Kathleen Stanley

Homes are our passion. From planning and design, to construction and remodel. Kathleen, our founder- has been a professional building designer since 2002. She has designed over 200 custom beach homes, mainland homes, and small business locations across the Southeastern US coast.

We deeply value the relationships we have with our long-term partners, top builders, structural engineers, subcontractors, inspectors, and city officials, and are happy to use our resources to help you build your dream home.

Many of our homes have been entered in the Brunswick County Parade of Homes, winning top diamond awards. You can also find us featured in articles from Redfin Blog, Brunswick Homes & Neighborhoods Magazine, and Voyage Raleigh’s Local Stories blog.

Fun fact: Kathleen also designed the Ocean Isle Beach town Community Center!

We can’t wait to help you design your dream home, whether a small beach bungalow or a Malibu mansion!



Kathleen’s Story

Designing homes has been the passion of designer, Kathleen Stanley, as early as Middle School.  In High School she studied drafting and continued the same field in college. After college, she began working for a fortune 500 company, Caterpillar Inc., drafting, checking and entering drawing data for the construction equipment manufacturer. The job required high-level detail and accuracy. At Caterpillar, she met her husband and they built their first home together. Kathleen drew the plans for this house in 2002 and a new career was launched – design, construction, remodeling, landscaping and decorating.  She studied architecture and landscape design and became proficient with home styles and all tools of the trade. She remodeled two of her own personal homes and enjoyed doing most of the construction projects herself, including sheet rock, hard wood floors, tile/marble work, lighting and plumbing fixtures. She even taught herself the art of stucco and with the help of an expert, she stuccoed her entire house in St. Petersburg, FL.  She described this experience as a child playing in dirt and mud which she loved to do when she was young.

Kathleen now has designed over 200 homes all over the Southeastern United States. Many homes are built on Ocean Isle Beach, NC where she resided. Others are in Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Sunset Beach, Calabash, Holden Beach, Emerald Isle, Oak Island and more. Now she lives in South Florida and has designed plans down to the Florida Keys. Besides the beaches, she has home designs built on the mainland as far in as Fuquay Varina and Apex, NC. She continues to design approximately 2-3 homes a month for the same beaches, islands, and mainland areas in the Southeast.

Custom House Plan and Construction

If you are thinking of building a custom home, or would like to purchase a complete plan, we can help you get started with planning, pricing, and connect you to the the right builder for your home.

Consultations are free, please feel free to contact us for a price sheet or with any questions about custom home design or construction. We offer competitive pricing and flexible turnaround time for all budgets.

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