Custom Homes

Our Custom Home Process

  • 01 / Site Selection
    01 / Site Selection Our architects and designers analyze the home site as inspiration, incorporating the views, topography and other environmental cues into the design. That makes choosing where to build an important first step in building your home. Blue Heron’s team of licensed real estate agents know Las Vegas, so whether you’re looking for a custom home in a Blue Heron community or beyond — we can help you find the perfect location.
  • 02 / Architecture
    02 / Architecture The architecture stage is a highly personalized process. Our architects work to understand your family and lifestyle as well as your individual needs for a home. Then, they translate your vision into a design concept. Beginning with hand sketches and moving into 3D modeling to help communicate the look and feel, Blue Heron’s architects know that visuals are essential for ensuring that we’re on the right track with our plans.
  • 03 / Interior Design
    03 / Interior Design While you’re working with Blue Heron’s award-winning architects, you’ll also work with our talented interior design team. These experts use the look and feel of the exterior of the home to inspire the interior. Cultivating an aesthetic that is based on your needs and wants, this team selects fine finishes that make your home feel like … home.
  • 04 / Budgeting/Planning
    04 / Budgeting/Planning We believe it’s important to discuss budget early — and often — in the homebuilding process. Blue Heron’s architecture and interior design teams will help you prioritize your desires for your home. Plus, they’ll work closely with our construction team to ensure that we’re using real numbers to create an accurate cost projection. With our in-house estimating and planning, our clients are confident that they’ll get the home they want within their budget
  • 05 / Construction
    05 / Construction Our clients find comfort in having the architects of their home and the construction team under the same roof. This ensures that any issues or questions that arise can be resolved immediately and seamlessly. Plus, our construction team maintains great relationships with vendors and contractors to deliver a high quality final product. And best of all for our clients, they can rest easy knowing that we’re managing this entire process.
  • 06 / Customer Service
    06 / Customer Service At Blue Heron, we have an unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. Because we work with you through the entire process — from site selection to design to construction and beyond — we are committed to ensuring that the homebuilding process is as seamless as possible. Any time you have a question or concern, we’ll be here.

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New American Home 2013

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  • The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) selected Blue Heron to design and build the 2013 New American Home. Blue Heron is the only firm in the program’s 30-year history to be selected for all three categories, serving as architect, interior designer and builder. In fact, we are currently designing and building the 2015 New American Home.

  • The 2013 New American Home is a three-story, 8,143 square foot residence located within Blue Heron’s gated custom residential community, Marquis Seven Hills. The one-of-a-kind residence features a desert-inspired courtyard and open floor plan. Outdoor living is enhanced with a sprawling sky deck, swim-up bar, full outdoor kitchen with state-of-the-art grills and a generous pool deck and spa with a secluded shower. The side yard area features a “floating” covered patio perfect for relaxation.

  • The New American Home features multi-slide pocketing doors, which allow for cross-ventilation, enhancing the connection between the indoors and outdoors — and providing unobstructed views. In addition, water features throughout the home help humidify and cool the air in the summer months, reducing operating costs of the home, using less energy and improving air-quality.

    Additional green features include a gas HVAC system, solar hot water heater with gas fired back-up, solar panels and closed spray foam insulation that also reduces sound transmission through plumbing walls. It also includes a weather-sensitive system that collects rainwater to assist in irrigation during dryer weather, tankless hot water heaters, hydronic air handlers, intelligent fireplaces and sustainable building materials.

  • True to Blue Heron’s long-standing commitment to designing and constructing homes that leave a small carbon footprint, the 2013 New American Home includes renewable building materials and green amenities. The home has been constructed to achieve “Emerald” certification under the ANSI-approved ICC 700 National Green Building Standard and “Platinum” certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the two highest ratings within the industry.