Welcome to The Sandbox!

Design-Build Firm sandbox

Words can’t express how thrilled I am to welcome you to the White Sands blog, The Sandbox!  This new website has been nearly a year in the making, so to finally see the months and months of inspiration and collaboration culminate into such a beautiful web space is beyond exciting.


I don’t even know where to begin. I guess, a little about who we are, and what we do is in order:


My name is Hawlie, and I am the Principal Designer for White Sands, a full-service Design-Build firm located in Southern California. My “dream team” is composed of Brett and Mike, who run the Development company and originally founded the firm in 2008, along with Jeremy, our in-house General Contractor extraordinaire. You can read more about us and what brought us to White Sands in the bio section of the site.


Together, the 4 of us just want to build beautiful homes in Southern California. Though we have clients all over the region, our original bread and butter is based in the South Bay, including the Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo beach neighborhoods. We specialize in a coastal aesthetic, and love to mix in traditional, contemporary, or even industrial elements, depending on the space and project. Those of you cruising through the neighborhoods can often spot our development projects by our signature tarps depicting a gorgeous rendering of the finished build. Even our job sites are beautiful!


When White Sands first began as just a development company, the motto was “at the beach, life is different.” Though the company has grown, the sentiment is the same– the beauty of beach living is found in its peaceful serenity, a sink-into-it kind of luxury that just doesn’t exist anywhere else. And our motivation behind every project we do, every finish or furniture piece we source, is rooted in that ideal. For us, it’s about creating a lifestyle for our clients. Moving forward, I hope this blog can be a space to share not just our finished products, but the work, progress, and inspiration that goes into them.  I hope you’ll follow along, and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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