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Testing – Is It For the Birds??

We make mistakes (I’m sure some of you are saying ‘damn right you do’).  We’re only human. Our new homes are LEED certified under the LEED for Homes program that is administered by the US Green Building Council.  We’re up to about six LEED certified homes now, with several more in the pipeline.  It’s a […]

Our Pocket Neighborhood is Taking Shape!

As spring (hopefully) rolls around, our pocket neighborhood in the heart of downtown Davidson, NC is beginning to take shape.  We’ve just completed our 3rd home, a beautiful craftsman style bungalow, have a 4th home under construction and are getting ready to start 5 new homes over the next few weeks. Located on Delburg Street, […]

625 James Alexander Way is LEED Certified!

625 James Alexander Way in Davidson was awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding and design. LEED for Homes is a green home certification system for assuring homes are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient and healthy for occupants. LEED certified homes complete a […]

Walkability – Why It Matters

I really feel that we are on the cusp of something special in the pocket neighborhood we are developing in downtown Davidson, and this month’s issue of Builder Magazine reinforces what I and my customers have known for some time: walkability matters.  Not only walkability, but also good design and opportunities for building community. You […]

A Taste of New England

John Marshall Custom Homes recently completed a house in downtown Davidson for a couple who originally hails from New England.  When we took a summer vacation to Maine last year, the inspiration for this home was evident:  it seemed that every home had white clapboard siding with a narrow exposure.   In addition to real […]

Mid Century Modern Renovation

Mid-Century Modern homes seem to be all the rage these days.  With shows such as ‘Mad Men’ renewing interest in this period, Mid-Century Modern (MCM) homes have found renewed interest. As the name implies, MCMs were typically built in the middle of the 20th century.  An accepted date range is from 1945 to 1965, although […]