About Us

"A home is an expression of yourself to the world. What does your home say about you? " 

Designing a home is akin to assembling a puzzle. The overall look, feel, and function are not determined in isolation, but are rather the combination of thoughtfully executed elements to form a well articulated context. At Magnolia Custom Homes, we universally employ a body of principles which are fundamental to creating extraordinary spaces under any circumstance, regardless of whether the client's style is traditional, eclectic, rustic, or modern.

Carmin founded Magnolia Custom Homes out of frustration over the poor workmanship and uninteresting floor plans she discovered when searching for her family's home. Her passion for design and building has propelled her to become one of the premier homebuilder's in the Chicago area. Her work has been featured in national and local publications such as The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Herald, and House Beautiful magazine. She was also featured on HGTV's "Dream House" series as she built her own family home.

Client Testimonial

"We designed and constructed a beautiful, custom dream home with Carmin. She provided very valuable feedback and suggestions during the process. We began the process with her based on HER expectations and standards which always matched or even exceeded ours. We were able to visit a couple of her completed (lived in) homes. It stood out and impressed us that her clients maintained respectful relationships and allowed potential clients to tour their beautiful homes post construction. Although the process took a little longer than anticipated, the overall experience and outcome was exceptional."

Review on Houzz