vick pope andersen windowsAndersen Windows, the largest window and door manufacturer in North America, chose our own Vick Pope to participate in a national video series about their exceptional product. Filmed on location here in Austin at the residence of one of our very favorite clients, Vick spoke about Sterling’s philosophy when choosing the products we recommend to our clients.
All of our clients, regardless of budget, want to know that they’re getting the best value available in the marketplace. Partnering with Andersen Doors and Windows gives us the confidence of knowing that the product will perform well, look fantastic and that it will be supported by outstanding customer service should any problems arise. This is the value proposition that our clients have come to appreciate in their Sterling Custom Home!

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Sterling Custom Homes has been building the highest quality Austin luxury homes since 1989. Celebrating our 25th Anniversary, we are a full-service custom homebuilder eager to assist you with your lot analysis, home design and construction. For more information about our unique process, please contact Gary Grambley at gary@sterlinghome.com or call 512-263-2214.

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buildertrendlogoWhat are the two biggest complaints, nationally, that clients have about the custom home construction process? Number one is lack of organization from their builder, number two is lack of communication throughout the process. For the most part it seems that clients have been fairly satisfied with the quality of work, nationally, that my industry provides. However, studies show that they are very displeased with the process (or lack of process) that their builder brought to the project.
At Sterling Custom Homes we tackled these issues head-on 25 years ago when we developed, implemented, and have since continually improved upon our proprietary Sterling Cookbook – your step by step guide to an organized, enjoyable custom home construction process. Often copied, never duplicated, the Sterling Cookbook has been a valuable tool in guiding our clients through this otherwise complex process. Read More→

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Burt Rear Exterior rExterior stucco is a popular material for the award winning homes we’ve built over the years. There are many different stucco processes that have been utilized in the past, the two most common in the custom home market today are integral color stucco and traditional four-step stucco. For the purposes of this conversation we’ll assume that you have the traditional four-step stucco that we recommend to our homeowners.
While stucco is a stylish, durable material, there is maintenance involved to make sure that the product performs properly over time. Made of Portland cement, lime, sand and water, stucco provides a hard, durable, weather resistant surface for the exterior of your home. As a cement product though, stucco has a tendency to crack over time as it continues to cure. It is for this reason that your traditional stucco has been painted with a special elastomeric paint which is designed to bridge the tiny cracks that will develop, protecting your home from water penetration.
As you can imagine, over time and depending on sun orientation and other environmental factors, the elastomeric paint can fade and lose its effectiveness. Because of this, homeowners should regularly inspect their stucco exterior for visible cracks and expect to repaint the surface every five to seven years as needed. A professional painter familiar with the intricacies of stucco painting is highly recommended.
Sterling Custom Homes has been building the highest quality Austin luxury homes since 1989. We are a full-service custom homebuilder eager to assist you with your lot analysis, home design and construction. For more information about our unique process, please contact Gary Grambley at gary@sterlinghome.com or call 512-263-2214.

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Picture of a courtyard with fireplace

Inviting Courtyard

Downsizing isn’t a new term in the custom homebuilding business, but it has taken on a new meaning to me and my colleagues at Sterling Custom Homes. You see, we have been building the highest quality luxury custom homes in the area for 25 years now. While we are fortunate to have a constant flow of new clients, the fact is that many of our past clients have found that they don’t have the need for the large spaces we created for them back when the family was young and the kids were still at home. They are asking for less home, but not for less quality.
Our new downsized product incorporates the same custom process and attention to detail that has made us so successful over the years, with an added focus on design layouts and features that make your new home more efficient and manageable. By incorporating more Courtyards and extended Outdoor Living Spaces, our designs feel much larger than they actually are. Beautiful hard flooring surfaces, granite countertops, custom cabinets and commercial grade high-end appliance packages provide all the luxury comforts our discerning clientele has grown accustom to, while reducing the overall space for an easier living experience.
Like to travel? This concept is designed to be extremely low maintenance. It’s nearly “lock and leave”! From highly efficient, on demand tankless hot water heaters, to zeroscaped courtyards and landscape packages that minimize water usage and upkeep, to spray foam insulation that reduces your heating and cooling costs drastically all year long. This will be the home that you’re not afraid to leave yet always anxious to return to.
We’d love to have the opportunity to show you how you can enjoy Sterling luxury in a more efficient space. We are a full-service custom homebuilder eager to assist you with your lot analysis, home design and construction. For more information about our unique process, please contact Gary Grambley at gary@sterlinghome.com or call 512-263-2214.

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sherriff III coverSterling Custom Homes, your premier Austin custom homebuilder, is proud to be featured in the current edition of Urban Home Magazine!

We built this Transitional Design style home on the shores of Lake Austin. This is the third home we’ve built for these wonderful clients, and hopefully not the last! The creative mixture of rustic and modern design elements makes this a beautiful masterpiece that showcases the unique lifestyle of its owners.

Dawn Hearn Interior Design did an outstanding job with the interior details of this project, working closely with us and our mutual client to capture the essence of their style. It is truly magnificent!

Sterling Custom Homes has been building the highest quality Austin luxury homes since 1989. If you would like to put our 25 years of experience to work for you on your custom home project, please contact Gary Grambley at gary@ssherriff III livingterlinghome.com or call 512-263-2214.

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