The town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County includes many different suburban New York communities, including Briarcliff Manor, Hawthorne, Pleasantville, Pocantico Hills, Scarborough, Sleepy Hollow, Thornwood, and Valhalla.

If you are looking to build a home in any of these areas, our editorial team has put together this helpful list of the best custom home builders in Mount Pleasant. These firms have plenty of experience building in Westchester and the surrounding area.


McKenna Custom Homes

433 Manville Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570

The earth-toned roofing of this white-walled home blends in well with the surrounding trees and greenery, as does the intricate stone-cladding that appears along its façade. Tall windows and French doors bring in a lot of light into various interior spaces. The covered porch and trellised patio serve as a meeting point between the main structure and the lush outdoors, offering a good place to relax and get some air.

President Gregory McKenna leads McKenna Custom Homes, the team behind this home. The family-owned company was established in 2010 and has three generations of building experience. McKenna has since specialized in building high-end residences throughout Westchester County and Manhattan, as well as neighboring Connecticut. The firm also works on apartment projects throughout the greater New York City area.


DSA Builders, Inc.

50 Ridgecrest Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Glass walls flood the interior of this modern Briarcliff Manor home with light. The spaces are arranged in a flowing layout and follow a neutral palette that complements the view of the surroundings. The living room area forms one end of the stretch, with the TV mounted on the wall, above the fireplace, and a wooden accent table at its center. Behind it is the dining area, with six white upholstered seats around the blue-grey lava stone top. The white kitchen also houses some space to dine along its marble-top island. The family room sits on the other end of the floor, with a pop of color in the orange couches. The master bedroom has access to a corner balcony through glass sliding doors, while the children’s bedrooms have personal touches in blue and pink accents. The master bath features an elegant gray marble in the glass-encased curbless shower and recessed tub.

The home was built by DSA Builders, a high-end residential builder serving Manhattan, Westchester, and Brooklyn. Mitchell Dennis established the firm in 1996 on the basis of 25 years of experience in the New York construction industry. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Parsons School of Design.


John James Construction, Ltd

11 Greenway Rd. Armonk, NY 10504

John Granata leads the skilled team of craftsmen at John James Construction. He established the firm in 1999 and remains hands-on in every project to ensure it gets the highest level of quality and attention to detail. The firm builds throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

John James built this home with a bright interior within its flagstone and white-pillar façade. Cased openings with transom windows are the signature passageway from space to space. The white kitchen is drenched in light thanks to numerous windows. Granite countertops meet the white tile backsplash. At the center of the space is a dark-wood top island with some eat-in space and a second undermount sink. The formal dining room sits beneath coffered ceilings, with crimson walls complementing the wooden eight-seater dining set. The space is warmed by a traditional fireplace. White built-in shelves flank the stone-clad fireplace in the family room. Broad windows also light up the spacious living room, home office, and bedrooms. The master bath sits beneath a vaulted ceiling, clad in marble across its glass-encased shower and window-side recessed tub. French doors across the structure open to the balconies and outdoor spaces, which include an in-ground pool, bordered by flagstone.


Amodeo Contracting Inc

54 Main St. Suite 205, Tarrytown, NY 10591

The huge backyard space of this home in Thornwood is oriented around a large pool. A picnic table sits beside it and stone pathways lead out from an outdoor grill area and covered patio anchored by a stone-clad fireplace wall. Inside, the common spaces are arranged in a flowing layout. The living room features a more traditional marble and white-wood fireplace. Custom bookcases line its perimeter, leading down to the dining and U-shaped kitchen area, which is flooded with light through French doors. White cabinets, gray quartz countertops, and earth-toned tile backsplash line the space. At its center is a dark wood-base island with a marble countertop. There’s also a spacious home office with room for two to work. The master bath is in gray, with marble countertops lining the vanity, a white freestanding tub, and a glass-encased hex-floor tile shower. The rec room spans the basement floor, providing numerous game options and a home theater.

Damian Amodeo leads Amodeo Contracting, the team behind this home. Amodeo began his career over two decades as a carpenter’s apprentice. He established the firm in 1999, starting with building decks and finish carpentry, and has since taken on larger projects throughout Westchester.


