The Vineyard Farmhouse, which won the People’s Choice Award as well “Best Family Room” and “Most Innovative Design”, made its debut at the recent Spring Parade of Homes. When the Jenkins Design Team decided on an expansive one-story home, they wanted to capitalize on the lot’s best feature–its privacy and large size (1.2 acres). The […]
These are our crowd favorites of all time, spanning our quarter-century history.
This exclusive waterfront custom home, and winner of multiple “Best in Texas” awards, 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]