Fox Oak Custom Home Neighborhood

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Experience the peaceful feel of countryside custom home living in an intimate neighborhood just minutes from city amenities – with light covenants and no HOA.

    House Plans with Outdoor Living Spaces

    Looking for house plans with outdoor living spaces? Proximity to outdoor living in the comfort of home is one of the top reasons homebuyers choose to build a custom home in North Carolina.

    Big screen porches like these examples from Travars Built Homes provide popular fresh air spaces for everyone to get together.

    Add an outdoor wood burning fireplace wrapped in stacked stone for year-round warmth.

    House Plans with Outdoor Living Spaces

    Examples of House Plans with Outdoor Living Spaces

    When your biggest gatherings will be in your outdoor living area, we go all out to give you the space and amenities you need.

    House Plans with Outdoor Living Spaces
    House Plans with Outdoor Living Spaces

    Big windows into covered porches offer a feeling of extra space to gatherings that look out into the extended living areas.

    Farmhouse Screen Porch | Mebane NC New Homes

    Vaulted rooflines can offer soaring ceilings that add to a feeling of protected spaciousness.

    House Plans with Outdoor Living Spaces

    Architectural artistry can bring unique dimensions to indoor/outdoor living.

    White Farmhouse Screen Porch | Chatham County Local Home Builders

    Add even more flexibility to indoor/outdoor living with a four seasons room, with windows everywhere to optimize natural light.

    Modern Farmhouse | Chapel Hill Custom Home

    Premium treated wood decking can give a big covered porch a casual, comfortable feel.

    House Plans with Outdoor Living Spaces

    Direct access from the primary suite can bring separate space for relaxation.

    House Plans with Outdoor Living Spaces

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    We work with you to build your home the way you want it in Fox Oak, other available homes and land or on your lot in Pittsboro, Chatham County and surrounding regions extending into Alamance, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Randolph, and Wake counties.

    Custom Plans with Home Offices

    Home offices are now a top request in custom home floor plans

    New house plans with home offices can give you an “office environment” within the comfort of your own space. Now that working from home is more common than ever, it’s no surprise that a first floor office has become a top request.

    Plans with Home Offices Located Near the Kitchen

    This home office is just inside the breakfast nook, separated by farmhouse style barn doors. This flexible layout lets in lots of natural light.

    House Plans with a First Floor Office | Barn Doors for Office

    Inside the home office, there’s lots of desk space to spread out and a window for natural light.

    Plans with Downstairs Home Office | Blue Cabinets Built In

    This office is also located near the kitchen. It is tucked away from most high-traffic zones so you can focus on work.

    Home Office | Chapel Hill New Home Builder

    Offices Located Near the Foyer

    Looking for a more classic, traditional space? This first floor office has glass French doors, white wainscoting trim, and large windows.

    First Floor Office | Wainscoting Walls in Office

    Trey ceilings aren’t just for the living room anymore. This first floor office opens up into a trey:

    Home Office Floor Plans | Chatham County Local Home Builders

    Offices Located Near (or in) the Primary Suite

    Just want a nook-style-office to work in, off the primary suite? Here’s one way to create your own space:

    Plans with Home Offices | Office inside the Master Suite

    When you look at floor plans for an office location, it may be clearly marked. If you don’t see a home office listed, consider using the dining room for an office (or second office) if you don’t need a formal dining room. Or ask us how we can modify a floor plan to meet your needs.

    One story modern farmhouse floor plans

    Looking for modern farmhouse designs with everything on one floor? Here’s what you need to know about floor plans, costs, and custom home building in NC.

    Where can I find the best modern farmhouse floor plans?

    Travars Built Homes helps you choose a floor plan from dozens of architects for your design/build custom home. Just tell us what you’re looking for – we’ll get you started with ideas right away that can fit your goals. Here’s one of our favorite one story modern farmhouses:

    One story modern farmhouse floor plans | Chatham County NC custom home builders
    One story modern farmhouse floor plans

    This one story Modern Farmhouse by Architectural Designs offers two huge covered porches, on the front and rear of this spacious home. It can be built with up to four bedrooms including a private master suite with spa style bath. Get more information – and request pricing – here.

