Waterfront Custom Homes

Since Austin is known for its lakes and rivers, many of our clients have commissioned us to build their weekend waterfront custom homes. These are just a few of the many Jenkins Homes that have been built on Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ, or the many tributaries of the Colorado River. See the many other homes in our Portfolio.

This exclusive waterfront custom home, and site of the Luxury Home Show, was built as a vacation and eventual retirement property for this entrepreneur/inventor & his family. The home, which sits almost entirely in the flood plain, is a modern hill country style home. The challenges of this project included the size & complexity of the […]

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This project was designed and built in the floodplain for one of the few female ship captains in Texas. Well-known among the shipping community, she skillfully guides large vessels down tedious passages for a living. Her love for ships, the water, and entertaining her 11 closest friends drove this design, as well as the fact that the entire bottom floor […]

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Approximately 10,000 square feet of luxury on Lake Travis, this home debuts one of the only known applications of stacked glass in a residential application in the U.S. Instead of using steel as the structural support for the large glass wall in the Great Room, stacked glass, which has a higher tensile strength than concrete, […]

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This exclusive waterfront home was built as a vacation property and eventual retirement property for this family. The home, which sits right on the water, is a beautiful Tuscan style home. The challenge of this project was two-fold: 1. The clients lived out-of-town and traveled quite a bit during the design & construction process, making […]

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The owners, one of them a Dentist, wanted a warm, contemporary design with clean lines and natural materials. Optimizing views was essential, but they also sought privacy from the street, livability and efficiency in the warm Texas climate. The insulated, angled glass of the rear facade thus faces north, an orientation that lends a head-on […]

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This beautiful Custom Home on Lake Travis was designed for a young surgeon who works long hours but also loves to entertain. Almost every room boasts wonderful views of the lake and marina across the channel. A combination of natural materials make this space warm and inviting. Dark wood combines well with lighter wood floors. Wood-look […]

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This exclusive waterfront home was purchased years ago as a vacation property by a real estate agent for he and his family’s personal enjoyment. After an extensive redesign and remodel by the Jenkins team, it was transformed into this Tuscan style beauty. Sitting right on the edge of Lake LBJ, it affords the family the […]

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This over 12,000 square foot estate home, built for an Engineer and his family, has one of the most magnificent Lake Travis views! The home is true waterfront with direct access to the water. Some of the challenges of this home included its size, complexity, floodplain requirements, and multiple almost 20-foot retaining walls.  The walkout […]

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This mini-subdivision of Jenkins homes was built on acreage for a family with each home located on separate acreage, providing ample privacy for each family. Led into the endeavor by the smart Patriarch of the family, who happens to serve on the Board of Directors of several companies, he purchased this acreage when the market was […]

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