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Final Opportunity in Haywood-A Homes By Dickerson exclusive community!

Final Opportunity in Haywood-A Homes By Dickerson exclusive community!

Final Opportunity in Haywood!
It is hard to believe that there is only one opportunity remaining in this beautiful enclave of Homes By Dickerson custom homes!  It seems like only yesterday that our team was introduced to this piece of land perfectly located off Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.   As we walked the site and considered both the challenges and rewards, we envisioned a neighborhood which would exude southern charm by offering an unique and stunning entrance, one of the most beautiful streetscapes imaginable, and an array of custom designs with the highest attention to quality and craftsmanship.

Now, there is but one move-in ready home left for you to make  “The Home of YOUR Life!”



The History of Haywood
In just shy of three short years, Haywood has gone under development, had a spectacular Grand Opening, featured the 2015 Duke Progress Energy home, won multiple Parade of Home and MAME distinctions, and was chosen to host the 2016 HGTV Smart Home!  Needless to say, this community has had its share of accolades and has been a shining star for the duration.  Here are a few highlights:

Grand Opening 2015                     

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HGTV® Smart Home 2016

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However, the fanfare and excitement is not finished as we have one more opportunity for you to find “The Home of Your Life” here in Haywood!

Ask us how you can make this custom design “The Home of YOUR Life!”

Our current homeowners live these accolades every day as they drive into their award-winning community, cruise down their impeccably-landscaped streets and enter into their spacious, custom-designed and custom-built homes.  Contact us today to learn how you also can call Haywood home: 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com



Homes By Dickerson featured on Gretchen Coley’s “Build The Triangle”

Homes By Dickerson featured on Gretchen Coley’s “Build The Triangle”

A huge thank you to Gretchen Coley for her very professional and thorough review of Homes By Dickerson in her latest edition of “Build The Triangle”!  Gretchen, a Broker and New Home Specialist with Allen Tate, touts 17 years of experience in the real estate industry selling over 700 homes at more than $175 million dollars.  Her video blog “Build The Triangle” is an example of her innovative marketing and technological skills and focuses on premiere builders and communities throughout the area.  Gretchen’s latest venture took her to our beautiful Haywood neighborhood where she was able to tour the exclusively Dickerson enclave and walk through a few of our custom floor plans.

Click here to view Gretchen Coley’s July edition of “Build The Triangle” featuring Homes By Dickerson’s custom floor plan, The Anderson.

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Dining Room

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Breakfast Nook

Screened Porch

Haywood:: The Anderson
5212 Woodall Way, Raleigh, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
3974 square feet
Homesite 12-MLS #2054133

For more information on how you can make this gorgeous, move-in ready design “The Home of Your Life” today, contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

The Home of Your Life: The Anderson in Haywood! Last Chance Opportunity!

The Home of Your Life: The Anderson in Haywood! Last Chance Opportunity!

The Anderson in Haywood is an excellent example of the craftsmanship and quality of materials that Homes By Dickerson offers in each of its custom designs.  Clean lines, a gorgeous color palette of soft grays paired with rich browns, beautiful trim and excellent finishes are found throughout this two-story single-family plan.  Enter through the distinguished front door to the spacious foyer where you will notice high ceilings, oversized trim, and an abundance of natural light streaming through all of the windows.  Open concept living includes a gourmet kitchen and a family room equipped with convenient built-in shelving, all next to the first-floor master and guest suites.  Enjoy your view of the trees via the floor-to-ceiling windows in the breakfast room which leads out to a screen porch and deck area.  A stunning staircase draws your eye to the second floor where you will find three additional bedrooms and a spacious rec room.