    One story modern farmhouse floor plans | Chatham County NC custom home builders
    One story modern farmhouse floor plans

    What does a plan like this cost to build in North Carolina?

    Travars Built Homes can build one story plans with costs from the $400,000s to $1 mil.

    Building your home the way you want it means it won’t be a generic production home with an off the shelf price on a pre-determined lot. Travars Built Homes takes the time to make sure the build quote we give you takes everything you tell us into consideration. Here’s how easy it is to get a quote for the home you’d like to build.

    Here’s another farmhouse floor plan that’s getting a lot of attention:

    One story modern farmhouse floor plans | Chatham County NC custom home builders
    One story modern farmhouse floor plans

    Where can I build a modern farmhouse in North Carolina?

    Travars Built Homes builds Modern Farmhouses (and every architectural style) on your lot and in neighborhoods where you can “bring your own builder.” Just tell us where you want to live – we’ll tell you what it takes to build your new home within our reach.

    Here’s another classic Modern Farmhouse to think about. Tell us what you like – and what you’d like to do differently:

    One story modern farmhouse floor plans | Chatham County NC custom home builders
    One story modern farmhouse floor plans

    See the floor plan, and request pricing for the Carolina Farmhouse and similar plans.

    What makes a farmhouse “modern”?

    Modern Farmhouses are the most popular architectural design for custom homes in NC. Homebuyers enjoy the comfortable feel and classic traditions.

    What other home styles are popular in North Carolina?

    Other architectural designs that are seeing a surge in popularity include craftsman, contemporary, bungalow styles – as well as transitional blends. Click here to get more custom home floor plans.

    One story modern farmhouse floor plans | Chatham County NC custom home builders

    See the floor plan, and request pricing for the Samantha and similar plans.

    You’re going to love the flexibility you have to create personality in your modern farmhouse, when you build your one story new home with Travars Built Homes.

      Home Plan Type:
      One StoryTwo StoryMain Floor Primary Suite

      Sq Ft:
      2000 - 25002500 - 30003000 - 4000+

      Build Budget with Site Work (Lot Additional):
      500 - 600K600 - 700K700 - 800K800 - 900K900K - Mil+

      See what customization can look like in your new NC home – and take a tour to get inspired by a project in progress:

      This kitchen is nearly completed – you can already feel what it would be like to gather around the island… use that apron sink… put pottery and glassware on those wood shelves…

      The custom made glass wrap around for this shower will be in place shortly. Those are tile walls and floor… with a wood look… just to show how custom you can be with REAL upgrades. (You’re going to like what comes standard, too – but it’s always nice to have even more choices in all the special spaces that make you feel even more pampered.)

      Travars Built Homes can build on your lot or in neighborhoods throughout the greater Triangle area, across Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Johnson, Orange, Wake and surrounding counties.

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        RaleighDurhamChapel HillPittsboroHillsboroughAnother Location in NCI am not building in NC

        Build Budget:
        400 - 450K450 - 500K500 - 600K600 - 700K700 - 800K800 - 900K900K+

        Open Kitchen Farmhouse | Mebane NC New Homes

        2022 new homes: Soothing spaces, stock-up places, hide-away, “she sheds”

        See the shake up in top priorities for 2022 custom homes: Top 11 “must have” requests from new home buyers.

        2022 custom home trend #1: Stock-up space

        Convenient places to store paper goods, food, cleaning products and emergency tools are all in huge demand, as people focus on preparedness.

        Walk in pantries are designed for a lot more than food storage, with sinks, pull out shelving, countertops, nooks and crannies, and natural light

        Modern Farmhouse Walk In Pantry | Mebane NC New Homes

        Walk in closets are designed with custom cubbies, cabinets, furniture, shelves and dressing areas

        Built In Cabinets Walk In Closet | Mebane NC New Homes

        Walk in attics can be so huge you can ask to have them finished like the rest of the home, like this optional “Craft Room”

        2022 custom home trend #2: Secret passages

        Secret Passageways are popping up all over the place in new custom homes.

