Robbins|Reed Raises Over $2,700 for Breast Cancer Research


It’s party time.

We’re celebrating the collective efforts of our kick-ass team. That’s right, together Robbins|Reed raised $2,786 for breast cancer awareness and research. It’s an important cause we care deeply about, which is why we’re stoked to have exceeded our fundraising goal by nearly $800. Eight of us participated in the walk itself and had an awesome time doing it. To every client, friend, and community member who contributed to the cause, we thank you.


Walk With Us to Beat Breast Cancer


Each year we find an opportunity to take off our hard hats and do our part to build awareness of men’s and women’s health issues. This year, in support of the American Cancer Society, we are participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of San Luis Obispo, and we invite you to join us!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of San Luis Obispo
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Registration: 7:00AM | Walk: 8:00AM
504 Madonna Road
Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo

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We are also selling commemorative Robbins|Reed t-shirts for $10 to honor the event and promote Breast Cancer Awareness. Women’s and men’s sizes are available. Please email with the size you would like. All proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society.


Robbins|Reed Custom Homes: 4 Tips for Designing Your Custom Home

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Details and decisions. The custom home building process is all about them, from considering the future needs of your family, to the style and functionality to best complement your lifestyle. And budget. And timeline. Ultimately, the success of any custom home project directly relates to the degree and detail of planning you and your team pours into the project before groundbreaking even begins. In that spirit, we’re sharing 4 essential tips for creating your custom home:

1. Plan Ahead

Let’s go back to the future. You want to build a home that will continue to grow with you over the years. Consider how your family might grow, your ability to care for aging parents, or home office functionality. Define your most important priorities with a list. At Robbins|Reed, our highly organized custom home builders is happy to keep track of your goals as we go.

2. Make the Most of Your Property

Maximize every advantage your land has to offer from opportunities to soak up natural light to taking advantage of sweeping scenic views and more.

3. Get the Most Out of Your Budget

Compromise has no business setting foot in your dream home; our value-minded process will find the building solutions that get the most out of your budget.

4. Hire A Dependable and Experienced Home Builder

Our experienced Custom Homes team is prepared to guide you through the custom home building process, ensuring the process goes smoothly every step of the way.

Here at Robbins|Reed Custom Homes, our passion is building yours. We’re ready to see your new home through from the floorplan to the fixtures. Playing a design-build role, we’ll work with you to draft the perfect custom home design. And with a network of trusted partners, every piece of your home will be crafted with the greatest of care and quality, as though it were our own.

Scope out a few of the custom homes we’ve built across the Central Coast community and learn more. Our home team is available to answer your questions online, or at 1-805-543-7277.

Robbins|Reed Custom Homes: Luxury Homebuilding Trends 2018

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Today our San Luis Obispo custom homebuilders are sharing a roundup of the latest luxury homebuilding trends on the Central Coast and beyond. Even if your summer plans don’t include building a luxury home, this is a fun time to refresh the look and feel of your existing residence or vacation home.


Say hello to cobalt stoves and yellow dryers – bright appliances in all colors of the rainbow are seriously in style. If you prefer stainless steel for major appliances, add a pop of color with your toaster instead…they’re available in more shades than ever to complement your countertop.


Patterned flooring adds visual interest to a room and can truly tie a look together. Moroccan-inspired designs and geometric shapes are two styles in particular with the power to floor your guests!


Playful and eye-catching, patterned fabrics are a practical way to showcase some personality. Forget matchy-matchy. When it comes to furniture and throw pillows, pair florals with stripes and ombré with geometric shapes. It’s a brave new world and there really aren’t any rules.


Soft and luxurious, velvet is a trend that’s come back in a big way. The plush upholstery is popping up almost everywhere. Custom upholstery in a sophisticated hue adds texture and interest to entertaining spaces.


If you’ve always gravitated toward lavender, this is your year. The Pantone Color of the Year is ultra violet. The great thing about this blue-based purple is that it evokes both a modern and vintage feel simultaneously. The color also happens to be extremely versatile. From the kitchen to the bedroom, the hue can be accentuated with modern art and architectural details, or simply provide a statement as an accent wall in the entryway.


Silver with gold? Yes and yes. Interior designers around the globe are giving you the green light to mix metallics. From kitchen and bathroom fixtures to outdoor dining rooms, mixing metallics is an appealing way to add interest to your home. If you’re looking to add soft warmth to any space, blend rose gold accents paired with just about any metal for a complimentary glow.


Elevating the bathroom into a spa-inspired sanctuary is a rewarding transformation you’ll actually enjoy and appreciate everyday, and doing so doesn’t have to be complicated. Touches like a new tub or patterned flooring can make a major impact.


It might sound like the Japanese horseradish wasabi, but wabi sabi is actually the Japanese aesthetic that honors the beauty in imperfection, particularly in handcrafted wears such as ceramic pottery. So proudly share your collection, imperfect or otherwise.

Here at Robbins|Reed Custom Homes our team is always interested in the luxury trends homeowners can benefit from. Explore the beautiful homes we’ve built here.




2018 American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour


San Luis Obispo Custom Homes (Garden Green)

Modern and inviting – Karen and Lee Bren’s 2,400 sq. ft. Garden Green condominium in downtown San Luis Obispo is one of five homes that will be featured May 20th on the American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour.

Our home team here at Robbins|Reed is proud of the work we did for Karen and Lee Bren and stoked for visitors to explore their remarkable space.

The warm and welcoming San Luis Obispo home is “California modern” to echo the Central Coast’s relaxing lifestyle.

Robbins|Reed built the luxurious three-story condominiums in 2013. The 6,383 sq.ft. building neighbors a 1941 fire station and the condominiums’ exterior mirrors the look and feel of that time. Historical details include: a brick fascia, corbels, concrete window surrounds and a belly band that runs around the building’s midsection.

Each of the homeowners in the building chose their own finish materials. Together Robbins|Reed and Casagrande Woodworks ensured this complex challenge was expertly met. Reclaimed oak flooring is the one material all three units have in common. Known for its distinctive tight grain, the wood was sourced from Germany.

Special features:
  • A sophisticated stainless inset in every wall gives the illusion of “floating” above the floor.
  • Generous open shelving in the kitchen provides ample storage and makes the space appear larger.
  • The dining room is traditional with intricate inlays.
  • Stylish ceilings unique to every room elevate this space, including a ceiling window cupola in the living room.
  • Bi-folding doors to the outdoor deck connect interior and exterior spaces.

This project is the result of teamwork. The Brens not only worked with our talented crew they also collaborated with architect Thom Brajkovich of Paragon Designs to achieve their vision.

2018 AIACCC Home Tour

You’re invited to meet the professional builders and designers for each local home throughout the American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour! The event takes place Sunday, May 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance for $30 or $50 for two tickets.

The day of, tickets will $40 and can be purchased at

All proceeds will benefits architecture education programs here on the Central Coast.

Robbins|Reed Custom Homes: Elevating Your Outdoor Space

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Here at Robbins|Reed Custom Homes, our San Luis Obispo custom homebuilders think the great outdoors can serve as a convenient extension of your custom home.

From well-appointed backyard kitchens to luxurious spas and vegetable gardens, there are endless ways to personalize your outdoor space. With summer right around the corner, it’s a good time to start thinking about how you plan to entertain outdoors.

To help get you inspired, our luxury homebuilders decided to round up a few simple ideas to elevate your outdoor space.

Add a daybed

A durable daybed is a simple way to create a living room type feel outdoors. It’s an ideal spot to unwind and relax in the sunshine or shade.

Say yes to a pizza oven

A freestanding pizza oven not only makes delicious custom pies, but adds architectural interest to your space as well.

Get competitive (it’s all fun and games)

Who doesn’t love bocce ball? We think you need your own custom bocce court.

String bistro lights

Glowing lights add an inviting ambiance to any outdoor event.

Create more space to entertain with an outdoor kitchen

Make the most of the space you have with an outdoor kitchen. Whether you’re ready to BBQ with friends and family or seeking to host an elevated dinner party with a guest chef – an outdoor kitchen offers a fun array of options.

Dive into a custom pool

Families, pets, and guests agree – a backyard pool is a great way to stay cool. Seeking a spa-like vibe? How about a lap pool that takes up minimal space? Interested in a kid-friendly splash zone? Whatever your vision, Robbins|Reed can make it happen.

There’s a difference between building a place you call home and a place you simply come home to. Robbins|Reed is available to help you personalize your outdoor space. Simply put, our passion is building yours. Contact us to learn more and share your vision.