Archive for July, 2011
Summer is in bloom and you can see it every time that you step out of your Austin luxury real estate. To celebrate the beauty of the season, sculptures by Texas native T.J. Mabrey are currently on exhibition at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Now through August 21, “Aqueous Matters” visitors can enjoy strolling through the outdoor exhibit, which is blooming with wildflowers, and taking in her dozen works of art.
A native of Austin herself, Mabrey has designed 12 large-scale sculptures made with Italian marble and Texas limestone. Each of the statues seeks to capture the interesting qualities of water, an element acknowledged to be necessary for life while still paradoxically nurturing and destructive. The works of art have been arranged into six settings that emphasize the artist’s passion for natural themes and love for flowing art forms. Read More→
As a custom homebuilder, we like to say that the most cost-effective way for us to build your home is to build the momentum that keeps the project moving forward. By this we mean that there are so many interrelated activities associated with the construction of your Austin luxury real estate that it’s important to work with a builder who can organize the process and keep it moving forward for you.
The key to building and maintaining the momentum of the project is to keep the client ahead of us on their selections. By providing the information we need to order materials and direct sub-contractors properly, we avoid timing gaps that can be difficult to make up.
For instance, if a client hasn’t completed his or her tile selection the materials can’t be ordered in time for the tile contractor to take care of his job. That same tile contractor may go to a different project and not be able to return for a week. This in turn has the domino effect on all the activities that follow the tile project and could cost the schedule several weeks of total completion time. Read More→
Have you spent the whole summer listening to your children whine that they’re bored? Well, we have the cure for those summertime blues. On Wednesday, July 27 come to the Symphony Square Amphitheatre at 9:30 a.m. for Children’s Day Art Park. It will give you and your children a chance to get out of your Austin luxury real estate and bond before the summer ends.
An Austin tradition for more than 25 years, Children’s Day Art Park brings music and culture to the children on Austin and Central Texas. The summer program features musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes and crafts people.
Children get a chance to learn about instruments at the “Instrument Petting Zoo,” meet symphony musicians and hear them play their instruments, try different art projects and more. You get all of this for only 50 cents per child.
July 27 is the last Children’s Day Art Park for the 2011 season, and features author, songwriter and “singing zoologist” Lucas Miler. Lucas combines his love for wildlife with his passion for music to teach children about everything from snakes to bees. Read More→
Sterling Custom Homes is quickly becoming the “builder of choice” for property owners interested in building the highest quality, best value custom Austin luxury real estate in The Reserve at Lake Travis!
Yesterday we poured our most recent foundation at the Mahood Residence, 2109 Ruffian Heights Cove, on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Lake Travis. This home will be a beautiful addition to that fine community and marks our second custom home of only a handful of custom home starts in the area.
The Reserve is a unique and coveted community boasting incredible Lake Travis frontage, a full-service Equestrian Center, a Lazy River Pool, world class Marina and a private Cypress Club Pavilion for its members. There’s really nothing like it in this area, with all these amenities constructed at this early stage of its existence. Read More→
Looking around Austin, Texas, it’s easy to see what is so alluring about this location. Its rich culture, history and immense opportunities can be found in every nook and cranny of this wonderful city, and its Austin luxury real estate boasts sophisticated style and taste. With so much going for Austin, it’s no wonder that the city made ProximityOne’s list of Top 10 real estate boomtowns: 2020 as reported by Inman News.
Austin has already seen tremendous growth since 2000, and this new report projects that by 2020 we’ll see population increases of 33.1 percent. And, what will be driving this increase? Several factors make Austin “the” place to be including a great job market with employers such as Google and Facebook, a large tourist industry and tons of cool festivals like South by Southwest and Austin City Limits. Read More→