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We design, build, and remodel homes in the East Bay. We create warm, light-filled spaces that reflect the people who call them home.

Our Work

A sample of our projects ranging from new ADUs, kitchen and bath remodels, and complete new homes.

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We’d love to hear about your goals and vision, field any questions, and share more of our process with you. Reach out to take the first step toward your new space.

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Our Services

Whether you are looking for full-service design build from concept to completion or are in need of a builder you can trust to bring your plans to fruition, we can help.

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Full service design build

You have a home and an idea, we have the experience and knowledge to bring it to life. A one-stop full-service design, planning, permitting, and construction solution. A simple and integrated process with one point of contact.

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General Contracting

Already working with an architect or designer? Have plans or permits? We will happily bring our local construction experience and knowledge of the community to the table to help develop and complete your project.

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What sets us apart

Manzanita Design Build is a unique combination of seasoned builders and detail-oriented designers with a love for nature and our community. The spaces we create are both beautiful and highly functional to bring a sense of ease to your everyday life.

In concert with nature

Whenever possible we seek to allow the inherent beauty of natural materials to take center stage in a simple, elegant manner. This includes incorporating the natural surroundings of your home, maximizing light, and framing views to allow nature inside. Always mindful about offsetting the footprint construction leaves, we use the latest knowledge of building and materials science to create beautiful spaces with a low environmental impact.

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Your life. Your needs. Your home.

We are inspired by your daily life and the history of your home. Rather than pushing specific aesthetics or our own preferences, our goal is always to create a space that works for you. We guide you through the design and construction process, ensuring you are informed without feeling overwhelmed. Simply put, we work with you to create a space that is everything you dreamed of.

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Happy clients make for rave reviews

"All in all a pleasant experience, and the result stunned us--as in, how could there be so much more space than before? And not just more space, but beautiful use of that space. We are fans."

Alvy Ray Smith and Alison Gopnik
Project: Parker St. Remodel

Happy clients make for rave reviews

"Integrated design and construction helped us to quickly resolve a number of complicated structural and electrical issues and make timely decisions that helped keep the project on track. Ben’s keen eye for finishes and penchant for integrating woodwork wherever possible helped create a modern yet warm space that complements the rest of our house and is totally in tune with the Oakland hills."

Project: Ascot Ct ADU

Happy clients make for rave reviews

"Ben was great at helping us make critical decisions that would keep the project on track and ensure our new space was aligned with our tastes. We visited showrooms multiple times with him to look at certain materials like tile and flooring, and we valued his taste and input on the advantages and costs of some choices over others. Manzanita Design Build is very pleasant and professional to work with, we can’t recommend them more highly."

Project: Ridge Rd. ADU

Happy clients make for rave reviews

"I am now in the midst of my third project with Ben and Manzanita Design Build. Not only are they on top of all the deadlines, budgets, permits etc. in any given project, but they make each step easily understandable and lay out thoughtful options when necessary. Their pricing is transparent and fair and they are engaged and passionate about what they do. I would highly recommend them as designers, contractors and just all around good guys :-)"

Project: Blair Ave. Remodel
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We’d love to hear about your goals and vision, field any questions, and share more of our process with you. Reach out to take the first step toward your new space.

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