GSABA 2015 Parade of Homes
1. What inspired the design?
2. What is unique in your Parade home that you want to make sure goes unnoticed?
3. What is your advice to potential customers?
Architect – Braswell Architecture
Interior Designer – Casey Roy Designs
When we sat down to plan The Bluffs in The Dominion, our goal was to offer a variety of different lot types in the same development; we created three different products.
1. Bluff lots – premium and the most expensive lots featuring spectacular views
2. Interior and cul-de-sac lots – slightly smaller lots
3. Smaller garden home type lots
The land planning was done in house. Our concept was to offer these lot types for custom homes with minimum lot maintenance. The hardscape was designed by Braswell Architecture, and the engineering was done by Pape Dawson Engineers. A second phase will open up later next year with a similar type breakdown of lots.
Our parade home is an airy four bedroom home, designed by Braswell Architecture, meticulously crafted employing philosophies of contemporary architecture, to exemplify informal elegance. Situated on a summit overlooking a lush bluff, the home unites interior and exterior spaces to create the quintessential model of hill country luxury living.
The central courtyard invites fresh breezes and pours daylight throughout the living spaces, which are framed in a premium line of energy efficient steel doors and windows. A reflecting pool guides the path toward the entry, which immediately leads to an expansive outdoor living space, flanked in the canopies of mature oak trees. Locally quarried limestone, exposed structural steel and natural wood elements create a palette of layered neutrals and warm earth tones, inside and out, that integrate flawlessly with the indigenous landscape.
Architect – Kipp Flores Architects
Interior Designer – Kelly Scully of Finishing Touches
As you enter our Parade home, unique wainscoted walls and wood beams greet you with a moody vibe – setting the tone for an eclectic industrial home. The rest of the home transcends into a lighter color palette of soft neutrals. Varying textures in fabrics and finishes play a key role. Straight lines paired with warm wood, stone & brick details create the perfect combination of old and new.
This year Sitterle Homes is featuring two homes in the parade of homes. Both homes showcase an the ultimate entertainers dream: gourmet kitchens, wet bar, large great rooms, and multiple outdoor entertaining spaces that include, fireplace, pools, and kitchens. Both homes also feature a command center that allows for an office space, while not loosing a bedroom for study. There are many unique options in theses homes not offered as a standard, making them one of kind.
With more than 50 years of experience building stunning new homes in Texas, Sitterle Homes has established a legacy of quality, beautiful design, and customer satisfaction. Sitterle Homes builds in the most desirable communities in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio areas.
At Sitterle Homes, we create a home buying experience that is relaxed, enjoyable, and tailored to your specific needs and wants. No matter where you want to live, or what type of home you dream of, you can trust Sitterle Homes to build a home of unsurpassed quality and exceptional design. Your new home will be luxurious, tasteful, comfortable, and best of all – uniquely yours.
Striving to make San Antonio beautiful, Finishing Touches, established by Kelly Scully in 1993, is always at the design forefront, bringing new styles and trends to both residential and commercial clients. Through over 20 years of growth, Finishing Touches has matured into an award-winning interior design firm. With the help of an extremely capable and talented design team, Kelly provides an extensive variety of services from new home selections, model home merchandising, fine furnishings, gorgeous window treatments, remodeling, space planning, art, accessories, and more.
As you enter the Sitterle home at 7238 Bluff Run, dark grey wainscoted walls and wood beams greet you with a moody vibe – setting the tone for an eclectic industrial home. The rest of the home transcends into a lighter color palette of soft neutrals. Varying textures in fabrics and finishes play a key role. Straight lines paired with warm wood, stone & brick details create the perfect combination of old and new.
Sitterle Parade Home at 7242 Bluff Run showcases Hollywood glam in every aspect. A new and fresh mix of dramatic blacks and grays accented by pops of turquoise keeps the space lively. The sparkling island pendants and dramatic contrast in kitchen cabinets highlight the glitzy kitchen backsplash. Each room features classic lines, mirrored and metallic accents and plush fabrics – all reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
MIKE HOLLAWAY CUSTOM HOMES
Architect – Oscar E. Flores Design Studio
Interior Design – Vision Interiors, Kendra Greene Guerrero
Modern is coming on strong, desired by all age groups and price ranges. We are having many requests for the product. There are many different aspects and features of this home that stand out. The plan design has very little wasted square footage and includes a floating staircase and cabinetry and a kitchen appliance package. The HVAC system is relatively new to our area, which includes mini splits; the system has a 21 seer rating.
This home will be given away by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, but it can be duplicated or modified. If you’re looking for a builder to build your new home we always advise interviewing several builders and checking their financial ability to finish your project, and never forget to ask for references; an extensive client list is ideal.
Designed by Oscar E. Flores Design Studio, the design of the house is Midcentury Modern, using natural light, simple lines and materials. “I wanted to create magnitude in the house. Even though the house is only 3,800 sq ft it visually appears as a much larger home due to the front façade, the high roof lines and unique entrance and driveway design. The house was purposefully designed with open spaces to create the visual illusion of a greater space,” Flores said.
It’s equally as important to allow the homeowner to bring the outdoors, inside by giving them the ability to contemplate the gardens or a beautiful sunset from almost anywhere in the house. Taking advantage of the natural light through the use of large windows, Flores created a feeling of being inside the house before you are actually inside; the ability to see through the windows all the way to the back of the house creates the illusion of being outside.
