Frequently Asked Questions About Building a Custom Home

The first thing you need to do is to visit The Parks of Plaquemines and decide in which area / phase of our community you would like to live. The second step of the process is choosing your lot. At The Parks of Plaquemines, we have some lots available now, and a New Phase Coming Soon. If you are looking for less maintenance, you may prefer an Interior Lot. If you would like to have exquisite views of your own private nature habitat, you may want to choose a Greenbelt Lot. Once you have chosen your Lot, then you need to get in touch with a Builder and start on your new home floorplan.

When building a custom home, it is always good to have an idea about the home you plan to build in mind before you approach a builder, however, if you do not have any definite idea of the size, price, features, or “luxuries” that you would like to put in your custom home, our Builders or Architects & Designers can definitely give you enough samples and choices to help you start the custom home planning / designing process.

All plans go through the simple process of submission and approval by the Architectural Control Committee (ARC) at The Parks of Plaquemines. If the designer of your floorplan is not on the list, they can just submit a request to become an approved Architect or Designer by the ARC, and then they can easily design your new home. The ARC reserves the right to accept or reject any designer or plan. If you are not using a designer, you can contact one of our Architects or Designers to have them look at your plans to make them architecturally approved to be built at The Parks of Plaquemines.

When building a custom home, you can make any changes (within allowable building specs) to any floorplan you may choose to build.  Some buyers like to have a selection of floor plans from which to start customizing their new home.  Our Builders can show you example of other floorplans that they have built to help you begin the custom home design process.

Most Builders have an idea how a floor plan will fit on a “footprint” of a lot or homesite.  So, when designing and building a custom home, make sure you inform your Builder that you will need assistance in lot selection as part of your custom home design process.  The Builders at The Parks of Plaquemines are familiar with the lot sizes and selections within the community and will be able to help you select the perfect lot in the perfect location.

At The Parks of Plaquemines, we are very interested in maintaining the integrity of our community by building and completing quality homes in a timely manner. You can provide your own builder, but all plans by the builder you provide must be submitted to and approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ARC).

You will definitely have a choice of building materials when designing a completely custom home. All of the Builders at The Parks of Plaquemines have built exceptionally designed and constructed custom homes, and after spending time interviewing you about your new home, they will be able to make recommendations about which types of building materials will best fit your style and budget.

For Builders at The Parks of Plaquemines, “the sky’s the limit” when it comes to custom home feature selections. From wine cellars, to keeping rooms, to custom closets, to a two-person modern steam shower in the primary bath, you can pick and choose any luxury that fits your taste and financial expense account. Because Our Builders have extensive experience in building fully custom homes, they will also be able to give you new ideas and advice on features to add to your floorplan.

In order to get an accurate timeline of how long it will take to build your new home at The Parks of Plaquemines, you will want to thoroughly go over those details with your Builder. Depending on the size and scope of your custom home, the timeline for building a new home can start around 8 months and go up from there. Talk to your Builder extensively to understand when you can expect your custom home to be finished.

As the Developer of our community, we look at The Parks of Plaquemines as a solid real estate investment, and we want our homeowners and lot owners to feel the same way. So, if you are not ready to take on the challenge of building on your lot that you purchase in The Parks of Plaquemines immediately, we understand this and do not require that you start building a new home right away. We hope that you look at any kind of purchase within our community as an investment opportunity that can be “cashed in” at any time.

As a new home buyer, you will want to factor in the cost of the design of your floorplan, the amount that will be charged to you by your Builder as well as the cost of your homesite at The Parks of Plaquemines. This pricing can vary because of your Lot and square footage choice, your Builder choice, and the cost of designing your floor plan.

In order to understand more about the custom home building process, Contact The Parks of Plaquemines today to speak to a sales representative about lot location and pricing, floorplan design, and building a new, custom home at this new community in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Call 504-364-2350 or E-mail Us at
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