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Located south of Santa Monica Bay, Redondo Beach is a quaint town, perfect for people who want to live by the seaside. Gorgeous coastal homes are found in every neighborhood, and many families choose the resort town as their vacation home location. Redondo Beach is famous for its bustling triangular pier and lively surfing scene but, unlike neighboring towns, housing rates are affordable in the city. The pricier homes are found along the seaside, while Northern Redondo Beach boasts affordable single-family homes.
Whether you are planning to build a vacation home or settle in Redondo Beach for good, it is best to hire a home builder who is familiar with the South Bay residential industry. A seasoned builder will create not only a beautiful home, but a durable house that can stand the tropical weather of the seaside.
This article has compiled the best custom home builders in Redondo Beach that offer a range of home designs and styles. These contractors are based within the South Bay area and have been evaluated on their craftsmanship, membership in various associations, customer service, and accolades. All of these contractors have won awards for their stunning homes, and their distinctive styles are highlighted as well.
Archer Building Group
707 Torrance Blvd. Ste. #100, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Archer Building Group is a luxury residential and commercial construction company rooted in the South Bay. Archer Building Group’s specialty lies in ground-up construction homes, complete remodels and commercial tenant improvements in the exclusive cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and Palos Verdes, including Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. Archer Building Group shares its clients’ passion for coastal living and pays special attention to detail throughout every project.
This Manhattan Beach home is a custom build that is only a few steps away from the beach. Corner glass detailing invites natural light into the space while giving panoramic views of the beautiful landscape unique to the South Bay. This home is built on a half-sized lot, yet it efficiently maximizes every square inch to ensure a true beach lifestyle.
59 Rollingwood Dr., Rolling Hills Estates, California 90274
Founder David Buchholz has been in the industry for 35 years, and calls himself a true craftsman trained in the old school ways of construction. When he established Buchholz Construction, he wanted to focus more on the technical aspects of the process. From various kinds of soil to structural issues, Buchholz is knowledgeable in every aspect of construction, making him the perfect builder for complex projects.
The firm specializes in new home construction, home remodeling, and commercial construction and development. In addition, Buchholz Construction has won a Professional Remodeler Design Award for the Kitchen and Whole House Category. Its design aesthetic is true to the Mediterranean California home style, and the featured home is a perfect example. This home has very traditional Mediterranean characteristics, which can be seen in its beige exterior with tasteful stone accents, finished with a stucco roofing.
C and C Partners
508 N Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
In 1987, brothers Patrick and Michael Cunningham established C and C Partners as a luxury builder servicing West L.A.’s most discerning homeowners. Both of them are very involved with the design and construction phase. An architect by training, Patrick takes over the designs, while Michael uses his years of experience as a construction manager to lead a team of home builders.
C and C Partners has a simple yet technical 15-step design/build process that ensures quality for every project. This approach might seem exhaustive, but it’s a thorough step-by-step process that’s simple for homeowners to understand. The results are homes that range from elegant European Villas to Contemporary beach homes. These stunning creations have graced the pages of Southbay Home magazine and Builder Magazine.
One of the firm’s best creations in Redondo Beach is this Spanish Revival home. Accented with a tropical landscape, the front exterior has a Mediterranean overlooking porch, a well as overlooking windows that open the space. A Tuscan-inspired patio, perfect for a summer party, is found in the backyard. Lit by festive lights, the homeowners can also enjoy a dip in the large swimming pool.
562 Meyer Ln., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Specializing in sustainable building, Denton Developments is a full-service construction firm and development company that focuses on green building practices. Denton wants to promote a green building process that’s not only beneficial for the environment but for the homeowner as well. The firm innovated its building practices by customizing a sustainable building plan according to the customer’s needs. Head of construction Kevin Lang is a South Bay native, who has worked on the finest homes in Palos Verdes. With Denton, Lang constructs contemporary homes that are environment-friendly.
Denton’s portfolio boasts contemporary takes on traditional home styles. For example, this home is a fresh take on the California coastal home. The white exterior is true to the coastal style, but the pop of light blue gives it a quirky modern touch.
Hawkes Custom Homes
539 Loma Dr., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Hawkes Custom Homes has provided custom home and remodeling services to Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and Palos Verdes for two decades. When Tom Hawkes established the firm, it only offered remodeling services for the Los Angeles area. Thanks to the founder’s 30 years of experience in the field, Hawkes Custom Homes has worked with the best architects in California. The firm has also made homes for notable personalities in the entertainment and sports industries.
