Disney inspired custom home with custom woodwork and cabinetry inside and out, Laguna Beach CA

Custom Laguna Beach California Houses

Custom Laguna Beach California Houses

Laguna Beach • Newport Beach • Emerald Bay • Corona Del Mar • Balboa Island and Peninsula • Lido Isle • Cameo Shores

When building custom Laguna Beach homes, everyone wants to make their home special. However, building a custom home can be overwhelming:

  • Where do you start?
  • Are there budget considerations?
  • What about the style, design, and plans?
  • Is the lot located in the right neighborhood or location?
  • Are there homeowner association, community, city, or state restrictions that may impact the design or plans?

Forget limits when you work with Julie Laughton. She's the type of person whose energy is both fierce and catching, and when you're around her, you know that everything you've ever imagined is going to become a tangible reality.

Ranked #1 on Houzz in Laguna Beach & Newport Beach

Luxury Laguna Beach home just a few blocks from the world-famous surf spot, “The Wedge” in Southern California, Laguna Beach CA

Many owners wonder if there is a professional that they can trust who will take full responsibility for the entire project?

  • Should you form a team?
  • Which professionals do you need?
  • How do you select them?

These are all valid questions and concerns.

Luxury kitchen boasting custom cabinetry and marble throughout, Laguna Beach CA

Julie Laughton Design Build is honored to be ranked #1 on Houzz.com in and all of Laguna Beach & Newport Beach. The Julie Laughton design team will work in collaboration with nationally recognized architects and interior designers.

Laguna Beach home boasting an outdoor living space ideal for entertainment, Laguna Beach CA

Julie Laughton Design Build understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste. Our process, "The 5 Simple Steps"™ was created as a system based on the collaborative model that allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Julie Laughton builds it, on time, and on budget.

Building a custom home to match your lifestyle is the focus of Julie Laughton Design Build. It's what we do. Choose Julie Laughton to build your new custom home and enjoy our promise of a Julie Laughton 5-Star Experience. You've made it, now live and enjoy it.

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Credentialed and skilled as an interior designer, architect, and general contractor, Julie has spent more than three decades working on some of the most beautiful projects you've ever seen,.

Ranked #1 on Houzz in Laguna Beach & Newport Beach


Why Julie Laughton Design Build?

3 Reasons To Select Julie Laughton Design Build As your Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Custom Home Builder

Julie Laughton Design Build has perfected the Collaborative Method. This gives us the opportunity to make a promise of a 5-Star Experience to everyone.

There are 3 reasons why we can make this pledge:

  1. Process
  2. Team
  3. Execution

PROCESS: Julie Laughton understands that you want your own special place that reflects your personal style and taste. Our process allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Julie Laughton Design Build builds it.

TEAM: Julie Laughton assembles a team for each project, based on trust, in collaboration with architects and interior designers. We use top sub-contractors and suppliers to guarantee the highest quality building standards and a 5-Star client experience.

EXECUTION: Our clients expect the best and refuse to take unknown risks to cut costs. Close attention is paid to the requirements of time, budget, design, and craftsmanship. Years of experience have increased our expertise and capacity to integrate state-of-the-art systems and value engineering, as well as practical solutions to unique, and common design challenges.


"The 5 Simple Steps"

Inspired Design

Exciting design ideas drive every project. It all starts with our listening and idea session.

Julie Laughton Design Build understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste.

STEP ONE: “Let’s Talk.”™ This is a listening and idea session to establish the scope and estimated budget range for your project. Your space needs, design preferences, and personal details are all identified.

Luxury beach house boasting a custom roof deck on the second story for watching sunsets over the pacific ocean, Laguna Beach CA

STEP TWO: “Storyboard Process,”™ This step is when your design team is selected and ideas are transformed into a preliminary schematic floor plan. Your estimated budget range is revised to reflect the accepted plan and a chart of allowances is created for the selection process that follows. Specific code or structural issues will be assessed and resolved at this stage.

Cape Cod inspired beach cottage featuring an open floor plan and seamless indoor outdoor living, Laguna Beach CA

STEP THREE: “Rendering to Scale,”™ is where selections and specifications are finalized to complete the bid process. A full set of construction plans are created to maximize design, innovation, and value engineering to meet your budget. Upon completion, a final construction agreement is presented for your approval.

STEP FOUR: “The Big Event,”™ is when the Julie Laughton Design Build construction team transforms your plans into reality. Your plans are built to specifications.

Aerial view of Laguna Beach custom home lined with trees, Laguna Beach CA

STEP FIVE: “Happily Ever After.”™ Your project has been completed, on time, on budget, and Julie Laughton Design Build has earned your 5-Star review.

Our process, “The 5 Simple Steps” allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Julie Laughton builds it.

By following “The 5 Simple Steps,”
You'll love your home!™

When I met Julie I was bit overwhelmed ... all the decisions that had to be made in advance, not to mention creating the style I really wanted and maintaining style throughout my home. Julie made it easy by putting all options in front of me in a timely manner ... and helped guide me on my style, keeping me focused through the project to the end ... beautiful and on time and budget. Thanks to Julie (my secret weapon) it was a much less stressful process, I learned a lot and it was fun.

Stephanie Reid - Laguna Beach, CA

Free Guide

FAQs - Building Your Home In Laguna & Newport Beach

Building a custom home is a large undertaking. In this guide, we teach you how to build the custom home you want while loving the process - how to get started, timelines, change orders, financing, warranties, and more. Take a look and contact us to schedule your Idea Session. We’re here to help!

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Let's Talk

How can we help? We welcome questions and make it easy to start your own 5-Star Experience.