NVBIA Parade of Homes to Include Pighini Custom Builders in Nokesville

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Built in Nokesville Pighini Custom Built Homes come with a view.

This weekend, several northern Virginia home builders will participate in the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) “Parade of Homes” on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. Pighini Custom Home Builders in Nokesville will be one to watch.

A ‘Parade of Homes’ is perhaps better aptly described as a tour of homes. It is that time of year, during the peak of the selling season, when home builders display their homes and new buyers as well as real estate agents flock out to see them.

Pighini Builders in Nokesville is not the kind of builder one typically sees around the area. Most homes in Bristow and Gainesville have been built by national builders that offer fewer choices to the consumer than custom builders do.

Pighini Builders is different. Mike Coster, a realtor with Jacobs & Co. Real Estate, said he refers his customers to Mike Pighini when quality is of utmost importance.

“He builds some of the highest quality homes around here,” Coster said. “The material is superior.”

Coster said Pighini Builders’ homes are high quality, and in his opinion, they stand out among other custom builders. That is because Mike Pighini takes time with his customers and chooses some of the highest grade materials for his homes.

The process of building a custom home with Pighini is very personalized. Owner and builder Mike Pighini will sit down with his clients to find out what features they want in their dream homes.

Pighini builds all kind of custom houses built to the owner’s specifications.

Additionally, he offers a guarantee so if something goes wrong “he’s here to fix it,” Coster said. The result is a better quality home not just today but in 5 or 10 years down the road.

Pighini is featuring one of his luxury homes in the Parade of Homes. It is a four-bedroom, modern colonial located on a 5-acre wooded lot at the “The Reserve at Windy Hill,” a subdivision in Nokesville.

Pighini said he has built several homes in the surrounding area, and he likes it because it is the perfect location for many people who want to stay within the D.C metro area and also have more land.

Coster believes that many people living closer to D.C. want to move out to Nokesville but they just don’t know it yet. Typically, people reach a point in their lives when they want to move on from a starter home or second home to a home of their design. They know they want more land, and often they know the features they want.

However, they may not know they can get it all for comparably less cost in Nokesville. In Nokesville, Pighini Builders can offer all of that at a much better price than homebuyers will receive in Falls Church, McLean or anywhere in Fairfax County.

“It’s the same quality that you get in McLean and other areas,” Pighini said. However, the price is better.

Pighini homes are spacious and natural materials comes standard.

This reporter toured a luxury home at Windy Ridge on behalf of Bristow Beat. The home is not completely secluded on its 10-acre lot, but it did provide plenty of space so homes did not feel as though they were right up against another.

A resident would be able to see his neighbor’s home from his front porch, but the view from all of the windows features trees, grass, hay barrels, and in this case, even horses.

The large house, while tucked away in the country, includes all the modern amenities people want in their homes. This was not the most upgraded model, yet it included many desirable features as standard such as a spacious living room and kitchen, wide gallery hallways, granite counter tops, center island with gas stove range, three-part crown molding, wood floors and lots of natural light.

In other areas it featured some upgrades such as fireplaces or chair rails. The master bedroom included vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, whirl-pool bath and a glassless shower, plus a sunny study off the closet. On the second floor, every bedroom had its own full bath.

Down at the basement level, one soon realizes it is not a basement at all but a full first floor walk out. Although unfinished, it has the potential to include several rooms in the space, such as a bar room, game room, office, bedroom or media room. Pighini said they often bring in contractors to install state-of-the art media features for clients.

Most people choose to custom build their homes to get those extras they’ve always wanted.

While standard Pighini homes feature organic products like hardwood and granite, there are many places for upgrades to capture the look and feel for what the homebuyer wants.

“Usually the folks that come to us have already had their starter homes or their beginning homes, so they know what they like. We sit down and build with them to what they like,” Pighini said.

If a person does not have a specific dream home in mind, he will show them some of his basic models, colonial brick buildings, or ones with paneling and shutters, that are familiar to anyone in this area.

However, if the person has a certain dream home in mind, Pighini can build that outside-of-the-box home be it a craftsman, French Provincial or California style ranch.

Pighini has built for years on smaller lots throughout Prince William County, including many custom built homes in South Ridge, near the Potomac, but he is most excited about building in Nokesville. He believes open land is preferable because it allows his clients to have all the modifications they want, to situate their house anywhere on the land, and to have a horse farm, if they so desire.

A custom built home costs a little more than a nationally built home on smaller acreage, but for most of his clients moving out from the D.C. area, there is a cost savings. Plus, they do not need to retire to move out here, as the area is accessible for commuting.

As for people living in Bristow and Gainesville, Coster suggests they consider building a modern home in the country and having more land.

Coster wants people to know they can get more land, custom homes and scenic views in Prince William County.

“People in Braemar don’t realize the opportunities down here,” Coster said.

He believes most real estate agents will show their clients homes in more densely developed subdivisions and do not mention the option of custom building a home in the country, while staying locally in Prince William.

Other buyers may assume that a home in the country is out of reach, but it is not only million dollar homes that Pighini builds. He said his homes start around $600,000 and that includes the cost of the land.

Coster and Pighini are also looking to change people’s perceptions of Nokesville, noting that new neighborhoods being built there are surrounded by beautiful pastoral landscapes.

Coster believes building a home with Pighini is a great alternative for people who have been looking at homes, but have not found it among those already on the market. Pighini can even install those very high-end luxury features other builders cannot, such as curving staircases, or provincial barn doors.

Building a Pighini home does take 6 to 12 months, but it is because it is built “stick to stick” exactly to their specifications, and home owners get to be a part of that process.

Readers interested in learning more about Pighini Custom Builders can contact Jacobs & Co. Real Estate to make an appointment to take a tour of Pighini Builders home at Windy Hill by visiting www.jacobsandco.com or calling 703-594-3800.

To find out more about the NVBIA Parade of Homes, readers can visit http://www.vaparade.com.

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