Southern Westchester, New York, is noted for its refined mix of entertainment, cuisine, and cultural exhibitions. To suit such aspects, residents – whether new homeowners or otherwise – wish to have their own custom homes tailored to their taste and needs to fully invest in their residence.

To help turn those visions into reality, we have listed the best custom home builders in Southern Westchester, New York, based on each firm’s design, expertise, and versatility. 

Hanley Group

132 Larchmont Ave. Suite #12, Larchmont, NY 10538 

Hanley Group is a home builder that specializes in the construction of residential buildings. It typically focuses on single-family households and specializes in either a contemporary or traditional style. It offers multiple projects of those elements in its portfolio, and clients can choose whichever design they see fit as an inspiration. 

One notable work that the firm worked on is the Rockcreek Lane, Scarsdale. It is a take on a traditional house style, with a cool palette on the exterior of the house and a warmer feel on the inside. It uses light colors (primarily white) to give off a sense of freshness in the interior design. 

Cum Laude Group Inc.

122 Westmoreland Ave., White Plains, NY 10606

Cum Laude Group is a custom house construction company based in Westchester and Fairfield counties specializing in luxury home building. For the most part, it specializes in single-family households in Modern, Traditional, and Tudor styles.

Such an example of the firm’s remarkable service is the Harrison Residence’s custom home. This huge 11,000-square-foot home in Harrison is situated on a beautiful two-acre site. It includes a pool, jacuzzi, and separate barn with space for eight automobiles. To add to its extravagance, its main foyer displays a freestanding, curved staircase with a glass railing. The firm has been featured in publications such as Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journal and Westfair Online due to its distinct projects. 

Consult Design Construct

125A Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe, NY 10707

Consult Design Construct offers a collaborative team that works with clients to blend function and style into their projects. As a result, they produce seamless results for their clients, with their expertise based on a 35-year track record of success. In almost a decade of service, the firm has managed numerous projects which focus on single-family homes in the Colonial or Tudor style. 

Company principal Vincent Franco grew up working for his father’s general contracting company in New York City. Since he was 10 years old, he has sought to excel in design and construction. For over 40 years, he has continuously perfected his craft as well as solidified his commitment to client satisfaction. 

Under his leadership, the firm has created many beautiful homes. One notable example is the Scarsdale Colonial. It features a beige color palette on the house’s exterior while incorporating a white hue on its interior. This incorporation brings a sense of coziness and cleanliness to the overall mood of the home. It also includes a different flooring set for separate rooms, such as vinyl floorings for the living room, tiles for the kitchen, and marble for the bathrooms to give off different themes throughout the house. 

Kova Construction

4784 Boston post rd. C4, Pelham, NY 10803

Kova Construction, a new and growing construction and renovation company was founded by Ostap Vidov, a former project manager of two construction and restoration companies. After gaining experience, he established his own company, which specializes in constructing and renovating luxury homes. The firm also offers consulting services such as budgeting, project management, and design-build.

The company’s portfolio offers numerous projects which take on varying styles of Traditional, Modern, and Contemporary homes. An elegant modern residence which the firm has worked on is this Private Residence in Scarsdale. It has a modern design, with an incorporation of a dark and light theme. With the brown wood and light palette, it adds a lively contrast between warm and cool. It also features a pool in the back of the house and high-end furniture inside it for a luxurious touch.

Dream Builders

31 Columbus Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801

Robert Krakowiak founded Dream Builders in 2004. It is a custom home construction and renovation firm that has amassed an impressive portfolio of unique projects. Many top artisans, tradespeople, contractors, and design specialists have collaborated with the company and continue to have long-standing ties with it. With recognition from associations such as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Builders Association of Northern New Jersey, clients can be assured that the company can accomplish their dream of a custom home. 

The firm provides construction for traditional, modern, or contemporary homes or remodeling services such as exterior renovation, kitchen remodeling, and other interior layout management. The example below is the Larchmont Home, a traditional-style house requested by the residents. It has a simple, blue-and-white combination on the outside for a feeling of stability and modernity. On the inside, it has a dark wood color with a white hue to contrast the view. This theme is applied in the hallway, stairs, and rooms to add to the elegant effect of the home. 

Georgio Home

43 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, NY 10580

Georgio Custom Builders has earned a reputation as a custom home construction leader over the past 15 years. It takes pride in offering exceptional service and producing luxurious, environmentally sustainable houses with high-quality, design-oriented details. It can build clients’ dream homes, whether it’s a farmhouse, a colonial household, or a simple modern cottage. 

With five styles of Traditional, Modern, Shingle, Transitional, and Colonial to choose from, clients can look into the company’s portfolio to better visualize their custom homes. This particular project, called the Shingle Colonial in Rye, NY, is a mix of two styles that the firm specializes in. The home’s interior features a light-filled, open floor plan with seamless transitions to and from each room. It has a calm atmosphere for both entertainment and living. A lofty foyer leads to a living room with vaulted ceilings, transom windows, and custom cabinetry, among other features. The home has five bedrooms, a laundry room, a mudroom, a two-car heated garage, and a stone terrace with a built-in grill.

Top Drawer Luxury Home Builder

719 Main St., New Rochelle, NY 10801

Regarded by many as a reliable company, Top Drawer Luxury Home Builder had and continues to satisfy clients with their exceptional service. Since 1994, the firm has been giving nothing but its devotion to building and tailoring homes to suit its clients’ tastes and has won awards such as the Best Kitchen Bath Design Award in 2015 by Westchester Magazine. Working on Colonial, Traditional, and Transitional styles, the company has mastered its craft and is observable in its portfolio. 

