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    If you’ve been dreaming of building a beautiful, luxury custom home, the architectural design
    and building process may seem daunting. As the only Design-Build firm in Flagler County,
    we create extraordinary, award-winning homes that reflect your distinctive style. From the first
    planning meeting to talk about your new custom home, to the day you move into your new luxury
    home, we will be with you every step of the way.
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    We have the experience
    To Build your dreams
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    Great Custom Homes
    Our focused team has over 100 combined years of experience building custom homes in coastal communities
    such as Hammock Dunes, Hammock Beach, Ocean Hammock and Cinnamon Beach. We offer a proven, proprietary
    approach to the design and building process that allows you to savor every step of the creative and construction
    processes without worrying about unexpected costs and unwelcome surprises.

Custom Homes

There’s a reason why Machin was named “One of America’s Best Home Builders” by Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

We believe that designing and building a custom or semi-custom home that reflects your own unique taste and style is one of life’s most rewarding accomplishments. And, having designed and built many of Flagler County’s most extraordinary homes, we have the knowledge, wisdom, experience, and expertise required to make it a smooth, satisfying and exciting process at every step of the way.

We’re especially proud to have earned a 100% Customer Satisfaction rating from our clients in a recent independent survey conducted by Hammock Dunes, one of the many communities in which we build. We are also the only builder in Flagler County to have earned the Claim’s Free Award from Bonded Builders for 32 consecutive years.

Interior Design

Whether our clients are building a custom home, semi-custom home or renovating an existing home, the interior design process is one of the most exciting and creatively satisfying aspects of the project.

Janet Arnstein, our in-house interior designer, will work closely with you to understand your own taste and style. Whether your style is traditional, transitional, contemporary or eclectic, she’ll help you select the right finishes, such as lighting, flooring and cabinets for each space.

Pools by Machin

Like a cool blue sapphire or a dazzling aquamarine, a swimming pool is a thing of beauty forever, as long as it’s built according to Machin standards. When you’re building a luxury home, you’ll want a swimming pool that’s beautiful and fits your lifestyle perfectly. We will conduct compass bearing, light and shadow studies before designing your swimming pool to ensure it will complement your new custom home and that your swimming pool is properly sited on your lot for maximum enjoyment in every season. From there, we’ll use state-of-the-art materials and techniques to ensure that your pool is fully automated, energy efficient, and structurally sound for your peace of mind. If your dream includes outdoor rooms or a kitchen, we will include this design in the overall design of your home. We have been designing and building swimming pools for our clients for over 35 years.

Clients Testimonials

  • Rich and Marilyn

    Custom Home Client

    "“Are we satisfied with our home built by Machin Design Builders? Most certainly! Everything from planning to completion has met or exceeded our expectations. The entire team made building our home a pleasurable experience rather than a grueling battle. The result was just what we had dreamed of, an impeccably constructed home, just perfect for our needs. It is a home that we will enjoy with pride for many years to come. Our sincere thanks to you Mike and to your excellent, friendly, competent staff.”

  • Darryl and Eneida

    Luxury Home Client

    “We would like to thank you and your staff for the exceptional work that was done on our beautiful home. It was a most pleasurable experience to find someone who took pride in their work. Your integrity and professionalism made it a most pleasurable and satisfying experience.”

  • Tom and Leatrice

    Custom Home Client

    “What a pleasure working with you and everyone else at Machin Design Builders! From start to finish you made everything so very easy. You always were so eager to listen to our ideas and to incorporate them with your own. The workmanship and attention to detail was outstanding. Our house is exactly what we hoped it would be. Thanks for making our dream come true.”

Who we are

There’s a reason why Machin’s been in business for 42 years.

There’s an art to building fine homes in Florida. It requires years of hands-on experience with every season, a deep respect for Mother Nature and her whims, architectural and engineering expertise, and superior construction methods. Building luxury homes in Florida also demands a thorough understanding of the local and national economies, and a sincere desire to help clients make the most of their investment. Most of all, it requires integrity, accountability, and sincerity. When you consider the value of your emotional and financial investment, you deserve a team of people who truly care about you and your family, long after your home is finished.

Lead Designer and Builder

Michael is an award winning Home Designer and a state-certified General Contractor and Pool Contractor. For over 42 years Michael has been the lead designer and chief visionary of Machin Design Builders. Michael oversees each project from concept drawings to the final walk-through. Michael has had a lifelong passion for excellence. An accomplished basketball player, he was a track star in high school and competed in the Junior Olympics. Mike and his wife Debbie live in Palm Coast.

Interior Designer

Janet has over 38 years of experience as an interior consultant with special expertise in kitchen and bath design. She works closely with each client to select interior and exterior finishes, lighting, and flooring that reflect their own personal style. From there, she manages the installation process to ensure that everything is installed at the appropriate time. Janet studied at the New York School of Interior Design. When she’s not working, Janet enjoys spending time with her husband, antiquing, and helping friends redecorate their homes.


Gary has been a skilled craftsman and construction expert for 47 years. As the lead construction manager, Gary works closely with Michael, Janet, and our tradesmen to ensure that every project is completed according to design specifications and the highest craftsmanship and construction standards. When he’s not working, Gary loves spending time with his children and four grandchildren, woodworking, and fishing.

Our Fine Custom Homes

A luxurious Machin home is a sanctuary, a legacy, and an investment. Working closely with you, Michael Machin, award-winning custom home designer and builder, Gary Gourley, construction manager, and Janet Arnstein, interior designer, will create a custom home that perfectly fits your family’s unique lifestyle.

Using state-of-the-art building materials, superior construction techniques, and best practices honed over 42 years building extraordinary homes, our team of experienced craftspeople and artisans will build your home to exceed local building codes for temperature and humidity management, weather-proofing, pest-proofing and efficiency. The result is a stunning custom home that will provide you and your family with safety, security, and pleasure for decades to come.

Click below to view our custom home gallery where you can see interior and exterior photos of homes we’ve built in Palm Coast.

Hammock Dunes - Island Estates

Hammock Dunes Island Estates Home

Hammock Dunes - Ocean Front

Hammock Dunes Ocean Front Home

Hammock Dunes - Ocean Front

Hammock Dunes Ocean Front Home

Hammock Dunes - Golf Course Home

Hammock Dunes Golf Course Home

Hammock Dunes - Island Estates

Hammock Dunes Island Estates Home

Hammock Dunes - Via Marino

Hammock Dunes Lake Front Home

Hammock Dunes - Pool and Spa

Hammock Dunes Ocean Front Pool

Hammock Dunes - Pool and Waterfall

Hammock Dunes Pool and Lanai

The Barcelona - 2 Story Elevation

Machin Design Semi-Custom Home

The Marissa - 2 Story Elevation

Machin Design Semi-Custom Home

The Merideth - 2 Story Elevation

Machin Design Semi-Custom Home

The Seville - 2 Story Elevation

Machin Design Semi-Custom Home

Interior Design - Study

Machin Interior Design

Interior Design - Living Area

Machin Interior Design

Interior Design - Chef's Kitchen

Machin Interior Design

Interior Design - Master Bath

Machin Interior Design