 Spacious Foyer and Stunning Staircase  Elegant Dining Room   Perfect Home Office with Incredible Coffered Ceilings  Charming Family Room Complete with Fireplace and Multiple Built-in Shelves and Cabinetry  Charming Gourmet Kitchen  Well-Appointed Breakfast Nook with a Gorgeous View!Lot 12 bath  Relaxing Master Bathroom!Lot 12 media room  Generously-sized Recreation Room Lovely Screen Porch

Find out how you can make The Anderson in Haywood “The Home of Your Life!” by contacting us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com.  We would be more than happy to give you a private tour of this gorgeous, move-in ready home but don’t wait too long as only a handful of opportunities remain in this award-winning, Homes By Dickerson exclusive community!

Haywood:: The Anderson
5212 Woodall Way, Raleigh, NC
To view the virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
3974 square feet
Homesite 12-MLS #2054133

Parade to “The Home of YOUR Life!” with Homes By Dickerson

Parade to “The Home of YOUR Life!” with Homes By Dickerson

Cooler weather, falling leaves and the scent of pumpkin in the air can mean only one thing…The Parade of Homes is finally here!  After months of planning, building, and designing, we are excited to reveal our 8 beautiful custom homes on the 51st Annual Triangle Parade Tour.  These plans are found in wonderful new home communities across The Triangle and are waiting for your clients to call them home!  Visit any of these 8 homes during Parade weekends (October 1-2, 7-9, 14-16 from 12noon to 5pm) and register to win a $50 VISA gift card for you or your client!
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Briar Chapel-The Concord II, Home Site 1074
430 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill
3 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 3002 sf
1st floor master and guest suite, formal study
lot-1074Briar Chapel-The Riviera, Home Site 1270  (SOLD!)
217 Landover Circle, Chapel Hill
4 bedrooms, 4.0 baths, 3237 sf
1st floor master and guest suite, Loft, unfinished storage
lot-1270Henderson Place at Fearrington-The Pendleton, Home Site 4253
4253 Henderson Place, Pittsboro
4 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 3133 sf
1st floor owner’s suite and a full, finished basement
hp-4253Haywood-The Whitaker, Home Site 5  (SOLD!)
7421 Haywood Oaks Drive, Raleigh
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3567 sf
2016 HGTV® Smart Home!
1st floor master suite, loft, full finished basement, unfinished storage, smart features throughout
lot-5Madison at Evan’s Creek-The Bristol C, Home Site 37
2211 Madison Creek Drive, Apex
5 bedrooms, 4.0 baths, 3202 sf
Covered porch, screen porch, rec room, butler’s pantry, finished attic
lot-37Sunset Bluffs-The Essington, Home Site 79  (SOLD!)
2888 Greenbank Mill Drive, Fuquay Varina
4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2960 sf
1st floor master, open floorplan, bonus room, walk-in storage
lot-79-sunset-bluffsWendell Falls-The Emerson, Home Site 39
1704 Drift Falls Lane, Wendell
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2300 sf
Ranch plan, formal study, screen porch, unfinished storage, rec room
lot-39Wendell Falls-The Concord, Home Site 232   (SOLD!)
420 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell
3 bedrooms, 3.0 baths, 2645 sf
1st floor master and guest suite, formal study, bonus room, walk-in storage
lot-232For more information on any of our Parade Homes or move-in ready homes across The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Q&A with Homes By Dickerson on building the HGTV® Smart Home 2016!

Q&A with Homes By Dickerson on building the HGTV® Smart Home 2016!

We at Homes By Dickerson are extremely honored and excited to be the builder of the HGTV® Smart Home 2016! It has been an amazing and wonderful experience from the first day that we received the call letting us know we were being considered.  A year ago, designers, architects, and builders from both HGTV® and Homes By Dickerson began collaborating to create the custom design of this stunning approximately 3,300-square-foot home.  Now that the home is finished, we would like to recognize four members of the Homes By Dickerson team who worked tirelessly to bring our passion for custom designs, attention-to-detail, high-performance green efforts, and the latest tech inclusions to the project.  We recently spoke with Brant Chesson, Jeff Williams, Ryan Speight, and Rachel Bailey to get an inside look into what the building process was like from their perspectives!