        Chatham County NC Custom Homes | Secret Passage in Closet

        We create creative secret passages from one child’s room to another. Behind hidden panels. Through bookcases. We can’t even tell you everything we build. It’s secret.

        2022 custom home trend #3: Flex space

        There’s often at least one room in new homes designed to be converted, such as this loft spaced just right for a play room, office, study area, or crafting – flexible with life.

        Need something special built-in, such as additional walls, soundproofing or aging-in-place features? Ask your builder what can be added to tap into for future use.

        2022 custom home trend #4: Massive Island kitchens

        Kitchen islands in today’s new homes are stretching size limits as high as space allows, like the massive island with microwave beneath in this custom designed two story kitchen created for great cuisine gatherings.

        Chatham County NC Custom Homes | Two Story Kitchen

        2022 custom home trend #5: Main floor owners suite

        Homebuyers planning their “forever home” appreciate “aging in place” features and a floor plan where the owner’s suite – and day to day living – is all on one floor.

        Raleigh Custom Homes | Vaulted Ceiling Owners Suite

        2022 custom home trend #6: Guest suites

        Dual owner’s suites, guest suites, and private apartment quarters within the home are top reasons homebuyers look to custom home builders who can go beyond stock floor plans and build in what’s needed.

        2022 custom home trend #7: Work space

        Custom built-ins create special spaces for office, homework, quilting, shop, or anything else you need to get the job done.

        Built In Bookcase Walls | Mebane NC New Homes

        Often, a small pocket office can be woven into a plan to create a a nook that can also be used for storage, hobbies, or a pet room.

        2022 custom home trend #8: Mudroom with drop zone

        Drop zones have become the top focus for mudrooms as a way to leave coats and clutter at the door – where it’s easy to find later.

        Wendell North Carolina New Homes | Laundry Room Drop Zone Storage Center

        Drop zones are often designed in conjunction with laundry rooms and are typically by the back door – but a custom builder can tuck them in other places, too, like this this all-purpose room that also has a dog house.

        Wendell North Carolina New Homes | Built in Dog House Under the Stairs

        2022 custom home trend #9: Indoor/outdoor living

        Fresh air has taken on a whole new connotation in today’s lifestyle – with increased requests for indoor/outdoor living, like covered and screen porches

        Wendell North Carolina New Homes | Brick New Homes
        Farmhouse Deck | Mebane NC New Homes

        2022 custom home trend #10: She Sheds

        She Sheds are taking over the demand for Man Caves, as women seek a calming place in their new homes to relax with no rules.

        Wendell North Carolina New Homes | Game Room

         2022 custom home trend #11: Energy efficiency

        Long term advantages of building a new home include lower energy bills. From ultra-e windows to effective HVAC systems and radiant barriers, ask your builder for ways your home can be more comfortable and affordable through energy efficiency.

        Build a custom home in North Carolina:

        Mebane NC New Homes | White Farmhouse Exterior

        How much does an NC custom home cost per square foot?

        “Cost per square foot” is a term that became popular with production builders. Production homes are designed to be cookie cutter boxes and can be built very cheaply with very few choices and nearly everything outside baseline “basics” an “upgrade.”

        Would you ask for the price per square foot for a car? That’s how little it can apply to a truly custom home, as a comparison tool, without knowing just what each of those square feet contain. Here’s how to take a test drive:

        Build a Custom Home with TBH

        NC custom home cost per square foot: Home style

        The type of home you choose can make a big difference. A one story home has more foundation and roof, so it typically costs more per square foot to build than a two story home.

        Architectural styles can impact your cost considerably. Contemporary homes can be more expensive to build than Colonial homes.

