The adjacent Kitchen is separated by a massive stone wall containing the signature Jenkins arch.
The elegant wrought iron railing reflects the owner’s minimalist approach to design.
The fireplace extends to the second story making a bold statement in its simple design but massive size.
Stained wood french doors with arched windows above frame the lake view and allow light to pour in.
Breakfast by the Lake
In the adjacent kitchen and breakfast room, ceiling details carry the waterfront theme.
A beautiful front door and foyer establish the waterfront theme for the home.
The custom hand-carved fireplace lights up with the flip of a switch and contains subtle details which reflect the aura of the calm of the water.
Wall of Windows
The large floor-to-ceiling window frames the breathtaking lake view upon entry into the home.
Secondary Seating Area
A saltwater aquarium sets the stage for a quiet place to sit and read within the large living space.
Beautiful large wood beams fit the space and bring warmth and authenticity to it.
Hand-carved limestone in the entry serve to delineate the space and add a mediterranean influence.
The tile mosaic in the Entry sets an elegant tone for the home.
Arched Wood Windows
These arch-top wood windows provide additional drama as well as frame the unique water feature and pool in back.
The artwork over the fireplace mirrors the wrought iron feel of the fireplace with an organic feel to mirror the beautiful garden just outside.
This fireplace contains a wrought iron feel with the traditional spanish clavos lining the top of the fireplace, just below the decorative mantle.
Strategically-placed wood windows like this feature window can really complete a look. Notice the dark stain in comparison to all the lighter colors elsewhere. We sampled 35 different shades of white paint for this client to ensure it was exactly what she wanted!
This lovely chandelier was found at a flea market by the owner, and it was, let’s say, in need of some TLC. Our team painted it, completely re-wired it, and now it is one of our most frequently asked-about fixtures on Houzz.
On either side of the farmhouse sink, the cabinets were painted and distressed to appear like freestanding traditional buffet pieces. Of course, they were really custom-built cabinetry with the same modern conveniences behind the doors.
The all-glass study sits suspended (cantilevered) 21 feet in the air to give it a proper view of the water.
A round wine room for a dozen people sits opposite the kitchen and has its own private veranda for hill country views.
The glass stairwell just off of the kitchen allows light to flow through and provides a wow element to the kitchen.
A ship captain’s home, portholes located throughout the design preserve the nautical theme.
To relate the 20-foot tall Kitchen to the accompanying Great Room, cedar beams were carried throughout both rooms.
Warm finishes and exceptional details like this tumbled travertine tile with copper tile inserts help complete the look of this Kitchen.
Details like the fully concealed under-counter lights and strategically-placed pull out shelves add conveniences for the cook in this Kitchen.
Authentic 100-year-old antique corbels add to the old world feel of this space and help balance the old and new.
Even in an old-world Kitchen, modern conveniences like this espresso/capuccino/ coffee maker make every morning a pleasure.
The antique copper farmhouse sink (at left wall), like an old penny, brought a feeling of old world to the space.
48-inch commercial Wolf range with hand-carved stone surround conceals the vent hood and mirrors the fireplace in the Great Room.
This Spanish-inspired kitchen captures attention with its 22-foot-wide and 18-foot-high Romanesque arches.
The unique custom-made arched door becomes more of a feature in the simpler contemporary space.
The stone used for the fireplace is a sleeker, more geometric shape along with a cut stone trim detail.
The cleaner, more contemporary ceiling is curved for interest.
The large windows allow the owners to see the main living annex of their home.
The wide fireplace which ignites clear glass in lieu of logs, adds a touch of modern to the room.
The wall of stone with cut stone mantel makes this bedroom feel like a vacation home.
The tongue & groove ceiling with beams balance the lighter colors in the room.
Jenkins Custom Homes celebrate 23+ years designing and building luxury custom homes in Austin, TX. Now located in their new Luxury Home Idea Center at Jenkins Park Plaza, they are able to offer a complete experience for clients designing and building a home.
Jenkins serves as both architect and builder, reducing much of the time and frustration of managing two separate parties. Their Lifestyle Analysis© and Design Proposal system has become the standard for the design-build industry. The system focuses with great accuracy on designing your home around the things that are most important to you (how you live) while also taking into account the existing site variables (views, prevailing winds, deed & permitting restrictions, topography, etc).
The result is a one-of-a-kind design, drawn with only you in mind, and an associated guaranteed cost estimate that gets it right the first time. We guarantee it or there’s no obligation to continue!
Custom home builders typically have an emphasis, something they do extremely well because they have focused on it over the years. At Jenkins, it’s balancing the art of design and the science of construction. Having an in-house architecture team alongside the construction & engineering team, lends itself to projects that benefit from expanded expertise and an impeccable reputation with local municipalities. The added benefit to the client is that it also gives them one point of contact throughout the entire design-build project.
Jenkins Custom Homes also has a strong history of designing and building exceptional luxury show homes. The more contemporary 2015 Luxury Home will debut in June of 2015. The 2014 Jenkins Parade Home in Willie Nelson’s Tierra Vista, a mission style home, featured a hidden wine room. Beginning in 2004, Jenkins’ parade homes have won Best Craftsmanship, Best Overall Architectural Design, Best Master Suite, Best Kitchen, Best Interior Design, and many more. In 2009, the Jenkins Parade Home won every single People’s Choice Award in every category! This custom home also won several state-wide Star Awards by the Texas Association of Builders, including Best Custom Home in its price category. The Jenkins 2008 Parade Home, featured in the Winter issue of Dolce Vita magazine, here, won Best Custom Home in the state of Texas and featured over 7,000 square feet of luxury overlooking Lake Travis. This home also resulted in Jenkins being named Custom Builders of the Year for all of Texas. In 2006, the Jenkins Showcase of Homes entry was recognized as the Best Custom Home in Texas by the Texas Association of Builders and resulted in Jenkins being named the 2006 Custom Builder of the Year. This home was also featured on the cover of Frontgate Magazine.
Each year the Texas Association of Builders selects one and only one custom home builder in Texas, displaying excellence in design, construction, corporate culture, industry leadership, and community altruism. In addition to winning Custom Home Builder of the Year twice, Jenkins has also been chosen for numerous state-wide, or Star Awards, including Best Custom Home, Best Architectural Design, Best Overall Interior Design, Best Kitchen Design, Best Master Bedroom Design, Best Outdoor Living, and Best Specialty Room, adding to a long list of awards received over the years.
The Jenkins team is interested in learning more about your project and would love to hear from you. Please contact us to set up a time to visit the Luxury Home Idea Center.