Legacy Custom Homes

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Legacy Custom Homes: Crafting custom, quality homes in Raleigh-Durham, NC for 35+ years, with a focus on a customer-first approach.

For over 35 years, Legacy Custom Homes has been creating beautiful, quality custom homes throughout Raleigh and surrounding areas.

Founded by the father and son team of David and Jonathan Yates, Legacy Custom Homes utilizes superior construction and inspired design to deliver exceptional living spaces tailored to each client.

Reputation for Quality Craftsmanship and Personalized Service

With over three decades of experience, Legacy Custom Homes has established itself as one of Raleigh’s premier custom home builders. Their reputation for inspired architecture, high-end finishes, and customer service is unmatched.

Homeowners consistently rave about the builder’s constant communication, transparency, and focus on collaboration throughout the design and building process.

Many describe working with Legacy Custom Homes as an enjoyable, seamless experience.

Notable Communities

As a real estate professional serving the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area for over a decade, I've had the opportunity to work with Legacy Custom Homes, one of the region's most distinguished luxury home builders.

In the communities where their exceptional craftsmanship takes shape, Legacy's contributions are hard to miss.

Here's a glimpse into the communities where their craftsmanship shines:

  • Budleigh, Raleigh: This neighborhood epitomizes elegance, offering residents a serene and upscale living experience. Legacy Custom Homes has contributed to the charm of Budleigh with their custom-built homes that stand as a testament to their commitment to quality and luxury.
  • Bella Vista, Raleigh: Known for its panoramic views and tranquil environment, Bella Vista in Raleigh is another canvas where Legacy Custom Homes has crafted beautiful, high-end properties that match the neighborhood's exclusivity.
  • Country Club Hills, Raleigh: This neighborhood is a perfect blend of sophistication and recreation, surrounding the esteemed Carolina Country Club. Legacy's homes here are synonymous with luxury, designed to complement the lifestyle of discerning homeowners.
  • Ellsworth, Apex: While my expertise is deeply rooted in Raleigh, I recognize the beauty of surrounding areas like Apex. Ellsworth is a testament to Legacy's reach and versatility in creating custom homes that honor the character of the locale.
  • Franklin Hills, Chapel Hill: In the heart of Chapel Hill, Franklin Hills is a reflection of a vibrant community, and Legacy Custom Homes has ensured that their builds embody the innovative spirit of the area.
  • 904 Oberlin, Raleigh: A mix of modern living with a historic backdrop, 904 Oberlin stands as a unique project, where Legacy's modern luxury homes offer a contemporary lifestyle within the storied streets of Raleigh.
  • Chestnut Hills, Raleigh: Legacy's presence in Chestnut Hills adds to this neighborhood's growing reputation as a hub for families seeking a blend of comfort and elegance.
  • Koupela Place, Raleigh: As a boutique neighborhood, Koupela Place features homes by Legacy that are as unique and personalized as the residents themselves, perfectly capturing the essence of tailored luxury.
  • Autumnwood, Apex: Just like Ellsworth, Autumnwood in Apex benefits from Legacy's expertise in creating homes that are not just structures but sanctuaries that cater to the high standards of Apex residents.
  • The Overlook at Mount Vernon, Raleigh: This community, designed for those who seek an elevated lifestyle, features Legacy's custom homes that are a beacon of luxury and innovation.
  • Creedmoor Manor, Wake Forest: Expanding beyond Raleigh, Legacy Custom Homes brings their renowned craftsmanship to Wake Forest, ensuring that every homeowner in Creedmoor Manor enjoys a home that's both opulent and welcoming.

Custom Home Design and Personalization

Legacy Custom Homes offers luxury Traditional, Craftsman, and Transitional style homes. Sizes typically range from 3,000 square feet up to 6,000+ square feet on larger estate lots.

Every Legacy Custom home is completely customized to the client’s lifestyle and aesthetic vision. Their in-house design team works one-on-one with each homeowner to create a unique living space.

The builder’s sophisticated Design Studio provides endless options to personalize each home through finishes, fixtures, and integrated smart home technology.

Construction Process

Legacy Custom Homes self-performs much of the construction using their own team of trade partners perfected over decades. Homeowners can expect excellent communication and transparency throughout the 8-14 month build.

The company is known for utilizing the latest technologies and building science innovations to maximize energy efficiency, durability, and comfort. This results in high-performance homes built to stand the test of time.

Buying a Legacy Custom Home

Legacy Custom Homes constructs homes in Raleigh’s most prestigious neighborhoods including North Hills, Wakefield, Falls River, and more.

Pricing typically ranges from $750,000 up to $1.5 million. Exact cost depends on size, features, finishes, and location.

Legacy Custom Homes has relationships with over 25 preferred lenders to help buyers finance their dream home. Their team also provides guidance on budgets and managing cost.

The Legacy Custom Homes website showcases photos, videos, and floor plans of completed projects to provide design inspiration.

Guidance from Local Real Estate Expert

As an agent familiar with Legacy Custom Homes, I highly recommend them for custom builds. Here are my insider tips:

Take time to understand their proven construction methods and premium materials - quality is their focus.

Invest in the design process - their team will actualize your most ambitious ideas.

Consider long-term resale when selecting finishes and materials. Smart upgrades will preserve value.

Inquire about their tech integration - Legacy Custom Homes stays on top of smart home trends.

Ask about energy efficiency and indoor air quality to improve home health.

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

With over 35 years perfecting their craft, you can trust Legacy Custom Homes to deliver a finely-crafted living space that flawlessly blends world-class design and modern functionality.

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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