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Trends in Customer Homebuilding in Orange County: Popular Features and Amenities

What custom home features and amenities are most popular with customers these days? Anything surprising?

Some of the more popular amenities that clients are designing into their homes include an extra guest room, a gym, temperature-controlled wine cellars, media entertainment rooms and oversized garages, often subterranean.  One of the biggest trends we are seeing is a push for outdoor living spaces.  Whether attached to the main house or set apart as a free standing structure, more homeowners are taking advantage of the great weather that Southern California has to offer almost year round.  By creating usable outdoor living spaces that meld with the indoor space, this gives the effect of more square footage.  These homeowners want living areas to flow in and out.



The attention to quality construction and detail that Whitehead brings to his role with our company is one of the reasons many of our customers have purchased second and third Brandywine homes.

As vice president of operations, Whitehead’s duties include overseeing construction, purchasing and customer service. Since joining our company in 1995, he has established long-term relationships with material suppliers and subcontractors which have allowed Brandywine Homes to benefit from master contracts. This helps to minimize construction costs while maintaining a quality that shows in every completed home, which is a testament to the quality control and attention to customer service that Brandywine demands.

Whitehead learned the business from the ground up by working as a field superintendent overseeing daily operations and construction of various communities in Southern California.

His ability to work closely with municipal officials during the entitlement process sets the stage for Brandywine and cities to work together to create cohesive communities.