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Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

As a nationally recognized builder of high-performance homes, Homes By Dickerson is excited to share the most recent accolade of  Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

We could not be more proud to be a partner of the developer, Newland Communities, or of the community itself.  Check out this link which will take you to the publication:
https://www.greenbuildermedia.com/green-builder-magazine-july-august-2018

Not only will you notice on page 33 that Newland Communities won an Honorable Mention as a 2018 Eco-Minded Leader but there is also a 6-page spread (pages 46-51) delving into the green practices and mindset of the builders and community as a whole.  You will not want to miss page 51’s in-depth coverage on the Tesla powerwall and how that is just one of the many resources (not to overshadow solar panels of course!) that can lead you to net zero living!

For more than 10 years, Homes By Dickerson has been a leader in building each and every custom design to the highest green building standards available.  Not only are they Energy Star certified but they are also crafted to the National Green Building Standard and voluntarily built to the NC HERO Code.  It is just one more reason why Homes By Dickerson is the premiere custom builder of The Triangle and Pinehurst areas of North Carolina.

For more information on how you can build “The Home of Your Life” with all of the included high-performance features we offer, please contact Whitney White at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

 

 

 

Homes By Dickerson once again named Best of the Best in Chapel Hill!

Homes By Dickerson once again named Best of the Best in Chapel Hill!

Homes By Dickerson is proud to announce that we were once again named Best of the Best in Chapel Hill!  Specifically Best of the Best Construction Builder by Chapel Hill Magazine for our work in Briar Chapel.  We could not be more pleased with this honor as we strive to build the best custom, high-performance homes in The Triangle area.  The August edition of the Best of the Best in Chapel Hill by Chapel Hill Magazine touted four area home builders in this category as the best that Chapel Hill has to offer its residents and we are excited to be a part of this elite group.

Briar Chapel is the Triangle’s largest green community located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Homes By Dickerson offers an array of high-performance, green-certified, single-family homes in this planned community, starting from the $300s-$750s. We have a portfolio of plans to choose from that you can customize and tailor to fit your lifestyle and needs! Briar Chapel is a unique community that blends in with its natural surroundings. Amenities abound here with approximately 900 acres of preserved open space that incorporates 24 miles of walking trails, parks, community gardens and dog parks. The Briar Club is a great spot to unwind with neighbors and friends, attend community events, or fit in a quick workout or group fitness class. With two saltwater swimming pools, a splash pad for the little ones, two water slides and picnic pavilions, you don’t have to look far for lots to do! Briar Chapel even has a full-time activities director on staff who coordinates a number of interest groups and events for all ages to enjoy!







Located right off of 15/501 in Chatham County, Briar Chapel is just minutes from Chapel Hill, Durham and Research Triangle Park. With I-64, I-54, and I-440 not far, it makes Briar Chapel a convenient place to call home to have the best of it all!

Visit us at our Sales and Design Center located at 307 Dark Forest Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. For more information or to schedule a private tour, please contact Whitney at 919-205-3404 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Homes By Dickerson now in South Carolina!

Homes By Dickerson now in South Carolina!

Homes By Dickerson is excited to announce that we are expanding into the state of South Carolina, selling custom homes in Nexton, a master-planned community in the desirable Charleston area!  This opportunity will broaden the regional influence we have had since we began building and selling custom homes in 1975.  It also takes the number of markets we are currently selling in to three as we announced our move into the prestigious Pinehurst National No. 9 Golf Course Community last year.

Over the years, Homes By Dickerson has created a successful partnership in multiple neighborhoods with the award-winning developer Newland Communities.  After hearing of Newland’s venture into Summerville, South Carolina (near the North Charleston area), we were intrigued by the idea of working in another market and decided to begin brainstorming and researching the possibility.

“We wanted to make sure that the concept of building in a beautiful community near the coast was not just a fun and exciting opportunity but that it made sense for our company,” explains Brant Chesson, president and CEO of Homes By Dickerson.


Over the next year and a half, multiple trips were made to ensure that we understood the project by surveying the area, interviewing possible subcontractors and vendors, and becoming familiar with the geography and lifestyle.  We were pleasantly surprised at the progress already made in that area.

