Craft a Custom Home Worthy of Your Memories

Where award-winning design meets enduring construction, meet North Carolina’s local, luxury home builder.

20+ years of luxury homes by locals.

Dunning Custom Homes is a Chapel Hill, North Carolina based custom home builder specializing in unique, high-end projects. We partner with discerning individuals, partners, and families throughout Orange, Chatham, and Wake counties to produce inspired, one of a kind outcomes.

President John Dunning has built a reputation for his attention to detail, unique aesthetic solutions, and honest, collaborative process, and is a trusted design-build partner to any residential construction project.

Meet John Dunning
Exceptional client service is at the heart of Dunning Custom Homes and one of the many advantages to working with agile team.

Award-winning results, driven by your vision.

Be the star of your dream home production with Dunning’s collaborative and flexible design-build process. From architecture and design to construction and material selection, the Dunning team offers local, straightforward guidance to ensure your dream home becomes a reality in a timely, predictable, and budget-conscious manner.

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“During a recent transfer to Chapel Hill, our search for a new home quickly came to an end when we found our Parade of Homes winner by Dunning Custom Homes. After looking at several homes in the area, we were immediately impressed with the style, attention to detail and quality of construction which were obvious in our new home”

DAVID AND DEBBIE EWINGCHAPEL HILL, NC

“John was able to give us straight forward advice about construction and material choices with an eye to helping us stay on budget. We were delighted with the quality of construction and the craftsmanship of his crews as well as several aesthetic solutions John personally designed”

JOHN AND KIM CLARKECHAPEL HILL, NC

“John possess qualities that are very rare in the housing industry. The result for us is a beautiful home that five months after we have moved in is still getting rave reviews. The craftsmanship and attention to detail of his subcontractors is excellent. John pays great attention to details, provided us many ideas and solutions and was always open to our ideas as well. You will not find a better builder to partner with than John.”

JOHN AND DIANE LAVIGNEGOVERNORS CLUB

"John was incredibly involved in the entire process from the smallest details to the big picture. He continually educated us on the building process, listened to us and made it a point to construct a home that reflected our design style while continually making suggestions and improvements to the plan that would keep us within budget, yet enhance the craftsmanship of our home"

KIRSTEN AND GARY ZELHOFCHAPEL HILL, NC

"I have seldom seen anyone in any profession or business venture exhibit the kind of enthusiasm and deep concern for both his clients and the finished work product as ...demonstrated by John Dunning. John has integrity to the core and we could have built this entire house on a handshake"

DAVID AND MARILYN OERMANNNORTH CAROLINA

"John has a strong relationship with trades and subcontractors and pointed us to vendors who were knowledgeable, and trustworthy. John was available for questions throughout the entire building process and maintained a hands-on approach that made us feel we were in good hands. The attention to detail paid to our home continues to impress our friends and family"

JOHN & LINDA HAYDUKCHAPEL HILL, NC

Custom-built where and how it suits you

Build on your lot, in a community, or find the perfect piece of North Carolina land with the support of our team

Experience what makes a Dunning home different.

Innovative Aesthetic

Custom-crafted by the Dunning team to match your unique taste.

Modern Craftsmanship

The finest materials available to match a timeless structure and finish.

Product Excellence

A meticulous and reliable partner worthy of building your masterpiece

Begin Your Dream Home Journey Today

The Dunning Custom Homes team is now accepting new clients for 2023 construction. Consider reaching out today for more information.

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