Archive for February, 2010
Sterling Custom Homes has been building in the Lake Travis area for over 20 years. In that time, we have seen the lake level fluctuate drastically. Being the variable level lake in the chain of lakes operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority, Lake Travis has fluctuated from a high level of 710 msl in 1991 to it’s lowest level of 614 msl way back in 1951.
More recently, the lake was down to 636 msl in August of 2009. The recent wet weather over the past few months has fortunately brought the lake back up to the near-full level of 676 msl.
We have built many custom homes on Lake Travis over the years. We currently have one project underway at Waterfront in Rough Hollow and another beginning soon in The Reserve at Lake Travis. Both of these Austin, Texas custom homes are designed to take advantage of the incredible views and relaxing lifestyle provided by their lakefront settings.
Sterling Custom Homes is so excited about the progress of our first spec from our Platinum Collection designed by Austin Design Group. Overlooking the #5 fairway on the Flintrock Falls Golf course, this lot offers a relaxed feel and panoramic view. Located at 212 Black Wolf Run, the 4,222 square foot house is perfect for a young family or empty nesters.
This custom home in Lakeway, Texas features four bedrooms with four and one-half baths. The master suite is conveniently located on the main level and offers beautiful views of the golf course. The main level also boasts another bedroom, formal dining room and a gourmet kitchen that opens to the expansive family room and breakfast room.
It is certainly perfect for the Hill Country golf enthusiast who loves driving on a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Read More→
Sterling Custom Homes earned a spot in the Austin Business Journal 2010 Book of Lists based on 2008 and 2009 sales. Sterling is ranked #5 on the list of Austin’s custom home builders based on the ABJ’s survey for closings to date as of May 2009. In an uncertain economy, Sterling continues to maintain its solid presence in the custom home building industry in Austin, Lakeway, Westlake, Horseshoe Bay, Flintrock Falls, The Reserve at Lake Travis and other Austin area locations. The Austin Business Journal is Austin’s leading source of comprehensive business news and in-depth analysis.
Sterling Custom Homes has built luxury, award-winning homes for over 20 years in many of the Austin areas private gated and resort golf communities. Enjoy viewing our unique custom designs that accommodate the Austin temperate weather by providing outdoor living areas as comfortable and upscale as their indoor rivals.
There are numerous selections that our clients must choose for their custom designed plan; therefore, we have developed proprietary tools to make it an easy and manageable custom home building experience. From the inception of the Sterling Custom Homes CookBookTM, it has been our greatest asset to move our custom clients through the selection process effortlessly. One of the items in the CookBookTM that is vital to keeping our client on track is a construction schedule specific to their custom designed home. It allows them a look into the upcoming construction schedule and provides the client with benchmarks of when to have their custom selection decisions finalized in order to keep their home on schedule. It is important for our clients to understand the construction process and how their decisions can affect the building schedule; therefore, we spend as much one on one time as necessary while educating them on the selection approval process. Read More→
Spring is fast approaching! While we’re in the midst of cold, wet weather, I know it seems like Spring is still far off, but it won’t be long before we can put our coats back in the closet and return to all of our outdoor activities.
Spring is one of the most pleasant times in Central Texas, and people are always looking for new ways to enjoy the outdoors more. If you’re thinking about building a new home in Austin, one way to enjoy the outdoors more is to include an Outdoor Living Area in the design. These Outdoor Living Areas are one of the most important features of a new home, for most of our clients these are fully equipped living spaces that just happen to be outside. Outdoor fireplaces surrounded by sofas (often times with televisions above them!), a large Outdoor Dining Area, fully equipped Summer Kitchens with sinks, refrigerators, grills and space for bar stools so your friends and family can watch as you channel your inner Emeril, are all commonplace in most of our custom designs. Read More→