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March 2021 Post Archive

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How Rufty Rises Above Traditional Custom Home Building Business Practices

Building a custom home or going through an extensive renovation of your current home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s a significant investment of time and money, but oftentimes, the experience leaves a lot to be desired. 

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A Timeless Classic That Pairs Rustic Elements With Femininity

The Thompson family ended up building the home of their dreams, all thanks to a little luck. They liked the idea of building a forever home, but they were in love with their current location, on a picturesque, quiet street filled with trees.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Custom Home Building Process

How long is the custom home-building process going to take?
Because each home we build is customized to your specific needs and preferences, every project is different. But generally speaking, the building process can be broken down into three stages:

  • Design phase: 3 to 6 months (varying based on your availability to provide timely feedback)
  • Permitting: The permitting process is rather complicated, so we’ll go into the details in another article (stay tuned!)

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A Family Affair

The familiar sound of a screen door shutting instantly transports Renate Snipes back to a simpler time. It reminds her of days spent at her grandmother’s house and the happy memories she made there as a child. 

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Why Choose a Custom-Built Home? Local Real Estate Professionals Weigh In

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As a luxury home builder here in the Triangle, we’re committed to building high-quality, custom homes designed to fit each individual homeowner’s needs and lifestyle.

Have you been wondering if a custom-built home is the right option for your family?

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Building a Forever Home… and a Lasting Friendship 

While Kip and Brigitt Berry’s home was built in 2018, their story with Rufty Homes goes all the way back to 1997…

Brigitt remembers, “We met Jon Rufty for the first time in 1997 when we were looking to build a home in Cary.

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Helping to Guide the Interior Designers of Tomorrow

Since 2014, we’ve been partnering with Meredith College’s Construction Technology course to give interior design students the opportunity to tour the build site of one of our projects. This partnership gives students a real-world example of what to expect during a custom home or remodeling project, and it also allows us to interact with future designers and hear their feedback about the construction process. 

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West Coast Influence in Raleigh

Chris and Misty Austin experienced love, at first sight, the moment they saw the house they would eventually buy. “I remember driving up this beautiful street and seeing this perfect house and I just started dreaming of all the ways we could make it our own,” Misty remembers.

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Mountain-Inspired Living

Before getting started on this project, our client, a local real estate developer, shared with us that one of their family’s favorite pastimes is heading out west to go skiing. Over the years, they’ve fallen in love with the nature-inspired, lodge-style homes, and knew that they wanted to bring that inspiration into the home they planned to build here in North Carolina. 

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The Gast Family turned to Rufty Homes for a craftsman-inspired home full of their own personal touches.

When Bill and Donna Gast sat down to design their dream home, they had a clear vision of exactly what they wanted: a Craftsman-inspired home with built-in usable storage, beautiful wood features, and a well-designed floor plan where every room serves a purpose, set on a wooded lot to feel surrounded by nature.

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Triangle Business Journal Luxury Homes

Once again, we’re pleased to see the latest custom designs from Rufty Homes featured in a recent Triangle Business Journal Luxury Home magazine. We’re honored to feature the top custom homes throughout Raleigh, Cary, Wake County and surrounding communities.

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Office Build Out Creates Modern Home

Rufty Homes is excited to showcase our new modern home with family and friends. We recently completed our new office build out in cooperation with our commercial building family, Rufty-Peedin Design Builders. Together, we’re celebrating with an open house on June 28. See details here.

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Jon Rufty To Speak At Triangle Business Journal Real Estate Event

The Triangle Business Journal will host a Power Breakfast on May 1 to discuss the latest trends on the region’s red-hot housing market. Jon Rufty will share a panel with Rex Bost and Tim Smith to discuss home and land prices, active communities and luxury living. You still have time to register online.

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New Office To House Rufty Team

We’re excited to share our latest move, and we’re especially grateful to you, our clients and friends. The Rufty team is celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Thanks to your support over the decades, we’ve moved into a new office to accommodate our growth.

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Jon Rufty Discusses Triangle Custom Luxury Market

In recent years, our community has experienced a re-emergence of the luxury home market here in the Triangle. Read on to learn more about the growth and Jon Rufty’s thoughts on custom home building

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New Custom Home Nears Completion

It’s just a matter of time before everyone on the Rufty team will relocate to our new custom home. We’re putting the finishing touches on our new office space just across the street. It’s been a great opportunity to combine forces with our commercial building team, Rufty-Peedin Design Builders, on the build-out. Look for an invitation to our open house coming soon!

Sneak Peek At New Rufty Digs

Our colleagues at Rufty-Peedin Design Builders recently shared a sneak peek at our new office space now underway. It’s a treat to be the client in this commercial build-out project to create our new home.

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Rufty Educates Next Generation Designers From Meredith

Rufty Homes is educating our next generation of top interior designers from Meredith College. We recently hosted students from Jane Crowley’s Construction Technology course at our Sweetwater Apex jobsite. Project Manager Ken Johnson helped them learn about residential building materials, sustainable construction methods, and custom millwork.

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Custom Homes Showcased on Lifetime’s “Designing Spaces”

Lifetime’s “Designing Spaces” paid a recent visit to the Triangle to talk natural stone and interview our friends at ROCKin’teriors. They toured a fabulous custom home by the Rufty Homes team.

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Cary Magazine Ad Shows Recent Rufty Building

We’re excited to partner with our sister company Rufty-Peedin Commercial Design Builders to pay tribute to our customers, friends and families. Many of us love living in Cary and our commitment to the community grows with every passing year — 30 to be exact!

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Triangle Business Journal Showcases North Hills Residence

Friday has arrived and we’re excited to see this week’s Triangle Business Journal. The latest issue features this beautiful custom home we built in North Hills off Marlowe Road in Raleigh.

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Rufty’s Grube Installs Hayes Barton Little Free Library

Neighbors in the Hayes Barton community in Raleigh have a brand-new “Little Free Library” thanks to our remodeling guru Harry Grube. Harry’s good deed this week was caught in-action by our friends at N2 – Hayes Barton Living.

Rufty Team Investigates Sintered Stone In Spain

Rufty team members Parker Shanahan and Rob Bond recently trekked to Almeria, Spain on a mission to learn about the very latest in sintered stone. This ultra-sophisticated surface is a blend of raw materials used to produce glass, porcelain and quartz surfaces.

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Rufty Readies Another Build Inside The Beltline Raleigh

We’re excited to see our Churchill Road site cleared for takeoff on our next inside the beltline custom home project. This premier neighborhood is off Wade Avenue, near downtown Raleigh with multiple unique lots available for your family.

Convenient access to Carolina Country Club, Jaycee Park and nearby Cameron Village. For more details see the available properties listing in our gallery or contact Sydney Jamison.

Rufty Homes Featured In Triangle Business Journal

This week’s Triangle Business Journal showcases the beautiful Giovanni Residence we completed earlier this year. We’re inspired to see this beautiful custom home featured on the cover.