Joy Design + Build: Luxury new construction home builder

Luxury custom home builder
Joy Design + Build has a reputation for exceeding the very high expectations set by their clients, even among those discerning homeowners who’ve had residential construction careers of their own.

Joy Design + Build at a glance

  • Custom builder since 2003
  • 200+ custom homes built in the D.C. region
  • Builds new homes & remodels existing ones
  • Great reputation for design and project management
  • Multiple awards and magazine features
  • Areas served: McLean, Arlington, Great Falls, Vienna, and more

Founder John Joy started Joy + Design to create the kind of new construction home building firm that he would’ve wanted to work with during his previous 25 years as a real estate agent.


Custom Homes Portfolio

Joy Design + Build’s portfolio of custom homes contains examples of the contemporary colonial, southern, french country, Mediterranean, and avant-garde design. 

They especially pride themselves on their open entertaining area designs and their spectacular libraries.

Awards & Press

Washingtonian magazine has named Joy Design + Build an industry leader for building dream homes for two consecutive years (2021–2022).

Modern Luxury Magazine featured the custom construction work of Joy Design + Build in its feature of a grand Great Falls villa inspired by the Lake Como region in northern Italy. Joy Design + Build overcame an extraordinarily challenging landscape for materials, logistics, and labor to achieve this stunning work.



John Joy has assembled a seasoned and comprehensive team that includes an architect, a project manager, a design coordinator, a landscape architect, and a preferred lender.

Real estate professionals and homeowners alike report that working with Joy Design + Build is a pleasure, as their operations are as great as their thoughtful, creative, and collaborative design process.

Areas Served

oy Design + Build is based in McLean, and homes by Joy Design + Build are found in many of Virginia’s finest neighborhoods: McLean, Great Falls, Arlington, and Vienna.

If you have any questions about how to get started with Joy Design + Build — or any other custom home builder — ask the advice of Nadia Khan, the premiere real estate agent in the greater Washington, D.C., region. As a leading authority in the local residential real estate market, Nadia will provide you with expert market analysis, unparalleled service, and a seamless transition.

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