Robin Ford Building and Remodeling, Inc. is Maryland’s only member of the exclusive Southern Living Custom Builder program, a network of homebuilders that are handpicked for their extensive experience and knowledge, reputation in the marketplace, and focus on the discriminating customer who is looking to build a custom home. Only the finest custom homebuilders are invited to be a part of this one-of-a-kind program. Each member is reviewed based on their reputation among local building trade and consumers, strength in the marketplace, financial stability, and of course, customer service.
Southern Living Custom Home Plans
Southern Living reviews the homes built for our customers for craftsmanship, excellence in architecture, and home building that families love from generation to generation. Southern Living custom home plans that we have built include:
4,000 square feet
Includes four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, large kitchen with island open to keeping room with masonry fireplace, breakfast room, coffered ceiling family room with gas fireplace, sunroom with door to deck; private master suite with tray ceiling, formal dining Room, laundry room, study, 2-car and 1-car garages.
3,102 square feet
Down in Louisiana, where the jambalaya, catfish stew, and spicy Cajun food are so delightfully savored, the homes are equally unique and enjoyable. With the high foundation typical of a raised cottage, sweeping roof, covered porch, and details influenced by the French, the Bayou Cottage is the perfect setting for festive occasions punctuated by zydeco music, the laughter of friends and family, and tantalizing aromas of simmering gumbo.
The Bel Air
4,000 square feet
Includes: four bedrooms; three-and-a-half bathrooms; formal living and dining rooms; family room with vaulted ceiling, gourmet kitchen and breakfast room; optional recreation room; and two car garage. Wood siding, cedar shingle roof and front porch with detailed columns create a regal exterior.
2,729 square feet
A combination of Colonial Revival and Georgian styles, the Bienville house plan suggests a familiar Southern image. Designed by Stephen Fuller, Inc., in Atlanta for the Hometown Collection, this house is wonderful for entertaining. Brick arches with keystones complement the windows on the brick center portion of the house, while fiber cement lap siding wraps the two-car garage. This use of two different materials gives the house the appearance of evolving over time. The first floor features a formal living room at the front and a more relaxed family room with a wet bar at the rear. The bar is also accessible from the kitchen.
4,000 square feet
This magnificent 4,000 square foot residence includes an easy-access elevator to the 3 completely finished levels. The lowest level includes a custom made built-in bar, gas fireplace, complete bath, a separate private room, and walk-out flagstone patio. This level is ideal as an in-law suite, or deluxe family/game room. The home features maximized trim details throughout.
2,603 square feet
Randolph Place is a distinctive home with its columned front porch; clapboard siding; and comfortable, light-filled rooms. Designed by Frank Betz Associates, Inc., of Smyrna, Georgia, Randolph Place has a floor plan that reveals a casually elegant home. The foyer greets you with its two-story ceiling height and opens to the expansive family room with fireplace. The adjacent kitchen features an island with a sink and an airy breakfast room. The dining room is at the front of the house, establishing a hospitable atmosphere. A cozy living room and bedroom with full bath complete the first floor. Upstairs, the open feeling continues. A master suite includes a spacious bath. Two additional bedrooms share a bath.
Shields Town House
3,350 square feet
Includes: four bedrooms; three-and-a-half bathrooms; formal living and dining rooms; family room; gourmet kitchen with sun porch/breakfast room; mud room; future recreational room; and two car garage. Brick with a stucco chimney, the exterior features a full front porch with a traditional feel.
2,888 square feet
A two-story foyer flanked by columns makes an impressive entry. Both living and family rooms include detailed ceilings and fireplaces. Luxurious master bedroom with fireplace is located to the rear of the second floor. A first-floor bedroom can also serve as a home office or sitting room. Light-filled breakfast room connects to a modern kitchen. A bonus space upstairs is available should family needs change.
3,403 square feet
A gently scalloped porch arcade softens this two-story design. John Tee of Atlanta designed this house with stacked stone and shingled siding to achieve an elegance usually associated with much larger homes. The floor plan is open and spacious. Ceiling heights are 9 feet on the first floor and 8 feet 4 inches on the upper level. Upstairs, a balcony overlooks the family room. Two sets of French doors in the family room open onto the rear deck.