The decorators vision was to create a home that radiates life and energy. The modern design utilizes natural light to enhance the open space throughout the house. Straight lines define details and the functionality of this house leads to a dramatic high energy living environment.
Genesis CUSTOM HOMES
Designed by Mike Hyden of Hyden Designs
Furnished by Tim Powell and The Look
Our goal was to create a house, while located in a secure minded community with urban living, into a private, secluded home that would make the days stress disappear. Such features include the expanding living areas inviting the outside in; a master area that includes a private dressing area for her, a “Shower Room” that provides a soaker tub, multiplayer shower sprays with a wet lounger, TV in the shower, and a private hot tub outside and multilevel deck that can allow for a tree house feel.
Potential home owners should find the experienced professionals that care and are able to bring every aspect of your dream home together with a willingness to say yes we can and provide what the customer desires within their budget.
What ever you do, find an experienced builder that is able to give the proper advice on the design of the home while staying in the budget you have. Custom is about creativity. Your advisors with your new home need to have and see visions that can be brought to proper completion.
A true custom builder needs to deliver vision and ideas. There are a lot of builder that can build a home, but it’s the ones that captivate the vision that will provide the longevity in the uniqueness of your home.
In the designing of homes, whether it is a Parade of Home or a client’s home, the Hyden Design Group always take several things in to consideration; we look at the layout of the lot, determine how we can maximize the views as well as take in to consideration the prevailing breeze.
This 2015 Parade of Homes was designed with all of these facets in mind along with Genesis Custom Homes. Together, we created a one of a kind home that I like to call the “glass house” in a mist of trees. We utilized large window panes throughout the house that truly brings the outside in.
Upon entering the house, the glass gallery welcomes you with a view to the outdoor pool with a hidden sunken spa that can be entered either from the outside or through the master bathroom shower which is in its own little room .
Large windows are featured in the kitchen along with a uniquely designed pre-pantry hidden behind a built in cabinet door.
This home provides you all the modern amenities with a warm tranquil feel to it. This Hybrid Mediterranean home was designed with the idea of maximizing the views and the trees giving you a since of privacy.
Artis Lux CUSTOM HOMES
Architect – Michael Daily AZ
Interior Designer – Sandra Browning
Our design was inspired by “timeless” not “trend.” We took inspiration from both Santa Barbara, Contemporary, and Transitional design styles. The objective was to create a home that would be suitable 20 years from now. We wanted to build in versatility in the decorative element, allowing people to instill their preferences in the interior whether they felt inspired by Contemporary, Transitional, Traditional, Tuscan, etc. elements. Functionality was also crucial. Asking the questions concerning day-to-day livability, from floor plan flow to how you turn on the shower. These are the details that people frequently overlook. Lastly, we have what we believe to be the best lot in the development. A primary goal was to capture the potential of the lot by designing the house to the property, not the property to the house. This home captures the views overlooking Leon Springs valley. You can’t help but be fixated by this pleasant setting in the mornings, evenings, and all weekend long.
Your custom home is a reflection of your wants, desires, and personality. Seek out the right architect or designer for your vision. A solid builder can help pair you with the right professional when creating your plans. Build the house to the land. Do not force something to work. Every property has unique features as created by nature. Make sure to capture them well.
A home has a lifecycle, and various costs are associated with this lifecycle. For example, insurance, energy expense, maintenance, repairs, updates, etc. Eventually the property will one day go out to the market again, perhaps many times. At Artis Lux, we want to ask the right questions, not just seek and settle for quick answers.
Our vision stretches over the life cycle of your home, including the environmental impact and the responsibility we all have to our internal and external stakeholders. If cost per square foot is the only determining factor in your decision process you will likely find yourself one day remiss about the long term ramifications of your choice in builder.
Dynamic CUSTOM HOMES
Architect – John Flores of Custom Design Associates
Interior – Stephanie Latham
An exterior of cream limestone and cut gray leuders stone with a soft canvas stucco, grey accent color and dark windows welcome you into this home. Mirroring the outside design elements the main interior floor is limestone and dark stained wood, with clean white, grey and tan interior paint colors. This clean and crisp look can be furnished in various ways, from modern to traditional without sacrificing the warmth that is inherent to the natural stone and wood elements used throughout the home.
The extensive outdoor patio with grill area is easily accessed from both the formal living room and the great room, allowing for an exceptional way to entertain both in and outdoors. With four bedrooms, four full and two half baths, and beautiful pool views from the main living areas, this home is a perfect blend of comfort and luxury in the Texas Hill Country.
John Flores of Custom Design Associates said, “The house was inspired by the natural beauty of the Bluffs. Entering the home to functional family and entertainment areas, while engaging dramatic exterior views accented by a beautiful courtyard pool. Modern comfortable open living spaces with private sleep quarters. Ambition to pamper the home owner’s family with luxurious space and amenities.
Designer Stephanie Latham is an Allied ASID member with over 17 years experience in custom home design. Beginning with the idea stage until the last pillow is in place she strives to make every space warm, functional, and full of unique details that truly set her work apart. Stephanie’s desire for the Dominion Parade Home was to create a cohesive home that began with the exterior and transitioned seamlessly into a complementing interior. Working exclusively in the Texas Hill Country, her goal is to work hands on with clients to make their dream home a reality.