Portfolio of Homes

This family wanted to sit back relax and enjoy a life by the lake. Family is very important to these homeowners. This home was designed to be able to host family and friends and not feel crammed. The interiors were thoughtfully laid out with “welcome” and comfort in mind. While the floor plan was designed […]

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A custom-designed and built home on the lake is the perfect blend of luxury and nature. The clients’ needs are the primary focus throughout the design and construction process, with an emphasis on maximizing the stunning lake views. Large windows and open-plan living spaces are designed to bring the outdoors in, while decks and balconies […]

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A custom-designed and built home on a luxury golf course is the perfect blend of elegance and recreation. The clients’ needs are the primary focus throughout the design and construction process, with an emphasis on maximizing the stunning golf course views. Large windows and open-plan living spaces are designed to bring the greens in, while […]

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This restful golf course getaway is a second home for a Houston couple. The architecture is modern Mediterranean with the interior featuring clean lines and industrial materials. The exterior blends beautifully with the architecture of the neighborhood with its Mediterranean flair. The chef’s kitchen is designed to be elegant and functional. The homeowners love to […]

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The Vineyard Farmhouse, which made its debut at the Spring Parade of Homes at the Peninsula, won the People’s Choice Award and received recognition for the “Best Family Room”, “Most Innovative Design”, “Best Master Bedroom” and “Best Master Bath”. When the Jenkins Design Team was asked to build a home on one of the new […]

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Engineered to fit into the floodplains of Lake Travis, this exclusive waterfront home won multiple “Best in Texas” awards for its masterful architecture. It was originally built as a vacation home and ultimately a retirement property for this entrepreneur and his family. Having spent most of his life as an inventor, the challenges of this […]

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Crafted like a ship in the sky, this project was designed for one of the few female ship captains in Texas. She is well-known in the shipping community for her skill and grace in guiding large vessels down narrow passageways. Built in the floodplains near Lake Travis, this home was designed to foster her love […]

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Views of the Colorado River, the Austin 360 bridge, and downtown Austin steal the show on this contemporary style home.  A three-level home with detached guest quarters, the 5,000 square foot home sits atop the hill as one of Austin’s most prestigious addresses. Every floor takes in the captivating view with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding […]

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“The eyes of Texas are upon you..” Many of Jenkins’ clients are Texas Exes (or graduates from the University of Texas at Austin). Several come to the Jenkins design team, hoping to build their vacation or weekend homes in Austin. After having lived in Austin for several years during college, they often come back wanting […]

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The combination of Lake Travis views, luxury living, and plenty of entertainment space made this beautiful custom home a dream come true for this young surgeon. Long hours spent at the hospital make it a true retreat to come home to. The topography of this lot left the Jenkins Design Team with yet another puzzle, […]

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Designed and built for a family whose dream was to have a Lake Austin home, this project was intended to be both fun and functional. While the client’s other homes are more traditional, this home was meant to be more edgy, while still keeping the casual lake lifestyle.  Covered throughout in beautiful windows, every room […]

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This beautiful Tuscan style waterfront home was built as a vacation property for this family, and ultimately as a place for them to retire. Sitting right on the lake in Applehead Island, every room on the backside of the house has beautiful windows overlooking the lake views.  The challenge of this project for the Jenkins […]

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This Jenkins Parade Home is a 7,000 square foot expanse of pure luxury. The lot posed a challenge to the design team from the start, as it exposed a 30’ change in elevation, basically a cliffside, with narrow width and several floodplain constraints. The solution to the site’s topography was to create a three-story home […]

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Boasting over 12,000 square feet of luxury living space, this estate-style lake home overlooks some of the most magnificent Lake Travis views. The house was built for an engineer and his family with plenty of room to relax and entertain.  The home has waterfront access with a boat dock and space to get in and […]

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Recently completed, this lake front home is a modern hill country style with some of the best views of Lake Travis we’ve seen. The steep topography on the site made it a challenging design for the Jenkins team. The hillside had 75′ of fall from the top of the lot to the lake. The clients […]

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This exclusive waterfront home was purchased years ago by a real estate agent. His intent was to use it as a vacation property for the 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, the […]

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At 4,575 square feet, this Lake Travis Tuscan home offers both a personal get-away and stylish entertaining space. At the entry, a window wall immediately draws guests to view the grand vistas of the lake. Also noticeable are the Spanish Revival influences Jenkins has become known for, harmoniously accenting today’s modern simplicity. In the grand […]

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This beautiful Lake Travis waterfront home was built on a lot with a pre-existing tear-down home. The new owner, a tech company executive, lived in multiple cities throughout his career. His plan was to come to Austin to find a perfect lake home for his family. Since he didn’t find the perfect home for sale, […]

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This hardworking dentist and her family wanted a warm, contemporary Lakeway waterfront home with clean lines and natural materials. Optimizing views was essential, but they also sought privacy, livability and efficiency in the warm Texas climate. Therefore, an insulated, angled glass back window facade faces north. This offers stunning views of the lake and the […]