        The Grace | Chatham County Multigenerational Plan

        NC custom home cost per square foot: Floor plan layout

        An “average cost per square foot” may not the best indicator of value. Even plans with similar layouts can have differences that impact the build cost. For example:

        The Chandler Floor Plan | Siler City New Homes

        Cost per square foot for a custom home depends on the floor plan, selections chosen, and location.

        Get started, here:

          Do you own a lot?
          Yes, I own a lotNo, but I have a lot in mindNo, I'd like help finding a lot

          PittsboroDurhamChapel HillAnother Location in NCI am not building in NC

          Build Budget:
          400 - 450K450 - 500K500 - 600K600 - 700K700 - 800K800 - 900K900K+

          • How big are the kitchens – how much cabinetry and countertops? What kind of appliances and lighting?
          • How many bathrooms? How extensive is the tile work?
          • How big is the garage?
          • How many and how big are the windows and doors? A wall of windows or sun room can make a big difference.
          • How much square footage is on the main floor, versus upstairs?
          • How high/complex is the roof line?
          • Does the home have a lot of cut outs or is it designed more cost effectively?
          • How much outdoor living space is included in the footprint? How big are the porches and screen porches? Is there an outdoor kitchen or see-through fireplace?

          NC custom home cost per square foot: Building materials and selections

          Here’s what else you need to know, as you compare costs:

          Look closely at what the builder includes in writing. Are floors “resilient material” or hardwood? What kind of hardwood is it? How many rooms start with carpet? Is there a microwave? Is the owner’s suite shower tile, or plastic? Does it have a fireplace? What kind of lights and faucets are included? Does the home come with a radiant barrier or sealed crawl space (that can save you a lot over the years and make your home more efficient and comfortable). Different materials, features, and finishes can make a huge difference in the price for your home. Everything you want to change will add to the price you pay (either now or later.)

          Look for what the builder has in writing as to what comes “standard.” What builders offer can differ extensively as to what is “basic”. We can help you find a cost-effective floor plan. And we will help you compare advantages.

          Chatham County New Home | Travars Built Homes

          NC custom home cost per square foot: Location and building lot site work

          The site work required for your lot can also make a big difference. Ask the builder what it costs to build a home on your lot. Find out if the builder requires you to sign upb efore they will do an assessment of site costs.

          • Is a sewer available or do you need a septic system? Is it conventional or engineered?
          • Do you have over 2 or 3 acres? If so, a well may be required.
          • How long is the driveway? What will it be made with?
          • What is the topography? Do you need a tall crawl or basement?
          • What are the setbacks?
          • Is it in a neighborhood with an HOA? What are the community covenants?

          TBH builds homes from cottages to estates, with a cost per square foot that is appropriate for custom homes that come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and architectural styles.

          Things to do with Kids in Pittsboro NC

          An amazing local play, walk, sports and splash park is now open in Pittsboro! Knights Farm Community Park has 10 acres of fun opportunities.

          Creative playgrounds!

          Huge splash pad filled with water fountains to cool down summer.

          Imaginative “house” and “shop” with play spaces inside and out.

          Cool slides!

          Wide, concrete walking paths for a casual stroll.

          Picnic tables – some under a roof.

          Some with grills and water sources.

          There’s even a dog park and sports field.

          We like Knights Farm Community Park – another great Pittsboro gathering place.

          Owner’s suite bathroom design: How to create the space you need for your new home in NC

          How to arrange the bath in your NC new home.

          Bathroom Layout #1: Little Treatments – Big Statement

          Pineterest and Houzz worthy results like this come from creative custom choices: Mirrors. Lighting. Sinks. Drawers. Little touches transform, with design build Travars Built Homes.

          White and Black Tile Bathroom | Mebane NC New Homes

          Bathroom Layout #2: Comfort and Closet

          Spacious tile shower with glass. Stand alone tub with window view. Wood look tile. Nearby closet with custom shelving and natural light. What would you like to surround yourself with, in your owner’s suite bath?

