When most people set out to build a home, the options often seem split into two camps: find an architect and embark on the long and costly journey of designing and building from scratch, or opt for a prefabricated home from a limited portfolio of existing designs. But for Jennifer and Pascal Smith Couti, the new owners of Atlantic Custom Homes in Ossining, the middle ground is where the magic happens.
As Hudson Valley and Connecticut’s independent dealership for Lindal Cedar Homes, a company with 75 years’ experience in the building industry, Atlantic Custom Homes provides full-service design and project management services paired with the ease of Lindal’s pre-engineered component parts, which are delivered for assembly and finishing. Think of Atlantic Custom Homes as a personal building concierge, which can help you through the process from start to finish: from helping to identify buildable land to visiting the site to assisting with contractor bids. According to Jennifer, the business takes the best of on-site construction and prefabrication and “meets in the middle with a product that is totally customized to our customers’ lifestyle and budget. Everything we do is focused on budget.”
Pascal and Jennifer Smith Couti
For the Smith Coutis, who took over as the 3rd-generation owners of Atlantic Custom Homes in early 2019, this was the next step in their careers they had been looking for. After meeting in New York City, the couple relocated to Westchester. While renovating their house, they developed their passion for home design and architecture into a home renovation business. Working in this industry taught them the ins and outs of construction. Add to that Jennifer’s background in interior design and both of their corporate backgrounds in consulting and project management, and they felt they had the right combination to continue the successful trajectory of the dealership. Finding Atlantic Custom Homes at that time was “serendipitous,” Jennifer remarks.
As Atlantic Custom Homes’s newest owners, the Smith Coutis are eager to keep building on the reputation the company has developed since 1987 that, as Jennifer says, “delivers the home of our clients’ dreams with a focus on cost transparency. We hope this allows our customers to build with the least amount of stress.”
For more information or to get started on your own Lindal home, call Atlantic Custom Homes at (833) 332-3327 or visit Hudsonvalleycedarhomes.com.