ABOUT BELVEDER DESIGN BUILD LLC SM
WHAT WE DO
We are experts at renovating both indoor and outdoor spaces, integrating them to bring harmony, tranquility and the joy of nature into your home. After developing with you a comprehensive plan, we stage improvements to fit your needs and budget. We excel at additions, whole house remodels, restorations, and re-creations that highlight and enhance the features of your original home or re-imagine it completely. We are equally expert in inspired landscape planning, stunning gardens including terracing, regrading, drainage and water features. Indoor and outdoor living areas flow seamlessly. Colors and finishes are carefully coordinated.
Our vision for your living environment begins with your needs, lifestyle, and aspirations. Whether classic or contemporary, urban or suburban, your style and preferences drive our solutions. With discernment for your aesthetic, we bring unparalleled creativity to each design that will delight and amaze, as will our attention to detail and customer service.
We bring 22 years of experience and our creative passion to re-imagine your house and landscape. We serve Washington DC and southern Montgomery County, Maryland including Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, Somerset, Bethesda, North Bethesda, Rockville, Glen Echo, Cabin John and Potomac.
"I recently sold a house that Carmen and his team transformed from a tired '60's design to a modern showpiece. I was amazed that the whole house remodel, including exterior brick and interior wall demolition, a kitchen and 6 baths was completed in 5 1/2 months. It showed beautifully."
Erich Cabe, Compass Real Estate
"Simply Extraordinary... Beautiful Oasis... Impressive Thoughtfulness and Craftsmanship...Incredibly talented at envisioning and creating stunning, livable spaces...Recommend ..for a project of any scale..."
“Carmen's work is simply extraordinary. Our yard presented incredible design challenges, but Carmen's dedication, meticulousness, and vision enabled him to transform our rocky mud pit into a beautiful oasis. Carmen promised us that our project would transform the space. He delivered and exceeded on this commitment in a way we didn't think possible. From design to construction, lighting to planting, and everything in between, Carmen applied an impressive level of thoughtfulness and craftsmanship. He is hard-working, honest, and incredibly talented at envisioning and creating stunning, livable spaces. We consider ourselves so fortunate to have met Carmen and will forever recommend him to anyone looking to embark on a project of any scale.”
Jeffrey Mullins, Bethesda
"Carmen can completely transform a property. He is a master with a keen eye for detail and beauty; he creates spaces not just to admire but to actually live in and enjoy. His vision is a gift and his execution skills impeccable. He will exceed all expectations."
A comprehensive view arising from our deep experience in both remodeling and landscaping allows us to integrate your complete living environment, and sets us apart from other design build firms. Fenestration is coordinated with planned outdoor focal points insuring inspiring vistas, tranquility and flow. Our understanding of the cost to build and maintain property, its effect on resale value and our speed also makes our design and build process superior. We are dedicated to creating a positive experience with unusual attention to minimizing disruption and demands on your time.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
"Carmen assisted me with a patio and garden renovation project. He and his entire work team were responsive, knowledgeable and quick--advising me on the best quality materials within my budget and problem solving with effective communication and solid advice. Having seen them at work on a larger project, I was fully confident in their capacity and client-oriented approach."
"I engaged with Carmen for a big renovation involving bumping out my kitchen and dining room about 8 feet. We’re just at the beginning of that project, but he is absolutely meticulous about making sure everything is going to be right--measuring not twice, but many times to ensure that the old and new will mesh properly! Meanwhile, we completed several other projects, including widening the driveway, rebuilding a shed and chimney, rehabilitating a fence, and, significantly, creating a rain garden as now required by code in my area. So far this rain garden has performed beautifully! Picking out the plants with Carmen was a lot of fun and he is very knowledgeable about natives and what works and what doesn’t. He also devotes a lot of attention to the soil in the rain garden to ensure that it actually works. Carmen has also been attentive to minimizing costs and understanding my style aesthetic. The trade folks he engages are excellent and do great work. I am looking forward to my new kitchen and dining room once the work is completed!"
Carol Linden, Bethesda
Carmen D. Legato
Principal, Designer, Builder
Prior to founding BelVeder, Carmen renovated houses in which he invested, tapping his prior experience as a framing carpenter and years of home renovation. Carmen has more than 20 years experience in remodeling, including the portfolio shown on this site. He has hands on experience in every facet of residential construction and has overall management of design and construction crews.
Trained as an architect, Verica has 13 years of experience in Architectural design, CAD drawing and millwork design, with successful completion of dozens of commercial, public and residential buildings and landscape designs. She sees every project as a personal challenge and unique opportunity to achieve a design that will bring enjoyment in living and working spaces.
With a degree in Fine Arts and Design, Donna, began her career in New York City in fashion and graphic design. For the past 20 years she has been a full-service interior designer. She is in the top percentile in Pantone's color recognition "IQ test." She excels at kitchen and bathroom layouts and finishes. Her portfolio of striking interior designs includes new construction and remodeling.