What’s Included in a Luxury Custom Home Build, and How Much Does It Cost?


Maybe you’ve considered building a home, but must address the all-important question: Can I afford it? Luxury homes in Dallas come in all shapes and sizes. Chances are you can find a custom home that fits your needs and budget, but you’ll have to do a little legwork first. Here’s what you need to know about the home-building process:

Location, Location, Location

One of the biggest factors affecting your home-build will be where you build it. In Dallas, there is Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lake Highlands, Lakewood, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, North Dallas...just so may options! Dallas neighborhoods range from very expensive to “up and coming.” Choose the latter and you may find you can get more house for your buck. Even better, you may find that your home appreciates over time. Keep in mind that as you price out property in different neighborhoods, taxes may vary considerably by location. You can easily estimate your property tax by talking to a local government branch, or looking up tax records of nearby houses with a similar value (or projected value).

Renovations Versus New Builds

If you’re currently in a home that can no longer accommodate your growing family, you might be thinking that a renovation is the best option. In some cases, renovations can be a cost-effective alternative to starting a new home from scratch. In others, however, a new build may actually be more frugal. For example, adding an addition can uncover unforeseen problems that may make working with your existing structure a cost-sink. This may apply to older homes, especially those built before the 1950s (when both asbestos and lead-based paint were used). Remember, these are most dangerous when disturbed, so you could be looking at costly remediation to make your home hazard-free. Lead remediation alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars. In other words: do your homework before choosing a renovation over a new build.

Consider Your Budget

A home cost in Dallas will vary greatly depending on the scope of the build and where you choose to build it. There is no set cost for custom homes, as each McClung home is completely unique and tailored to the individual. As a good rule of thumb, however, expect a new build to cost anywhere from $100-$400 per square foot. Having a home that meets your exact specifications, however, can be priceless.

Tony McClung will guide you through the custom home building process using his decades of experience and architectural design knowledge. For more information about our custom homes, please contact us.

Dallas’ Very Own Luxury Fixer-Upper: Tony McClung

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If you’re a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper, you’re going to love real-life Dallas fixer-upper Tony McClung, who designs and builds spectacular luxury custom homes throughout Dallas Texas. McClung’s career path began at just 12 years old, when he designed and built a storage room addition in his father’s garage. Fast-forward to today, and McClung has been named one of the top Dallas 500 business leaders – a high honor that takes incredible skill and dedication.

The Making of an Expert Architectural Designer

McClung graduated from Texas A&M University as a master of engineering in 1974. He knew he wanted to be a homebuilder since childhood and pursued his passion after earning a bachelor of business administration from North Texas State University in 1971. He joined Mount Miller Architects as a general superintendent and carpenter while finishing his undergraduate degree and then moved on to hold jobs at Brown & Root, Hudson Engineering Inc., and McClung Construction Company. While president of McClung Construction Company, he became the president and operating officer of Providence Development Inc. when the McClung Construction Company underwent an ownership change.

Since 1986, he has been owner and operating officer of BLG Development Providence Development Inc./Tony McClung & Company. He designs and builds large, superior-quality residential construction projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. His education in construction, years of work experience in the field, and lifelong dedication to the craft marks him as one of the best professional architectural designers in the state of Texas.

From Fixer-Uppers to Phenomenal New Builds

The booming success of fixer-upper and house flipping shows highlights America’s attraction to gorgeous custom builds. McClung is Dallas’s own fixer-upper extraordinaire, giving clients exactly what they want in their dream homes. He takes control of a space and transforms it into a sleek, stylish, striking place to live. He blends modern technologies and innovations with timeless architectural design, giving clients the best of both worlds.

Just like Chip and Joanna Gaines, Tony McClung built a name for himself throughout years of hard work, stellar designs, and creativity. He founded his brand on breathtaking designs and outstanding architecture, building custom homes for clients with a wide range of budgets. McClung uses his fixer-upper expertise to create stunning works for all clients. Check out Tony’s current projects, which showcase his implementation of cutting-edge design trends with classic, elegant architecture. To create a 3D walkthrough of your dream home with Tony McClung, call (214) 668-7802 to get started.