follyn builders & developers
custom homes and renovation
Custom Home Renovations
Love your community and your location but you have outgrown your current home? Love the exterior of your home but not the chopped-up floor plan? Beautiful, graceful old homes with no closet space and too few electrical outlets? Need to work from home, but the dark basement, next to the furnace not cutting it? We can work on your old home to new home renovation. Being a new home builder in Chicago means we have access to all the latest and best in custom home building, let us put it to work for you in your “new” home.
Landmark home? Historical home” Really awesome but totally quirky home? We have done them all. Stay in place in your ideal location – and make your home ideal as well. We have worked with folks that have more than doubled their square footage and folks that have completely gut 10,000 square feet of living space and reimagined everything while keeping the inherent charm in place. You really do not have to choose function over form – you can have it all!
Either way, the end result is the same – your old home that feels like a brand new custom home. Truly the best of both worlds. We have worked for years to develop our home building and general contracting skills — let us put those skills to work for you. With Follyn Builders working on your home home and acting as your general contractor you get things done quicker and less expensively than tackling that project by yourself. Building your custom home can start with the home you already own, we’ll just make it better.
We are happy to work our renovation magic in any Chicago neighborhood and all of the surrounding suburbs. We have worked on existing homes in Park Ridge, IL, renovated homes in Evanston, IL and completely renovated a large estate in Winnetka, IL. Adding space? Adding a pool (and the poolhouse)? Largescale renovations are our key point of competency. True renovations require a deep understanding of the underlying structure and it’s inherent strengths and weaknesses. Quality materials, expert craftsmen and unrelenting dedication to quality are keys when renovating a Chicago Greystone or a Winnetka estate. New construction is much more forgiving, true renovation requires patience and skill. And its what we do best.
Chicago Custom Homes
We are one of Chicago’s leading builders of select, unique, single family homes, condominiums, 2-flat to single family home conversions, single family home renovations and single family home additions! Every individual custom home is the most important home – because it is your home. Our goal has always been and continues to be; to build incredible homes with beautiful design, outstanding function and unparalleled quality. Contact us to build your new home, as your general contractor we will help you realize your dream of a home that is exactly what YOU want. Custom home builders should do exactly that – build a home customized to YOU.
We do NOT follow the cookie-cutter method of custom home building, you know the homes we mean, they look exactly the same as the next door neighbors except for the siding color. Not the custom houses we build. We believe that neighborhoods are built one home at a time and Chicago is above all, a city of neighborhoods. We are proud to be a Chicago new home builder and build each home to exacting specifications.
We are proud to offer our unique designs and services as a custom home builder and new home general contractor in these Chicagoland neighborhoods: Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville, Roscoe Village, Gold Coast, St. Bens, North Center, Ravenswood, DePaul, Old Irving Park, Lakeview, Old Town, Near North, River North, West Loop, Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Andersonville, Streeterville, Bell School Chicago, Coonley School Chicago, Hawthorne School Chicago, Blaine School Chicago, Audubon Elementary School Chicago and Burley Elementary School Chicago.
Suburban Chicago Custom Homes
We love to build custom homes in Chicago, but we realize city life is not for everyone. So when you are looking to build your custom dream home in the suburbs, call us. We build new custom homes and act as YOUR general contractor. The same attention to detail and unsurpassed quality that we pour into every single family custom home in Chicago will be brought to your suburban Chicago lot. We are proud to be a Chicago area new home builder.
We are custom home builders, we love to build new custom homes. We are also general contractors, we will be happy to work with your architect – either way we get to build new homes. We love what we do every day. We want to work with you and build your home in your community. Contact us and realize your custom home building or new home renovation dream.
We are also available to contract and build new custom homes in these fine Chicago Suburban Communities:
Park Ridge, Glenview, Wilmette, Winnetka, Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Oak Park, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Deerfield, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Highwood and Hinsdale. We are currently working on an estate home in Winnetka and just finished a project in Evanston – we are your Northshore building experts, reach out today.
We’ll work to build the custom home of your dreams!