Alexandra Homes Wins TWO “BEST OF OHIO” Awards!


Each year, the Ohio Home Builders Association recognizes excellence in homebuilding achievements across the entire state. This year, we were recognized as “Best of Ohio” for TWO projects!

* BEST CUSTOM HOME  (3,500 s.f.)

The prestigious “Best of Ohio Homes Awards” recognizes excellence among companies […]




GOING FAST! We have two one PREMIUM lots available for custom building in Canyon Lakes (Bainbridge).


S/L 306 Quarry Circle is a .75 acre, beautifully wooded cul-de-sac lot. Lot 319 Poplar Way (reserved) is a very large and wooded 1.75 acre cul-de-sac lot with fantastic privacy. Lots 308 & 318 have been […]

Just in! Two Beautiful Cul-De-Sac lots available in Canyon Lakes (Bainbridge)



Currently Available:  #306, #308 (subject to change without notice). Both lots are beautifully wooded, private, and sit on a cul-de-sac street. We expect to be able to begin construction in summer. Reserve now and start the custom design process – these will […]

Alexandra Sweeps 2015 Cleveland Choice Awards (again)… Including 2015 Custom Home of the Year!

Alexandra Homes Wins 2015 CUSTOM HOME OF THE YEAR

This past Friday, we attended the 24th annual Cleveland Choice Awards.  The Cleveland Choice Awards is the premier awards show in all of Northeastern Ohio, recognizing and honoring the best of the best in new residential home design, remodeling and renovations, historical restoration, and construction […]

The “Outdoor Room.” (aka Spring is here!)

Greek Revival Cabana

Cabana Side View


Now that spring is finally here..

Imagine starting a fire, enjoying a nice glass of wine, watching a ballgame, or the kids having a scary-movie sleepover night… comfortably outdoors!

Here’s a great cabana we designed and built with a Greek Revival vibe to compliment the main home’s architecture.  We […]

2014 Cleveland Choice Awards… Alexandra Wins Custom Home of the Year! (and more…)



This past Friday, we attended the 23rd annual Cleveland Choice Awards. As many of you know, the Cleveland Choice Awards is the premier residential designer & builder awards show in all of Northeastern Ohio, recognizing and honoring the best of the best […]

Here Comes The Sun…

Seeing the sun out the last few days melting all the snow is a reminder that spring is finally just around the corner (fingers crossed). Here’s another beautiful “Outdoor Room” we designed and built as part of a new home that really extends the spring and fall seasons […]

Heart of the Home Design Concept: “the Dining Kitchen”

The “Dining Kitchen.” From our exclusive, award-winning “Nantucket” collection

Here’s another example of one of our “Dining Kitchens,” featured in our award-winning Nantucket series of custom designed homes. We’ve taken the “formal” dining room and designed it into the kitchen space creating a true […]

What Price Range Do We Build In?

We get asked questions like these all the time:


“We love what you do, but can we afford your custom services?”

“Do you build smaller homes?”

“We’d like something well built and architecturally interesting, but …”

“We purchased a lot in a new development and all the builders’ homes look the […]

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen by Alexandra Homes

Flying Beams!

Here’s our take on a modern farmhouse kitchen addition. Imagine cooking for your family or entertaining guests in this open, light-filled and airy “heart of the home.”  A large, custom work island with soapstone top, custom made distressed walnut bar top for breakfast, huge (and expandable) farm table, restaurant-grade appliances, top-notch fixtures, […]

360 Degree Design. Inside-Out / Outside-In.

Spring is here… Finally!

Here’s a great rear courtyard, new house addition, and new cabana. The cabana’s architecture borrows formal elements from the main home, and the series of architecturally complimentary structures creates an impressive backdrop framing the brick courtyard. During design, careful attention was given to the views from the interior of the […]

Planning… (Getting the Details Right)

Getting the many small details right is absolutely critical to good design. Unfortunately, we see far too many homes (in all pricepoints) miss the mark. Here’s an example of a great window detail. We fashioned it after taking inspiration from a picture of a very old European cottage.  Note the shutters, which are correctly built […]

Outdoor Living Spaces… (spring is just around the corner)

Outdoor Living Spaces by Alexandra Fine Homes

Just a tease since spring is right around the corner…

Here’s a great outdoor space featuring multiple areas for entertaining and family use. The outdoor kitchen area features a large grill station with tons of “prep” counter space, a fridge for those cold beverages, and a fantastic wood-fired […]

Architectural “Daylighting” in Design

We build places that make you feel good when you are in them…

Here’s a great example of design utilizing architectural daylighting techniques. We designed this space to receive maximum sunlight during the cold and gloomy winter months. The photo was taken in January. Notice how the sun’s rays start from the windows behind the […]

Winner! Cleveland Choice Awards

TEN Awards!  Cleveland Choice Awards 2013

Just a quick note to announce that we had a great night at the 22nd Annual Cleveland Choice Awards this past Friday night at the Cleveland Rennaisance Hotel, honoring the “Best of the Best” in the Northeast Ohio Homebuilding industry.

