Dixon Kirby & Co

February 19, 2024

Tim Clarke

Crafting custom homes in Raleigh-Durham, Dixon Kirby exceeds in design/build with timeless, distinctive properties and personal touches.

Dixon Kirby & Co has been building exquisite custom homes in Raleigh's most prestigious neighborhoods since 2003. Founded by partners Brian Dixon and Mark Kirby, the firm aims to turn clients' home dreams into reality.

Reputation for Outstanding Design

With almost 20 years of experience, Dixon Kirby has become Raleigh's go-to custom home builder. Their reputation for inspired design, quality craftsmanship, and customer service is unmatched.

Homeowners rave about Dixon Kirby's ability to translate wishes and ideas into gorgeous yet functional living spaces. Many describe the process as "seamless" thanks to the constant collaboration.

Notable Communities

Dixon Kirby & Co has been crafting exceptional residences in the Triangle's most desirable neighborhoods for over 25 years.

Their dedication to outstanding architecture and quality construction shines through in every home they build.

The Oaks in Chapel Hill:

  • The serene and prestigious neighborhood of The Oaks in Chapel Hill is graced with the distinctive touch of Dixon Kirby & Co homes. These residences are the epitome of luxury and comfort, reflecting the unique lifestyle of their inhabitants.

Creek Wood in Chapel Hill:

  • The peaceful community of Creek Wood in Chapel Hill features Dixon Kirby & Co’s signature homes that stand out for their architectural beauty and elegance.

Drewry Hills in Raleigh:

  • This Raleigh neighborhood boasts Dixon Kirby & Co’s stunning family homes set along tranquil streets.

Stonemoor in Raleigh:

  • The Stonemoor community in Raleigh is enhanced by Dixon Kirby & Co’s exceptional residences designed for modern living.

North Ridge in Raleigh:

  • Dixon Kirby & Co has created architectural masterpieces for North Ridge in Raleigh, crafting homes tailored for family living.

Faircroft in Raleigh:

  • The Faircroft neighborhood features Dixon Kirby & Co’s homes blending contemporary designs with timeless southern charm.

Devon in Raleigh:

  • Devon's beautiful homes by Dixon Kirby & Co offer the perfect combination of style, comfort and quality construction.

Coley Forest in Raleigh:

  • Coley Forest properties by Dixon Kirby & Co stand out for their creative designs and attention to detail from this esteemed builder.

Sunset Hills in Raleigh:

  • Dixon Kirby & Co lends their signature touch to the charming homes gracing Sunset Hills in Raleigh.

Lyon Park in Raleigh:

  • Lyon Park is enhanced by Dixon Kirby & Co's elegant residences designed with families in mind.

Anderson Heights in Raleigh:

  • Dixon Kirby & Co builds homes in Anderson Heights that reflect their passion for outstanding architecture and dedication to quality.

The Village District in Raleigh:

  • The Village District features Dixon Kirby & Co's exceptional townhomes and single-family residences tailored for modern living.

Home Styles and Design Services

Dixon Kirby specializes in luxury Traditional, Craftsman, and Transitional style homes. Sizes range from around 4,000 square feet up to 10,000+ square feet on larger estates.

Every Dixon Kirby home is completely customized. Their in-house design team works one-on-one with each homeowner, incorporating special details and features.

The builder's sophisticated Design Studio makes selections easy with everything from audio-visual systems to designer lighting fixtures.

Construction Process

Dixon Kirby self-performs much of the construction and oversees the rest using a network of trusted trade partners. Homeowners can expect excellent communication and transparency.

The company is known for going above and beyond building code to maximize quality, durability, and energy efficiency. Air sealing, foam insulation, and other green features come standard.

Throughout the 10-14 month construction timeline, the builder conducts thorough inspections and walkthroughs with the homeowner to ensure perfection.

Buying a Dixon Kirby Home

Dixon Kirby builds custom homes on clients' existing lots or on new lots within Raleigh's most prestigious neighborhoods like Hayes Barton, Country Club Hills, North Hills, and more.

Pricing typically starts around $1.5 million and exceeds $5 million for larger estate homes. Exact cost depends on the home's size, features, finishes, and location.

Dixon Kirby has relationships with over 25 preferred lenders to help buyers finance their dream home. They also offer guidance on budgeting and managing cost.

The builder's website showcases photos and videos of past projects to give buyers design inspiration.

Guidance from Local Real Estate Expert

As an agent who has sold several Dixon Kirby homes, I highly recommend them for luxury custom homes. Here are my insider tips:

Take time to understand their superb construction methods and premium materials - they spare no expense.

Invest heavily in the design process - Dixon Kirby will bring your vision to life on paper before building it.

Consider long-term resale value when making selections. Upgrades like walnut floors and Wolf appliances hold value.

Inquire about their smart home tech and audio-visual integration - this is where they stand out from other builders.

Ask about energy efficiency and wellness features to improve air and water quality.

Use any leverage you have as a buyer, especially on spec homes or lots they've held for over 6 months.

With Dixon Kirby's pedigree and expertise, you can expect a finely-crafted home that artfully blends form and function. Their homes feel timeless yet modern, maximizing livability for years to come.

Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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