Your Dream of Building Your Very Own Custom Home—

Closer than you think.

The custom dream home you envision? Come make it a reality at Wilder in the City of Orinda, one of the Bay Area’s most sought-after communities situated just 25 minutes from San Francisco. Select a custom homesite surrounded by hundreds of acres of Wilder’s protected natural open space and choose from a portfolio of award-winning home designs—or build your own dream custom home. Either way, your new Wilder residence is destined to represent your ideal notion of home—with award-winning architecture, the highest level of craftsmanship, designer-appointed features and finishes, and a beautifully landscaped backyard.

the brooks street process to building your custom home

With Brooks Street Builders you can expect a highly personalized experience that is focused on delivering the custom dream home you envision. We have developed a comprehensive, thoughtful process that makes this complicated experience an enjoyable and happy one—ultimately, building the home of your dreams.


We begin with a meeting to understand your priorities, your lifestyle, and how you want to live in your new home. This helps to inform the initial design concepts that complement your lifestyle and your custom lot. We begin to plan how you want your home to work for you. We research the particular strengths and weaknesses of your lot. For example, is there a pattern of the wind flow, how would you orient your home to take advantage of the best views. Brooks Street Builders helps you refine your plans into a complete package that will be submitted to the Wilder Homeowners Association, the City of Orinda and other agencies for approval.

From the initial sketches to the final finishing touches, we focus on delivering a home that is thoughtfully designed and superbly implemented. We focus on every detail to ensure your home is peaceful and welcoming. Our team includes experts in design, construction, interiors and technology. We give you a detailed evaluation of your needs and lifestyle and a thoughtful approach on how to deliver your vision. We help you navigate this entire process.


Brooks Street Builders works with the various agencies to secure all necessary approvals and permits. We have extensive experience working with the local municipalities and can leverage our track record, knowledge and relationships to help expedite the process. Our team also heads Wilders’ Architectural Review Committee and can help streamline the design process given our familiarity with city and community guidelines. We will also facilitate developing construction drawings that reflect our direct experience building in the Wilder community.


We have a dedicated purchasing team who will bid your job with a group of competitively priced and high quality subcontractors. You directly benefit from our ongoing relationships with these subcontractors and the preferred pricing that we receive. In addition, we have extensive experience with value engineering—where reasonable plan revisions may yield significant cost savings.


Brooks Street Builders helps to coordinate and manage all site development activities including grading, drainage, retention walls, etc. Proper site development could have tremendous impact in terms of future landscape maintenance and the overall livability of your new home.


Your Brooks Street Builders construction team has built hundreds of homes in countless designs and configurations. We understand complex and technical issues such as hillside conditions as well as ways of improving your home’s energy efficiency and livability.


Creating and coordinating all contracts and legal documentation can be daunting. Brooks Street Builders provides and manages all aspects of contract administration while keeping meticulous records for your review. In addition, we use a real estate accounting platform and have a dedicated staff to ensure timely and accurate reporting. We bring proven policies and procedures that we have developed over the years with some of the largest private equity firms in the world. We leverage this platform for use on your custom home.

We are dedicated to designing and building environmentally sensitive, energy efficient and healthy homes. Applying our decades of experience with complex brownfield developments and our sustainable building expertise, Brooks Street Builders collaborates closely with each client to develop a thoughtful green building program appropriate to your needs. We listen to understand your desires and priorities, and incorporate them into a building strategy that fits your goals, personal lifestyle and budget.

checklist for building your wilder custom home

We’re committed to making the building of your new luxury custom home at Wilder a seamless experience. And there’s no better way to start than with a little organizational structure. Simply complete the form below and download our handy Building Checklist.

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Helping You Build Your Dream at Wilder

Whether you choose one of Wilder’s move-in ready homes or want to create your own custom home, Brooks Street Builders can make it a reality. As experts in Orinda’s Wilder community, and well known for its craftsmanship, attention to detail and true professionalism, Brooks Street Builders can reduce build time and eliminate errors—helping to lessen your construction costs. You even enjoy the luxury of a Brooks Street Builders’ concierge to help ensure that your dream home comes with a dream building experience. Contact today to start building your custom dream home at Wilder today.

“Our experience with the Brooks Street team

has been wonderful. They are knowledgeable, conscientious and focused on owner satisfaction—even down to the smallest details. Their workmanship is as exceptional as their follow-through, even after moving in.”

Kathy Finch, Wilder Homeowner

“Brooks Street was a great partner

and we are so happy with our new custom home. Brooks Street guided us through the entire process. Their attention to detail and recommendations such as painting the beams and kitchen design appointments are just a few examples of their design expertise. Anyone considering building their custom dream home, we highly recommend working with Brooks Street.”

Steve Lo, Wilder Homeowner

“We chose Wilder because it had

all the amenities and attributes we couldn’t find anywhere else in the Bay Area—a charming community with small town disposition, highly rated schools, close proximity to San Francisco and Oakland, and an opportunity to build our dream home.”

Steve Lo, Wilder Homeowner