The Jenkins Parade Home was 7,000 square feet of pure luxury. The challenge of this site was a 30’ change in elevation, basically a cliff, with narrow width and flood plain constraints. The solution to the site’s topography was to create a three-story home with an elevator to service all levels. Steel beams which start below […]
"Best in Texas" Award-Winning Homes
The Texas Association of Builders chooses one Custom Home in each category to represent the best in Texas. These are Jenkins Homes that have been chosen as best in Texas over the years.
Many Jenkins Homes are for out-of-town clients building weekend homes to enjoy and one day move into permanently. Many of them are Texas Exes (University of Texas ex-students) who lived in Austin during college and always wanted to have a second home here. For them, waterfront property is the best of Austin living, as well […]
The 2009 Parade Home won every award in the People’s Choice awards at the Parade of Homes, including Best Kitchen, Best Master, Best Outdoor Living, Best Overall Design, and Best Architectural Design. This Italian-style villa was inspired by the warmth and casual comfort of European Architecture. From the welcoming courtyard in the front to the […]
Some looks are timeless, and the old-world Mediterranean look is one of them. The challenge of this Showcase Home was to create a countryside Tuscan villa on a tiny golf course lot. The unique linear floorplan, which actually envelopes the pool and spa, was a result of the desire to capture the fabulous views while […]
The challenges of this Showcase Home project included time constraints and creating a Spanish mansion on an odd-shaped upward-sloping lot with virtually no view. The unique linear floor plan, which forms a “U” shape around the pool, took maximum advantage of the lot shape. Using the topography to form two tiers of flower beds in […]
This elegant contemporary style home was built for a young couple just starting out on a “skip lot” in an established neighborhood in Austin. A “skip lot” is a lot that was never built on, for any number of reasons. They come up for sale every now and then in established neighborhoods and are generally […]