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.

…and this is the view we captured!

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.