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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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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2014 International Builders’ Show

As your premier Austin custom homebuilder, Sterling Custom Homes recognizes the importance of researching the most current trends and product offerings available in the market. With over 75,000 attendees and more than 650,000 square feet of exhibit space, the 2014 International Builders’ Show was the perfect place for us to learn the latest processes and touch the newest products available today!

Six Sterling employees fanned out to cover the massive exhibit floor and attend numerous educational seminars taught by the very best building industry professionals in the nation. For 25 years Sterling has been committed to bringing the most effective products and processes to our clients. The International Builders’ Show is the best place to learn about the latest innovations in construction science as well as the cutting edge products and processes that our clients have come to expect over the years.

We embrace the theory that “the only thing constant is change”, so we’re always seeking out the most effective practices to improve quality, performance and efficiency. This is one of the many reasons why we remain so successful after 25 years of service to the Austin / Lake Travis area. We would love to put our vast experience to work for you when you’re ready to build your unique Sterling custom home!      

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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greetings from austinAccording to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, the Lone Star State is home to 4 of the top 10 cities in America that boast “….the most economic momentum going into 2014….” as we move out of the recession. As the premier Austin custom homebuilder, this news does not surprise us.  While Austin boasts a near 12% job growth since August 2007, a domestic migration gain that is double that of #2 San Antonio and an unemployment rate of 5.4%, Sterling has experienced a sizeable increase in inquiries that have converted to a 62% increase in sales over this time last year.

 The results are based on data from 2007 to October 2013 that indicates economic vitality and demographic strength.  The report suggests that “the strongest local economies merge educated people, tech-oriented industries, racial diversity”, and pro-business environments.  Austin attracts the same demographic that the Silicon Valley would, yet it offers “…… low taxes, light regulation and reasonable housing prices……” which draws “domestic migrants” and retains them.

 So make your way to Austin! Sterling Custom Homes has embraced the growth that Austin is enjoying and is committed to building your one of a kind Austin luxury home.

 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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