We took home a record TEN awards, […]

Seamless Addition. Panoramic Views.

Here’s a great example of using design to take advantage of light, views, and the unique aspects of a property.  This great room is part of a significant addition/renovation to a wonderful storybook historic Victorian home in Chagrin Falls (circa 1876).  The owners requested that the new additions to the home be seamless, yet […]

2012 Cleveland Choice Awards

Alexandra Sweeps!

2012 CLEVELAND CHOICE AWARDS– Alexandra Fine Homes takes EIGHT First Place Awards and TWO Second Place Awards!



– Product Design of the Year – Over 4,000 square feet

– Best Exterior Architectural Design – Over 4,000 square feet

– Custom Home of the Year – Best Outdoor Living Space

– Historical – Best Historical Renovation

– Remodel […]

Alexandra SWEEPS Cleveland Choice Awards!

Just wanted to post a quick note and give a huge thank you to all of our past, present and future clients, our fantastic subcontractors and suppliers, and everyone else who works as part of the Alexandra Fine Homes team.  This past Friday, we were both excited and humbled to win EIGHT First Place awards and […]

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Now Taking Reservations

Sick of a long commute to work and play? We have you covered with two fantastic options.

The Villas of Chagrin…

Close to everything!  Located in historic Chagrin Falls Village.

Only SIX beautiful sites remain. Visit www.VillasofChagrin for details.

The Estates at Little Mountain Country Club…  

Five Star golf community literally MINUTES from Lake Hospital’s new TRIPOINT campus and […]

Fly To Work!

We are now offering two of the best sites in Little Mountain Country Club in Concord.  Five star rated course and two spectacular sites in this beautiful community.  If you are a medical professional at either Lake Tripoint Campus or University Hospital’s new Concord site, your commute to work would be less than ten minutes!

Visit Us at the Home Show Saturday 2/11

Stop by and see us at the Great Big Home & Garden Show tomorrow (Saturday, 2/11/12).  Nestor will be working at the Home Builders Association booth from 1-7pm.  Booth #1499A in the Feature Area.

Hope to see you there!

Location, Location, Location!

Now Taking Reservations for the “Villas of Chagrin” in beautiful Chagrin Falls…

As the holidays fade and potential home buyers turn their focus to the coming building season, we are seeing great interest in our newest development, the Villas of Chagrin. Uniquely situated as one of the last secluded “neighborhoods” in the Village […]

Our houses don’t just LOOK really “cool”…

Our houses don’t just look really “cool”…

As a Certified Green Professional (CGP), we are able to offer additional benefits to our customers. The CGP training course is an intensive professional education program developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  By continuing our higher education, we maintain our cutting-edge building knowledge, and can […]

GREEN Building News

GREEN NEWS: In addition to being members of the U.S. Green Building Council (LEEDS), Nestor Papageorge has just been accredited as a Certified Green Building Professional (C.G.P.) by the National Association of Home Builders. We can help you apply the American National Standards Institute’s approved National Green Building Standard in the construction of your […]

Model Home Holiday Hours

Here’s our holiday open house schedule for our award-winning Nantucket II Model Home:

Sunday, December 11 2011:  OPEN 1-4

Sunday, December 18 2011: OPEN 1-4

Sunday, December 25 2011: CLOSED  (Merry Christmas!)

Sunday, January 1 2012:       CLOSED  (Happy New Year!)

Sunday, January 8 2012   […]

Nantucket II Model Home Re-Opens this Sunday

Our award-winning Nantucket II Model home will re-open this Sunday (Dec. 4th) from 1-4 pm.  We will be open every Sunday up to and including December 18th, will close for the holidays, then re-open on Sunday, January 8th.

This is the home that literally swept the Cleveland Choice Awards, winning “Custom Home of the […]

Alexandra Presents the “Villas of Chagrin”

Just a sneak preview for our fans…

We are about to unveil our newest development, “the Villas of Chagrin.”  Seven single-family homesites located in Chagrin Falls.  Walking distance to the village.  Min. 3,200 s.f., from $695,000 to $1,000,000+.  This is a perfect location for empty nesters looking for a luxury “lock & leave” downsize, or […]

Before All the Green Is Gone…

Thought I’d post this–  one of those shots where the sky and clouds were cooperating.  Just a little reminder of how quickly the weather is changing…  @#!$%&*!


We used real cement stucco on this home to give the walls that imperfect, authentic hand-troweled look.  There’s just no comparison versus the “E.I.F.S.” (synthetic stucco) that you see used […]

Last Chance to Sign Up!

Our latest free Wine, Dine and Home Design event is this Tuesday, October 11th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM!  Click here for details and sign up.  Almost full so hurry.  And… it’s free!