Archive for September, 2010
Owners of Luxury Homes in Austin know the importance of interior design. Custom cabinetry, granite countertops, hardwood flooring and fine finishes combine to turn home interiors into works of art; but what about taking that design outdoors to turn your landscape into an artful oasis? If you want to express your creativity, but don’t know where to start, come to the Texas Folklife Yard Show exhibit to get some ideas.
Organized by Texas Folklife and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the Texas Folklife Yard Show exhibit will be on display at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the McDermott Learning Center from Sept. 4 to Dec. 5. The exhibit, based on landscape designer Jill Nokes’ book, “Yard Art and Handmade Places,” will showcase yard art such as “The Sporting Life” by Vince Hannemann, photos of yard art projects and decorative bird houses.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s mission is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and Read More→
If the hot summer weather has kept you huddled indoors with the AC, maybe it’s time to step outside and take a breath of that fresh fall air; and there’s no better place to take that first breath than at the fantastic outdoor destination of Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. Unplug from the stressors of life, leave your cell phones and laptops at home, revitalize your spirit and reconnect with nature.
Nestled just six miles west of downtown Austin, owners of Luxury Homes in Austin won’t have to travel far to take advantage of the natural beauty of Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. Established in 1977, the 227-acre wilderness preserve acts as an intriguing outdoor classroom with more than three miles of hiking and interpretive trails. Visitors can discover the wonders of nature by examining native species, wildlife, geology and natural history.
Fall brings many exciting activities to the preserve. While visiting Wild Basin, you can participate in the Balcones Read More→
Since 1992, the Texas Association of Builders has been recognizing excellence in the home building industry through their annual awards program. Sterling Custom Homes was awarded the Grand Award of “Custom Builder of the Year” for the State of Texas in the Inaugural year. In 2005, this remarkable awards program expanded to include projects throughout the Southwest. In spite of the increasing competition, Sterling has been recognized with enumerable awards in the Custom Home arena including two additional grand awards: 2004 and 2008 “Custom Builder of the Year”. We are the only Texas and Southwest region builder to enjoy the honor of three time recipient of Texas Custom Builder of the Year (Grand Award).This year, the 2010 Star Awards will continue to recognize excellence in building, marketing and professionalism through more than 75 categories and hundreds of entries from Texas and the Southwest region.
The 2010 Star Awards Committee announced Sterling Custom Homes as a finalist in fourteen Custom Builder categories including: Best Direct Mail Read More→
Austin, Texas is filled with many fun events; there always seems to be something new and exciting to do. However, no event is more highly anticipated than the 9th Annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. People from around the country flock to Austin to experience the eclectic collection of performances, the SoCo Art Market for art, crafts and cool merchandise and many other activities that surround the weekend. However, owners of Luxury Homes in Austin won’t have far to travel to join in the festivities.
This year’s ACL Music Festival is Oct. 8-10 at Zilker Park. Some of the 130 acts slated to perform include The Eagles, Muse, Phish, The Strokes, M.I.A., Read More→
Swimming pools have long been a popular option for Austin custom homes. A pool provides the kids with a healthy, active outlet for all their youthful energy. Parents enjoy the pool for exercise and relaxation. The pool has become a focal point of the outdoor living space and provides a certain lifestyle enjoyed by our custom clients.
During the design phase of our process the question often arises, “Should the pool be part of the home construction project or should it be contracted separately?”
As you can see from the pictures, many of our home construction projects include complicated pools that are challenging to engineer Read More→