Kirkwood Custom Home Building Experience

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

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

We would be honored to be your Clayton, NC Custom home builder, and we will promise to deliver award-winning quality houses that are built to stand the test of time.  Contact us today to get your Clayton home build project started.

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, and the exclusive “perfect score” award that is reserved for properties that have extreme attention to detail & design. We just won the 2018 “Best of The Best” award for a house in April 2018, which is a testament to our pursuit of excellence.  

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

Tailor-Made approach to house construction & development.

Completed Homes

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

Custom-Complete Homes

These homes are available during the construction phase, which means you will still be able to choose all of the options you would like.  This is a good option to get some of your own personal style into the home.

Design-Build Homes

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

Clayton, NC Custom Home Builders

We have been around the Clayton, NC area since we started building over 15 years ago.  Clayton is a great community for families, and this is where we are headquartered, and raise our own family. We work hand in hand with all government representatives to ensure that the houses are properly permitted, and on schedule. 

We can do tear-down rebuilds, builds on lots that you own, or we can even help you secure land in your desired area.  We truly form a partnership with the families that we work for, and we make sure that the communication lines remain open during the build process.   Our goal is 100% satisfaction, and to provide you with a house that will last for generations.

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Clayton, NC Custom Home Builders Advantage

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

Energy Efficiency

Every home that we build has energy efficiency in mind.  This means reducing your 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 efficient.  We have done just about everything you can think of, and enjoy designing/building these features into your home.

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.

Where We Are Building Now.

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.

Walnut Hall

From $700+

Located near Flower Community in Clayton.


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.

Maggie Ranch

From $495k

The Maggie Ranch is a great place for those that appreciate large lots, and their own land.  Lots in this development are 3-7 Acres each, and we can help you select the perfect house design to fit your lifestyle.  

North Fort

From $575k

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

Kirkwood Builders- Your Clayton, NC Custom Home Builder

Our service area covers the entire Clayton, NC 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.