Custom Lake Homes

Wisconsin is known as a lake lovers paradise. With over 15,000 lakes spread across the state, you’ll find an abundance of options when looking for a waterfront home. 

At Ware Design Build, we take you on a fully-collaborative, exciting, and effortless journey as we build your custom lake home that’s shaped around your unique lifestyle.

Backed by 40 years of unsurpassed design, quality, and craftsmanship, we’re proud to be Wisconsin’s most-trusted custom lake home builder. 

Take Full Advantage Of Your Waterfront Property

Most people could only dream of a custom lake home, and for some, it’s the largest investment of their lives. This is why choosing a builder to trust with your vision isn’t an easy decision.

When you’re surrounded by lake views, breathtaking scenery, and rolling countryside, your dream home should never fall under a standard plan. It’s important to partner with a builder who considers your unique lake position to achieve the full potential of your stunning location.

With spectacular beauty on your doorstep, it’s the perfect opportunity to create a distinct design that blends the natural landscape with your personal style. Luxury living shouldn’t be out of reach. With a custom lake home builder, you have complete creative freedom to build the home you’ve always envisioned, while taking full advantage of the lake lifestyle you love.


Your Local Custom Lake Home Builder In Southeastern Wisconsin

Your custom lake home deserves nothing less than the best minds behind its design, and the best builders behind its construction. After all, lake homes are unique, and in some cases, challenging. That’s why you need a specialized builder who knows what to look out for and how to achieve the best outcome. 

At Ware Design Build, we believe your dream home starts with a dream building experience. Right from the start, you’ll discover we’re different from the rest with a commitment to never restrict your vision. Rather, we empower you to realize the true potential of your dream home.

Our comprehensive approach brings the outside beauty into your home with smart designs that combine luxury living with lakefront views. Imagine floor-to-ceiling windows, wrapped porches that overlook the water, and perfectly angled living spaces that capture the best views. Not to mention, prime lake access from your property. We think of it all. 

After 40 years of mastering our process and building a cross-functional team of in-house architects, designers and builders, there’s no better team to trust with your vision. We work with a limited number of clients to ensure we adhere to our high standards of quality, service, and guidance during every step of the building journey.

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Our Collaborative Lake House Building Process

At Ware Design Build, it’s not just us that design your home, you do too. This is why no two homes we build are the same, it’s completely shaped around our client’s functional needs, personal style, and budget. There’s no project we can’t handle, we embrace every obstacle and ensure you have a memorable building experience with us.

You'll need a location to start building! If you need assistance in finding a property, we can help.

We begin to create the conceptual design concepts for your individual home. 

Create plans, elevations, 3D models and begin selecting finishes. 

With your approved floor plans and elevations, we create the project documents, which will begin to translate your vision into reality.

We are now ready to build your home with the perfect harmony of size+quality+cost!

We strive to create distinctive architecture and efficient designs that fit your needs and reflect your personality.

Each Ware home is as different as the lifestyle it was designed for.

Ware Design Build Custom Home Building and Remodeling Experience

Custom Lakefront Home Gallery

If you’re looking for a timeless design that’s unlike anything else and lasts for generations to come, then you’re in the right place. Be inspired and find your vision from our gallery of lake home designs.

We could not be happier with our new build with WARE Design Build!! I had a very specific look in mind for our house and we looked at A LOT of builders, ones that claimed to be "custom," but when it came down to it they couldn't achieve what we were looking for. WARE truly is custom.

The design process was my favorite, they let us be as involved as we wanted to, which was perfect because I'm rather opinionated. Their architect and designers sat down and really listened to what we wanted and were so knowledgeable. In fact, everyone in the office is so kind and friendly. Dan, the owner, has a great team!

Justin, our project superintendent, is on top of everything! This is the guy you want working on your dream home. His attention to detail is unmatched. All of the things that people say are so smart and cool when they see our house, were all of his ideas! I can't imagine our house being any other way, he is brilliant.

We will definitely be calling on WARE when we decide to build again!

Carolyn Bronikowski

Your Dream Custom Lake Home Is Within Reach

Book An Obligation-Free Consultation With Us Today.

Enjoy zero contractual obligations upfront when you build with us. This means you have a complete understanding of the price, design, and materials before you sign a single thing. No hidden costs or surprises. Only beautiful homes that are specifically designed for your life’s precious moments by the water. Book a design consultation with us today.

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17500 W. Liberty Lane
New Berlin, WI 53146




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