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Custom Built Homes

Custom homes are designed for a specific location, the topography of the lot, view lines and with many other factors in mind. If you like having the ability to make broad choices from a variety of options, living where you want on land you have dreamed about for years, then building a custom home is for you. You choose the lot, the size of the home, the floor plan, the number of bedrooms and baths and any custom features you want to include to suit your family’s needs and lifestyle. You will have ideas about where to situate your home on the lot, highlighting natural landscape features, and incorporating design elements handcrafted out of wood and stone. Building a home can and should be a rewarding and positive experience. The good news is, you don’t have to know everything.

Your Dream Home

Many of our clients have a vision of their dream home that includes the land their home will rest on, as well as ideas about the design and construction of their ideal home. Selecting a favourite piece of land and then designing and building a home influenced by the unique topography and views of the lot is an exciting experience.

Custom Homes Built by Dakota Ridge Builders

Each home was designed and positioned to work around and showcase the site’s natural features and to make the best use of its views. For details and more pictures of each project, click on the images below. If you see something you like, give us a call; we’re happy to discuss how your favourite elements will fit into your dream home.

Consult A Builder During the Custom Home Design Process

Dakota Ridge Builders has considerable local knowledge and strong build-on-your-lot expertise. It’s wise to consult with a builder who is skilled in conducting a careful assessment of the feasibility and cost to build on a parcel of land; ideally, before you purchase that land. Inviting your builder to become part of your land search process is a sensible call.

We can help you avoid more difficult lots and save you money — both on the purchase price of the property and by helping you better understand, in advance, the cost to turn land into a buildable lot. By doing this work in advance, we can provide you with valuable insight and advice. Many times we find few issues to resolve with a prospective lot. For clients who already own land, we also conduct site evaluations to review the positioning of your home on the lot, inventory trees that can be retained, discuss utilities available and overall site development potential.

Dakota Ridge Builders Portfolio of Homes

Open concept living room and kitchen plus deck with ocean view

Gibsons Ocean Beach Renovation

Gibsons Ocean Beach Renovation

Sunpeaks ski cabin Post and Beam construction

Sun Peaks

The Sun Peaks Project

Bonniebrook – Renovation

The Bonniebrook - Rennovation Project

Hopkins Landing – Restoration

Hopkins Landing – Restoration

stunning view of Malaspina Strait from deck of heavy timber Francis Peninsula Timber Frame Project

Francis Peninsula Timber Frame

The Francis Peninsula Timber Frame Project

Mixal Heights

The Mixal Heights Project

Back view of the Davis Bay Waterfront Project by Dakota Bridge Builders

Davis Bay Waterfront

The Davis Bay Waterfront Project

Surrounding view of the Horse Barn project by Dakota Bridge Builders

Horse Barn

The House Barn Project

Sakinaw Ridge

The Sakinaw Ridge Project

Stunning view of exterior with wood, metal and glass features with logo

The Glass House

The Glass House in Gibsons.
Post and beam log home backyard and deck on Sechelt Inletbuilt by Dekota Ridge Builders

Sechelt Inlet Waterfront Cabin

Sechelt Inlet Waterfront Cabin Project

Backview of a fusion style log home by Dakota bridge builders

Gabriola Island

The Gabriola Island Project