If the idea of building a custom home in the San Francisco Bay Area is overwhelming, then you haven’t met the team at Brooks Street, Wilder, Orinda’s master developer and most sought after custom home builder.

Brooks Street is a fully integrated real estate development company and Bay Area builder that’s behind some of the most successful real estate in California—from master plans, to urban in-fill, to sensitive coastal development and beyond—and now offers its wealth of expertise, attention to detail, impeccable craftsmanship and sterling reputation to aspiring custom homeowners at Wilder, Orinda.

“Our [custom home building] experience with Brooks Street 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.” — Wilder custom homeowner Kathy Finch.

How does Brooks Street simplify custom home building in the Bay Area?

To deliver a dream experience, Brooks Street takes clients at Wilder through a streamlined, 6-part process that reduces build time, eliminates errors, lessens construction costs and results in a beautifully custom, luxury home.


Brooks Street starts every project by taking the time to understand clients’ desires, priorities and lifestyles in order to inform a design concept that complements their lives and chosen homesite. At Wilder, this includes observing the surrounding topography and orienting your home design around vistas of majestic Mt. Diablo. As the head of Wilders’ Architectural Review Committee, Brooks Street can help streamline the design process by guiding you towards selections that conform to city and community guidelines while staying true to your vision for your dream home.


Formal design review encompasses working with relevant agencies to secure approvals and permits for your new custom home. As Wilder’s master developer, Brooks Street has unique insight into the requirements of the Wilder Homeowners Association and the City of Orinda, resulting in a collaborative and streamlined approval process that is unique for bay area custom home builders.


The beauty of building at Wilder isn’t just the creativity of the design team or the streamless planning and approval stage but also working with a dedicated purchasing team who bids your custom home project with a group of vetted subcontractors and trades that offer Brooks Street clients preferred pricing. In the instance of budget constraints, Brooks Street’s expertise in value engineering will help you design your plan to yield significant cost savings without sacrificing your vision.


Brooks Street helps to coordinate and manage all site development activities including grading, drainage, retention walls and more. This foundational step in your construction home project could have a tremendous impact on the overall livability of your new home, so it’s crucial that it’s overseen by a seasoned builder. As master developer of Wilder, Brooks Street knows the lay of the land well, overseeing eight million cubic yards of grading and site planning to maximize views, mimic the natural topography, and preserve the sensitive habitat areas enveloping this enchanting community.


Brooks Street’s construction team has built hundreds of homes in countless designs and configurations. They understand complex and technical issues such as the unique hillside conditions found in much of the greater Bay Area as well as ways of improving a home’s energy efficiency and livability, key areas of concern for local aspiring custom homeowners. Brooks Street works closely with clients to develop a thoughtful green building strategy that fits into their goals, personal lifestyle and budget.


One of the most daunting aspects of building a new home is the exorbitant amount of documentation from the various contracts and transactions associated with the process. Brooks Street helps you keep it simple by managing all aspects of contract administration while keeping meticulous records for your review. Their real estate accounting platform and dedicated staff ensure timely and accurate reporting so you can rest easy that every detail of your new construction is accounted for.

With new custom homesites being such a rarity in the San Francisco Bay real estate market, it’s time to consider building your dream home at Wilder, one of the area’s most sought-after communities situated just 25 minutes from San Francisco and boasting an impressive array of family-friendly amenities including an extensive network of trails and pathways, a private swim and recreation center, five community playfields, and an art and garden center—all surrounded by 1,300 acres of protected, natural open space.

“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 a small town disposition, highly rated schools, close proximity to San Francisco and Oakland, and an opportunity to build our dream home.” — Wilder custom homeowner Steve Lo For more information about custom home building in the Bay Area at Wilder, Orinda, contact lynette@orindawilder.com today.