At Jacksonville FL home builder Starr® Custom Homes, your home is customized with whatever features you decide to include – we don’t force “standard features” like other builders.

DreamDesign® 16 by Jacksonville FL home builder Starr Custom Homes

DreamDesign® 16

However, to provide you with a frame of reference for value and comparison, we have defined a ‘benchmark’ of included features that would typically be a part of any Starr® custom home. Of course, any of our Benchmark Features can be changed to suit your wishes – and with no option mark-ups from us.

Construction Craftsmanship

  • Architecturally authentic design with richly textured elevations that include a variety of stucco, stone, lap and shingle siding, and board-and-batten siding (per plan)
  • Three-course stemwall foundation to raise home off-grade
  • 2×6 exterior wall framing
  • ZIP System wall sheathing with built-in moisture protection
  • Quick-Tie structural metal system
  • Three-step stucco process
  • James Hardie brand siding
  • Choice of low maintenance vinyl eaves or James Hardie soffit/fascia
  • Fiberglass exterior doors with rot-resistant jambs and thresholds; wood or iron doors available
  • Decorative garage doors in a choice of styles; door openers and keyless entry systems


  • Peel and stick underlayment (most builders use 30# paper which is not waterproof)
  • 30-year architectural shingles or choice of standing seam metal and concrete tile roofing

Energy-Saving Features

  • Low-E windows
  • High efficiency HVAC systems with wifi programmable thermostats
  • Energy Star rated appliances and low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • R-21 wall insulation and spray foam attic insulation
  • Choice of gas or electric powered appliances and water heating
  • Recessed LED lighting throughout

Home Technology

  • Full security system with video doorbell
  • Lighting control system: 12 switch base package
  • Sonos in-house sound system with two rooms of in-ceiling speakers
  • Eight CATE6E/networking jacks throughout the home
  • Wifi garage door opener
  • In-wall iPad charging dock with iPad loaded with your home automation apps

Gourmet Kitchens

  • Custom or semi-custom cabinetry in a choice of styles and colors
  • Professional cabinet design included
  • Quartz, granite or exotic countertops
  • Pendant lighting over island and undercabinet lighting at cabinets
  • Tiled backsplash
  • Appliance packages from top brands such as SubZero/Wolf, Thermador and Cafe

Sumptuous Baths

  • Fully tiled floors and walls
  • Free-standing tubs and luxury showers
  • Kohler plumbing fixtures throughout with matching bath accessories
  • Full-height vanities with drawer storage
  • Quartz, granite or Corian countertops with undermount sinks
  • Frameless glass shower enclosures
  • Decorative framed mirrors (no plate glass)

Interior Embellishments

  • Dramatic ceiling treatments (per plan)
  • Built-in cabinetry (per plan)
  • Smooth (level 5) ceilings throughout
  • Sherwin Williams brand paint
  • Masonite brand interior doors in choice of style
  • Choice of baseboard and casing profiles
  • Crown moulding in all main rooms and master suite
  • Use of chair rail, wainscoting and window and door casing
  • Full open railing on staircases and balconies
  • Choice of Kwikset, Schlage or Emtek brand door hardware
  • Wood shelving in all closets

Flooring and Lighting

  • Choice of wood, tile or carpet in each area of the home
  • Carpeted areas include 8# pad for softness and durability
  • Designer lighting inside and out with Decora light switches
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, great room and lanai
  • Flood lights on rear corners of home

Exterior Beauty

  • Professionally designed landscaping with fully sodded yard and irrigation system
  • Pavered driveway, walkways and porches
  • Pools, summer kitchens, screened enclosures and other outdoor living features are available

Products and features are subject to change without notice.