Coastal Building


When Building a Coastal Dream Home ...
Choosing the Right Builder is Your Most Important Decision

Since 1981, Connecticut Valley Homes has built hundreds of new coastal homes on Fishers Island, Block Island, and along the countless miles of the Connecticut and Rhode Island shorelines. We specialize in designing beautiful, comfortable, and welcoming new homes that stand up to coastal storms. Our depth of experience combined with our award-winning construction team, make us uniquely qualified to build your new home and make your coastal building project a satisfying experience.

What Are the Two Most Important Things to Consider When Building a New Home Along the Shore?

1. Selecting an experienced, well-regarded coastal builder who has mastered complex building codes and has in-depth knowledge of:

  • Flood Zones (X, AE and V zones, for example)
  • Wind Zones
  • Small or complex building sites
  • Demolishing an existing house and rebuilding new
  • Base Flood Elevations and Building Height Restrictions
What Are the Two Most Important Things to Consider When Building a New Home Along the Shore?
Built by Connecticut Valley Homes | Compo Beach, CT

2. Choosing precision-built modular construction, which is fundamentally stronger than on-site construction. After Hurricane Andrew, FEMA concluded that module-to-module construction provided an inherently rigid system that performed better than conventional residential framing construction. For over forty years, Connecticut Valley Homes has used only high-strength, durable, modular construction methods to build our homes, making them better able to withstand the unpredictable weather events experienced when living at the shore.

Three Things That You May Not Know About Connecticut Valley Homes:

1. We build on small and difficult lots. Many of our clients have a specific footprint they need to work within. Our award-winning design team has the in-depth experience to create floor plans that perfectly fit your building site and lifestyle.

2. We custom design or modify our plans for each new home we build. Every family has unique needs, and every building site is different. Our clients report that they love their new dream home because their floorplan matches their family's wish list, lifestyle and building site.

Three Things That You May Not Know About Connecticut Valley Homes:
Built By Connecticut Valley Homes | Charlestown, RI

3. We tear down and rebuild, especially in coastal communities. If you love your location but not the house you are living in, find out why rebuilding is a good solution for many. We have rebuilt hundreds of homes in coastal areas and are uniquely qualified to answer your questions about tearing down your existing house and replacing it with an energy-efficient, low-maintenance dream home.

Most Popular Coastal Home Features:

  • Natural light: bring the outdoors inside by using an abundance of energy-efficient windows and patio doors.
  • Water view Homes: designed to take maximum advantage of your spectacular coastal view.
  • Open concept: for those wishing to have the perfect gathering area for family and friends.
  • Dream kitchen: Quartz countertops with Kohler fixtures are included, and most plans have an oversized island or two with bar seating. En-suite Primary Bedroom: your own private retreat featuring a custom bathroom and loads of closet space.
Most Popular Coastal Home Features:
Built by Connecticut Valley Homes | Portsmouth, RI
  • Closets, Closets and more closets: storage space is a must-have and our design team focuses on this often overlooked essential.
  • Outdoor Living Areas: decks, sunrooms, porches, fiberglass roof decks, "crows nest" roof view deck and more.
  • What is on your "must-have" list? Let us know if you have any questions about additional possibilities.

For over 40 years, property owners along the Connecticut and Rhode Island shore plus Block Island and Fishers Island have come to the experts at Connecticut Valley Homes to build their new coastal home. Our goal at Connecticut Valley Homes is to exceed your expectations, and our award-winning team is up to the challenge of designing and building your new coastal home.

 "We wanted to take a moment, reflect and speak of the terrific experience we had working with you while constructing our new beach home in Westerly, RI. CVH was there to provide, from start to finish – the direction, consulting and genuine care for our new home to be planned and constructed. The process was made easier and simpler than one may expect in building a new home. Thank you again for making our dreams realized. See you down at the beach!"

Michael and Tanja Lynch | Westerly, RI

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