          Wendell North Carolina New Homes | Large Tile Shower
          Freestanding white tub and large tile shower in the Owner’s Suite bath.

          Bathroom Layout #3: Shared Space That Feels Private

          Separate sinks, cabinets and drawers. Lantern lights. Personal sized mirrors. How much space does your floor plan have for your vanity? What look would you like?

          Chapel Hill Modern Farmhouse | White Dual Vanity

          Bathroom Layout #4: Mixing Textures and Styles with Unexpected Barn Doors

          Opaque glass framed with antique white can give a barn door a light, airy feel, like this. What a great way to make a doorway feel more important – and add contrast to the bold tile and contemporary choices.

          Chapel Hill Modern Farmhouse | Wood Sliding Barn Doors

          Bathroom Layout #5: Barely There Glass Shower Glass Across from Boldly Framed Mirror

          Frameless glass (and doorless entry) on the shower provides a contemporary open feel. Spacious, elegant and ready for relaxation.

          Accessible Shower Floor | On Your Lot Builder Chapel Hill NC

          Bathroom Layout #6: Large Shower. Deep tub

          This owner’s suite bathroom takes advantage of the ability to customize with emphasis on the importance of water. Note the blend of tiles in every part of the room. This design is all about the view – inside and out.

          Chapel Hill Modern Farmhouse | White and Gray Master Bathroom

          Bathroom Layout #7: Separate Vanities. Vaulted Ceilings

          Creating an extension of space upward can provide a feeling of spaciousness to a smaller bathroom. Adding softer tones to the tile shower, floor and tub surround adds comfort.

          Raleigh Custom Homes | Walk in Shower

          Bathroom Layout #8: Tight Fit Tricks

          When space is at a premium, focus on smaller areas to bring the eye. Lighting. Countertops. Floor. All with a modern farmhouse feel.

          En Suite Bathroom | New Homes Chapel Hill NC

          Bathroom Layout #9: Modern Old Fashioned Freestanding Tub

          Freestanding tubs are one of the most popular requests for new custom homes. Ask your builder how much space you need around the tub, and where you want the faucets.

          Chatham County NC Custom Homes | Farmhouse White Bathroom

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          7 questions to ask as you choose interior lighting for your design/build new home

          There are many lighting choices for your Travars Built custom home in NC. Here’s what to keep in mind to help ensure the lights you choose can be a good fit.

          #1 What lighting styles are your favorite? Matte black modern farmhouse? Contemporary chrome?

          It’s common to mix and match lighting styles in design/build new homes. You don’t have to pick just one!

          Kitchen Open to Living Room | On Your Lot Builder Chapel Hill NC

          #2 How much light do you need?

          How much natural light is available through windows, skylights, glass doors? How much foliage is around the home? How often will shades be closed?

          Chapel Hill New Home Builder | New Homes Chapel Hill NC

          #3 Where will the light source be placed?

          Make sure the wattage and light bulb size are sufficient for the area you need to light up. Some lighting fixtures are really pretty. But they use tiny little lights. Will the lighting source be sufficient?

          #4 What are you lighting up?

          Rooms with high ceilings may need more light distribution. Screen porches may block some natural light from entering the rooms behind them.

          #5 What do you need the light for?

          Craft rooms, homework areas, informal dining areas or other specific designations may require extra lighting. Do you need a spotlight or more subtle lighting?

          #6 What materials?

          Chrome? Wood? Black metal? Copper? Crystal? It’s no longer an imperative for everything in the room to match. Faucets and doorknobs can be a very different material than lighting. The focus is more on personality and functionality than adhering to a single material.

          Chatham County NC Custom Homes | Two Story Kitchen

          #7 What is the purpose of the lighting?

          Does the entire room need to be lit up, with multiple can lights to boost lighting or would sconces (for reading), under cabinet lights (for food prep) or theater lights (along the floor or steps) be something to think about?

          Chatham County On Your Lot Builder | Chatham New Homes

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