Press


Starting with the purchase of [the] property, every detail of location, design, and material is considered
— Interview with Detroit Home Magazine

Newport Brass

August 4, 2017

One of Brandywine's latest powder rooms was featured on Newport Brass's Instagram page, where the company noted the following: "With an accentuated angular design, our Keaton's modern, yet classic design is a perfect fit for this contemporary timeless powder room, which was nominated for the Best Overall Home category for The Detroit Home Awards 2017."

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Detroit Home Magazine

March 31, 2017

Brandywine Construction - Home Design Awards - 2017

Bath More Than 150 Square Feet

Contemporary Interior Design (More Than One Room)

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Caesarstone US

November 29, 2016

One of Brandywine's latest kitchens was featured throughout Caesarstone's official social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to showcase its use of Calacatta Nuvo Caesarstone for the counters.  It received over 4,400 likes on Facebook alone.

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Caesarstone US

October 18, 2016

One of Brandywine's latest kitchens was featured throughout Caesarstone's official social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to showcase its use of Calacatta Nuvo Caesarstone for the counters and the backsplash.

Receiving over 2,200 likes on Facebook alone, comments from the community included the following:

  1. "Love the waterfall edge!"
  2. "Fabulous job designing this kitchen!"
  3. "The double islands are a perfect solution!"

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Downtown

September 16, 2016

Seven Homes on Birmingham House Tour

Seven unique and beautiful homes [including two Brandywine homes], all located in Birmingham, will be open to those with a ticket to the annual Community House Birmingham House Tour on Thursday, September 22.

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Detroit Home Magazine

March 23, 2016

Brandywine Construction - Home Design Awards - 2016

Specialty Room

Traditional Architecture (Over 4,000 Sq. Ft.)

Custom Cabinet Installation

Kitchen (Between 201-500 Sq. Ft.)

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A short walk to town, tucked onto a 40-foot lot, this super-engineered house may remind you of a New York brownstone — slim, tall and deep.
— Detroit Free Press, on Brandywine's 653 Wallace Street

Detroit Home Magazine

July 22, 2015

Builders' Update

Company history: After a career as an engineer and project manager for large-scale government projects, Arya Afrakhteh (right) began Brandywine Construction in 2005, when he moved to Michigan. “Starting with the purchase of property, every detail of location, design, and material is considered,” Afrakhteh says. “And we always ask, ‘Does the house fit the neighborhood?’ ”

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Detroit Free Press

May 23, 2015

New York - Style Brownstone tucked into Birmingham

A short walk to town, tucked onto a 40-foot lot, this super-engineered house may remind you of a New York brownstone — slim, tall and deep.

The land it stands on is smaller than some new houses — 5,300 square feet, sidewalk to back fence. The living space totals 3,400 square feet above-ground, plus 1,400 on the daylight lower level.

Inside, this precisely planned space is filled with Old World embellishments — decorative stone and tile, heavy woodwork, deep coffered ceilings, arched doorways, aged-looking chandeliers and sconces. The look is opulent and traditional.

"My obsession is very high quality and more intimacy," said [Arya], who built this house for his family in 2009.

[He] said he builds only single, one-of-a-kind houses and only in two locations: within walking distance to either downtown Birmingham or the Cranbrook Institute. In these spots, to build one house, you have to tear down another.

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Detroit Home Magazine

March 25, 2015

Brandywine Construction - Home Design Awards - 2015

Inspired by the homeowners and brought to life by the builder, this custom wine cellar features glass and iron doors, custom brickwork, and handmade wooden shelving. The room is separate from ­­— yet integrated into — the basement floor plan via the glass, which acts as a transparent barrier. The brickwork coordinates with the lighting to create a rustic ambience reminiscent of old European architecture, while the waterfall countertop directly in front of the cellar increases the practicality of the area.

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Detroit Free Press

November 21, 2010

Builder confident of selling $2.7M Birmingham Tudor

Builders nearly ceased production of speculative or "spec" houses after the housing market bottom fell out and banks cut off lending for them. 

But one homebuilder, Brandywine Construction of Birmingham, has just completed a $2.7-million luxury spec house on Quarton Lake in Birmingham. A spec house is built in hopes that a buyer will materialize. 

[Arya], the engineer behind Brandywine, believes that quality will sell even in a tough market. "I built it for the busy professional. Every inch of the house is finished."


Detroit Home Magazine

March 17, 2010

Brandywine Construction - Home Design Awards - 2010

Krieger Associates / Brandywine Construction - This new home had to fit a small site while providing five bedrooms, four and a half baths, and an au-pair suite. Three stories, a finished lower level, and a small apartment above the garage met those requests.

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