Mills Custom Homes offers a wide variety of homes for sale in the Iowa City area of Iowa. We work to match each client with a unique home design that matches their family’s needs for space, function and versatility in a contemporary house. Our process begins before the ground breaks to find the location, size and floor plan that best suits your needs. However, we are happy to show you a variety of properties that are in progress or even aging homes in need of a refreshing renovation.
If You Want Luxuries, We Can Build Them
Not everybody wants a home with hardwood floors, granite countertops and an expansive floor plan. However, if you do Mills Custom Homes is able to add these features and any others that you might care to include in your personal design. We can create a lavish master suite with his and hers walk-in closets, jetted tub and dual vanity. The kitchen can be upgraded to chef quality with a six-burner stove, double wall oven, apron sink and large eat-in island.
Available luxury upgrades you can order:
- Hardwood flooring throughout
- Granite counters
- Manufactured quartz countertops
- Opulent master spa suite
- Crystal lighting fixtures
- Solid wood cabinetry and doors
- Ceiling molding
Build with your family’s security in mind and ask about pre-wired security systems, safe rooms and other theft-deterrent systems.
Consider the Environment
Perhaps you would like your new home to help minimize your carbon footprint on the planet. You can request that we begin the building process with a site survey and position the home to take advantage of the winter sun to warm your home. When you plan from the beginning, you are able to add energy-efficient roofing, siding and closed-cell insulation. Ask our HVAC experts about solar panels, hybrid water heaters, heat pumps and geo-thermal options. By building eco-smart from the beginning, your custom home can appear much the same as a traditional home with our smart design and architects.
Functional Floor Plan Options
We offer several floor plans for the homes for sale we offer to area. All of our floor plans are designed for the modern family and offer an open-concept main living area and other amenities such as powder rooms, main-floor master suites and attached three-car garages. Ask about our pre-planned media rooms, home offices and in-law apartments that can be added to any of our floor plans before the ground is broken.
How often have you wished that you had that extra bedroom, another bath or a convenient sliding door to the back deck? All of your wishes will be addressed when you sit down with our experienced and understanding design team.
Other premium upgrades can include:
- Outdoor kitchens
- Connected indoor and outdoor entertaining space
- Jack and Jill bathrooms for the kids
- Mudroom with laundry
- Extra entrance for the office
- Bonus space for the family
- Walk-out basement
- In-law suite
We Can Move You In Faster with an In-Progress House
For those potential homebuyers who want custom finishes but don’t have the time to wait a year for their new house, you may want to consider one of our in-progress homes. You get the added benefit of buying one of the homes for sale that also includes modern construction and an energy-efficient structure. You will still be able to select the lighting, flooring and fixtures you desire while fast forwarding the completion date for a unique home.
If you start the custom home process from the beginning, it can take up to 16 months to find the right land, pour a foundation and build a home with all the unique aspects that you desire. If you opt for a home where the frame is up and perhaps the windows are installed, it can take as little as four months to move into your ultimate dream home.
Choose Your Neighborhood
Many of the houses that Mills Custom Homes builds are situated in new neighborhoods. However, if location is higher on your priority list when shopping for a new house, we are able to work with you to buy real estate in an established section of town and build your home from the ground up.
By buying a subdivided lot in an older part of town, your custom home will have easy access to:
- Local shopping, including corner stores, restaurants, sandwich shops and gas stations
- Your preferred school situated right around the corner
- Parks and community centers within walking distance
Some people also prefer the look of the mature trees and plantings that exist in established neighborhoods. If you purchase your custom home in a newly developed subdivision, you might be waiting for the landscaping and amenities to catch up with your neighborhood.
Invest in Your Future with Your New Home
When you decide that the home for sale you want is going to be a newly constructed custom home, you are investing in your town and working to lower everybody’s carbon footprint. New homes include an array of energy-efficient perks such as:
- Proper insulation to protect against summer heat and winter’s cold
- High-efficiency windows
- Hybrid water heaters that use heat pump technology to save you money
- High-efficiency furnace and air conditioning
- Opportunity to add solar panels or geo-thermal heat
- Insulated siding
- Long-lasting roofing materials
- Generator to keep your home warm during power outages
When you work with us at Mills Custom Homes, we are here to listen to all of your desires and requirements and have the connections to include unique aspects in your completed home. We can also connect you with all the local vendors needed to install a modern security system, connect your internet and install fencing to fully protect your investment.
Would you like to learn more about how we can help you purchase one of the homes for sale in Iowa City, IA that is perfectly situated for your future custom home, give Mills Custom Homes a call today and schedule your personal consultation today.