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New Modern Farmhouse on 2 Acres in Chatham County

Under construction now!

Travars Built Homes is offering this home on acreage in Chatham County, just minutes from quaint downtown Pittsboro and new Chatham Park development. Request a floor plan and flyer, here. This plan is also available for build-on-your-lot custom home construction.

Modern Farmhouse architectural style is the top choice for today’s homebuyers – and this new home has everything you’re looking for:

1 – Welcoming Curb Appeal 

Board and Batt siding with Stone Accents frame this new home with the timeless appeal.

Exterior color scheme TBD by builder. Architectural renderings represent sample colors only

2 – Big Island Gathering Area:

The huge kitchen island with tuck-under seating in this spacious kitchen will have everyone gathering around this favorite spot in this modern farmhouse.

3 – First Floor Office and Separate Dining Room:

Travars Built Homes includes site-finished hardwood flooring throughout the entire first floor, which includes an oversized separate office, in addition to the main living areas and first floor master bedroom.

Formal dining room in new farmhouse on acreage by Chatham County custom home builder Travars Built Homes

4 – Custom Tile Bath:

Includes oversized custom tile shower with glass surround in the Master Bath, with transom window above. Granite countertops. Still time to make color selections – similar completed home is pictured.

Custom tile master bath in new farmhouse on acreage by Chatham County custom home builder Travars Built Homes

5 – Big Covered Porch out back:

Enjoy the countryside views and peaceful landscape around this Modern Farmhouse on the huge covered porch out back.

Screen Porch in new farmhouse on acreage by Chatham County custom home builder Travars Built Homes

5 – Home includes 4 Bedrooms, plus Loft and Separate Office, with Master Bedroom and Office both on the first floor:

This home includes all the most-requested layout features, with both a first floor master bedroom, and a full separate office, in addition to a separate dining area.

  • Plan is Pamlico Sound, 2391 Sq Ft, $400,000
  • Hawksview – 984 Bowers Store Rd, Siler City, NC
  • This plan also available in other locations in the Raleigh area, request more information here.

Request a downloadable flyer for this available modern farmhouse:

Want to build a Modern Farmhouse somewhere else in Chatham County or the Raleigh region? There are dozens of Modern Farmhouse floor plans we can build for you – and we can modify them, too, to fit in your favorite features.
Or browse some floor plan ideas, here:

Hawksview is just minutes from downtown Pittsboro and the new Chatham Park area, and easy driving distance to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Apex, and RDU areas. Horses allowed.

Travars Built Homes - new custom farmhouse available in Pittsboro

New Modern Farmhouse on Acreage – Available Now

Come see this new, beautiful, Modern Farmhouse

Located on acreage in Chatham County, just minutes from quaint downtown Pittsboro and new Chatham Park development. Request a showing of this home, or a floor plan and flyer, here. This plan is also available for build-on-your-lot custom home construction.

Modern Farmhouse architectural style is the top choice for today’s homebuyers – and this new home has everything you’re looking for:

1 – Welcoming Curb Appeal 

Dark Framed Windows on White, Board and Batt siding and simplistic columns frame this new home with the timeless appeal of neighborliness. 

2 – Big Island Gathering Area:

The huge kitchen island with tuck-under seating in this spacious kitchen will have everyone gathering around this favorite spot. Beautiful level 3 granite that follows the black and white theme of this Modern Farmhouse.

3 – Spacious Premium Cabinetry:

The sensible style of this Modern Farmhouse allows for lots of storage throughout the home – starting with the premium cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms – with soft close doors and drawers.

4 – Big Covered Porch out back:

Enjoy the countryside views and peaceful landscape around this Modern Farmhouse on the huge covered porch out back.

5 – First Floor Office, First Floor Master, and Separate Dining:

This home includes all the most-requested layout features, with both a first floor master bedroom, and a full separate office, in addition to a separate dining area.

  • Plan is Rodanthe B, 2389 Sq Ft, $389,000
  • Hawksview – 1040 Bowers Store Rd, Siler City, NC
  • This plan also available in other locations in the Raleigh area, request more information here.

Request a downloadable flyer for this available modern farmhouse:

Want to build a Modern Farmhouse somewhere else in Chatham County or the Raleigh region? There are dozens of Modern Farmhouse floor plans we can build for you – and we can modify them, too, to fit in your favorite features.
Or browse some floor plan ideas, here:

Hawksview is just minutes from downtown Pittsboro and the new Chatham Park area, and easy driving distance to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Apex, and RDU areas. Horses allowed.

What are the most important questions to ask a home builder?

Are you asking the right questions when you talk with custom builders about costs for your new home?

Here are 7 smart questions to ask custom home builders about their services, processes, and prices – before you sign a contract.

