Building a New, Custom Home in New Orleans

Some home buyers in the Greater New Orleans area have a natural interest in architecture and design and might have bought a new home for sale when they purchased their first new home.  However, most buyers have gone through a couple of cycles of buying and selling and existing home for sale before they make their first new home purchase.  While even a smaller percentage of home buyers in New Orleans and the West Bank are willing to go through the time and patience that is required to draw up plans and interview builders to build a new, custom home. Parkside-14 Building a new, custom home in New Orleans can be a daunting, challenging, and invigorating experience.  With a broad budget, it can be a lot of fun as well!

Building a new, custom home allows you as the home buyer to be able to pick out exactly what you want to put in your new home.  From the type of exterior you want (brick, stone, stucco, concrete siding, Western cedar, etc.) to the types of flooring you want to install, to the color of paint you put on the walls of each and every room in your house; you and your design choices deliver the final dream home in which you and your family will live.

At The Parks of Plaquemines on the West Bank, just 10 miles from New Orleans you can get creative choosing exterior amenities for your new home.  We have Traditional Lots with lots of room to make the exterior finishes of your home – covered porches, brick patios, outdoor fireplace and / or fire pit, outdoor kitchen set up, breezeways, swimming-pool-2015detached garages, courtyards, fountains, etc. – spectacular and perfect for those home buyers that like to spend a lot of time outside.  In addition to adding amazing custom exterior features to your new, custom home, you can also use the subdivision amenities offered at The Parks of Plaquemines such as our walking and hiking trails, community swimming pool, tennis court, and tot lot.  For outdoor lovers, you get that fresh open air feeling, just a short drive from working and playing in New Orleans.

Adding interior design features to your new, custom home can be a thrill when you get to select and match all of the lights that will be installed in your new home.  From chandeliers, to can lighting, to under-counter lighting, and separate reading lights in the master bedroom, you can really create the exact ambiance your family will experience while living in your new home.  Many builders offer interiors selections for even inventory homes such as flooringParkside-4 choices, cabinet styles and colors, countertop material and design, and paint colors, however when you are building a completely custom, new home, you can also choose the type, material and color of the crown molding you would like to see in many different rooms, vaulted, treyed, and stepped ceiling designs, adding chair rails, wainscoting, picture molds, and bead board as architectural trim either painted or stained real wood throughout the many rooms of your new home.  While you are designing and making these selections, don’t forget that wood beams against a pure white ceiling create and rustic look and amazing contrast to really make a room “pop!”

When building a new, custom home, you can “go crazy” in rooms such as the kitchen, the master bath, and the family room where you can really dress up a fireplace and the fireplace surround with an in-wall cubby for a large-screen television, built-in’s for bookshelves and cabinetry, and the actual fireplace mantle and surrounding material can Parkside-13really be ornate.  The kitchen can be accessorized with matching styles of different floor tile, countertop material, and backsplashes against the walls underneath the cabinetry which can highlighted by using under-counter lighting.  This is also great for grabbing a midnight snack and not waking anyone else up!  Try convenience by installing a faucet over your 6 cooktop, Viking range which can be used to fill your pots while they are sitting on your stove.

If you have a sizable budget, a lot of dreams, a great imagination, and an internal drive to design and build your dream home, you can definitely build a new, custom home in New Orleans that will not only be a comfortable place to live, but it will be a show piece to be able to share with your friends and neighbors.  If you are looking for the perfect spot to build your new home, visit The Parks of Plaquemines today.  Call 504-364-2350 or E-mail