• custom home development by Studio 818 John-Paul & Janie Micek

    Your one-stop shop to find,
    design & build your dream home



Serving Fort Lauderdale to Jupiter, Palm Beach to Wellington and areas in between.


Pre-qualify properties & learn what it will take to transform an existing structure into your dream home BEFORE you buy.


Ready to transform your existing house into your dream home? Here’s how to get it right from the start.


Design & building a new custom home from the ground-up? Here’s how to maximize your investment from the start.

A Better Way to Design & Build Your Dream Home

Studio 818 is a full-service Design and Build Management firm. We create functional, livable spaces that fit the way you live. Our process is unique in that we are the Owner’s Project Manager (OPM). As the OPM we service as a single point of accountability protecting you and your interests from conceptual design to move-in.

You can think of the OPM role like the conductor of an orchestra. We bring all the professionals, contractors and vendors required to complete major renovations and custom homes under a single management umbrella. 

Unlike the typical industry approach, our Design + Build Management process is structured so the key requirements of site selection, acquisition, budgeting, development, design, and construction activities to overlap. This workflow structure mitigates budget overruns and keeps timelines on track while delivering stellar design.

Our full-service Design and Build Management is a white-glove service. We stand in the gap, represent you and handle all the headaches from pre-purchase analysis to completion of construction. You simply live your life and enjoy the pretty stuff!

The Studio 818 Difference

The Studio 818 Design + Build Management framework is revolutionary. It equips us to deliver the design, detail and quality you want while helping you avoid the mistakes, change orders and time-suck that typically accompany home renovation and custom home projects. With our designer-led development you get the dream home you imagined — on time, on budget and with all the headaches handled for you.

And our systems are not where the Studio 818 difference ends. The mindset of the team leading your project is just as critical to the success of your project. Our 25+ years of real estate investment experience and development of over 50 spec homes gives us an owner’s mindset that is sorely lacking in the industry.

  • "You won't find another design+build management firm for your project that is more dedicated than Studio 818."
    — Melanie Haselmayr
  • "We had a huge remodel project in Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale that had gone South due to disorganization from another design firm. Janie and her team came in and saved the day!"
    — Ana Sanchez
  • I highly recommend Janie and Studio 818 - we couldn't have made our dream home without her. Communication is very important to me when working with someone and Janie made sure she was in touch about upcoming timelines, decisions that had to be made and any troubleshooting.
    — Cy kim
  • Studio 818 you guys are the best! Words can not express how happy I am with my 818 home. My life is forever changed and my 2124 Dreamlodge is truly my dream home!! Janie, JP and Studio 818 make dreams come true. 
    — Joe DelMonte
  • My gorgeous new kitchen with 15-foot island puts my last kitchen in New York to shame. I'm retired now and absolutely love cooking and entertaining in this fabulous home. JP and Janie are a great find for a modern well-done design and renovation of a 1960's house.
    — Jeff Rosenthal

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