Bob Chatham
Custom Home Designer

Specializing in waterfront, historical and southern cottage style homes, Bob Chatham is a second generation residential designer that has been designing custom homes for over 30 years. He has been a professional member of the American Institute of Building Design for over 25 years and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders.

As an Alabama Gulf Coast native Bob has spent years designing charming cottages all along the gulf coast’s beautiful landscape. His designs can be found in areas from Mississippi, Mobile and throughout the lovely small towns of Baldwin County like Fairhope and Point Clear, and extending into Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A as well as around the country. He gained notoriety in the 90s for his wildly popular Charleston Collection that was featured in many national architectural publications. His classic low country designs, popular for their charming country appearance and large porches and balconies, have a strong presence in Charleston, South Carolina and surrounding areas. 

Bob’s creative vision for cottages and waterfront designs have led to a large collection of beachfront vacation homes and coastal cottage styles he has designed for places like Orange Beach, Alabama, Destin, Florida and the charming seaside communities all along Scenic Highway 30A. 

Working with developers in the area Bob has been awarded the creative freedom to design entire residential communities along the Gulf Coast of Alabama. He has also designed many Showcase homes in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.


Our process begins with a free consultation with Bob. He will listen to your wants and needs while sketching a floor plan and elevations for your new home. By the time you leave the meeting you will have a complete overview of the design layout and exterior style of your dream home. If you are happy with your design and would like to move forward, we then collect a deposit to begin work on your plans. Our talented team of designers will work with you every step of the process to ensure that you are pleased with the design of your new home. Bob would be happy to meet with you at any point during the design process and will be involved with the design every step of the way. 

If you are living out of town and wish to have a phone meeting like many of our clients around the country, we are happy to accommodate you in any means necessary to make your vision a reality. We conduct phone meetings and will email your sketches in PDF format.

Please give us a call to set an appointment for your free consultation with Bob. (251) 626-7789.

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15 Reviews
Kevin Bryars
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2019

Bob and his team were great listeners and did a great job of putting down on paper what we wanted for our dream river home. They were professional and on time with all of their deliverables. We love...Read More

Vernon Colbert
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2020

We found Chatham Custom Home Design to be very professional and knowledgable, and Bob is one of the most reputable architects in our area. Bob and his staff worked with us in every step of the proc...Read More

Robyn Choiniere
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2020

Bob and Juliette worked closely with us to create our design and designed us a beautiful home in Ono Island. We highly recommend using them for any architectural needs.Read More

Greg Crews
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2019

Bob and his entire staff were wonderful to work with! From the initial design phase to the finished product, everything was seamless and they were on top of everything as well as very professional and...Read More

Lauren Cortelyou Cowart
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2020

I was referred to Bob Chatham Custom Home Design by a close friend. From the beginning and throughout the design process, I was most impressed with Bob's professionalism as well as his team including ...Read More

M Peterson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2020

Bob Chatham and his team listen so well and then draw the idea on paper that is more functional and more beautiful than you originally were thinking. There is nothing cookie cutter about Chatham Custo...Read More

Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: May 2016

I've been in the home building business for over 20 years and have been fortunate enough to work with many outstanding architects and designers. Bob is definitely one of the best. He is a pleasure to ...Read More

Rich Sharff
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2015

We were very pleased with the work Bob and his team did for us on our new bay house. He made sure he understood what we were looking for and then guided us through the process efficiently and effectiv...Read More

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