Gemstone Homes

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Premier custom home builder, Gemstone Homes, crafts quality residences with a personal touch, serving the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area in NC.

Gemstone Homes has been building beautiful, quality custom homes in Fuquay Varina and surrounding areas since 2017.

Founded by experienced home builders Ken Godwin and Chris Schiavone, Gemstone aims to deliver homes that exceed buyers' expectations.

Local, Family-Owned Business

As a locally owned company with deep roots in the community, Gemstone Homes takes pride in serving Fuquay Varina home buyers.

The Gemstone name was inspired by the birth of Ken's daughter Ruby. Like a gemstone, each home is precious and built through close collaboration between Gemstone and their clients.

Reputation for Quality and Service

Though a relatively young builder, Gemstone Homes has quickly established itself as a premier custom home builder known for outstanding craftsmanship and customer service.

Homeowners rave about the constant communication and transparency Gemstone provides throughout the design and building process. Many describe working with Gemstone as "fun and smooth."

Home Styles and Customization

Gemstone Homes specializes in building completely custom homes tailored to each buyer's lifestyle and taste. Popular styles include Craftsman, Farmhouse, and Traditional designs.

Home sizes typically range from 2,500 to over 4,000 square feet. Gemstone's in-house design team works one-on-one with buyers to create a unique floor plan featuring special details and features.

The builder's Design Studio offers a wide selection of finishes and materials from cabinetry to flooring, lighting, and hardware.

Construction Process

Gemstone Homes self-performs much of the construction and oversees the rest using trusted local subcontractors. Homeowners can expect excellent project management and communication throughout the 6-8 month build.

The company utilizes quality materials and building practices focused on energy efficiency, durability, and reducing environmental impact. Air sealing, spray foam insulation, and other green features come standard.

Buying a Gemstone Home

Gemstone constructs custom homes on clients' existing lots or in communities around Fuquay Varina such as Willow Springs, Aversboro, and more.

Home prices typically range from the mid $300s into the $600s. Exact pricing depends on the home's size, features, finishes, and location.

Gemstone has relationships with several preferred lenders to help buyers navigate financing. They also offer guidance on budgeting and cost management.

The builder's website showcases photos, videos, and floor plans of completed projects to give buyers design inspiration.

Guidance from Local Real Estate Expert

As an agent who has worked with Gemstone Homes for 5 years, I highly recommend them for custom homes. Here are my insider tips:

Take time to understand their construction techniques - Gemstone homes are built to last using quality materials.

Invest in the design process upfront to customize your perfect home. Gemstone excels at incorporating special details.

Consider long-term resale value when selecting finishes and materials. Upgrades like hardwood floors often yield over 100% ROI.

Inquire about energy efficiency features to offset higher costs from larger homes.

Ask about closing cost assistance or incentives - Gemstone sometimes offers these.

Use any leverage you have as a buyer - especially if you have a home to sell or flexible timing.

With Gemstone's focus on collaboration and quality craftsmanship, you can expect a custom home that perfectly fits your family's lifestyle and vision.

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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