Given that it is an inner suburb of New York, Yonkers homes are a mix of varying architectural styles. From classic brownstone homes and apartments to elegant townhomes and traditionally themed estates, the area is replete with numerous distinct neighborhoods that have their own styles perfect for prospective homeowners with a specific theme in mind for their future residence.

This list compiles 15 of the best custom home builders behind some of the most beautiful homes in Yonkers. These firms were chosen after we considered a number of firms in the area. We looked at factors like work history, professional affiliations, press features, and the overall merit of company portfolios. The result is this list of the best in Yonkers.

Altamura Homes

95 E Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830

Servicing both Connecticut and New York, Altamura Homes uses the industry’s latest technology and takes a design-build approach. The firm is led by Luigi and Ralph Altamura, two builders with decades of experience. Altamura Homes handles all phases of construction including land acquisition, design, construction, and other custom details. Its team also takes care of various interior and exterior design elements including cabinetry, millwork, appliances, millwork, flooring, tiles, and plumbing.

The featured project showcases one of the firm’s traditional homes. For this project, Altamura drew inspiration from classic craftsman designs and made use of gorgeous beams, custom millwork, and wooden finishes.

Build Sprout

197 S Broadway 2nd Flr., Yonkers, NY 10705

Build Sprout offers not takes on residential projects, but also institutional and healthcare work. It offers a full range of general contracting services and is a certified Minority Business Enterprise. The firm was founded by Alex Jerez, who has an extensive background in real estate. At the firm’s helm, however, is Christian Guerrero, who serves as the firm’s president and oversees its day to day operations. As its name implies, Build Sprout primarily incorporates several sustainability efforts into its projects and is best known for them. In line with this, its homes are often distinguished by its excellent green elements and high sustainability. 

Its team also further assists with every phase of a project from design and permitting all the way to bidding and construction. It is capable of taking on every type of job a client may need and is noted to complete all of its work on time and within the agreed-upon budget.

Coolmore Construction

189 Devoe Ave., Yonkers, NY 10705

Founded in 2006, Coolmore Construction offers a full range of general contracting services and has worked on numerous apartments and townhouses throughout New York. The firm has an excellent reputation for its workmanship and project management. Coolmore is manned by a team of skilled professionals, and many are experts in a variety of specialized fields. It has also established relationships with some of the best businesses and subcontractors in the area. The firm’s portfolio presents an extensive gallery of modern and traditionally inspired homes, lofts, and townhomes.

Its craftsmanship is best embodied by the project pictured here. Located in Long Island City, this penthouse space consists of one bedroom and two bathrooms, a home gym, an open plan kitchen, and a home study.

Dawkins Development Group

206 Ferris Ave, White Plains NY 10603

Dawkins Development specializes in both commercial and residential projects and includes a full range of general contracting services. The firm offers potential clients free estimates and has been in the industry since 1999. Further, the firm also provides has 24-hour emergency services, in addition to whole house remodeling, kitchen and bath renovations, basement finishing, and deck building. The firm also maintains affiliations with vital industry organizations like the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Dawkins Development is led by Daniel Salem Dawkins II, the firm’s founder who personally oversees each project that the firm takes on. His experience includes projects in both Atlanta and New York.

Under Daniel’s supervision, the firm has helped build some of the New York Tri-State Area’s best communities. Dawkins Development is known for its use of the latest industry technology and an excellent command of classic designs.

Dream Builders

31 Columbus Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801

Dream Builders has been in the industry since 2004 and is led by Robert Krakowiak. It provides a full range of custom home building services, in addition to residential remodeling work. It has also secured a network of long-standing clients and several vital partnerships with some of the area’s best craftsmen, tradesmen, design professionals, and contractors. The firm is fully licensed and insured and is a proud member of NAHB and the North Jersey National Builders Association. The firm’s portfolio showcases a gallery of Craftsman and traditionally themed homes.

