Oxford Development specializes in high-end residential custom homes on Chicago's North Shore.
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Building a home can be an incredible experience, but it requires a special type of dedication, attention to detail, ability to visualize and understand what is important to each individual, and patience. Without it, the result can be a disappointment. When people ask us about our experience with Oxford Development, we immediately respond that it was so far beyond our expectations that it is hard to describe. Their performance exceeded every expectation of what we wanted and expected from our builder and even things we never would have expected. From start to finish we received the personal attention that guided us to build the house of our dreams. Oxford Development brought detailed experience and an exquisite design sense to build our beautiful home that fits our family's needs perfectly. Everyday throughout the process, Barry and Lorri worked tirelessly to bring the plans to reality and we were engaged with them on a daily basis from teardown to move-in day. Whether it was phone calls, dealing with our challenging schedule or providing almost daily updates of progress, they carried us through each step of the process. They knew how to break down all the decisions into manageable activities, avoiding an overwhelming feeling of having to pick out every finish during the process.

Lorri’s design abilities guided us in every decision from architectural design, tile placement to beautiful light fixtures that created our one of a kind space. She has an amazing eye for both the larger feel of the house as well as each detail that make the house both beautiful and livable. Barry demonstrates a unique ability to take those design ideas and make it happen, coordinating every aspect of the build process.

The workmanship and custom attributes that were built into the design were exceptional and allowed us to customize the features based on what was important to us. Oxford Development has great relationships with all of the best vendors and subcontractors due to their professionalism and respect for highest quality in every aspect of the build. As a result, the subcontractors will go the extra mile to do it exactly right.

Another key component of a custom home building experience is the ability to manage the financial aspects of the process. From the day we met, we talked about budget and maintained that focus during the process in a way that allowed us to add a number of significant "extras" while staying within budget. At the end of the process, we were within plus or minus 1% of the original budget.

We give our highest recommendation to Oxford Development and feel anyone would be lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a professional and skilled team.

On a personal note both Barry and Lorri were a delight to work with. They helped us transition to our new community as they not only build in the area but live in the community as well.

— Gail and Scott Osterman

Purchasing a home from Oxford Development was one of the best decisions we could have made. The attention to detail and design of our home was outstanding. And the continued level of service has far exceeded our expectations. I would recommend them to anyone who asks.

— April and Jamie Mattikow

Building a custom home seemed overwhelming until we met Oxford. They were there every step of the way. From architectural changes to door knob selections, I always felt like I had a partner and advocate. The detail and time Oxford puts in to each home is demonstrated by the stunning and quality homes they build. You cannot find a better builder.

— Jamie and David Agay