The Team

Chesson_Brant 2016Brant Chesson
President, CEO

Q: What was the brainstorming and design process like for you?
A: It was a lot of fun. There are several variables that we had to consider, including what HGTV® wanted to see from a smart home, the lot parameters, and what we as a company wanted to say through this home. I was very proud of what we came up with.

Q: Would you want to do something like this again?
A: Absolutely. It has been beneficial for a number of reasons. It gave Homes By Dickerson a platform to try new products that we might have not been able to otherwise. Additionally, it has given us attention in the marketplace and we hope it will generate leads in sales!

Q: Is there anything you would do differently now that you have been through the entire experience?
A: If anything, I would have used the process as more of a platform for training the entire company. Beyond the small group who worked on it, it would have been     nice to slow down and involve others to show what we were doing.

Q: What did this process teach you?
A: To never underestimate the power of our company’s influence. When I first got the email, I initially thought that we were too small of a company to do it. I realized the impact that we could have on our marketplace and the platform would have for educating our consumers. I came to the conclusion that the company has a bigger impact and voice than I originally thought.

Q: Do you feel the Homes By Dickerson brand is well represented in the final product of the home and the overall design?
A: I do. I think our commitment to providing a better home, better value for our customers and our commitment to craftsmanship and quality in construction is very apparent. The winner will find that our commitment to service is there and we built a home that is less expensive for them to operate and more comfortable for them to live in.

Q: If you could have one “smart” feature in your home, what would it be?
A: The ability to control the security in my home from my smart device. Whether I’m in the home or away, I’d have safety and peace of mind. I’d be able to lock the door behind my kids if they forgot or even check to make sure they’re locked when away on vacation.

Williams_Jeff 2016Jeff Williams
Registered Architect

Q: What’s your favorite feature/part of the home?
A: The master bedroom. I love the way it’s broken up into different spaces in one room. One of the best parts is that the sitting room leads out to the screen porch and connects the exterior space with the interior design.

Q: If you could have one “smart” feature in your home, what would it be?
A: The nest thermostat. It controls the heating and cooling with a lot more detail. I also love the security features, as well as the TV inside the mirror in the master bath.

Q: What did this process teach you about your talents or Homes By Dickerson?
A: We have really good superintendents. I was beyond impressed with Ryan. This was obviously a very complex house but he never came back to me with problems to solve as the architect.

Q: Do you feel that the Homes By Dickerson brand is well represented in the final product of the home and the overall design?
A: Yes, especially with the exterior construction and the look of the house. Some parts of the interior, such as the paint selection, are different than things we would usually do. This, however, is due to the fact that it’s being given away and needs stronger colors, etc.

Q: Other comments about the experience?
A: It’s been one of the highlights of my architectural career. Being an architect and knowing that a lot of people are seeing your designs is a great feeling. It’s nice to read the positive feedback from people seeing the house online, as well.

Speight_Ryan 2016Ryan Speight
Project Manager

Q: If you could have one “smart” feature in your home, what would it be?
A: CLARE home automation system. It’s the brain of the house that everything connects to, including video, cameras, lights, thermostats, etc.

Q: What was one struggle you had during the building process?
A: Constructing the house to a very tight build schedule in order to meet the deadlines, while incorporating all of the products, customizations and design requests made by all parties included.

Q: What did this process teach you about your talents or Homes By Dickerson?
A: It reaffirmed that we have one heck of a team. The synergy of the company that’s created by all parties is second to none.

Q: What was the brainstorming and design process like for you?
A: It was a very interesting and unique process. To begin, we painted a broad image for Jeff and he nailed it on the first try.  This made the process smooth with only small tweaks here and there.

Q: Do you feel that the Homes By Dickerson brand is well represented in the final product of the home and the overall design?
A: Absolutely. The house is full of creativity, innovation and details that set us apart from the average builder. HBD works until we don’t think any more adjustments could be made and it can’t get any better!

