Attention to detail + a personal touch
Bring us your ideas, your magazine clippings, your Houzz favorites, your Pinterest boards… Carol Ann can quickly discern your taste and will skillfully transform your desires into your dreams. Combining your vision with her experience and good taste, and integrating unique artisan touches whenever possible, your home will look and feel like your home, refined by her expertise.
“Carol Ann, I gain inspiration from you… you really are very good with details, color schemes, and best of all… you make it fun! Dave and I were just talking about how well your team works together. Each of you are “on the ball,” making your clients feel at ease and confident in your work. Thank you so much!”
– Paige Logan
The ZINN TEAM
Zinn Design Build brings technical expertise to every project, offering you cost-conscious solutions and support every step of the way. We are dedicated to your absolute satisfaction in making your dream home a reality.
At the start of your project design, Carol Ann will collaborate with you to learn your budget, your space requirements, and your taste. With this information, the Zinn team can provide a broad range site specific cost estimate for your project. If your ideas have diverged from your budget, Carol Ann will provide suggestions to try to get you back on track.
For the execution of each project, Carol Ann selects and leads a top-quality team, ensuring unparalleled client communication and completion of work at the highest level.
Carol Ann Zinn
With over 42 years of experience designing and building homes, Carol Ann brings a unique combination of skills to her clients. She is creative, she is attentive, and she is practical. Her designs are known as much for their livability and warmth as they are for their style and flair. Carol Ann stays on top of current trends and new materials, and she brings this information into the mix in a thoughtful and appropriate way.
In a Zinn home, all details including lighting and plumbing fixtures, stair newels, mantels, paint and hardware enhance the cohesive flavor of a singular and elegant living space. Use of furniture-like cabinetry and extensive tile and stone detailing is a hallmark of the thoughtful Zinn Design Build style.
“Working with Zinn Design Build to create our home in Meadowmont was exciting. Carol Ann Zinn presented many options to accommodate our love of ceramics and art. Our project manager willingly communicated with us and competently executed the construction of our home from start to finish. I would highly recommend Zinn Design Build.”
– Karen Lewis
Where we build
ZDB builds custom homes on property you own in the Durham/Chapel Hill area, and occasionally on lots that we own. If you need to find a homesite, we can help with that, too.
If a suitable building lot is not available, then renovating/adding onto an existing home may be an exciting option. If this is the direction you prefer, we will help you sort through the available inventory and use our keen eye and creative vision to find the right canvas that we will transform into your masterpiece.
The Zinn Extras
All Zinn projects are fine-tuned two times during the first year with a series of promptly-addressed client checklists. The ZDB professional commitment continues long after you have occupied your new home.
“Despite my concerns about the daunting task of designing and building a custom home, these two skilled professionals made it a superb experience.
Carol Ann listened carefully to my desires, and through the filter of her skilled eye, her knowledge of costs and her vast experience, she designed and detailed a space that feels like me.
Our project manager’s expert communication and attention to quality in construction is unparalleled. I was amazed at how small my punch list was! I recommend Zinn Design Build without qualification.”
– Laurelle Palmer
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Your dream remodel or addition?