ALM (American Luxury Mansion) Builders has been constructing custom homes in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area since 1995. The company prides itself on its attention to detail and outstanding personal service. “Our homes are built to the highest standards of quality and innovation,” says founder and CEO Reza Tafti. “From the beginning, I wanted to create something different, something exceptional. We feel our work speaks for itself.”
ALM is the exclusive construction partner of Luminous Developments, a property-development subsidiary of Luminous Star that focuses on building grand custom homes in the McLean and Great Falls communities. With 12 full-time staff members, ALM Builders specializes in custom-home design and build; renovations, additions and updates; historic house restoration; and architectural design. ALM completes two to five custom homes a year, which are priced from $1.5 million.
Recent projects by ALM Builders include a 16,500-square-foot, four-story home located at 1134 Basil Road in McLean that encompasses six bedrooms, a library, gym, steam room and sauna, home theater and garages for six cars. Energy-efficient features include solar panels; a solar electric system that allows the home to generate its own electricity; and a massive battery system in case of utility outages.
In addition to the Basil Road project, Luminous Developments has four other homes by ALM Builders currently for sale; a home at 1202 Ballantrae Lane is pictured here.
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