Georgio Home

43 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, NY 10580

This gray clapboard colonial home opens to a classic white wainscoted foyer. The accent continues in most of the interior spaces beneath the nine-foot ceilings, such as below the broad windows in the sunlit living room and around the marble fireplace in the family room. The L-shaped kitchen also features white wainscoted cabinets around stainless steel fixtures. The center island stands out with a muted blue base, topped by white marble that matches the prep space countertops. Through a trimmed opening is the BattBoard-paneled mudroom. Upstairs, the master bedroom features tray ceilings, which also appear in the wood-shelved walk-in closet. The master bath features a long double vanity, a free-standing tub, and a glass-doored shower lined by the same marble around the undermount sinks. French doors from the family room lead out to the large backyard.

The home was built by Georgio Home. Robert Georgio founded the firm in 2000, pursuing his childhood dream after a successful career in the designer footwear industry. Georgio’s sense of style and commitment to quality, coupled with its concierge-style service, have turned the firm into one of the most prominent luxury home builders in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.


Dawkins Development Group Inc.

206 Ferris Ave. White Plains, NY 10603

CEO Daniel Dawkins brings over two decades of construction experience to Dawkins Development Group and he has built in North Carolina and Georgia. He moved the business back to his home state of New York after venturing out to renovate two brownstones in Brooklyn. The firm now builds custom homes throughout the tri-state area and is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and its local chapter, the Queens & Bronx Building Association.

Dawkins built this home in Rye Brook with rear window walls opening up most of the interior. The common spaces are arranged in a flowing layout on the first floor, with glass doors opening from the living room to the backyard. The cylindrical structure at the center serves as a focal point of the gray exterior, flanked by balconies outside the rooms on the second floor. Three half-steps lead down to the large pool out back, nestled within the home’s woodsy surroundings. Learn more about them at www.dawkinsdevelopmentgroup.com


Grasso Development Corp

43 Beechwood Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

The Grasso family has built custom homes for clients in Westchester County for three generations. Today, Tony and Jeff Grasso remain hands-on in leading their team of talented artisans and craftsmen at Grasso Development Corporation. The homegrown team builds from a deep understanding of the county’s climate, terrain, and local building codes, and has cultivated close relationships with architects, suppliers, and subcontractors in the area.

Grasso built this shingle-style Colonial home in Bedford on a lush 8.4-acre site. The 8,000-square-foot structure has five bedrooms and six full bathrooms and two half baths. The living room is anchored by a traditional fireplace, with a white theme that runs through the rest of the house. The family room features a marble fireplace and French doors to the patio. A stone fireplace anchors a third coffered-ceiling sitting room on the lower floor. The gourmet kitchen is in a large U-shape, with molded ceilings and cabinetry, gray marble countertops, and stainless steel fixtures. The dining room seats ten across its long wooden table and brown and beige upholstered seats. The spacious master bedroom also has its own sitting room and fireplace.


Legacy Construction Northeast LLC

10 New King St. Suite 208, White Plains, NY 10604

Interconnected barn-like structures evoke a “tiny village” atmosphere in this Armonk property. The common spaces flow into each other within the stone walls. The surrounding trees serve as the backdrop of the living room through window walls. A massive fireplace wall serves as the pivot point to the other living spaces. In front of it sits the round table dining area, with eight Tuscan yellow seats matching the trimming on the wall. Behind it is the L-shaped kitchen: more eat-in space sits along the tiered island and glossy white cabinetry surrounds stainless steel fixtures. The surrounding foliage also serves as the backdrop for the freestanding tub master bath, which is separated from the master bedroom by an intricate stone-clad wall. Housed in the other vaulted ceiling structures are the gym, the rec room, and the pool. The project earned Legacy Development the 2007 AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Honor Design Award and the 2007 Best Custom Home Over 12,000 Sq. Ft Home Building Industry Award.

Third-generation builders Chris and Tom Yaroscak bring over two decades of custom home building experience to Legacy. They established the firm in 2005 and continue to build the finest homes throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties.