Spring 2024

28 | LUXlife Magazine n 2003, Belvedere Custom Homes was established by Founder and Director Keith Da Costa, a former lawyer who discovered his love for property projects and was inspired to make a career change. He soon noticed an increasing demand for high-quality and cost-effective self-build property development services and set out to create a company that would cater to the market’s unfulfilled needs. Today, Keith leads Belvedere alongside Director Cris Da Costa, a construction industry professional who began training as a builder at the age of 17, and Director Nick Da Costa, who studied Construction Management at the University of Western England before gaining experience at national companies like Clancy Docwra. With fine-tuned project leadership skills and an unparalleled eye for detail, Cris helps oversee all aspects of Belvedere’s operations, ensuring that customers receive the best value propositions during their build projects. Moreover, with a wealth of managerial experience, Nick takes a leadership role when it comes to the project management side of the business. Specialising in self-build and renovation projects, Belvedere has been involved in the delivery of countless individually designed properties since its inception, amounting to over £100 million. Ideal for anyone looking to create a completely customised home, self-builds provide clients with complete control, enabling them to choose everything down to the smallest of details. With Belvedere at the helm of their project, they can provide as little or as much input as they require with complete trust that their opinions will be heard, valued, and taken into account. The company is dedicated to creating breathtaking properties that are personal, tailor-made, and unique. Belvedere is proud to offer a comprehensive range of services, spanning from consultancy in the early stages of the project to aftercare once handover is complete. During construction, the company’s capable team carry out all tasks to the highest of standards, producing exceptional results. Belvedere serves as a trustworthy partner throughout, providing clients with valuable advice on materials, budgets, and other aspects of the work. Ultimately, following a worry-free and stress-free process, the client’s dream home will be complete. Only taking on a select number of bespoke projects a year, Belvedere dedicates the utmost care, attention to detail, and respect to its work on Belvedere Custom Homes: Your Partner for Bespoke Builds Belvedere Custom Homes (Belvedere) is a family-owned, award-winning home building consultancy that specialises in creating the finest bespoke homes and renovating existing properties. Based in Gerrards Cross, the company takes on projects across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, and the London boroughs, always striving to deliver the highest quality services. Here, we speak to Director Cris Da Costa to find out more about Belvedere following its success in winning Best Bespoke Home Builder & Renovation Experts, London, in the Leaders in Luxury Awards 2024. I