Q: Other comments about the experience?
A: It was definitely a test of a lot of different facets of building. On camera, I had to know what I was talking about, the design was unique, different, and obviously a house we had never built before and I had to make a lot of on-the-fly decisions to make the house work. It was a fun challenge to embrace and I’m glad it turned out as well as it did!

Bailey_Rache 2016Rachel Bailey

Q: What was your part in building the HGTV® Smart Home?
A: I was responsible for meeting with the HGTV® designer, Tiffany Brooks, to go over our process of how we build a home and then worked with her to choose selections. I was pretty much the go between in regards to the design of the home.

Q: What’s your favorite feature/part of the house?
A: The screen porch! I love the herringbone plank floor, the phantom screens, and its accessibility for entertaining.

Q: Was it hard to keep such a big secret for so long?
A: Yes. Especially because we were kind of ramping up during Parade of Homes and others didn’t understand why we seemed to have more on our plate than normal. It was also super exciting to work on it and hard not to discuss.

Q: What was the brainstorming and design process like for you?
A: In the beginning, we met as a team and talked about the house as a whole. As the process progressed, it turned into me working more with Tiffany to come up with selections that would work and that we were both comfortable with. She also wanted to know what our market is like, what our customers are like, etc.

Q: Do you feel that the Homes By Dickerson brand is well represented in the final product of the home and the overall design?
A: Yes! I think there are some design elements that pushed the limits, but overall it shows the craftsmanship and the attention to detail that directly reflects HBD.

Q: Any other comments?
A: Overall, it was awesome to be a part of the project and very neat to say that I was part of something so amazing. It was also very fun working with Tiffany! She has a great personality and it was great to do something different than what we would typically do.


The HGTV® Smart Home Giveaway is still open and will close June 2, 2016! The grand prize package includes the home, a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC and $100,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans. Eligible viewers can enter up to twice per day — once at HGTV.com and once at DIYNetwork.com — and can even sign up for daily email reminders. Make sure you take a look at the house online at HGTV.com/Smart or //www.homesbydickerson.com/#smarthome

For more information on Homes by Dickerson and any of our communities or custom floorplans, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

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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Haywood Press Release :: Homes by Dickerson

Haywood Press Release :: Homes by Dickerson

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2014


RALEIGH, NC – Homes By Dickerson reports its first two new home sales and an additional lot hold in Haywood, a brand-new, self-developed neighborhood in North Raleigh off Glenwood Avenue and Pinecrest Road. Haywood will feature single-family homes priced from the mid-$600s with five new designs which optimize outdoor living space. This prime location is close to excellent schools and shopping and within close proximity to Downtown Raleigh and Research Triangle Park.

Haywood’s 25 wooded home sites include basement opportunities and its new elevations feature ranch styles with ground-floor master bedrooms and beautiful outdoor living features. Our spacious front porches, decks, lanais, screened porches and patio options give beautiful views of the mature oak trees in the community.

Homes By Dickerson President Brant Chesson envisions Haywood as a community drawn together by picturesque streetscapes and exterior design elements that encourage neighbors to spend time outside.
“Our vision for this community incorporates all of the fundamentals that are important to us as a builder,” says Chesson. “We embrace the chance to develop the land where we are building our homes. It is an additional opportunity for us to serve our clients and invest ourselves in the community.”

For more information on Homes By Dickerson or custom building “The Home of Your Life”, please go to www.HomesByDickerson.com or call us at 919-847-4447 to set up an appointment at one of our two Triangle-area Design Centers. All meetings are currently “By-Appointment Only.”

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, offering 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 a build-on-your-lot program in addition to homes in the communities of Carrie’s Reach and Barton’s Grove, North Raleigh; Sunset Bluffs, Fuquay-Varina; Haywood and The Hamptons at Umstead, Raleigh; Heritage and Traditions, Wake Forest; Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill; 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.