What are the most important questions to ask a home builder?
  1. What’s included in your services? Travars Built Homes is a design/build custom home builder. We cover everything from permits to site assessment, plan modification, construction and completion of your home. We offer the highest quality standard features, finishes, materials and craftsmanship in the local market for affordable custom homes. Read more about our services and standards, here.
  2. Can you help me find a floor plan that can fit my budget? Yes, we will make suggestions for floor plans based on the budget you give us. When we go over plans together, we’ll offer suggestions for layouts and livability of the home, and tell you why certain types of architectural designs take more to build than others, even when layouts may appear to be similar. (Having the same number of square feet does not equate to the same build costs – specialty treatments and detail work in an architectural design that you might not even notice can make a huge impact on your build costs, even when layouts appear to be similar.) We can suggest modifications or alternate plans that can be more cost effective.  
  3. Can you modify my floor plan? Do I need to pay an architect or is the price of modifications included with your home price? Travars Built Homes can make a wide variety of changes to your plan, at no extra charge. We can re-arrange the kitchen, include an in-law or multigenerational suite, add a basement, or convert a two story room into a bonus room upstairs. Ask us about your floor plan – we’ll show you all the possibilities.  
  4. What kind of details can I expect to see in a custom home quote? Your Travars Built spec package will include about 15 pages of details about the materials, processes, services, and energy efficiencies in your home. Keep in mind that you can only compare what is given to you in writing – that’s what will be in your contract.
  5. How much interaction will you have with me when my new home is being built? Our build process at Travars Built Homes is outlined in your personal online portal, where you can stay in-touch and informed about what’s happening with the build of your new home. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your builder on site at all key points during the build. 
  6. Is my site work (such as grading, clearing, driveway, septic, well) included in your pricing? When you choose Travars Built Homes, your site work is allowance based. We allocate dollar amounts for your clearing, grading, footings, etc. The allowances are based on footprint size, topography of the lot, how much vegetation and trees there are, and other factors we consider based on years of experience building new custom homes in North Carolina. And we go over everything with you – just ask us for pricing.
  7. How long does it take to you to build a home?  A typical timeline to build a custom home by Travars Built Homes is about 6-9 months, once the project is underway. Get more details about our timelines to build, here.
What are the most important questions to ask a home builder?

Remember to ask each builder the same set of questions, and request pricing on the same (or very similar) floor plans so there’s no confusion about what’s offered. Want to learn more about the process to build a new custom home in North Carolina? Contact us!

Custom Home Builders

How long does it take to build a custom home?

North Carolina new home building timeline

A typical timeline to build a custom home by Travars Built Homes is about 6-9 months, once the project is underway. We divide your home build timeline into two stages – pre-construction and construction.

What are the key phases of a pre-construction timeline? 

Before we break ground on your new home, we’ll work with you through:  

  • Floor Plan Selection
  • Floor Plan Customization and Design
  • Build Permitting
  • Pre-Construction Prep

Here’s how the overall timeline for your new home build project works:

During the Plan Selection Phase, we help you find a new home floor plan that suits your lifestyle, budget, and home site. Start with some popular floor plans from a variety of architects on our site. Tell us what you’re looking for, if you want something different! The floor plan selection phase usually takes 2-4 weeks.

Custom Home Builders

During Floor Plan Customization and Design, we help modify your floor plan. What are some common changes we make? Here are the kinds of changes we can make to your plan as part of our design phase – at no extra cost to you:

  • Making a master shower larger
  • Separating sinks and vanities
  • Opening up the kitchen or adding an island
  • Adding a mother in law suite or small apartment in the home
  • Turning a front facing garage to a side load
Modern Farmhouse | Chatham County New Homes

Our in house design team works closely with you and your budget. This phase usually takes 2-6 weeks.

New Custom Home Builders

Next, we submit for Build Permits. We’ll do your site assessment in conjunction with your floor plan footprint, water hookup, and setback requirements for your lot – taking things like the slope of your lot and the length of your driveway into consideration. The permit phase usually takes 5-7 weeks.

Upon county approval, we break ground onsite by clearing and prepping for your home’s footing and foundation. Once your footers are in the ground, the typical build time is about 6-9 months.  

New Home Build Timeline

What are the key phases of the home build?

  • Excavation: Grading, clearing and site preparation
  • Foundation, damp proofing
  • Framing
  • Windows and doors
  • Roofing
  • Rough mechanics, electrical and plumbing
  • Siding, exterior paint
  • Insulation
  • Drywall, paint primer
  • Interior trim, flooring
  • Cabinets, counter tops
  • Trim outs/ fixture installs
  • Final paint
  • Final punch work and clean up
  • Move in day!