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This home was built for a retired NFL player and his family. Desiring a quiet and comfortable family home, we designed and built this home to be a subtle reminder of his accolades and years of accomplishment while capitalizing on his, now, peaceful view of the Hill Country. Built on acreage with no one for […]

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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 residence in the U.S. Stacked glass, which has a higher tensile strength than steel supports, provides the structural support for the large glass wall in the Great Room. Capturing one of the […]

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At the top of a rolling hill in The Reserve at Lake Travis just outside of Austin Texas, walls of stucco, shiplap siding and locally-sourced limestone combine with a standing seam metal roof to create a beautiful Rustic Hill Country Modern home featured on the Luxury Home Tour. From the driveway, steps wind up the […]

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The owners of this beautiful piece of property chose Jenkins Design Build, a Horseshoe Bay Custom Builder, to build their dream home. Named “Bella Cortile”, this project started on a lovely home site in Escondido. The beautiful courtyard style evolved as a means to provide privacy, natural light, and comfortable outdoor living spaces.  The design […]

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This piece of property posed some challenges from the beginning. Firstly, the best view of the golf course was obstructed and off to the side. Also, the owners wanted to keep as many of their beautiful Texas trees as possible. After the design team considered several options, this courtyard home design seemed to best fit […]

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When the Jenkins design team walked on this lot and saw the amazing hill country view, it was determined that the view would need to be the centerpiece of the home. Although her style was modern, she wanted it to blend with the landscape and feel appropriate for the site. So, the style and theme […]

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This 2009 Parade Home won every award in the People’s Choice awards at the Parade of Homes. These include Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, 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. The home has a welcoming courtyard […]

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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 […]

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Featured on the cover of American Dream Homes, the objective of this Showcase Home project was to create a Spanish mission home on an odd-shaped upward-sloping lot with 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 […]

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As a Parade Home in the Tierra Vista neighborhood, this home was designed for a young family. They wanted a comfortable and engaging household that would suit their everyday lifestyle but still be sophisticated enough to entertain. As a result, a perfect blend of a classic hill country design and a softer, warmer contemporary style […]

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This traditional contemporary home in Westlake features contemporary elements but with some softer traditional elements, such as stone and cabinetry. It creates the cleaner look with many of the newer greys but balances it with some of the warmth of stone and stained cabinetry. In the Master Bath, however, the look is completely clean and […]

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The Designing Texas Dream Home was commissioned to be built for “Designing Texas”, a local television program hosted weekly by Jocelyn White and airing on stations across Texas.  During the build, the home was filmed at various stages of construction and aired, along with a live webcam which could be accessed by viewers at any […]

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This exclusive golf course custom home was built as a second home and retirement property. The home, located in one of Austin’s most prestigious neighborhoods, is a modern Tuscan style home with a simple elegance about it. The challenge of this project was: 1. The architecture needed to accommodate a warm, Tuscan feel without being overdone […]

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The clients who commissioned this home were going to be living overseas during the build and needed a “one-stop” design-build program like the Jenkins program. The home is a modern, clean line design which the architectural design department at Jenkins drew in response to the client’s Lifestyle Analysis. The clients love the ease of maintenance […]

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This homesite came with the original farmhouse that the subdivision was built around. The challenge to Jenkins was to design and build a new home and to renovate the old farmhouse as a guest house and workroom for the client’s business. To tie it all together, the home was built in front of the farmhouse […]

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Jenkins Waterscapes designs and builds all the Jenkins pool and water feature projects. The Jenkins family of companies adhere to the same high standards as Jenkins Custom Homes and, even more importantly, are backed by the same exceptional 2-year warranty with only one phone call to make.  Started out of a need to provide the same […]

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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 […]

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The kitchen is the centerpiece of the home.  It’s where friends gather, families convene, and the chef in the family creates.  Kitchens have become less formal but more beautiful and functional over the years.  Commercial grade appliances have become more commonplace and specialty appliances like the pizza oven turn the kitchen into an entertaining mecca. […]

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The Master Suite is considered the respite for the homeowners and has become more and more spa-like to reflect our need to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.

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The Game Room, originally thought to be the kid’s hangout, has become a place where adults can enjoy hanging out as well. In some cases, the Game Room is combined with the Media Room to create a dual-purpose space. If considering a dedicated Media Room, think about whether or not you enjoy multi-tasking while you […]

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Secondary bedrooms are any bedrooms which aren’t the Master Bedroom.  So these include the children’s bedrooms and guest bedrooms.  Over the years, the Jenkins team has had the pleasure of building numerous Parade and Show Homes where the secondary bedrooms are decorated for various purposes.  A small sampling is shown here.  

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Wine rooms are incredibly popular, as wine pairings and tastings have become more popular. Jenkins wine rooms are designed and built to flow with the overall design of the home. All construction materials and how the room will perform are carefully chosen to enhance the quality of the space within the home. This is never an after-thought. […]

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