The Design Studio at Winslow Homes
At Winslow Homes, we’re not just homebuilders, we’re home dwellers. We know firsthand that a home is more than the sum of its parts; a home is in the details and the memories that are shared within its walls. Whether you envision a kitchen for cooking up gourmet meals with your children or a welcoming living room where you can put up a 12-foot Christmas tree, we believe that your dream home can be a reality.
Our Winslow Homes Design Studio gives families the opportunity to make that dream come true, with a custom home that fits their lifestyle, location and budget.
The Design Studio was created with our customers in mind. Instead of just picking and choosing from a few home builder options from a traditional brochure, we created a place where you can design a custom home from the ground up that will feel like it is straight from the pages of an interior design magazine.
We recognized the inefficiency, lack of personalization, and even hassle of picking out things from a catalog and then traveling to different specialty stores to select things like flooring, cabinetry, and lighting. The Winslow Homes Design Studio allows you to be able to see a wide selection of beautiful options all in one place at your fingertips. This helps our customers visualize what design elements will look like together in a space and ensures that the design process goes more smoothly. You’ll be able to hand-select everything from the type of faucet for your sink to the crown molding in your kitchen and see how well they pair with one another. We want our customers to feel confident in their design decisions and our studio makes it possible.
We know that any building can be a house, but it’s the custom details and special touches that make a house a home. The Winslow Homes Design Studio is the place where you can bring your home to life.
Crafted From a Historic Building and Created With Love
Our Design Studio is located in downtown Youngsville, North Carolina in a historic building originally built in the late 1800s as a tobacco barn. Over time the building went through many phases, eventually becoming a general store, then a feed and seed store, and finally a hardware store until it was converted into an antique store that fell into abandonment.
Winslow Homes owner and founder Matthew Winslow knew for a long time that he wanted to build a design studio — he just didn’t know where.
With a contract at another site pending, Matthew terminated it, never feeling like it was quite the right spot. Though he had driven past the boarded up building in downtown Youngsville that would become the Winslow Homes office space and Design Studio for years to come, one day it dawned on him that this was the place he had been looking for. While he initially wanted to tear the building down and start from scratch, after meeting with the family who owned the property and realizing their emotional investment in it, he decided to renovate it instead and keep its beloved history intact.
Clearing out the space to get it ready for construction, stabilizing the building, raising the building up off of the ground to lay a new foundation, and engineering the building were just some of the preemptive steps to creating the sparkling and modern space that customers see today. During the building process, Matthew and the entire Winslow Homes team wrote inspirational words and scripture on the beams of their new work home and dedicated it in prayer.
Our goal is for the Winslow Homes Design Studio to be as warm and inviting to our customers as it is us — it’s truly a place that has been crafted with intention and created with love.
What You Can Expect at the Winslow Homes Design Studio
The 4,000 square foot Winslow Homes design studio and office space features a welcoming lobby, a large meeting room, staff member offices, and its carefully crafted Design Studio. In the Design Studio, you can take a walk through staged bathrooms, kitchens, and more that feature many custom options you can incorporate into your own dream home. When you come to our Design Studio, it should feel like you’ve stepped into a version of interior design heaven — designing your home should feel like an exciting experience, not an arbitrary process.
We want our customers to be just as excited about their home building process at the beginning as they are at the end of move-in day. We want your space to be a reflection of you and your family and our Design Studio has everything in one place to make your house the place you’re proud to call home.