Our build process at Travars Built Homes is outlined in your personal online portal that keeps you informed about everything happening in your home. You will also have the option to meet with your builder on site at all key points during the build, to talk about what’s happening now – and what’s next. 

Want to know more about the custom home construction process? Reach out with your questions.

Modern Farmhouse | Chatham County New Homes

How to Modify a Floor Plan

Looking for ways to change your floor planSee 3 examples of how we can modify the Blufton Way, a floor plan by Frank Betz, with some popular floor plan characteristics. Ask us for more information about design-build custom homes in Durham, NC.

Option 1: Looking for ways to open your floor plan? Create a vaulted ceiling in the family room.

How to Modify a Floor Plan | Custom Homes Durham NC
The Bluffton Way floor plan by Frank Betz.

The Bluffton Way is an open floor plan with 2669 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a main floor master, huge kitchen, and open family room.

The modification you see in the rendition above indicates the possibility of going from a flat 12′ ceiling to a vaulted 18′ ceiling with a open rail overlook.

Adding ceiling beams to the family room vault ceiling can provide even more eye appeal and personality.

Option 2: Need another garage stall for a shop, hobby area, or third car – but don’t want to change the front exterior of your floor plan? Consider a carriage garage.

How to Modify a Floor Plan | Custom Homes Durham NC

The Bluffton Way floor plan by Frank Betz.

What is a Carriage Garage?

A carriage style garage floor plan has a third stall set to the side, apart from the main garage. (Attaching a traditional third stall to the existing garage would push the front elevation out another 10-14 feet.)

Option 3: Need a spacious place to gather? Add a cost effective bonus room, game room, theater, kids playroom, homeschool, or flex room.

How to Modify a Floor Plan | Custom Homes Durham NC
The Bluffton Way floor plan by Frank Betz.

One of the most cost effective ways to add square footage to your floor plan is to eliminate the 2 story great room and add a huge bonus room above it. The ceiling in the great room can still feel spacious – simply add a few steps into the bonus room to keep your 11’+ ceiling height.

Get information about building a custom home with Travars Built Homes – including more ways to modify your plan in Durham, NC.

Top 4 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal of Your New Home

Love the layout, hate the exterior of the custom floor plan you want to build? Change it! Here are 4 ways to increase curb appeal in
the Chapel Hill area by considering different exterior materials for the build of your new home, with pros and cons.

Custom Home Exterior Material Example #1: Vinyl Siding

If you want to save money, vinyl is an exterior material worth considering. Be sure to take your time with your color selection, and take a look at all the options.

Pros: Want a more custom look? You can dress things up with shutters, gable vents, corbels or column wraps. Vinyl can be cleaned with power washing and typically would not be repainted at a later date.

Cons: Some communities do not allow vinyl exteriors. Vinyl siding may fade – with darker colors absorbing more sunlight than lighter colors. It can also expand and shrink with temperatures.

Custom Home Exterior Material Example #2: Vinyl Siding and Veneer

All the pro and cons listed above are true here too, but you can see how a small amount of stone veneer and picture frame details around the window ups the anti. The stone water table provides another texture for this home, and won’t break the bank if the amount of stone is kept to just enough for a water table and column base. If you are doing exterior selections, I recommend picking the stone first – the siding color decision becomes easier knowing what you want it to go with. Then choose roofing with a similar color scheme, such as Drift Wood or Weathered Wood shingles will pull everything together for this one!

Custom Home Exterior Material Example #3: Fiber Cement Siding With Stone Accents


The curb appeal of this fiber cement and stone home does a very nice job of blending multiple texture types and materials. The medium blue shakes seen on the face of the garage wall break the patterned straight lines. They also pull the color right out of the stone veneer below. The light blue lap siding on the sides and rear of home and complementing white picture frames around the windows, gable vents and gutters combine to make a well balanced exterior. The Mackenzie seen just below follows this formula and also looks great!

Pros: The mix of materials and colors make this home feel custom and comfortable. Adding stone to the front but keeping the other 3 sides of the home in fiber cement saves on cost.

Cons: Fiber cement costs more than vinyl. Stone veneer costs more than fiber cement.

Custom Home Exterior Material Example #4: Full Brick

The classic look of full brick veneer creates curb appeal so compelling that some entire communities require it. This full brick home is even more interesting due to the brick color choice and the stone wrap accent you can see on the foundation below the front windows.

Pros: Bricks are sturdy and durable, typically requiring almost no maintenance other than occasional power washing.

Cons: That low maintenance and solid look comes with a higher price tag than most exterior materials.

Get information about building a custom home with Travars Built Homes – including more ways to create a cost effective new home in North Carolina.