Warm Contemporary Custom Home in McLean, VA

One of the rare cases of a home being created before having a buyer, we built this luxurious contemporary home as a statement of our vision for McLean, coining the phrase warm contemporary. This modern aesthetic has been widely mimicked, becoming a standard for the area. Some thought we would never sell this home, but we love to push the envelope of design, and this luxury contemporary home served as the launching point of our well-known contemporary aesthetic. Contact us to learn more about our modern homes for sale in Virginia.

Project Details

  • Square and linear lines dominate, but they are presented in a softer manner compared to stark “contemporary” homes
  • Stucco, stone and natural cedar tones present a warm exterior
  • A custom trim profile was created to match the clean lines
  • Wide plank hardwood floors add to the warmth
  • This luxury home is completed in 9 months
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Purchasing a home should be a joy and TriCrest lives up to that expectation in every way imaginable. We were immediately impressed with the design choices and quality of the finishes that were chosen for our home. Not only does TriCrest build a beautifully designed, high quality home, but they stand by their work and are committed to customer satisfaction, even after the expiration of the warranty period. TriCrest is a pleasure to work with and I have recommended them highly whenever the opportunity arises.


It is flattering to see this home still being copied today all across the region. We were often asked, “What style of home is that?” We used “warm contemporary” to describe it- a home that you could sit in the family room and watch a movie and feel comfortable, yet with details of design that interesting and different, creating intrigue in each space. This luxury contemporary house utilized walls of glass and large casement windows to bring the outside in and fill the home with sunlight. The unique ceiling details gave the ten-foot ceilings interest, avoiding the often-overused coffered ceilings and rustic wood beams. Book-matched Carrara slabs with a linear, modern fireplace make a statement on the family room wall, and Statuario marble countertops and master bathroom tiles give a timeless but exotic look. We utilized the square footage of this home effectively with a second family room upstairs and maximized the space of the first floor to the family room, dining room, and kitchen with a unique open concept. The exterior of the home integrated warm wood tones, creating an almost “ski lodge” look with cedar, stone, and clean lines of stucco. Inquire about this modern contemporary house.