Media Contact:

Jenn Nowalk


Haywood Community and Visions

Haywood Community and Visions

Haywood concepts overall

Many of you have been waiting and very patient while we get development underway and are now ready to share Homes by Dickerson’s newest exclusive community, Haywood! We are officially recorded and can begin sharing the vision and details.

Haywood is located just off Glenwood Ave and Pinecrest Road in North Raleigh. There will be 25 home sites available; some heavily wooded and a few basement opportunities. Homes will be starting from the $650’s and will all have distinctive design details that make Homes by Dickerson custom communities unique.

Here are a few pictures of our plan charrette that our in-house architect, Jeff Williams, and our designer, Rachel Bailey, put together to show us some of the colors, exterior elements, details and options that could be available in Haywood.  Linda Bohling will be Haywood’s Community Sales Manager working alongside of Project Manager, Ryan Speight. Our team works hard to listen to your clients needs and wants and will put together a package and home design that is right for them. They will have the option of starting from our current plan portfolio, modifying those plans or designing something completely unique. We have selected three homes to get the community started that will be available for sale. These homes are the Sullivan B, the Foxborough Hill II and the Underwood. **Note that anything shown in the pictures below are subject to change and lot numbers shown are not exact and are to just help give guidance to the overall concept**

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All of our homes will be high performance meaning they are Energy Star® and National Green Building Standard Certified which ensures your home is not just energy efficient, but is also more comfortable, healthier and right for the environment.

Our initial Haywood concept portfolio can be seen by requesting online or a package of information can also be mailed or picked up if you would prefer to review the details that way.  Simply send your request to info@homesbydickerson.com.

To maintain the integrity of the vision for Haywood, each elevation will be reviewed and approved by the architectural review board. Typical building time is about 8 months from start to finish and will be spaced accordingly due to demand to ensure that everyone receives personal service and attention.

Homes by Dickerson offers a full design center and showroom where you and your clients will be able to work with our design team to bring their home to life. Initial meetings with Linda and Ryan be held at our design center until the community is farther along. The design center is located at 7201 Creedmoor Rd, Suite 147, Raleigh, NC 27613.

Linda and Ryan will begin setting appointments the week of July 21st with those interested. It will be important to know and understand your buying power and not have any contingencies to be able to build. To view a list of Homes by Dickerson’s preferred lenders, click here.

If you are interested in getting more information or setting up an appointment with Linda and Ryan, please call 919-413-7104 or email info@homesbydickerson.com .  We look forward to working with you to build your new home in Haywood!

Move that Truck! Dumptruck that is…

Move that Truck! Dumptruck that is…


Today we stopped by our Haywood development that is underway to get a progress report.  We are anxiously awaiting getting started on this new Homes by Dickerson community in North Raleigh featuring estate homes from the $650s.  Often with development work things take longer than you would hope, but you want to get it right.  As the ground continues to be sculpted into streets and home sites, at one point there were 16 dump trucks lined up to haul away dirt that had been excavated.  It was quite an impressive site to see.   Three cheers for moving those dump trucks and hauling that dirt out of there! That gets us closer being able to move forward!

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To join our interest list and to be the first to get information on the vision, details, and floor plans – email info@homesbydickerson.com 

Haywood Development – Coming Soon!

Haywood Development – Coming Soon!

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We are excited to share some photos from our latest development underway, Haywood.  Soon to be Homes by Dickerson’s newest exclusive community in North Raleigh.  Located just off Glenwood Ave and Pinecrest Road, this community could not be more centrally located!  Minutes to great shopping, restaurants, RDU airport, Research Triangle Park and more!  We get very excited about moving dirt and creating a vision of what can be.

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There is still lots of work to be done before we can share more details of what we will be building here!  We have been creating concepts and vision boards to create a unique feel and theme to Haywood! We can’t wait to share it with you.  With only 25 home sites, you will want to act quickly! To join our VIP Interest List, email info@homesbydickerson.com.  Stay tuned for more details.