Sea Cliff is a two-square-mile village that holds about 2,000 residences. The close proximity of the community is why custom home builders are designing and constructing such interesting homes: homeowners in the area want to be unique, yet still seamlessly connect with their neighbors.

If you’re looking to build a home in the area our editorial team curated this list of The Best Custom Home Builders in Sea Cliff. In searching for the prime firms, we prioritized those that have created a client-centered strategy that focuses on building a stylish, durable, and customized home. We reviewed each of their portfolios, looked for firms with an in-depth knowledge of different architectural styles, and prioritized those with plenty of years in the building industry.


Center Island Contracting Inc.

95 Florida Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Center Island Contracting has been designing, renovating, and constructing homes for over 15 years. During its time in the industry, it became one of the trusted Long Island construction companies with projects that range from traditional to craftsman and modern architectural styles. An example of its work is this expansive abode in Melville completed in 2019. Outside is a Craftsman-inspired exterior trailing from the lawn extending to the back of the home where the pool, gazebo, and courtyard are situated.  To complement such comfortable outside living, the firm built the interiors with elegance as you can see in the sophisticated furniture, fixtures, neutral interior palette, and solid wood floor. Each room offers generous space as well.

Projects like this are results of Center Island Contracting’s process, which incorporates the thoughtful balancing of form, function, and durability to conceive a customized plan for every client. It employs a sequence of seamless operations executed by its creative team,  creating a high level of precision. The results are beautiful and valuable. By approaching the craft with integrity, enthusiasm, and commitment to quality, the firm has raised the bar and influenced the custom home building industry for the better.


BNL Construction Corp.

1157 Willis Avenue Suite 102, Albertson, NY 11507

As a family-owned business, BNL Construction Corporation has a  building principle that focuses on creating custom homes and renovating high-end residences. The firm holds a LEAD EPA certification for employing skilled and trained professionals engaged in lead-safe work practices that keep a home as safe as possible. This certification has also allowed the firm to complete a couple of commercial projects along Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City.

Since 2002, BNL Construction Corporation has been building an impressive portfolio consisting of traditional, transitional, and contemporary styles. The firm matches this in-depth knowledge in diverse architectural languages with its top-notch customer service during its execution of every project. One project it has completed is this East Williston home built on one-half acre of land. Intending to make it look like a traditional Hamptons house, the firm successfully designed this 4,900-square-foot home with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms enclosed in a wall of brick wall cladding.


Gentile Custom Builders

329 Glen Cove Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579

Ray Gentile has a passion for active and collaborative service, knowing that home building is a project that requires full engagement. As the president of Gentile Custom Builders, he encourages his team to make themselves available anytime for the client. This personal approach has been the firm’s hallmark for more than 30 years of building, remodeling, and renovating luxury homes, small condominiums, and townhouse development projects.

Gentile Custom Builders has on-hand experience working on contemporary, modern, French, and Victorian architectural styles. Serving the North Shore and New York City, its team of architects and sub-contractors listen to the residents’ needs and wishes and respond by creating artistic, high-end homes. Exhibiting the firm’s artistry is this inspirational newly built Victorian-style home located in the charming village of Sea Cliff.  The firm elegantly designed the entry with an arch to complement the Victorian-style wrap-around porch giving this home a dramatic appeal. Its interiors feature high-level details such as coffered ceilings, elegantly designed and precisely installed wood moldings, and beautiful floorings.


Sterling Construction

100 Centershore Road, Centerport, NY 11721

Sterling Construction offers custom homes, renovations, custom millwork, exterior improvements, room remodeling, and masonry services. It is a family-owned and operated business enthusiastic about the precise construction of a one-of-a-kind project. Aiming to deliver a comfortable abode, the firm also equally aims for customized service that results in a personalized construction experience. 

Craftsmanship has always been a part of Sterling Construction’s legacy. Now led by its third generation of builders, the firm remains true partners with its clients and true professionals in the building industry. You can feel this consistency in this Huntington home. The traditional home features an open floor plan allowing each room to have a space that can casually entertain guests. The firm used wooden materials, light tone interiors, and classic pieces of furniture to make the house a pleasure to look at.