Kirkwood Custom Home Building Experience

At Kirkwood Builders, it is more than just site plans and plywood. Our passion comes from knowing that we carefully planned, managed, and created a place that you can call home. The house is likely the most valuable personal asset that you will own, and we take pride in knowing that we have delivered a superior product that will last for generations. 

There is immense satisfaction that comes from being able to build homes that bring such personal fulfillment to the families that we work with, and we look forward to building dream houses for the many families we have yet to meet.

Award-Winning House Design and Construction

In the 15 years that we have been building in the area, we have won quite a few parade of homes awards.  The ones that we are most proud of are 8 “Best of the Best” Gold awards (Including one in April 2018), and the exclusive “perfect score” award that is reserved for properties that have extreme attention to detail & design.  

This is all good, and certainly a measuring stick for our success, but for us, there is immense satisfaction that comes from being able to build homes that bring such personal fulfillment to the families that we work with, and we look forward to building dream houses for the many families we have yet to meet.

Tailor-Made approach to house construction & development.

Completed Homes

Completed homes are finished, turn-key ready homes for sale that were expertly designed and built by Kirkwood Builders.

Custom-Complete Homes

These are homes that are available during the construction phase, so you will still be able to choose all of the options you would like.  

Design-Build Homes

These would start from a blank slate, and we will help you design/build a house that really fits your lifestyle.  We can build on land that you already have, or help you find land in your desired area.     

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Where We Are Building Now.

Maggie Ranch

From $495k

Maggie Ranch is a wonderfully unique, seven lot ranch home community on the Johnston-Wake County
line offering lots ranging in size from 3-7 acres.

While situated in a rural setting, it is convenient to shopping in Flowers Plantation or Clayton and a 15 minute commute into Raleigh.

Kirkwood Builders offers Luxe Ranch style homes from $475K. Choose our floorplans or we will build
your own. Have you dreamed of owning a Kirkwood Home in a country setting? Now is your

Enjoy a relaxed, country atmosphere on a large, flat lot with space to live the easy life outside the
confines of a planned community with horses permitted on Lots 1 & 7.
Call us to discuss making Maggie Ranch your next home!

Nolan Park South

From $260k Johnston County’s Premier New Development! Nolan Park Is Selling From The Low $200’s & Ranging From 1450 Square Feet Up To 2000+ Square Feet!

Portofino Luxury Homes

From $350k- $1M+

Located along the Neuse River in Clayton, NC, Portofino truly is a community like no other.  With over seven miles of nature trails, our own fishing pond, a sparkling pool and access to onsite equestrian facilities, we are, truly, a unique destination. Residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with easy access to shopping, entertainment, dining, and much more. We are within an hour’s drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Research Triangle Park, and many local universities. Portofino earned the NC Homebuilders Association 2010 Community of the Year Award, and is an Audubon International Signature Programmember. Unique features include the Portofino Equestrian Center and the Piazza at Portofino, an elegant venue for celebrations of all kinds.  Click here to search available homes, or call 919.550.2379.

The Nine

From $540k-$1M+

The Nine is a private, gated community in Clayton, NC, named for its nine luxury home lots. All homes in The Nine are built exclusively by Kirkwood Builders, a local custom home builder consistently recognized for excellence in design, and a repeat Johnston County Parade of Homes “Best of the Best” award winner. With new homes in The Nine starting in the $540s at a minimum of 3,400 square feet, families will enjoy spacious floorplans, heavily-wooded lots and the guarantee of quality craftsmanship.


From $350k

Have you been searching for a place that is specifically designed for active adults in Clayton, NC? Consider touring custom homes in Flowers Plantation’s Sweet Grass neighborhood, the first age restricted 55+ neighborhood in Johnston County. Ideally situated in a quiet, peaceful community surrounded by amazing amenities, Sweet Grass is where life is just beginning! With five floor plans available to choose from that range from 1,900 to 2,200 square feet, you are sure to find something that is perfect for your size family.

Broadmoor West

From $550k

Broadmoor is situated in the peaceful community of Cleveland near Clayton  just minutes from the I-40 and highway 42 intersection.  Featuring  beautiful homesites  with plenty of blue sky, rolling pastures and lots of space, this unique development is in a class by itself.

The Broadmoor Recreation Club with its Olympic sized swimming pool, Tennis Courts and Playground area is the only one of its type in the area.

North Fort

From $575k

The North Fort is an established neighborhood of all brick houses starting around $575k.  

Kirkwood Builders Custom Home Builder Advantage

Kirkwood homes are built to stand the test of times, and last for generations.

Energy Efficiency

Every house that we build has energy efficiency in mind.  This means reducing monthly energy consumption, while still providing you with a home that maintains a consistent temperature and provides all of the luxury comforts you’re looking for.

Home Automation

We understand that you lead busy lives, so we offer home automation features that makes your lives more convenient.  Everything from thermostats, to lights, to blinds, we have systems that cover just about everything.

High-Quality Materials

Building houses that stand the test of time requires high quality materials.  We have partnered with some of the highest quality suppliers on the east coast to ensure that everything we build is built to last.  

Timeline Driven

We understand that when we provide you with a delivery date, there are alot of things tied to that.  Every project that we complete is built with the goal of “on-time” and “under-budget”.  That is our promise as your building partner.

We Listen

Building your dream house is an important endeavor.  We make sure to listen to all of your requirements, and turn that into an actionable design that will be a great fit for your lifestyle goals.

Luxury Features

We specialize in luxury features that will certainly set your home apart.  “Wow factor” is something that we take great pride in, and that is part of the reason we are one of the most award-winning builders in the triangle area.

Custom Pools

We have designed some of the most amazing pools in the area.  We focus on the whole pool environment, so we take into consideration what gatherings will look like, and we build to impress.  We have done several with pool houses that include outdoor kitchens, and entertainment areas.

Custom Garages

We build garages that are suited for your lifestyle.  For auto enthusiasts, we have built garage space to accomodate as many as 8 cars.  We can include finished floors, car displays, lifts, areas to hang out with friend, and just about anything else you require.

Contact & Location

Kirkwood Builds Houses all over the Triangle Area.

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    Kirkwood Builders

    258 Christenbury Ln, Clayton, NC, 27527


    Kirkwood Promise

    At Kirkwood Builders, delivering an exceptional custom home is our highest priority.  We have been building in the Triangle area for over 15 years, and it is not our goal to be the biggest, but the best builder in the area. We appreciate you considering us for your dream house build.