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Alexandra Wins 2017 Custom Home(s) of the Year!

The 26th annual Cleveland Choice Awards is the premier residential awards show in Northeast Ohio, recognizing and honoring the Best of the Best in innovative design and construction excellence. The CCA  utilizes a fair, “blind” judging process performed by a carefully selected group of highly respected architects, designers, and construction experts located outside the Cleveland area,…

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen by Alexandra Homes

Here’s our take on a modern farmhouse kitchen addition. Imagine cooking for your family or entertaining guests in this open, light-filled and airy “heart of the home.”  A large, custom work island with soapstone top, custom made distressed walnut bar top for breakfast, huge (and expandable) farm table, restaurant-grade appliances, top-notch fixtures, oversize farm sink,…

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Seamless Addition. Panoramic Views.

Here’s a great example of how we design to take advantage of light, views, and the unique aspects of a property.  This great room is part of a significant addition/renovation to a wonderful storybook historic Victorian home in Chagrin Falls Village (circa 1876).  The owners requested that the new additions to the home be seamless,…

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Architectural “Daylighting” in Design

    We build places that make you feel good… Here’s a great example of design utilizing architectural daylighting techniques. We designed this space to receive maximum sunlight during the cold and gloomy winter months. The photo was taken in January. Notice how the sun’s rays start from the windows behind the camera and literally…

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Heart of the Home Design Concept: “the Dining Kitchen”

Here’s another example of one of our “Dining Kitchens,” featured in our award-winning Nantucket series of custom designed homes. We’ve taken the “formal” dining room and designed it into the kitchen space creating a true “heart of the home” concept. Incredibly functional, this concept is great for family dinners, kids doing homework or school projects…

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Alexandra Sweeps 2015 Cleveland Choice Awards

2015 Cleveland Choice Awards

This past Friday, we attended the 24th annual Cleveland Choice Awards.  The Cleveland Choice Awards is the premier awards show in all of Northeastern Ohio, recognizing and honoring the best of the best in new residential home design, remodeling and renovations, historical restoration, and construction excellence.  This year’s show took place in The Westin Cleveland…

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Here Comes The Sun…

  Seeing the sun out the last few days melting all the snow is a reminder that spring is finally just around the corner (fingers crossed). Here’s another beautiful “Outdoor Room” we designed and built as part of a new home that really extends the spring and fall seasons (and looks amazing too). A protected…

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What Price Range Do We Build In?

We’re asked questions like these all the time:   “We love what you do, but can we afford your custom services?” “Do you build smaller homes?” “We’d like something well built and architecturally interesting, but …” “We purchased a lot in a new development and all the builders’ homes look the same.  Can we afford…

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360 Degree Design. Inside-Out / Outside-In.

Here’s a great rear courtyard, new house addition, and new cabana. The cabana’s architecture borrows formal elements from the main home, and the series of architecturally complimentary structures creates an impressive backdrop framing the brick courtyard. During design, careful attention was given to the views from the interior of the main house to the cabana…

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Planning… (Getting the Details Right)

Getting the many small details right is absolutely critical to good design. Unfortunately, we see far too many homes (in all pricepoints) miss the mark. Here’s an example of a great window detail. We fashioned it after taking inspiration from a picture of a very old European cottage.  Note the shutters, which are correctly built…

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Winner! Cleveland Choice Awards

TEN Awards!  Cleveland Choice Awards 2013 Just a quick note to announce that we had a great night at the 22nd Annual Cleveland Choice Awards this past Friday night at the Cleveland Rennaisance Hotel, honoring the “Best of the Best” in the Northeast Ohio Homebuilding industry. We took home a record TEN awards, including seven…

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2012 Cleveland Choice Awards

Alexandra Sweeps! 2012 CLEVELAND CHOICE AWARDS– Alexandra Fine Homes takes EIGHT First Place Awards and TWO Second Place Awards!   FIRST PLACE: – Product Design of the Year – Over 4,000 square feet – Best Exterior Architectural Design – Over 4,000 square feet – Custom Home of the Year – Best Outdoor Living Space –…

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Now Taking Reservations

Sick of a long commute to work and play? We have you covered with two fantastic options. The Villas of Chagrin… Close to everything!  Located in historic Chagrin Falls Village. Only SIX beautiful sites remain. Visit www.VillasofChagrin for details. The Estates at Little Mountain Country Club…   Five Star golf community literally MINUTES from Lake Hospital’s new…

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Fly To Work!

We are now offering two of the best sites in Little Mountain Country Club in Concord.  Five star rated course and two spectacular sites in this beautiful community.  If you are a medical professional at either Lake Tripoint Campus or University Hospital’s new Concord site, your commute to work would be less than ten minutes!…

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Location, Location, Location!

Now Taking Reservations for the “Villas of Chagrin” in beautiful Chagrin Falls… As the holidays fade and potential home buyers turn their focus to the coming building season, we are seeing great interest in our newest development, the Villas of Chagrin. Uniquely situated as one of the last secluded “neighborhoods” in the Village of Chagrin…

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Our houses don’t just LOOK really “cool”…

Our houses don’t just look really “cool”… As a Certified Green Professional (CGP), we are able to offer additional benefits to our customers. The CGP training course is an intensive professional education program developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  By continuing our higher education, we maintain our cutting-edge building knowledge, and can…

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GREEN Building News

GREEN NEWS: In addition to being members of the U.S. Green Building Council (LEEDS), Nestor Papageorge has just been accredited as a Certified Green Building Professional (C.G.P.) by the National Association of Home Builders. We can help you apply the American National Standards Institute’s approved National Green Building Standard in the construction of your new…

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Model Home Holiday Hours

Here’s our holiday open house schedule for our award-winning Nantucket II Model Home: Sunday, December 11 2011:  OPEN 1-4 Sunday, December 18 2011: OPEN 1-4 Sunday, December 25 2011: CLOSED  (Merry Christmas!) Sunday, January 1 2012:       CLOSED  (Happy New Year!) Sunday, January 8 2012        OPEN 1-4 Starting January 8th,…

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Alexandra Presents the “Villas of Chagrin”

Just a sneak preview for our fans… We are about to unveil our newest development, “the Villas of Chagrin.”  Seven single-family homesites located in Chagrin Falls.  Walking distance to the village.  Min. 3,200 s.f., from $695,000 to $1,000,000+.  This is a perfect location for empty nesters looking for a luxury “lock & leave” downsize, or…

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Before All the Green Is Gone…

Thought I’d post this–  one of those shots where the sky and clouds were cooperating.  Just a little reminder of how quickly the weather is changing…  @#!$%&*!   We used real cement stucco on this home to give the walls that imperfect, authentic hand-troweled look.  There’s just no comparison versus the “E.I.F.S.” (synthetic stucco) that you…

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