News on Lakeway
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→
For 25 years, Sterling Custom homes has been the premier custom builder in Lakeway Texas. We have built over 200 unique custom homes in this beautiful lakefront community. We love this vibrant community and have been blessed to have built many custom homes on Lake Travis.
The current drought has been difficult for our lakefront property owners. Lake Travis, at 633 msl, is about 45 feet below full. Residents are now all too familiar with the islands that have been revealed by the low lake levels. The land that is now visible in the main basin near Mansfield Dam is appropriately named “Sometimes Islands”. Read More→
Whole Foods Market has been an Austin native since 1980. With over 310 stores across North America and the United Kingdom, Whole Foods has established itself as the worldwide leader in natural and organic food. For Lakeway custom home owners and the area surrounding Lake Travis, it is about to become a whole lot easier to shop for your natural and organic products.
On May 16th, Whole Foods Market will open a brand new location in Bee Cave, TX at the Hill Country Galleria. As announced by Bee Cave Store Team Leader, Wade Taylor, there will be several festivities going on during the first week of opening. The store will open at 8:00am but you are invited to come at 7:30am for coffee and a bread breaking ceremony. The store will feature a patio balcony with Hill Country views. Upstairs, there will be a bar called “The Buzz” in which specialty beer and wine will be served on tap. Opening day will be filled with live music and food.
The city of Lakeway has long been known to be home to some of the best golf in the Austin area. As you watch The Masters, you might experience a strange little tingle deep within you, an urge even. That feeling is what golfers call “The Itch.” It’s a phenomenon that causes you to suddenly have the need to hit the links. Just seeing the lush, green grounds of Augusta National, the best maintained and most exclusive golf club in, perhaps, the world, makes me want to go play some golf. Luckily there are plenty of golf courses in the Lakeway area to escape to. Some of the best custom homes in Austin are built on these golf courses so when I should be able to go on a field trip and can call it “market research,” right?
Speaking of research, here’s a list of the beautiful and challenging golf courses in and around Lakeway.