Henry MacNair, a 40-year veteran of the custom home building and neighborhood development industry, is a familiar name to many who live in the Triangle. A lifelong resident of Raleigh, Henry enjoys creating luxury communities in the area he calls home.

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Henry got his real estate license in 1979 and began selling real estate. In 1989, Henry established Premiere Homes, Inc. and began building custom homes and developing communities throughout Wake County, focusing on luxury custom cottages, villas and townhomes with maintenance-free and main floor living. Premiere Homes was the recipient of many awards over the years.

In 1995, Henry and his brother-in-law formed a development partnership, Creedmoor Partners LLC. Over the next 16 years, they created some of the most sought-after luxury home communities in the Triangle, winning numerous awards.

Henry takes his responsibility for the land seriously.

“The decisions we make about the land today will last forever. I take pride seeing our communities mature knowing that I did everything possible in treating the land with respect.”

He has become a master at preserving the land’s natural beauty which contributes to the community’s character and value.

“Each property is unique and has its own character. We work with these characteristics to design a community plan that enhances the land’s inherent beauty and natural qualities, to honor its history, and protect the integrity of the land.”

In 2013, Henry’s son, Will MacNair, joined him in the luxury home building and development business. Will graduated from UNC- Wilmington in 2012 with a BS Degree in Finance. He obtained his real estate license in 2014.

Henry and Will’s first development project together was The Cove at Falls Lake – a private gated community in Wake Forest with 16 homesites.

Their next project was a development and home building project – Phase II of Bamoral at MacGregor. They developed the site and built 16 luxury townhomes.

Since Balmoral, Henry and Will have developed 2 prestigious luxury new home communities – Bella Vista (65 homesites with homes from $1.9 Million-$3 Million+) and Southern Hills Estates (a private gated community with 34 homesites and homes from $2.3 Million to $4 Million+).

Henry and Will enjoy building luxury custom homes, and developing luxury new home communities. Each has its own challenges and rewards. However, their true passion is development – working with the land.

“We don’t force our vision on the land, we allow the land to help define our vision. We follow the lands’ natural contours and ridges. We carefully lay out lots and roads to disturb as little as possible, while providing the best possible homesites for future buyers. Then we add a grand entrance and landscaping that complements the land and sets the tone for the community.”

Henry and Will’s experience as luxury home builders has proven to be very valuable in developing luxury home communities. They understand first-hand the challenges builders and buyers face and work to provide homesites for optimum home placement, outdoor living spaces, pools, circular drives, and ease in building.

Legacy of Luxury Neighborhoods

The MacNair’s recent luxury neighborhoods include:

A grand private gated community with 34 homesites. Gorgeous new custom homes from the area’s finest builders from $2.3M to $4M+.

A luxury home community with 60 homesites and homes from $1.5M to $3M.

A private gated community with 16 homesites. Custom built homes from the $700,000s to $1,950,000.

Balmoral Community

Phase II of a luxury townhome community. Land developed and 16 townhomes from $745,000-$880,000 built by Premiere Homes II, Inc.

Previous Communities

The MacNair’s Newest Luxury Creation

The MacNair’s Newest Luxury Creation is nestled in the rolling countryside of Northern Wake County, just 6 miles from Historic Downtown Wake Forest. Grand Highland Estates offers the best of privacy and luxury. From the grand gated entrance to the luxury estate homes inside, built by some of the area’s finest custom builders, you will see what makes this community so special.

“Our commitment to create a community that preserves the land’s natural beauty, honors its rich history, and provides beautiful homesites for luxury estate homes – all inside a grand private gated entrance – is evident at Grand Highland Estates.”

The Homesites in Grand Highland Estates range from 0.90 acres to over 2.5 acres, with plenty of room for spacious homes, pools, outdoor living spaces, and circular drives. Choose from our Available Homes in various stages of construction, from $1.4 Million to $2.5 Million+, or select one of our Award Winning Custom Builders to design build the home of your dreams.