Over the years, Ted Visnic has built more than 190 custom homes in Washington’s most prestigious communities. “We’re fortunate to be as successful as we are,” says Visnic, “and we don’t take any of it for granted.”
Visnic worked his way through college, becoming a master carpenter before eventually striking out with a business of his own. His move paid off: Since 1990, Visnic Homes has won more than 35 industry awards, including a Best in American Living award from the National Association of Home Builders. Many of Visnic’s clients have returned to him for multiple projects; in fact, this summer he completed his seventh project for one family in St. Michaels, Maryland.
Visnic recently took the lead in designing a collection of homes, to be built in the new 1801 Foxhall community near Georgetown. “Architecturally, they reflect Old Georgetown with Federal, English, French, and Greek elements,” Visnic says of his new designs. “It was interesting to research the blend of styles currently in the Foxhall area and design homes that would look both new and old. I think we accomplished it while offering homebuyers a wide array of looks.”
Visnic’s advice to those considering a custom home in today’s market? Act fast, while building materials and tradespeople are available at lower costs. “I love every aspect of custom-home building,” he says, “from working with couples and their ideas to the architecture to the building process. I feel like I haven’t worked a day in 20 years.”
FACTS & STATS
Visnic builds high-end custom homes in luxury communities and on clients’ home sites. The company builds in a wide variety of architectural and floor plan styles; it also helps clients find and purchase building sites. Ted Visnic will work with a client’s architect or share his own network of architects.
Visnic Homes, 1684 East Gude Drive, #102, Rockville, Maryland 20850;
ST. MICHAEL’S HOME
ARCHITECTURE: Bruce Hutchinson, AIA, Hutchinson Associates, Rockville, MD. BUILDER: Ted Visnic, Visnic Homes, Rockville, MD. PHOTOGRAPHY: Richard Dorbin, Paragon Light, Easton, MD.
ARCHITECTURE: J. Mayer Architects, Annapolis, MD. BUILDER: Ted Visnic. PHOTOGRAPHY: Hunter Harris, Aloft Aerial Photography, Easton, MD.