Unified Custom Homes

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke


Expert builder in Raleigh-Durham, crafting unique, high-quality custom homes with over 35 years of experience.

For over three decades, Unified Custom Homes has been creating exceptional custom homes throughout Durham and surrounding areas that blend inspired design and superior craftsmanship.

Founded by Charlie Boatright in the early 1980s, Unified Custom Homes is dedicated to turning clients' visions into reality through sophisticated architecture, high-end finishes, and unparalleled service.

Reputation for Quality Design and Construction

With over 35 years of experience, Unified Custom Homes has established itself as one of Durham's most distinguished custom home builders.

Their reputation for inspired architecture, premium materials, and customer satisfaction is unmatched.

Homeowners consistently praise the builder's constant communication, transparency, and focus on collaboration throughout the design and building process.

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

Custom Home Design and Personalization

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

Every Unified 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

Unified Custom Homes manages the entire construction process in-house, overseeing quality control throughout the 8-14 month timeline. Their focus is on using top-tier materials and superior craftsmanship.

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 Unified Custom Home

Unified Custom Homes constructs homes in Durham's most prestigious neighborhoods and communities including Hope Valley, Forest Hills, Croasdaile, and more.

Pricing typically ranges from $750,000 up to $2 million+. Exact cost depends on size, features, finishes, and location.

The builder 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 Unified 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 Unified 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 heavily in the design process - their team will actualize your most ambitious ideas.
  • Consider long-term resale value when selecting finishes and materials. Smart upgrades will preserve value.
  • Inquire about their tech integration - Unified 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 Unified 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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