“It was attractive to us that the commercial spaces and apartment buildings were underway and that the Charleston market was ready for the growth,” says Chesson.

Our leadership team became very aware that the Charleston economy is booming and that South Carolina is doing an excellent job of bringing business into the state, especially this historic, coastal region.  Location is always key so Nexton’s proximity to the coast and convenience to I-26 (a major thoroughfare in South Carolina) increased the attraction.  Recent additions to the area of global firms such as Boeing, Mercedes Benz Vans, and Volvo only enticed our desire for inclusion into the Nexton neighborhood.

Another concern we had with moving into a completely new market was ensuring that the Homes By Dickerson culture would still be reflected in every step of the building process.

“We are different from a lot of our competition in that we offer high-performance green features and the ability to customize our homes with a very personal, hands-on and client-friendly experience,” clarifies Chesson.  “We just can’t teach that from four hours away.”

We knew that the only way this venture would be successful would be to draw from our existing group of talented, dedicated individuals.  Fortunately, the timing and challenge appealed to our then Project Manager Jonathan Bailey and Designer Rachel Bailey.

Jonathan, a Construction Management graduate of East Carolina University and seasoned custom home builder, now serves as Division President for Homes By Dickerson Charleston.  Rachel, an Interior Design major from Meredith College and member of the Interior Design Society, has taken on the role of Division Vice President.

“Jonathan and Rachel represent all aspects of our business from how we build and design our homes to how we interact with our clients,” confirms Chesson.

We are offering ranch and cottage home plans in the Nexton community featuring open-living concepts and first-floor master suites ranging from 1900-2400 square feet. Home prices are anticipated to start in the high $300s.  For more information on Homes By Dickerson and building “The Home of Your Life,” in South Carolina, please go to www.HomesbyDickerson.com or call (843) 466-4875.

 

Happy New Year from Homes By Dickerson!

Happy New Year from Homes By Dickerson!

It is incredible the feelings and emotions that something “new” can evoke: the way a new outfit flatters your features or that famous new car smell.  One of the most exciting sensations is the hope of a New Year and its promise of a clean slate.  During this time we tend to examine our careers, our mannerisms, our appearances, our finances and our relationships.  Anything is possible as we set our goals and expectations for the New Year.    Homes By Dickerson applauds your passion to embrace all things new and would love to be a part of your endeavors.  A new custom design from Homes By Dickerson would offer you more than just a clean slate in 2018.  It would offer you superior craftsmanship and quality in every square foot, custom-designed living spaces to best meet the needs of your family, and unparalleled high-performance features to improve your health, increase your comfort, and save you money. After all, it is not just the home of your new year that you are looking for but “The Home of Your Life!”

We invite you to find “The Home of Your Life” with Homes By DickersonTour our website, explore our floor plans, meet with our team, dream and plan for all the ways that you can make 2018 the start of your new life in a Homes By Dickerson home.

For more information on any of our communities or to schedule a private tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com

house pic for new year blog

 

Wendell Falls Sip and Shop!

Wendell Falls Sip and Shop!

Join us for the 2nd annual “Sip and Shop” event at Wendell Falls on Saturday, December 9th from 2-5pm.  This will be a holiday experience that you will not forget as you stroll down Model Home Row, shopping local vendors and enjoying delicious coffee, wine and beer to get you into the Holiday Spirit!  You will want to be sure to visit our Franklin and Oberlin models on Iron Mill Drive, both of which will be festively decorated for the upcoming Season and hosting incredible Wendell craft makers such as KC Candleworks!

Sip n Shop

But most importantly, ask how you can participate in Homes By Dickerson’s “Sip and Shop” promotion to receive a special Holiday Treat after touring two of our move-in ready homes:

Lot 154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendell Falls: The Concord Farmhouse-2017 GOLD PARADE WINNER!
1621 Cascade Falls Lane, Wendell
To view this tour, please click here.
3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
3200 square feet
Homesite 154-MLS#2141676
$500,00

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Wendell Falls: The Emerson Cottage-BASEMENT!
508 Batson Creek Circle, Wendell
To view this tour, please click here.
4 bedrooms, 3.0 baths
2796 square feet
Homesite 182-MLS#2108435
$450,000

Take advantage of this opportunity to get ahead with your Holiday Shopping while touring one of the most beautiful communities in Wake County.  High-performance custom designs from Homes By Dickerson, fantastic amenities, breathtaking views, and new neighbors are waiting to embrace you into the neighborhood so come discover The Home of Your Life in Wendell Falls today!

