One of my favorite custom home builders in the area is Mike Garcia Homes. In fact, I like a Garcia home so much, I bought one for my family.
Mike Garcia and his General Sales Manager, Dave Enke place quality over quantity of homes built.
For example, Mike uses 2X6 lumber to frame all exterior walls for extra sturdiness, plus extra space inside the walls to apply more insulation for energy efficiency and sound-proofing.
Notice the hand-crafted wood trim surrounding the door, with a glass transom within the arch, and the Brazilian Cherry floors.
The book cases in this particular library are hand-made by a master cabinet maker.
Dave Enke, General Sales Manager, chats with nice folks about the home they want.
The kitchen in this particular home has the best appliances, extraordinary cabinets, and a heated floor in front of the kitchen sink to keep the owner's toes toasty on cold mornings.
Master bathroom tub is accented by a vaulted ceiling. Again, the owners asked Dave to install heat mats beneath the tile floor. The heated floor is controlled by a timed thermostat that comes on at 5:00 AM, and raises the temperature to 72 degrees, then shuts off automatically at a time chosen by the owners to save energy.
This custom glass door with hand-tooled iron trim surrounded by a stone arched entry leads into the wine cellar. Mike saw the door at a builders convention in Las Vegas and bought it on the spot, then had it shipped to Virginia for the owner's approval.
Wine racks inside the wine cellar were custom crafted in exotic wood.
Now this is a really cool extra touch. The house has a 3-car integral garage attached to the house, plus a single car garage separated from the house. The garage door in the photo is NOT the front door where a car enters. No, the door in the photo is the BACK door where the riding lawn tractor is stored. A partition wall with a door separates the car garage from the back section where lawn tools and the garden tractor are stored.
Each home Mike builds is a unique collaboration in design among the buyers, the builder, and the architect.
A Garcia home is a "Trophy Home" perfect for folks who have achieved financial success, and have the desire to own a home that features the best-of-the-best.
Contact Erick at 703-590-2252 for your own customized list of existing custom homes for sale.