With easy access to the Hudson Valley, Dobbs Ferry is an ideal place to settle. With a scenic waterfront, many artistic recreational activities, great schools, and popular restaurants and shops, it is home to many who want a quiet, yet bustling place to call home. Because of the high demand, many of the best architects and designers live and work in the area.

Some of the best custom home builders in Dobbs Ferry are listed in this article. Many of these architects work with Victorian bungalows, townhouses, and mid-century residences to add to its small-town suburban charm. These architects have also been recognized by publications like New York Design Guide, Design + Decor, and Westchester Magazine Decor. Many of these firms are also affiliated with industry organizations like the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).


Castle Walk Development

111 N. Central Ave. Ste. #360, Hartsdale, NY 10530

Established in 2000, Castle Walk Development has become one of Westchester’s premier custom builders. Currently, the firm is handled by principal Andrew Silverstein. Andrew built up his knowledge and experience learning from and working with his father Julius Silverstein, who built a strong reputation and many strong relationships with other professionals in the community. With his experience, the firm has completed homes that carry a variety of styles such as the Tudor, traditional, contemporary, and transitional styles. Among these, its most notable work is house number 28 at Wynmor Road—a 5,500-square-foot home with a stone and cedar shingle exterior and environmentally friendly Aura paint alongside other luxury amenities for the interior.


Dream Builders 

31 Columbus Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801

Established in 2004, Dream Builders is a custom home builder and remodeling company that has a portfolio of exclusive projects that embody its company name. These projects also serve as the result of having connections with some of the best craftsmen, tradesmen, contractors, and design professionals. This team has helped the firm grow into crafting an array of home styles which include the modern, traditional, and contemporary designs. 


Dawkins Development Group Inc.

206 Ferris Ave., White Plains, NY 10603

Dawkins Development Group Inc. is a firm that works as a full-service home builder and home remodeler/renovator. A veteran of the industry with 22 years of experience, the firm has extended its services to construction management, land development, building maintenance, and even conversions in homes or buildings for persons with disabilities. This type of service then has polished the firm’s attention to details which is most evident in the various home styles it has completed over the years. These styles include the transitional, contemporary, Victorian, and rustic styles among others. Learn more about their work at www.DawkinsDevelopmentGroup.com.


Legacy Construction Northeast 

10 New King St. Ste. #208, White Plains, NY 10604

Legacy Construction Northeast lives up to its name as an-award winning firm. Established in 2005, the firm has been given awards like the 2019 HOBI awards for Best Custom 6,000-7,000 Square Foot House and the AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley 2019 award for High Honor Excellence in Design for the Tree Top Lodge. Over time, it has completed exceptional residential homes across great Westchester, lower Hudson Valley, and the southern Fairfield region where its homes can be seen carrying the traditional, Georgian, Contemporary, Tudor, traditional, and modern style among others. Over time, its beautiful homes have been recognized throughout the industry from the eyes of publications like New York Design Guide, Design + Decor, Westchester Home Magazine, and Qualified Remodeler among other publications. 


Murphy Brothers Contracting

416 Waverly Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Murphy Brothers Contracting has been around for over 40 years. During this time, it has been known throughout Westchester and the southern Fairfield counties for beautifully designed custom homes, accurate whole home renovations, and individualistic commercial projects. Among its various works, its most notable one is a custom, classical revival style home in Scarsdale. Built in the 1980s, this home was fully renovated and architecturally updated into a home that has transitional style decor and a floor plan that was extensively altered to achieve a more open concept. While the first floor includes a large, central octagonal two-story foyer connected to the formal rooms that include a wide living room, an intimate library, a dining room, a formal powder room, and multiple auxiliary spaces that connect these areas. Though the home carries a classic style, it has modern spaces like the playroom that can be entered through the 2nd-floor kid’s wing through a tunnel slide. The firm has many other unique projects like this home and has been featured in publications like Remodeling Magazine, New York Real Estate Journal, and Town Vibe Magazine among several others, and awards like the 2018 Honoree award from the Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce and the 2016 HOBI award for best green commercial project.