For more information on any of our pre-sale or move-in ready homes in the Wendell Falls Community, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com

 

 

 

 

Join the VIP list for Bridgewater in Traditions at Wake Forest!

Join the VIP list for Bridgewater in Traditions at Wake Forest!

Homes By Dickerson is excited to bring you the next phase in the exclusive Bridgewater section of Traditions at Wake Forest!  Not only will this be the last phase built exclusively by Homes By Dickerson but these custom homes will offer wooded home sites and views of the Wake Forest Reservoir!  Choose from a range of designs 3000 square feet+ with master down opportunities and an array of design options.  You will also be able to take advantage of the resort-style amenities of this master-planned community including a Zero-entry salt water pool, amphitheater, clubhouse, volleyball courts, pocket parks, and so much more!

To join our VIP List and receive the latest updates, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@HomesByDickerson.com
You are also invited to attend our Preview Event on Thursday, December 7th from 4pm-7pm where you can tour The Whitaker, our stunning new model home at 1105 Grande Water Way in Wake Forest!

Preview Event Invitation

Whether you need more space, upgraded amenities, or just want to build a custom home with an award-winning builder, ask us how you can make Bridgewater at Traditions “The Home of YOUR Life!”

Parade to The Home of YOUR Life in The Covington Farmhouse at Henderson Place!

Parade to The Home of YOUR Life in The Covington Farmhouse at Henderson Place!

One comment that we hear quite frequently from people who tour any of our homes, not just our Parade Homes, is that there is just something about a Homes By Dickerson home.  They can feel it from the moment they see the home and then step through the front door.  However, not everyone can put a finger on what exactly that something is…
Maybe it is the fact that we consider the complexities of your life when configuring the layout?  Maybe it stems from our use of the highest quality materials available?  Maybe it is the countless hours our team spends pouring their knowledge, passion and attention to detail into each room and beyond.  Quite likely, it is a culmination of all of these things and more.   But, at the end of the day, one thing is certain and that is once we have finished sanding, painting, polishing and buffing the house into which we have invested so much of our life, it becomes our greatest pleasure to see you make it “The Home of YOUR Life!”

As we take you on a tour of The Covington Farmhouse, our Parade home in Henderson Place at Fearrington, really look at these gorgeous details and see for yourself the quality and craftsmanship found in each square foot.  Imagine your family filling these rooms with their character and hobbies, friends and laughter.   Who knows, maybe this beautiful custom design, this Parade-worthy floorplan. really is “The Home of YOUR Life!”

 

HP Front PorchThe front porch could not be more cozy and inviting with its naturally stained cedar columns and charming natural wood plank shutters.  Calm gray/green siding was chosen to complement the stone palette as well as the beautiful hand-stained wooden door.

HP FoyerIn this Covington Farmhouse, Montana Ranch meets Southern Elegance.  Light and airy walls enhance the array of colors which show through in the site-finished hardwood flooring.  Woods and metals are happily married together through rustic light fixtures and carefully chosen decor.

HP Dining Area

HP Kitchen

Whether you are preparing chow for 20+ ranch hands or simply cooking for a more intimate gathering, this kitchen has plenty of wow factors from the incredible exposed brick, pops of color on the island and hood, beautiful quartz counter top, and over-sized pendant light fixtures.  Again, woods, metals, bricks, etc. are all used in these room to give warmth and texture.

HP Living Room

The modern ranch theme continues into the family room with more exposed brick around the fireplace and open shelving but the eye catcher in this room is without a doubt the brilliant windmill fan hanging from the 10 foot ceiling!  The metal curves give yet another element to explore and change the shape and feel of the entire space.

