Custom Built Homes

Designed to match your lifestyle

A custom home is usually the most substantial investment in a lifetime. You deserve to have the best possible experience. Our concierge-level service ensures the process is stress-free and enjoyable for you.

In our experience, the best outcome happens when the owner hires us and the architectural designer at the same time. That allows us to work with the client and designer collaboratively to develop the scope of work, floorplan, specifications, and the timeline for the project to start or be completed.

There are many things you need to know before jumping into the process. While we will be with you every step of the way, it helps to know things like house construction costs, potential issues you might encounter, and other home-building secrets that could save you money and help you avoid stress. 

Every project starts with a budget. Then we craft the project to the client's budget. Sometimes the project has to be done in phases for the budget and construction costs to align.

We guide you through the entire building process and help you make informed choices with confidence. 

We mainly build within the inner loop neighborhoods and west Houston. Below, you'll see examples of homes we built in Sunset Heights, Garden Oaks, the Texas Medical Center, Houston Heights, Bellaire, and East of Downtown. View a full list of areas where we build

Stately townhome brick exterior in Sunset Heights Houston

Stately Townhome

Sophisticated town home living in Houston's exclusive Sunset Heights. Brick, columns within and out, carriage garage door, high ceilings, and an impeccable marble master bathroom help create an elegant sanctuary.

Stately townhome brick exterior in Sunset Heights Houston

Garden Oaks

This custom-built Garden Oaks home of over 3500 sq. feet evokes vintage sentimentality with arched doorways, a kitchen banquette, and exquisite wood flooring set against walls of white. Multiple entertaining levels and a grand, custom pool are ready for summer.

Custom home with zero lot line in Houston Texas

Houston Heights

This stunning soft-contemporary home is located in Houston Heights. Designed with the latest trends and sustainable surfaces, this home has soaring ceilings, custom built cabinetry, white oak hardwood floors and beveled edge details throughout.

First-level living features an open kitchen with quartz counters, Thermador appliances and eat-in island and continues into the dining and living space with access to the sizable lush yard. The large master suite has the convenience of a dry bar and treetop views leading you to the ensuite bath featuring Carrera marble, standalone tub, separate shower and massive custom walk-in closet.

Sliding glass doors allow for sprawling entertaining to flow from the game room to the oversized covered terrace with impressive downtown city views.

If you’re looking for a charming area that’s not too far from downtown, features several unique establishments, and has homes that burst with character, then building a custom home in Houston Heights may be the place for you. This area of Houston is often listed as one of the best places to live in the city.

Custom home southwest of downtown Houston, Texas, with brick exterior

Texas Medical Center

Enter this home through its custom-built front door with dual sidelights, and you realize immediately: It was designed to feel light and bright.

The gorgeous exterior combines the very best of Old Texas Brick and stucco. Boasting spacious, covered porches both front and back gives this already spacious, open layout even more livable space.

With so many beautiful trees protected during design, this home feels like a far-away destination, but is just minutes from the medical center. A farmhouse sink, Thermador appliances, quartz countertops throughout, custom iron stair railings inside and out, a freestanding, clawfoot tub, and custom cabinetry are but a few of its awe-inspiring finishes.

With plenty to do and see within the area, building a custom home in the Texas Medical Center area may be the ideal neighborhood for you. It's a great spot for young professionals or those looking to raise a family, enjoy outdoor activities, or have access to quality medical care and educational opportunities.

Custom kitchen with two islands and dining area in new home, Bellaire neighborhood, Houston


This custom-built Bellaire home of over 4500 square feet evokes craftsman elements throughout its interior.  A double island chef's kitchen is great for entertaining. The luxurious owner's suite has marble floors and countertops, a large shower with a clawfoot soaker tub. This was built on the site of the owner's childhood home.

Building a custom home in Bellaire is a great option if you're looking for tree-lined streets, a family-focused community, and top-rated schools. For work, play, and everything life brings in between, the city of Bellaire could be just the place to build your dream home. 

Custom kitchen with two islands and dining area in new home, Bellaire neighborhood, Houston

EaDo - East of Downtown Houston

This custom-built brick bungalow in East Downtown Houston has a fantastic garage apartment. It has wood windows, hardwood floors throughout, custom cabinets and millwork. The client loved where they lived and replaced the existing home. Now, this home has room for everyone, including guests that can visit and comfortably stay overnight in their own space.  

EaDO was once an industrial area, previously referred to as Houston’s Chinatown. The area has undergone a revitalization in recent years. And with the area exuding so much character and potential, building a custom home East of Downtown Houston may be a great place for you to call home. 

Building a Quality Custom Home – What You Need to Know

- by Ed Sabo –

There are few things as personal as your home. Making the choice to build a custom home can be one of life’s most rewarding adventures. Without the right information, it can also be filled with unforeseen problems and delays. We want you to have the best possible experience in your home building process.

Building a Quality Custom Home - What You Need to Know, by Ed Sabo, is an essential resource. 

Over the years Ed has had numerous conversations and has been asked countless questions about the things you need to know before building a custom home. For Ed, it’s simple and straightforward because he's been a part of the residential homebuilding business since he was a kid. It’s what he knows best. But if you’ve never built a custom home or are considering building another one, then this book is for you. It provides the answers you need to make informed decisions.

This book guides you step-by-step through the “must-know” issues of building your dream home. Packed with wisdom and practical knowledge, Ed puts his years of experience to work for you by revealing the home-building secrets that could save you headaches, heartaches, and thousands of dollars.

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