Luxury Home Tours: Lancaster Custom Builder's Fresh Take on Traditional

The spacious floor plan is a breath of fresh air.

Earlier this year, we introduced you to the Hallsley Street of Hope, a beautiful Southern Living Inspired Community that’s supporting local charities through its innovative new home builds in Virginia.

Join us as we take an inside look behind Lancaster Custom Builder’s fresh take on a traditional, Southern-inspired home, exclusively created for the Hallsley community. (We also think their Pella 250 Series review is kind of sweet!)

open concept entryway with wood flooring and large arched all-glass entry door with black grilles

Builder: Thomas Lancaster of Lancaster Custom Builder
Design: Beatrice Gates
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,810 square feet

Pella: How did Lancaster Custom Builder get its start and lead you to build in Hallsley?
The company started about four years ago, with my brother and myself getting together after I’d been working with my dad for several years. When East West Communities was kind enough to ask us to build in the Hallsley neighborhood, we thought it would be a great opportunity to be involved with all the charity and money they raise for the Massey.

large living room in natural colors large beige sectional fireplace and Pella 250 Series windows

Tell us about the inspiration behind the interior design of this home.
Gates: The interior design inspiration behind this home was Southern living in the modern age. So, we wanted to take a Southern plan and make sure it allows for all the updates people want today.

We chose the white and blue color scheme because we wanted a house that was very bright. But instead of going the traditional navy and blue route, we took the blue into a real deep, grey and slate blue, and it was a nice fresh take on a traditional color scheme.

Large open concept kitchen large wooden dining room table natural wood floors simple hanging lights over the table

kitchen cabinets and bar along the exterior wall of an open-concept home by Lancaster Custom Builders with blue accents on the wall and in the wallpaper

What drew you to select this floorplan in the planning stages for this build?
What drew me to this plan was the front wrap-around, two-story porch. I also really liked how the Southern look reminded me of the type of home you’d see in Charleston, South Carolina.

What was it like working with Pella in the window and door selection and installation process?
Working with Pella on this project was great. We used the 250 Series and it’s always nice to be able to put good windows into a home. It helps to have something that’s a great quality project that’s easy for installation and for homeowner operation.

beige master bedroom with 4 Pella 250 Series windows and large king sized bed soft and cozy

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Lancaster Custom Builders spacious bathroom suite all white large walk-in shower and gold fixtures

Lancaster Custom Builders large mudroom with Pella 250 Series windows and natural toned accents

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A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.