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As your premier Austin luxury homebuilder, we spend much time evaluating lots in an effort to find the perfect opportunity for our clients. Once this is accomplished, the challenge is then to design a unique custom residence that will uncover the hidden value of the property.
A pefect example is a home we are currently building for our client in Seven Oaks. We located a lot that others had discounted because the view was from the front of the property. We contracted to purchase the lot and included a feasability period in the contract which gave us time to get an initial sketch of the vision we described.
This is certainly nothing new for us. At Sterling Custom Homes we specialize in consulting with our clients from the very start. Laying out the footprint of the home is a critical first step in the design process requiring careful consideration. Of course most clients are interested in maximizing a certain view corridor, but there are many other variables at play that need to be discussed. Sun orientation, slab heights, trees, access – these are just a few of the topics that arise when we meet on the lot with our client and the architect. Considering these factors, we help guide the client to the design that will enhance their lifestyle and maximize the added value to the property.
In this example the challenge was to capture the stunning Texas Hill Country view which is visible from the “front” of the house. Our solution was to turn the house around, taking the driveway up the slope and around back to a Motor Court that would position the Entry at the “back” of the house. The result is a magnificent, picturesque view of the distant Hill Country – adding considerable value to the property versus a traditional home orientation. The results are spectacular!
Our 24 years of experience as the area’s premier Austin custom home builder allows us to help our clients understand the impact of these important design decisions, guiding them to the layout that best fits their budgetary and aesthetic goals.
For more information please visit the Sterling Custom Homes website. To discuss the custom home building process, please call Gary Grambley at (512) 263-2214 or email email@example.com.
Since 1989 Sterling Custom Homes has been recognized as the premier Austin custom homebuilder. We have had the privilege of building in the finest communities all over our wonderful city. One of our favorite communities, Caslano on Lake Austin, is now offering a magnificent 11.89 acre tract as a single homesite. This is a rare opportunity to design and build your family estate home with plenty of room to roam.
Caslano is a beautiful, private, gated community with large acreage tracts and waterfront property. This is a mature community with most of the land already improved. We have enjoyed building in Caslano in the past and we look forward to serving more clients there soon.
This particular tract at 12900 Shore Vista Drive offers a variety of building areas to choose from. The home can be set up to maximize the fantastic Hill Country views, take advantage of the perfect sun orientation and provide a steady breeze from the prevailing winds. And as if 11.89 acres isn’t enough, you’ll get the benefit of backing up to a spacious HOA park area!
Amazingly, this property is available for only $489,900 through Megan Gattis at Gottesman Residential Real Estate. We have built on many million dollar tracts of land, and this beautiful estate property stacks up to any of them!
As your premier Austin custom homebuilder, we are pleased to announce the start of a new custom home project in the wonderful community of Spanish Oaks! The past several months have been spent developing these unique custom home plans. The home was designed to take full advantage of the incredible distant Hill Country views.
Smartly designed, the 4,800 square foot home will seem much larger. With five bedrooms, 4 ½ baths and a large 3 car garage, the home’s special features include a Guest Casita that doubles as a Pool Cabana, a Dance Studio and a Loft Niche in one of the Secondary Bedrooms. The combination Great Room / Dining Room opens to the Kitchen / Breakfast areas to create an open, seamless flow on the main level. The Covered Outdoor Living Space draws your eye to the beautiful pool and expansive Hill Country view beyond.
We’re so excited to get started. We already know that this young family will be fun to work with throughout the building process. Everyone has had input into the home design so there’s an elevated sense of ownership for each member of the family. It’s our job to make their dreams come true! Read More→
For nearly 25 years Sterling Custom Homes has been recognized as the elite Austin Home Builder. We have built hundreds of unique custom homes in nearly all of the high-end communities in the Austin / Lakeway areas. The vast majority of our homes are designed around the outdoor living space, which invariably includes a swimming pool.
Custom swimming pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes and incorporate many fun, interesting concepts. From swim-up bars to grottos tucked behind waterfalls to firepits and water features, the possibilities are truly endless.
When designing the home, many people think that the swimming pool design needs to be finalized prior to construction. We prefer, when possible, to simply “save the space” for the pool and get into the details of swimming pool design after the foundation has been poured and the house has been framed up. This allows our clients to get a better feel for the pool/house relationship and enables them to take advantage of the precise view corridors that they wish to showcase.
However, sometime we find that access is limited or impossible based on the lot characteristics and neighboring properties. In these cases we spend much more time up-front on the pool design. We then construct the pool foundation first, prior to the home foundation. In these instances it becomes very important to understand and visualize the pool/house relationship – even before the house construction has begun. Read More→
As the premier Austin custom home builder, Sterling Custom Homes pays close attention to local lot availability. Custom home communities had been hit pretty hard through the recent economic slump and new lot inventory hasn’t come on-line quickly enough to meet the recent surge in demand.
So congratulations to those who already own their custom homesite! You now find yourself in the perfect position to begin the custom home design and construction process – before construction costs spike at the higher levels many believe they are destined to attain.
For those of you still looking for the best lot, we keep very close track of availability in communities such as Spanish Oaks, The Reserve at Lake Travis, Flintrock Falls, Rough Hollow, Lakeway, River Place on Lake Austin, Bellagio Estates, Caslano, Seven Oaks, The Bluffs at Steiner Ranch,Waterford on Lake Travis, Belvedere and many more. Read More→