Custom Home - McDorman Home

Our very first Custom Design-Build High-performance home project. Project was completed in Nov 2016.

This home has many upscale features and upgrades. The exterior sheathing is 1" insulated ZIP R-sheathing by Huber, adding more insulation value and preventing thermal bridging. We are the first contractor to use this product in Richmond area, as unofficially verified by Huber representative.

Master bath was designed to accommodate wheel chair access with curbless linear drain and expanded space for toilet with grab bars. Niches were created in the bathroom and in the shower area for display items and toiletries.

Entry door, all bedroom doors and sliding doors in the Great room are all 8' tall, which makes the space feel better and larger than normal. All windows, entry doors and sliding doors are by Pella that are super energy efficient and very easy to operate. 

90% of the lamps are LED. Under and over cabinet LED lights with dimmers in Kitchen and over shelf LED lights in built-in bookcases on either side of the fireplace. Remote control for fireplace and deck fans.

HVAC system was optimally sized with fresh air intake. Bathroom vents have a 0.3 sones rating to reduce noise. A home monitoring device was installed to see the energy usage in real time.

This home is EarthCraft certified and received a HERS score of 59 making it 41% more efficient than a similar code built home.



  • Area: 1,914 sf conditioned space; 3,611 sf total built out
  • Lot: Existing
  • Energy Efficient: EarthCraft certified with HERS score of 59
  • Bedrooms: 3 with Master bedroom suite
  • Bathrooms: 2 1/2
  • Garage: 2 car
  • Ceiling: 9'
  • Kitchen Counter top: Granite
  • Flooring: Bamboo; Carpet in bedrooms, Tiles in bathrooms. 3/4" Advantech by Huber sub-flooring



Project Gallery

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  • McD 2ndBath
  • McD 2ndBed
  • McD Backyard
  • McD Deck_Screened_Porch
  • McD Dining
  • McD Dining2
  • McD Fireplace1
  • McD Fireplace2
  • McD Front1
  • McD Front_dusk
  • McD Front_dusk2
  • McD GreatRoom
  • McD Kitchen
  • McD Master_Bath_2
  • McD Master_Bath_curbless_entry
  • McD Master_Bed
  • McD Master_Bed2
  • McD Rear_Deck
  • McDorman
Photos by Soumitra Banerjee


Time lapse video showing the entire construction in about 3 minutes