11 Tips to Find the Best Custom Home Builders – Lexington SC

When you’re considering building your own home — or buying a luxury spec home that’s already in the works — the builder you choose makes a big difference.

Let’s talk about how to find the best luxury home builder in Lexington, SC or anywhere you want to build here in the Midlands of SC. Then we’ll talk a bit about who we are and what we do. And we’ll share some of the reasons so many people are choosing to move to the town of Lexington in South Carolina.

How to Choose a Great Custom Home Builder in Lexington, SC

Here are some good rules of thumb to keep in mind when deciding which custom home builder to use.

Choose a Lexington custom home builder who:

  • Has built many high-quality homes in the area.
  • Has a beautiful portfolio of work you can easily see.
  • Provides good references so you can see their work and talk with past clients.
  • Has top-rated reviews on Google Reviews.
  • Uses high-quality materials.
  • Wins building awards in the area you want to build in.
  • Takes the time to explain their process in advance so you know what to expect.
  • Is responsive and willing to get in touch right away during the course of the build.
  • Cares about you and your family as people, not just as clients.
  • Communicates honestly about pricing and time frames.
  • Has house plans you love or can build your house plan if it works with your lot.
White kitchen island with gold pendant lights looking toward dining space in open-concept living area.

Why Blythe Custom Homes Is a Trusted Homebuilder in Lexington, SC

We’ve been in business since 2004 and have built well over 100 luxury homes in the area. And we have invested a lot of our time and energy in several neighborhoods in Lexington including Golden Hills, along Lake Murray, and Saluda River Club because we absolutely love the town of Lexington.

In these neighborhoods, we generally build Modern Craftsman/Modern Farmhouse style luxury homes with amenities such as: 2-car garages, gourmet kitchens with islands, luxury ensuites with separate shower/tub in the primary bathroom, hardwood floors, large outdoor living spaces, and indoor and sometimes outdoor fireplaces.

And we can customize our plans for you so that you can generally have almost anything you want in your new home. 

We can also build a custom inground swimming pool for you. Many of our clients love to have travertine pool decking, custom spas, and tanning decks with umbrella holders or fountains. And, of course, waterfall features.

If you’re looking for new construction in Lexington, SC, check with us, we may have current inventory on hand that you’d absolutely love.

We also build all kinds of styles of homes including Mediterranean and Contemporary. So if there is a particular plan or architectural style you are interested in, talk with us. We may be able to make it work for your lot.

Drone view of Lake Murray on a sunny, cloudless day in SC.

Why Live in Lexington, SC?

The town of Lexington, SC is one of the most desirable places to live in the entire state of SC. And it’s growing at a rapid pace with many luxury homes going up.

Some of the reasons that the town of Lexington, South Carolina is so popular include things like that it:

  • Is close to Columbia, SC — so not a long commute if you have a job downtown in the city.
  • Has high-ranking public schools and some great private schools and charter schools, as well.
  • The cost of living is significantly lower in the Midlands of SC and in Lexington than in the Charleston, Beaufort, Kiawah, or Greenville areas in South Carolina.
  • Is home to the gorgeous Lake Murray and the Saluda River.
  • Is near a really good hospital – Lexington Medical Center. And there is also a trauma center not far away in downtown Columbia, as well, at Prisma Health Richland Hospital.
  • Has lots of shopping and good restaurants in town — and even more in nearby downtown Columbia.
  • Is close to the University of South Carolina — great for students and a fun college football town.
  • Has plenty of resort-style neighborhoods and amenities.
  • Has fantastic golf courses (like Golden Hills Golf & Country Club, Lexington SC), country clubs, tennis clubs, and walking trails.
  • We hardly ever have snow here — maybe an inch or two every few years. 
  • The winters are mild.
  • We’re not right on the coast so hurricanes are not a big threat here.
  • There’s a great mall close by near Irmo, SC — Columbiana Mall on Harbison Blvd.
A view of one of the greens and a waterway with some woods on a sunny day on the Golden Hill Golf Course in Lexington, SC.

There are so many fun things to do in Lexington, SC and the surrounding area

You and your family can

  • Enjoy our amazing Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC.
  • Explore all the different River Walks and the Canalside Park in West Columbia, Cayce, and Columbia.
  • Go kayaking or tubing on the Saluda River.
  • Live a lake lifestyle at Lake Murray and enjoy any kind of watersport you like. Rent boats and equipment or use your own.
  • Easily take a day trip to the mountains for hiking or whitewater rafting (2-2.5 hours away)
  • Take a day trip to the beach in Charleston (1.5-2 hours away).
  • Lots of great restaurants, malls, and shopping in Lexington and within a 20-30 minute drive.
  • Plenty of great parks, trails, and playgrounds to explore.
  • Fantastic golf courses in and around Lexington and Lake Murray.

Looking for new houses in Lexington, SC – we can help

Contact us today if you already have a lot in Lexington, SC or the surrounding area and would like to build a custom home.

Or, if you are ready to look at luxury spec homes in Lexington, SC, Lake Murray, or the general Columbia, SC area —we can help.

Modern Craftsman home with two carriage garage doors, a copper roof accent over the garage, 3 gables, board and batten gable accents, Hardie board plank siding, and a small front porch and single front entry.