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

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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)
  • Slab-on-grade with optional 3-course stemwall to raise home off-grade
  • 2×6 exterior wall framing
  • ZIP System wall sheathing with built-in moisture protection (housewrap)
  • Quick-Tie stuctural metal system
  • Three-step stucco process
  • James Hardie brand siding
  • Low maintenance vinyl eaves with optional James Hardie soffit/fascia
  • Fiberglass exterior doors with rot-resistant jambs and thresholds
  • 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 with optional choice of standing seam metal and concrete tile roofing

Energy-Saving Features

  • Low-E windows
  • Radiant barrier roof sheathing
  • High efficiency HVAC systems with programmable thermostats
  • Energy Star rated appliances
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures
  • R-21 wall insulation and R-38 ceiling insulation with optional spray foam insulation

Behind-the-Scenes Systems

  • Choice of gas or electric powered appliances
  • Tankless gas or hybrid tanked electric water heater
  • Recessed lighting throughout
  • Fully wired security system with two keypads
  • Structured wiring system with cable/phone outlets throughout
  • Surround sound pre-wire in great room

Gourmet Kitchens

  • Maple cabinetry with full overlay doors in a choice of styles and colors
  • Professional kitchen design with included features such as:
    • 42” uppers
    • Large crown moulding
    • Wall oven with separate cook-top
    • Built-in trash can drawer
    • Pots-and-pans drawer stack
    • Glass doors and staggered heights
    • Cabinet hardware
  • Quartz, granite or Corian countertops with undermount sink and Kohler plumbing fixture
  • Pendant lighting over island and undercabinet lighting
  • Tiled backsplash
  • Appliance packages from top brands such as GE Profile/Café, Thermador and SubZero

Sumptuous Baths

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

Interior Embellishments

  • Dramatic ceiling treatments (per plan)
  • Built-in cabinetry (per plan)
  • Choice of knockdown or smooth ceilings
  • Sherwin Williams brand paint
  • Masonite brand interior doors in choice of style
  • Larger 5” baseboard and wider 3” door casing
  • 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 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 generous package
  • Fully sodded yard with full-coverage irrigation system
  • Fully pavered driveway and porches
  • Summer kitchens, screened enclosures and other outdoor living features are available

Products and features are subject to change without notice.