hand our renewable energy and advanced green building practices!

For more information or to register for the FREE Green Home Tour, please go to:

To schedule a private tour of any of our Triangle area homes, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com and be sure to look for our blogs in the future weeks containing specific information on each of our four homes on this year’s tour…

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