Building Custom Homes

Quality Constructed Custom Homes

At Distinct Home Designs, we specialize in building custom modular homes. As one of the first family-owned construction companies in the location, we offer years of experience and skill. When you choose Distinct Home Designs to build your custom home, you can rest assured you will receive the highest quality of workmanship and materials. Our office is located in Fulton County, but we build custom homes all over the many surrounding counties!

Combining Westchester Modular Home’s reputation for superior quality and Distinct Home Design’s reputation for integrity and skillful workmanship, you are guaranteed to have the home of your dreams in no time!

Why Should You Build a Modular Home?

Browse Over 30 Modular Home Models

Three Major Advantages Modular Homes Have Over Other Homes

Our custom homes are constructed with 20% more wood during the framing process than the average stick-built home.

They are more affordable to build, especially because we use Westchester Modular Homes, which are nearby in Dutchess County, saving on transportation costs, and are the best modular homes at reasonable prices.

Our homes are built in a climate-controlled environment, so we can guarantee the same positive outcome for every home we build!

The Distinct Home Designs Difference

We are a family owned and operated second-generation company and are proud to have been building custom homes for over 70 years! With years of experience not only designing and building but overseeing the construction process, we have perfected the streamlining of events so that each custom home is built smoothly and efficiently.

Not being a large corporation, we are very selective in the modular homes we offer, the supplies we use, and the subcontractors we hire. Our foundation is built on integrity, and it is critical that each home we build is set on the same level plane. Our customers are our neighbors and friends! In all our years of service, we have never been known to cut corners. We are proud to provide excellent customer service and craftsmanship, and fair pricing on every home we build!

Check Out Some Homes We Have Built


What is a modular home?

A modular home is a house built in segments in a climate-controlled building. The segments, called modules, are then transported to the home’s foundation and assembled by a team of skilled contractors and a crane operator. From there, the finishing touches, such as electrical, plumbing, painting, etc., are completed by trusted, local contractors.

What modular home provider do you work with?

We work with Westchester Modular Homes due to their excellent quality, reasonable pricing, and proximity to our service area.

How long does it take to build a custom home from beginning to end?

This depends on the size of the home you choose and any specifications that may take more time. However, it generally takes two-three weeks for the home to be built in the facility and 60 to 120 days from delivery to being entirely move-in ready. You can begin planning and have a new home built in less than six months!

What is the modular home construction process like?

The modular home construction process begins at the design phase when we use state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems to create your floor plan. From there, your home will begin to be built in the facility. Unlike homes that are built on-site, modular homes are not affected by the weather, subcontractor scheduling, or delayed or missing materials. Once the home’s segments are built, they are delivered to the site and set on the foundation by a crane. An experienced set crew will assemble the home, and local contractors will finish the work. Then you can move in!

Are modular homes green?

Modular homes are extremely energy efficient, and many can easily qualify as green. With some minor adjustments and advanced planning, the entire construction process can be green and provide you with a sustainable and energy-efficient home!

What is the difference between a “modular” and a “manufactured” home?

Manufactured homes, also known as mobile homes, are constructed under a different building standard than modular homes. Manufactured homes are under the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standard, while modular homes are constructed under the same building code required by your state, county, and specific location. Modular homes are inspected at the factory and by an independent third-party inspection agency before it is approved to move to the foundation.

What do modular homes look like?

Modular homes look like any other home on the street! Modular home manufacturers can build the simplest to the most complex residential and commercial properties. One main difference between modular homes and site-built homes is that modular homes generally have approximately 20% more solid wood in the frame.

Can I custom design my home?

Yes. When you build a modular home with Distinct Home Designs, you have complete design flexibility and customization options.

Is financing a modular home different than financing a site-built home?

No. The banks don’t see a difference between modular and site-built homes. They are both treated the same as far as appraisal and financing. In addition, there is no difference in insurance for a modular home.

Building Your Dream Home is a Five-Step Process

Locations Served

Our modular home provider, Westchester Modular Homes, is conveniently located in Dutchess County. Based in Fulton County, NY, we have the bandwidth to build custom homes in:


  • Fulton County
  • Montgomery County
  • Hamilton County
  • Herkimer County
  • Saratoga County
  • Schenectady County
  • Schoharie County
For a quote, please call our office at 518-613-4600, or send us a message.


Counties Served:

  • Fulton County
  • Montgomery County
  • Hamilton County
  • Herkimer County
  • Saratoga County
  • Schenectady County
  • Schoharie County
Business Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday
*By Appointment Only