Jul 7, 2023 - Real Estate

Best new build: A custom Chantilly chateau

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Infused with warmth and whimsy – and dressed in killer modern finishes – meet this year’s pick for best new build.

The house: The 3,597-square-foot custom home has three bedrooms, each with en-suite baths, plus a bonus first-floor guest bathroom.

  • A front porch is a must for a house in Chantilly, a neighborhood where people spend time on their porches and know each other’s names.
  • There’s also a two-story detached garage, a pool and an al fresco dining space in the rear yard.

Design: The home, which has a Tudor influence, is somewhere between transitional and modern. The homeowners were inspired by Billy Royal’s personal home, which leans into European design.

  • Tall ceilings, large windows, natural light and entertainment space were on the homeowners’ must-have list.
  • They wanted each room to have its own vibe, seen in the juxtaposition between the cozy sitting room and wide-open family room and kitchen. Each living space takes on a different personality, but it feels cohesive.

Best features: The house was made to suit the homeowners’ lifestyle; the customization and thoughtfulness from the teams that worked on the house make it stand out.

  • The homeowners wanted a usable front porch to engage with the street (check), a large metal and glass front door with a clear sight line to the backyard and pool (check), outdoor living space (check) and a palatial primary suite (check, again).
  • The designer finishes throughout make the brand-new house feel storied and personal.

Take a look around.

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best new build living room
Photos: Michael Bevlin Photography

Royal Building Group, Mermans Architecture and High Cotton Design, brought the design to life. 


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