1304 Altamira Court McLean, VA

For one fun-loving couple from California, relocating to Virginia with their three young children meant first seeking the best custom builder in the Mid-Atlantic region.

It didn’t take very long into their preliminary meeting with John and the Joy Design + Build team before they knew they were in the right place.

The 1.29 acre lot was perfect. The tree-lined McLean neighborhood exactly where they wanted to raise a family.

Armed with John’s building expertise and the creative power of architect James McDonald, they custom designed a dramatic transitional style white stucco design with black windows and iron doors that is nothing short of spectacular.

Under construction now, the 10,000 SF home features six bedrooms, seven full baths, 11-foot ceilings, a large central great room with walls of windows for lots of sunlight, and a massive kitchen.

Well, actually two kitchens.

This epicurean family really loves to cook. A special feature of their custom Joy-designed home includes a second, cooking kitchen. For all those specialty dishes, a spice kitchen with a separate ventilation system to capture strong aromas and fragrances, keeping them from permeating throughout the entire house.

Bon appetit!