Hawkes Custom Homes is capable of building any kind of home style. All of the firm’s projects have a distinctly modern look, which stands out in California’s coastal neighborhoods. This Manhattan Beach home is a modern transitional home with a simple yet elegant color palette. Beige color palettes are common for this home style, but the darker shade gives it a more sophisticated finish. The light stone detailing on the garage is also a nice contrast to the dark brown wood paneling. You may contact Hawkes Custom Homes through their phone number (310) 502-5946 or through their website.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Hill Construction has been providing new construction, remodeling, and landscaping services to the Los Angeles South Bay area. The firm has been in operation for 40 years, and has developed a thorough process for its new construction services. From site preparation to landscaping, Hill Construction will walk you through every step of the process.
This firm is one of the oldest construction companies that service the beach cities of California. Now, Hill Construction is an expert when it comes to building the perfect modern home for the state’s coastal neighborhoods. This Manhattan Beach project is a good example of the firm’s grasp of California beach homes. The contemporary home has large overlooking windows that emphasize the open floor plan. Terraces are found on every floor so the homeowner can feel closer to the beach. Situated in a neighborhood full of red-tiled Spanish homes, the home’s geometric architecture definitely stands out.
2717 185th St., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Sean Icaza established Icaza Construction to be one of the pioneering green home builders in its area. After twenty years, Icaza Construction’s green services are the trendsetters in the California homebuilding scene. The firm maintains an environmentally responsible building practice, which is also practiced by its architects and engineer. The goal of every Icaza Construction project is to create a home that is durable, comfortable, and resource-efficient.
Besides the firm’s custom home and remodeling services, Founder Sean Icaza is an accomplished home designer who has worked on more than 40 custom homes on his own. The firm has a reputation for constructing uniquely designed homes, which have been featured in Southbay HOME magazine and ArchDaily.
ArchDaily featured these adjacent green townhouses thanks to their innovative design. At first glance, these homes seem identical, but both have different layouts that are made according to their locations. Both are similar in layout, but the front house has a double-height living room opening to the front garden, while the rear house’s kitchen is connected to its outdoor zen garden.
LaMonica Custom Builders
217 Palos Verde Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA
Seasoned builder Joe LaMonica got his start at construction in New England, and specialized in luxury homes when he moved to California in 1978. His move to California marked the establishment of his own firm, LaMonica Custom Builders in 1986. The firm provides new home construction, remodeling, project consulting, and small commercial construction services to South Bay and Lake Tahoe.
In its more than 30 years of service, the firm and its founder have earned an Award of Distinction from the Washoe County Design Commission. Its most recent accolade is a Best of 2018 distinction from the City of Redondo Beach.
From the outside, this Via Coronel home in Palos Verdes is a simple stone bungalow painted with a crisp white and contrasted by a red brick roofing. But its interior boasts a modern Scandinavian layout with elegant functional features like a hanging wine holder and two sophisticated fireplaces.
Lane Design + Build
2212 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
With over 400 homes under its belt, Lane Design + Build has been building some of the best beach homes in South Bay for the past 30 years. The benefit of working with a design-build is every service offered is inhouse. Lane Design + Build has a team of construction and real estate professionals who have more than 25 years’ worth of experience. Founder Gary Lane is a South Bay native who understands the design strategies needed for a California coastal home.
Lane Design + Build is often found in the pages of Southbay HOME magazine. One of the stunning featured projects is this Manhattan Beach Coastal Plantation Home. Located in the Tree Section neighborhood, the home is a traditional farmhouse with modern coastal elements. For its frontage, traditional elements such as white sidings exaggerated by a shabby chic gas light were used. Most of the coastal elements, like a retractable door that leads to the rear patio and the tapered exterior wall made to look like a lighthouse, are found in the interior.
2507 W 190th St., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Boutique design-build Ras-A Studio is a collective of homebuilders, architects, and designers dedicated to bringing quality contemporary homes in the Greater Los Angeles area. The firm has made a name for itself by creating architecturally-driven homes that have been featured by Architect Magazine, Southbay HOME magazine, Dezeen, and Architectural Digest.
Despite being a boutique firm, Ras-a Studio handles every aspect, from design to construction; all of these services are in-house. Many clients prefer this method because there is a single point of contact maintaining the consistent quality of every project.
In 2017, Ras-a Studio received an American Institute of Architects (AIA) citation for a Beach House in Rancho Palos Verdes. The firm renovated a 1951 vintage beach house into a sustainable contemporary vacation home. Wooden accents are the focal point of the interior and exterior of the home. Because of zoning regulations, the firm had to maintain the original footprint of the home, so it reworked the floor plan into a more functional space.
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