The featured project depicts an example of the former. For this project, the firm’s team made use of a palette of blue and white. It also opted for barn-like jutted roofs, dormer windows, and several custom finishes.

Highland Builders

White Plains, NY 10606

Highland Builders is an expert in custom home building, large-scale renovations, and home addition projects. Extending its services throughout New York and Connecticut, the firm’s work is often noted for its energy efficiency. The firm has been in the industry since 1998 and is accredited by the Building Performance Institute. Highland’s renovation methods often reduce energy bills by 30% and eliminate drafts and cold spots. Stephen Bliss has led the firm, collaborating with his excellent team to create elegant colonial and traditionally designed spaces.

For this stately colonial home, the firm’s team incorporated stucco elements in the exterior. The semi-trellised windows, a few custom beams, and shingled roofs complete the elegant, yet welcoming feel of this gorgeous home.

Legacy Construction Northeast

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

Legacy Construction specializes in ground-up construction and large-scale renovations. Given that it is headquartered in New York, the firm has also worked on several apartments in the metro area and multiple commercial projects. It has secured relationships with some of the area’s best architects and has nearly four decades of industry experience. The firm specializes in an extensive range of designs and has worked on not only speculative and custom homes throughout its tenure but also on one-of-a-kind renovations for which it has been recognized with several awards. The firm is a proud recipient of a number of distinctions, including Best Speculative Home, Best Custom Home Over 12,000 Sq. Ft., Best Custom Remodel, and Best Custom Remodel, al from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

Dubbed as the “Art House,” we love this home that won the firm a Top Design Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The firm’s team made use of stucco exteriors, several glass panels, and bold, razor-sharp lines.

Noonan Construction

242 Lake Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701

Extending its services throughout the Tri-State Area, Noonan Construction specializes in apartments, ground-up construction, and entire home renovation projects. The firm employs a value engineering approach and handles pre-construction, preliminary pricing, permitting assistance, scheduling, and also incorporates several sustainability efforts into its work. The firm works closely with each of its clients and guides them throughout each step of the process. Noonan Construction is led by Thomas Noonan, a builder with nearly three decades of experience. Under his leadership, the firm has gained expertise in colonial, craftsman, and on occasion, Victorian designs.

We were especially taken with this English cottage. The firm incorporated several Victorian accents and made use of a neutral color palette. The firm also opted for several wooden elements, and the result is a surprising combination of domestic warmth and stately elegance.

Shannon Contracting

815 McLean Ave. Suite #2, Yonkers, NY 10704

Shannon Contracting services the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut metropolitan areas and has been in the industry since 2011. It offers its clients a full range of general contracting and construction management services. Shannon Contracting handles everything a project might need, from budgeting and scheduling to design and construction. Aside from its residential projects, the firm has also taken on several commercial, retail, hospitality, offices, and assisted living housing projects. It consistently delivers high-caliber service and turn-key solutions to all of its projects and has a well-earned reputation for completing all its homes on budget and on schedule.

The firm’s portfolio depicts a gallery of traditional and craftsman inspired homes, but also includes a solid number of modern and contemporary designs. We were struck by this traditional home that makes use of a neutral color palette coupled with a surprisingly pleasing combination of shingle and barn roofs.

Top Drawer Luxury Home Builder

719 Main St., New Rochelle, NY 10801

Established in 1994, Top Drawer Custom Cabinetry has grown into a manufacturing facility that offers a full range of custom home building work and extensive commercial and millwork services as well. The firm is known for its excellent bathrooms and kitchens and its large-scale renovations. The firm is comprised of expert designers and has its own separate architectural division to take charge of CAD and shop drawings. The firm is capable of handling every phase of a project from conceptualization to construction.

The featured project is one of the firm’s more traditional pieces. For this project, it made use of a palette of blue and white, classic square windows, and a shingled roof. It also opted for a few stucco finishes in addition to paneled walls for its exteriors. The result is the best kind of Americana: welcoming and stable, it combines an unpretentious air with dependable luxury.

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