Custom Home Building
Tailored To You.

An Uncommon Experience

Bring us your ideas, your magazine clippings, your Houzz favorites, your Pinterest boards.

Look at our library of Zinn-created luxury home plans and find one that inspires you.

Or Carol Ann will create a custom plan specific to your needs, skillfully transforming your desires into the space and details that are YOU. Your home will look and feel like your home, refined by her expertise.

Carol Ann Zinn

With over 46 years of experience designing and building custom luxury homes, Carol Ann brings a unique combination of skills to her clients.

Carol Ann is creative, she is attentive, and she is practical. Her home 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. Depending on client desires, she sources special items from San Francisco to Florence, Italy and everywhere in between.

In a Zinn custom home, all details enhance the cohesiveness of a singular and elegant living space.

Where We Build

Chapel Hill / Durham / Hillsborough

ZDB builds custom homes on property you own in the Durham/Chapel Hill/Hillsborough area, as well as on prime sites we own within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district. If you need to assess a homesite, we can help with that.

If a suitable building site is not available, then renovating/adding onto your current home or a home to be purchased may be an exciting option. If this is the direction you prefer, we are happy to inspect and assist with your evaluation. With our keen eyes, creative vision and financial savvy, we can transform your home into an updated version of itself.

The ZINN Extras

Our construction projects are fixed price agreements– no surprises, no client risk!

We are a small business, and we sequence our projects for optimal project supervision so that you remain our priority.

We use the finest subcontractors, whose devotion to and pride in their craft create an area-wide standard for quality. 

All Zinn custom home 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.

Ready to Build Your Custom Dream Home?

Your dream remodel or addition?