In the Press

The Jenkins Team has been featured in an array of prominent National and International publications including Dolce Vita, American Dream Homes, Luxe, Luxury Home, Builder Magazine, Urban Home, and many more.

Frontgate Magazine (Cover Page) 

Frontgate magazine features high-end furnishings and accouterments for the home. Jenkins Custom Homes was approached about providing a location for the cover page of their upcoming issue, and one of our gracious homeowners offered their home to be photographed. The Frontgate staff staged a photo shoot in the home that resulted in a lovely cover photo and a very successful issue, according to the editors.

Jenkins Celebrated Among Best in America (Best in American Living magazine) 

The Best in American Living features the top architects and builders in the nation. Presented by the National Association of Home Builders, the publication features specific projects which are considered among the best in the nation. 

Designing a 7,000+ sq ft Parade Home on a 40-foot Cliff (feature article, Dolce Vita)

“Driving through the distinguished Lakeway, Westlake, and Dripping Springs communities of Austin, Texas, you’re bound to find dozens of Jenkins Homes lining the pristine roads. As a leader in home design, this experienced builder creates remarkable dream homes from start to finish.” 

Creating a Home that Felt Like a Villa (feature article & Cover Page, American Dream Homes)

“Situated atop a sprawling site that gave rise to its alluring aesthetic, this glimmering Lakeway, Texas, estate exudes a timeless air. What’s surprising, however, is that while it looks like it’s been gracing the terrain for decade upon decade, 105 Golden Bear Cove is a relative newbie on the block.”

Texas Builder Magazine (feature article, Texas Builder).

Feature article in Texas Builder magazine, published by the Texas Association of Builders. For the third time, Jenkins was awarded the “Grand Award”, Custom Builder of the Year and featured in the Texas Builder magazine.

The Treehouse (featured in Luxury Home Magazine)

“When the Jenkins design team walked this homesite, it was the amazing oak trees that begged to play a central role in the design. Large windows and multiple glass doors established a connection with the outdoors and the natural landscape. The second floor feels like it’s perched atop the trees with wonderful lake and hill country views.”

Waterways (cover and feature article)

Featured on the cover of the “Home” issue of Waterways magazine as well as an article on Lake Living, Shan Jenkins was interviewed in an ongoing series by Waterways magazine.

About New Austin Homes (feature article)

“As a second-generation home builder, Shan Jenkins approaches each project the same way. ‘It has to be built as close to perfect as possible. It’s got to be better than the competition and more beautiful than any previous home I’ve built,’ says Jenkins.”

As an industry expert, Shan Jenkins was interviewed by Builder Magazine regarding construction methods and mold. In the article, Jenkins conveyed his expertise on tried-and-true construction methodologies. “What we know about them is that they allow the house to breathe,” says Jenkins. “We know this because we’ve had the benefit of pulling back the paper to see wood that looks brand new, even after 40-50 years. While some of the newer products may inhibit mold growth, some have shown to allow moisture into the building envelope causing the mold to just grow on the studs. Part of that may be due to improper installation. As an industry, we have to consider our labor base and decide the best technique for our market and conditions.”

Jenkins discusses new in-home technology.

In an article for Urban Home, Bethany Jenkins discussed a golf simulator technology for high-end homes. Jenkins installed one of the first golf simulators in its 2010 Parade Home, and Jenkins talked about the installation in their indoor/outdoor media room. Its primary advantage was its ambience, allowing the golfer to enjoy a more real-world golf experience.


Jenkins interviewed by KVUE News

Jenkins Design Build was interviewed by the KVUE News team to discuss their Parade Home, a 7,000 square foot home built in Lakeway’s Rough Hollow.

Jenkins featured in “Designing Texas” TV series.

The Jenkins Design+Build team was featured on the “Designing Texas Dream Home” series, a 6-week television series that follows the creation of a luxury home in Texas. In this final episode, the host of the show, Jocelyn White, interviews Shan & Bethany Jenkins about the home and the team’s journey to create this masterpiece.”