This featured project is the Boston Post Road Pelham, a construction project focusing on a colonial-style residence. It has a sophisticated entryway, magnificent living room with fireplace, beautiful dining room, fabulous eat-in kitchen, and spacious family room with fireplace and French doors to a hidden terrace on a private lot.

Taconic Builders

125 Spencer Place, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Taconic Builders is a full-service general contractor and project manager dealing with custom home building and private residence remodeling. To ensure the success of each project, the firm supervises the entire process of construction. It manages the project before, during, and after the building process to ensure that all activities are going as planned. 

Taconic Builder has not only established itself in the U.S. but has also continued its legacy abroad. It maintains multiple offices in New York and California with satellites in London and South Florida. Its work with internationally renowned architects and designers have defined its excellent projects that included houses, apartments, and townhouses. 

The company’s expertise lies in constructing single-family homes of either Contemporary or Traditional homes. It readily takes on any project, whether in building a new home or remodeling an old one, and successfully delivers on time and on budget. An example of such service is the Rye Waterfront House. This project is a traditional home, tailored with luxurious materials and furniture to provide a vintage scene within the house. 

Grasso Development Corp

22 Purchase Street Suite 22F, Rye, NY 10580

Grasso Development Corp is a unique, Westchester-based contractor and custom builder whose experience in the business spans over 50 years, throughout three generations. The company has gained the trust of Westchester clients by providing them with custom buildings that they would call their homes. With their efforts, they have been recognized by publications such as Real Estate In-Depth and Rye Daily Voice

The firm’s portfolio provides projects ranging from a simplistic farmhouse to a traditional cottage to a luxurious, modern residence. It even incorporates the different styles together and blends various details and textures. One great example of this incorporation is the 19 Park Drive South. It is a refined mix of both farmhouse and traditional styles. It has a stone wall design on the exterior and features a classic theme on the interior. It uses a warm palette on most of the house and wooden furniture to strengthen the effect. It also includes a pool behind the house with other add-ons as per the client’s requests. 

Dawkins Development Group Inc

206 Ferris Ave., White Plains, NY 10603

Dawkins Development Group Inc. is a full-service house builder and restoration firm founded in 1999. It specializes in full house remodeling, kitchen and bath renovations, basement finishing, and porch and deck construction. It also caters to the commercial construction needs of many businesses in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The company is a proud member of the NAHB, NARI, and the NKBA.

The company works on a wide range of architectural styles including transitional, contemporary, traditional, eclectic, modern, transitional, Victorian, rustic, and Craftsman. A craftsman-style residence the company managed from start to finish is this Craftsman home. This new home is a large, classic, multicolored house with brick walls as the exterior design. It has a shingle roof and is two stories tall. The interior includes mostly wooden furniture, giving it a rustic mood and a warm feeling. Learn more about them at

Legacy Construction Northeast, LLC

10 New King Street Suite 208, White Plains, NY 10604

By delivering value, quality, and timeliness to the project, Legacy Construction constantly exceeds the expectations of the most discerning clients and architects. It has also built a variety of designs ranging from traditional to modern. Its business is built on staying ahead of the curve, so it remains educated on new and proven techniques and trends. 

The firm’s portfolio showcases numerous projects in styles such as contemporary, traditional, transitional, and Midcentury. With a range of designs, clients can count on the company for an innovative experience. An example of its contemporary projects is Tango House. It is a state-of-the-art residence filled with high-end furniture and the latest technology. It also includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an external fireplace, and a lawn surrounding the estate. 

Murphy Brothers Contracting, Inc.

416 Waverly Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Murphy Brothers Contracting, Inc. is an award-winning company known throughout Westchester for creating stunning luxury houses and meticulous home renovations. It constantly serves its clients with the greatest level of quality and expertise in the business, delivering exceptional results regardless of the size or complexity of the project.

Because of its dedication to clients and unmatched energy for perfection, the firm has earned multiple awards such as Honoree (2018) by Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce, Best Green Commercial Project (2016) by HOBI Awards, and Best Out of State Custom Home (2015) by HOBI Awards. Its more than 40 years in the business has earned it more than 40 awards and more than 400 projects completed. 

Its residential portfolio offers a wide array of styles from modern to traditional. This featured project, the Sound Shore Contemporary is a custom home standing on a two-acre site. It has beautiful water views, an open floor plan and an exterior that blends in with the natural surroundings. Natural materials such as stone and wood were used in the home’s construction so that it would mix in with the surrounding environment and not overpower the tranquil waterfront setting.

Hobbs, Inc.

2273 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

For more than six decades, Hobbs, Inc. has maintained the highest custom home construction and renovation standards. It serves discerning clientele all over Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and the Hamptons. As one of the most prominent home builders in New York, it has been featured in Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, atHome Magazine, Luxe, and many more. The firm employs the expert and experienced estimators, project managers, and project superintendents to assist clients in all aspects of home construction, from site feasibility to initial budget predictions to serving post-construction needs. It leverages years of experience with its commitment to constant, steady improvement and education.

The company’s rich portfolio of projects include Modern, French, Contemporary and Traditional-style residences. A modern example of the firm’s portfolio is the Modern Waterfront. This beautiful hillside residence has a large pool that overlooks the surrounding countryside. The balconies are bordered by windows that are correspondingly sized to the bright, sloping ceiling. The modular look is achieved by dividing and vertically displacing the structure. The living and dining rooms are oriented to the garden, making the house appear spacious and light-filled. Traditional architecture and materials are adapted in a contemporary manner, resulting in a welcoming living space.