Best Custom Home Builders in Kirkland, WA

Best Custom Home Builders
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The Top 5 Best Custom Home Builders in Kirkland, WA

Kirkland offers beautiful waterfront parks, vast wineries, and acres of greenery. It is an oasis of calm in the midst of the busy Seattle-Bellevue metropolitan area. It is where many have decided to build their custom homes. Here is a list of trusted custom home builders in Kirkland that can help you create the home of your dreams.

These are firms that have earned their reputation in the Greater Eastside for over 20 years. They have the experience, integrity, and subcontractor networks to guide you through the custom home building process.

Meydenbauer Group

12025 Willows Rd. Redmond, WA 98052

The Meydenbauer Group built this Northwest Industrial-style home in Kirkland, which was featured in 425 Magazine in 2019. Custom longboard siding and stone cladding go all the way to the backyard, which joins the great room through wall-to-wall accordion doors. The covered outdoor living room and kitchen space are anchored by a large fireplace beneath two wall-mounted TV screens. Beside it is a fire pit and more dining space lies behind the wall. Inside, a gas fireplace wraps around the edge of the living room wall. The glass-top dining table expands to accommodate more guests. The cupboard doors in the kitchen retract to open upwards. The master bedroom also features a fireplace wall. Double doors lead to the double vanity and a curbless shower master bath. There’s also a large walk-in closet with custom shelves. The home theater features a 130-inch projection screen and its own kitchen area. The hot tub in the backyard has a remote activation feature, allowing you to start heating it up on your way home. Meydenbauer Group is considered one of the highest quality custom home builders on the Eastside with its integrity, eye for detail, and a network of high end subcontractors.

Best Custom Home Builders - Meydenbauer Group
John Hansen and Jeremy Weinstein lead the firm and they’ve been serving the greater Seattle region since 2015, always collaborating closely with clients to provide innovative solutions to fit any lifestyle.

Granger Custom Homes

14055 182nd Ave. NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

Tom Granger has been a custom home builder in the Seattle area for over two decades, having spent many years working with a large engineering and construction firm. He has served with Habitat for Humanity for over 15 years. He has been the Executive Director of the East King County chapter for eight years . Granger Custom Homes was founded in 2013 with his colleague from Habitat for Humanity colleague, Lee Brannam. Lee has been building throughout the Seattle area for over 19 years.

Granger built this home on a sprawling, sloping lot. The bedrooms on the first floor gets privacy behind the perimeter wall. Most of the common spaces have been placed on the upper floor for the best views through the many broad windows and glass sliding doors that let light into the cool gray structure. A sitting area on this level leads to the fire pit outside. There is a space to relax on the upper floor on a covered balcony.

R&A Contracting

17528 201st Ave. NE, Woodinville, WA 98077

Intricate stone cladding frames the massive fireplace that spans the height of this Duvall home’s double ceiling living room. Custom shelves flank this centerpiece, well-lit by massive windows on the next wall. Behind it, through classic white pillars, is the spacious kitchen, with wooden cabinets and marble countertops on the prep spaces and center island. French doors separate the dining space from the outdoor grill. A more formal four-seater dining room sits to the right of the double-door main entry, beneath a coffered ceiling and arched windows light the walls. The master bedroom has a coffered ceiling and a sitting room with its own fireplace. The master bath features two vanities separated by a dresser, a recessed corner tub, and a glass-encased shower. There’s also a sauna, a theater room, and a home office with custom shelves with an expansive view of the outdoors.

The home was built by R&A Contracting, which was established by Beau Ellis in 1999. Ellis started in the industry over 30 years ago with his own framing company for residential tract homes and custom homes. Today, he continues to build with R&A throughout Washington.

Stackman Custom Homes

12835 Bel-Red Rd. #215, Bellevue, WA 98009 

Bellevue native John Stackman started in construction in 1976 and went on to spend 30 years — and counting — managing custom home building firms. He started Stackman Custom Homes (SCH) in 2014, holding each project to the same high standards regardless of size. SCH was named Best Home Builder by the Best of Bellevue in 2020.

Winner of the Street of Dreams Award, this earth-toned home in Woodinville echoes its wooded location. A stone-clad fountain welcomes you into the front courtyard. SCH continues that use of natural materials inside: the living room centers on a stone-clad fireplace flanked by built-in shelves.

Stark Construction

218 Main St. #155, Kirkland, WA 98033  

Glass accordion doors open the common spaces of this contemporary home on Clyde Hill to its expansive backyard. A wood-sided built-in TV rack and fireplace form one end of the flowing layout. Behind this living room space is the six-seater wooden dining set. A peninsula bar leads to the L-shaped kitchen, and a shelf hangs above it for the goblet collection. White quartz counters top the dark wood cabinets in the center island and prep spaces and there’s a bright, brick backsplash behind the range. Behind this space is the family room, providing yet more space to dine. A wooden staircase with stainless steel cables leads to the second floor and the basement. The master bath also features white quartz on the vanity top and around the corner recessed tub beneath broad windows. Part of the tub juts into the glass-encased shower, creating some shelf space. Stainless steel cables also line the balcony overlooking the backyard.

Washington University Construction Management alumnus Steve Stark leads Stark Construction, the team behind this home. The firm has been building throughout the Seattle and Greater Eastside area since 1982, in a range of styles—everything from Craftsman to Tuscan. In 2020, they were named Best of Kirkland: Building Construction by the Kirkland Award Program.

Other Custom Home Builders in the Area

  • Estate Homes – 16300 Mill Creek Blvd. #121, Mill Creek, WA 98012
  • NW Lifestyle Homes – 11747 NE 1st St. Suite 210, Bellevue, WA 98005
  • Uniplex Construction – 14737 NE 87th St. Redmond, WA 98052
  • Joseph McKinstry Construction Company – 3304 Beacon Avenue, South Seattle, WA 98144
  • JayMarc Homes – 7525 SE 24th St Ste. 520, Mercer Island, WA 98040
  • RS Anderson Homes – 612 S Lucile St, Seattle, WA 98108

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