BuiltBy DEN

Sit back, relax, and watch your dream home get built.

Pick out one of our beautiful modern home designs and we’ll manage the build from start to finish. Watch your new home come to life without lifting a finger (or losing sleep).

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Available in NY, TX

Stephen ProctorModern Alpine Cabin

It’s a dream. Going the route of a traditional build using plans from DEN has proven to be the simplest & most affordable approach, as well as the easiest to get permitted.

Major ParkhurstA-Frame House

I looked at several different A-Frame companies and spent a lot of time trying to decide which one to go with. DEN had the best style and the best all-in package, for sure. I’d describe the brand as modern, stylish, natural, and, in terms of the final product, ahead of its time.

Emilio MadridModern Alpine Cabin

Regardless of whether you're building a DEN as designed or just using their resources as a jumping off point for a custom build, Mike and his team are incredibly responsive and collaborative.

Jen and Michael PenchanskyBarnhouse Family

On a scale of 1-10, from a customer service perspective, 10 all around and A+.

Brent JohnsonModern Loft Barnhouse

I’m glad I chose DEN. The plans are beautiful and DIY friendly. I just wish I could build them all!

Nicolas PottsA-Frame House

DEN’s detailed plans took the guesswork out of building my perfect cabin in the woods.

Ian PorterA-Frame House

I would say using the DEN plans was much faster and cheaper than going through an architect for a custom set of plans.

Michał and MonikaA-Frame Bunk Plus

Minimalistic design, beautiful graphics, professionalism. The fact that you made building it feel so possible.

BuiltBy DEN

The easiest way to homeownership

Fast build speeds

The fastest stick-built home without sacrificing an inch of quality.

Clear pricing

Transparent, upfront costs with no risk of price gouging.

Trustworthy builders

Pre-vetted GC’s who know DEN and uphold a high standard.

24/7 access

Live build feeds, weekly updates, and constant communication as needed.

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How it works

We make a complex process really, really simple

Find the perfect parcel and get financing squared away

Share your vision for the ideal piece of property

Connect with our dedicated realtor partner to discuss:

  • How many acres
  • What sort of visual features
  • How much privacy

Secure the best financing options for your lifestyle

Work with our financing partner to finalize:

  • Best approach to a construction loan
  • All-in budget
  • Payment options

What you get

Trusted and vetted partners that will help you secure land and financing that fits your budget and lifestyle.

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Bring your dream home vision to life with our talented team

Choose the best DEN for you and your land

Meet with our relationship manager to discuss:

  • Preferred modern house style
  • Desired size, including square feet, bedrooms, and bathrooms
  • Add-ons like a garage, an extended deck, or a wood burning stove

See your future home take shape on your land

We’ll do a site visit and present a site plan for:

  • Required site work, like a driveway and septic
  • Unique landscape elements to be aware of
  • DEN Design team’s recommended home orientation

Feel confident in pricing, timeline, and materials

Review a detailed pricing estimate that includes:

  • Site work
  • Foundation and framing
  • Plumbing, electric, and HVAC
  • Finishes all around

What you get

A thoughtfully placed home orientation on an official site plan along with a detailed price estimate

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Meet your builder and watch your home get built from the ground up

Get matched with a vetted builder from our network

Have confidence knowing DEN builders are:

  • Experienced and highly-rated general contractors
  • Experts in building with DEN designs
  • Appropriately licensed and insured
  • Strong communicators committed to the timeline

Watch your build unfold in real time

Our customer portal has everything you need:

  • A live feed of photos from your build site
  • Weekly updates from your build team
  • Storage for all of your critical files
  • Ongoing chat support

Relax as we support you through the entire process

Your relationship manager will continue to help with:

  • Questions you have
  • Proactively sharing change orders for approval and feedback
  • Ensuring that you are happy with your new home

What you get

A beautiful, modern home built from the ground up with premium materials and a stress-free process.

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3000 decisions into 1: Which design?

Building a house is complex. From finding the right parcel of land, to educating yourself on wood framing techniques, to understanding what sort of designer windows might be worth it. For busy professionals who just want a beautiful home, it’s too much.

We’ve distilled 3,000+ decisions into 1 ultimate convenient package, starting with our industry-leading modern home designs.

Available in NY TX

Where we currently build

Available in

  • Catskills and the Hudson Valley NY
  • Austin TX

Possibly launching soon in

  • Berkshires MA
  • Denver CO
  • Boulder CO
  • Asheville NC
  • Poconos PA

Don’t see your ideal build location listed? Let us know.

Which DEN product is right for me?

BuiltBy DEN BuiltBy YOU
Locations NY TX
1:1 DEN relationship manager
Pre-vetted builder
Custom site plan
Price estimate you can trust
Chat support
Site work
Material ordering
Land search support
Financing support
Material spec sheet
Email support
Construction Drawings
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Common questions for BuiltBy DEN

How much does a BuiltBy DEN cost?

We’ve designed our BuiltBy DEN exclusive models meticulously to meet premium design, build quality, and amenity standards while still offering people an attainable, transparent price. In the Hudson Valley and Catskills, not including land, our smallest model the ADU (Accessory dwelling unit) starts at $199k, our small DEN 1BR starts at $299k, our medium DEN 2BR starts at $499k, and our large DEN 3BR starts at $699k.

Where is BuiltBy DEN currently available?

Upstate New York in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills and select surrounding areas with expansion markets to quickly follow.

If you want to build a DEN with us in another region, we encourage you to reach out now.

How is BuiltBy DEN different from working with my local builder?

We manage the entire project for you, so you don’t have to worry about finding a builder, looking up other vendors, learning all the steps in the process, following up on various tasks, or managing communication, payment, and timelines. The DEN team handles all of that, making homebuilding far more convenient, transparent, and stress-free — for everyone involved.

How does the project management of BuiltBy DEN work?

We vet the best builders in the area, optimizing for build quality, cost, and professionalism. We then get full transparency on all invoicing and costs, to make sure you aren’t overcharged or faced with confusing change orders. Finally, we’re available if the project faces confusing decisions around timelines, invoicing dates, or conflicts. We are here to protect your project from start to finish.

What if I already purchased a set of digital plans from DEN?

We thank you for your early support of our digital plans! BuiltBy DEN has a separate set of exclusive plans that we strongly encourage our customers to build with because they are optimized for premium design and efficiency, but we can discuss your final plan preferences 1:1. Either way, we’ll discount the total purchase price of the digital plans from your BuiltBy DEN project cost.

What’s included in my project price?

Full end-to-end project management, from finding land to keys in hand of a turnkey, newly built home.

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