HP Sunroom

This sun room is an absolute necessity when it comes to unwinding after a long day.  Enjoy the beautiful views and all of the elements through your abundance of elongated windows!  Put your feet up, grab your favorite drink and past time and call it a successful evening!

HP Master

What better place to have a touch of romance than the master suite?  Decorative cedar trusses enhance the vaulted ceilings and provide the height needed for the galvanized light fixtures.  However, the paint color and sconces over the bed give a softness to the room that is perfect for this spacious retreat.

HP Master Bathroom

The size of the custom shower with the built-in tile seating says it all…heaven!  This house offers so many characteristics from rustic with hints of elegance to complete pampering.

HP Upstairs Living Space

Wonderful flex space for a mancave, a theater room, bonus area, play room, hobbies, crafts and so much more!

HP PorchAnd last but not least, the sweet screen porch which allows more views of the wooded exterior and brings some of that acreage into the home.  Just one more feature on this incredible journey that we call The Covington Farmhouse, one of 8 Parade Homes on the 2017 Parade of Homes Tour in the Triangle.   If you can see your family living in these rooms, contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com
We would love for you to make The Covington Farmhouse “The Home of YOUR Life!”

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
$646,000

Next up… We visit the small but nationally ranked town of Apex which is home to the Homes By Dickerson exclusive community of Madison at Evan’s Creek.  You do not want to miss our black and white classic The Irving on the Homes By Dickerson Parade of Home Tour!

Homes By Dickerson receives award from Energy Star!

Homes By Dickerson receives award from Energy Star!

Thank you to Energy Star for recognizing Homes By Dickerson as an Energy Star Certified Homes Market Leader!  We are honored to receive this award which recognizes our work in promoting energy-efficient construction for 2016.

Building custom, high-performance homes is our passion.  We are committed to not only saving our clients money but also bringing them peace of mind about their comfort, their health, and their impact on the environment.  This accolade is the most recent in a long line of very valued awards and recognitions as each of our homes are Energy Star certified, crafted to the National Green Building Standard, and voluntarily built to the NC HERO code.

Energy Star Award picture

We achieve our whole home approach by including such high-performance green features as:

  • Properly-sized HVAC systems with programmable thermostat and jumper ducts
  • Green Label Carpeting
  • Certified Cabinetry
  • Formaldehyde-Free Insulation
  • Conditioned Crawl Spaces
  • Zip Exterior Wall Sheathing
  • Radiant Barrier Roof Decking
  • 2×6 Exterior Walls with R-19 insulation
  • Low-E windows
  • Fresh air damper
  • Tankless Water Heaters

For more information on any of our custom-built, high-performance homes, please contact us at 919- 917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com 

 

Come JAM with Homes by Dickerson at the Wendell Falls Farmhouse Jams!

Come JAM with Homes by Dickerson at the Wendell Falls Farmhouse Jams!

Join us this Saturday, May 20th at 5:30pm, in Wendell Falls for some great food, cold drinks, and live music!  Enjoy the musical styling of Peak City Sound while soaking in the sun and beautiful views of this gorgeous master-planned community!  Food and drinks will be provided by the incomparable Grounds Cafe.  Not familiar with Wendell Falls?  Come tour the wonderful amenities and Homes By Dickerson’s award-winning, custom homes.  For more information on any of our neighborhoods or custom, high-performance designs in The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132.

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Come Meet our Architect!

Come Meet our Architect!

Not every builder has its own on-staff architect but, as a true custom builder, Homes By Dickerson wants to offer every opportunity for us to create “The Home of YOUR Life!”
Join us this Saturday, May 20th from 11am-1pm where you can meet our team, including our registered architect Jeff Williams, at our Franklin model home in Briar Chapel!
307 Dark Forest Drive, Chapel Hill
Enjoy light refreshments and tour our beautiful model home while watching Jeff sketch out new plans on his drawing board. Feel free to ask questions about his profession and ask how he can create “The Home of YOUR Life!” Whether you are dreaming of your new custom home or wanting to learn more about architecture, this is an event you do not want to miss!  Please RSVP to Julia Reinert by May 18th at 919-260-7225 or Julia@HomesbyDickerson.com

Meet the Architect Flyer, May 2017