What We Do

We are a boutique residential design firm, specializing in Luxury Coastal Design.

"I am extremely happy with Beacon Home Design. They are very detailed and on top of their game. There are not many people who know the building codes like Beacon. This helps save time and money. The level of detail and professionalism is off the charts. I highly recommend AJ and his team to anyone who is building or remodeling a home."

- Mark Melancon | Satisfied Customer

Beacon Home Design was established in 2013 by Principal Designer and Manatee County Native, AJ Barnard. Beacon Home Design’s mission has been to create an exceptional experience in custom home design, with a focus on a collaborative design process with our clients. We have had the privilege of creating award winning coastal designs on beautiful Anna Maria Island and additionally create on Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch, and surrounding areas of Manatee/Sarasota/Pinellas county.

"This is the second time we have used Aaron Barnard of Beacon Design to design a home for us. That says a lot about how pleased we have been with his attention to detail, and his beautiful and creative designs. He listens to his clients “wish lists” for a home, and delivers with professionalism and a deep desire to design the perfect home for his clients. He certainly has done this for us ! We are thrilled with our new home and the positive experience we had with Beacon. We can highly recommend Aaron and his team to anyone who is looking to design a custom home they’ll truly love."

- Larry & Ginger McMillen | Satisfied Customer


That Wow Factor


Palma Sola Bayfront Farmhouse
Manatee River

Palma Sola Bayfront Farmhouse

Bimini Bay British West Indies
Holmes Beach

Bimini Bay British West Indies

British West Indies
Holmes Beach

British West Indies

Bay View Modern
Anna Maria

Bay View Modern


How We Do It

Our Process



We provide a site study and conduct a zoning verification with property surveys during the Discovery phase. Our Schematic Planning is a part of our initial conversation to set the course of design.


Design Development

A collaborative approach on spatial planning and exterior form development are part of the Design Development phase. Our 3-D Model viewing tool helps to create a realistic vision of the home.



During refinement we focus on trim detailing for material selections, coordination of Structural design elements and creating 3-D renders.



During Delivery the Municipality specific Construction Documents are created while the Structural details are integrated in to the main buildable set of plans which are then reviewed and delivered.

Anna Maria Coastal Cottage Pool Yard

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