Archive for July, 2009
In one of our very first blog posts we discussed the groundbreaking ceremony at an exciting new project on Lake Travis – the King residence. We are now well into construction and the home is progressing nicely.
The interior of the home is currently being sheet rocked. Outside, the stucco exterior is being applied to the rear, requiring scaffolds to be constructed on the back patio. We’re beginning to see the design coming to life which is really exciting.
One of the unique features of this home is the interesting wall projections in the upstairs media room. Designed to accommodate the large flat screen television, the entire wall becomes an appealing array of niches in various shapes and sizes. Mrs. King brought us a picture of a similar wall design from a magazine and we worked through the details to produce this one-of-a-kind feature.
The Kings have been a lot of fun to work with on this project! Their unique ideas are what make custom home building fun and challenging for us. We love to create one-of-a-kind homes that are perfect for the homeowners. We love to bring dream homes to reality.
The Kings are big dreamers and we are happy that we could bring their ideas to life for them. One thing is certain, this home will be as beautiful as it is unique. Austin custom homebuilder Sterling Custom Homes is excited to complete this fantastic home.
Sterling Custom Homes handles a variety of questions from clients when building their dream home. The Austin custom home builder believes in providing all home buyers with as much information as possible so that they can make an informed decision and feel comfortable with the building process.
However, the question of cost per square foot is a difficult question to accurately answer. Until Sterling has the opportunity to meet with a client and determine the scope of the project, there is no way for them to accurately answer cost per square footage.
There are many reasons why the lakeway home builder cannot give an accurate quote of cost per square foot. Such factors include:
- The efficiency of the floorplan
- The cost associated with the amenities chosen
- The amount of covered porch area
- The community requirements Read More→
What better way to get ideas for your new custom home in Austin than by attending the Austin Home & Garden Show in August? This year’s show is taking place at the Austin Convention Center from August 21st thru August 23rd. The Austin Home Builders Association has scheduled two celebrity guests: Paul James of HGTV’s “Gardening by the Yard” & Chef Lou Petrozza from Fox TV’s “Hell’s Kitchen”.
Sterling Custom Homes encourages homeowners to take advantage of this great opportunity to research ideas to incorporate into your custom home. Whether you dream of a modern kitchen or a private master bath sanctuary, the Home & Garden Show will inspire you. Show attendees should expect to see the latest in design trends, new technologies to make your custom home more energy-efficient, gorgeous landscape displays and incredible pool designs. Tickets are purchased on site only and during show hours.
Sterling Custom Homes attended the 2009 Central Texas Construction Expo at the Palmer Event Center on June 30th and July 1st. For the past 27 years, the goal of the Construction Expo has been to promote growth in Austin’s construction industry by connecting professionals in all aspects of the market. The Expo features over 100 vendors and offers accredited continuing education seminars and workshops.
Sterling Custom Homes Vice President, Vick Pope, attended the opening day ceremonies where Sterling was honored with a proclamation from The City of Austin for its contribution to the economic development of the area. Governor Rick Perry addressed attendees at the kick-off event and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell proclaimed the two-day event as Construction Expo Days. The event is a way for Sterling Custom Homes to preview innovative ideas and products, build new business relationships and gain insight, training and continuing education credits from professional seminars.
Great news for all Lakeway communities, construction of the Lakeway Regional Medical Center has finally begun! Although construction was delayed a few months, everyone has high hopes for the facility.
Already, the medical center has attracted an extraordinary amount of physician investors, 90 to be exact. Which is 30 more than the medical center’s goal and more than original design plans could accommodate.
The center is expected to have 178 open beds and a level II trauma center. Read More→