Integrity-Driven Design/Build
Guided by Passion, Intensity & Focus

Arlington Modern was founded by Lou Sagatov, an Arlington-based builder known for his innovative modern homes and renovations. For over 30 years, Lou has been on the forefront of high performance/green building in Northern Virginia.

Through Arlington Modern, Lou now devotes his time to a select number of design/build projects a year, which allows him to focus on quality and innovation.

Integrity, passion, intensity and focus aren't just buzzwords for Lou—they are the principles upon which he's built a reputation as one of the top home builders and remodelers in Northern Virginia.

Have a design/build project in mind? Contact Lou today for a free consult!



Lou has spent the past 25 years designing and building modern homes with an emphasis on clean form and enhanced livability.


From Deck Additions to Whole-House Renovations, Lou has experience with all aspects of residential home renovation and remodeling.


A local leader and one of the earliest advocates for Green and Energy Efficient Building Science in Arlington, Lou has a vast wealth of experience in building and renovating ‘Green’

Past Projects

Free Design/Build Consultation

Have a design/build project in mind?
Get in touch Below and find out how
Lou can help you achieve your
home dreams and goals.

    "Whether you’re looking to build a new home or renovate your existing property, the principle is the same: I sit down with you, we discuss your wants and your needs, and we work together to find the best solution for your situation. I believe in tailoring my services to meet the needs of each individual client, in communicating effectively and being available to answer any questions you may have, day or night. I wish you success in journey, and if there’s anything I can do to help you along the way, please feel free to get in touch!"
    - Lou Sagatov

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    Design/Build Process

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    First Contact

    We meet and discuss your goals and budget

    Discussion & Planning

    Lou provides you with some options based on your meeting, along with preliminary pricing.
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    Design + Permitting Phase

    The project is designed and budgeted in detail, preliminary timeframes are established.

    Building Phase

    Once the plans have been finalized and approved, constructions begins. During this phase, Lou and you will meet on a weekly basis to discuss the progress, and make any decisions that need to be made as they arise.

    Final Touches

    Once construction is complete, and the final inspections have been passed, you get to live in your beautiful new space! All projects include a one year warranty on all work performed.

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