Waterfront 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 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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Designed and built for a family desiring a home on Lake Austin, this home was intended to be fun and functional. The client’s other homes are more traditional – so, for this home, they wanted something a little more edgy but still casual and in keeping with the lake lifestyle. The lower floor features a […]

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This exclusive Applehead Island waterfront home was built as a vacation property and eventual retirement property for this family. The home, which sits right on the lake, is a Tuscan style home. The challenge of this project was two-fold: Designing a home that would capitalize on the amazing view and amenities of Lake LBJ including […]

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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 on the lake! 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 […]

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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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At 4,575 square feet, this Tuscan home offers both a personal get-away and stylish entertaining. Upon entering, you are immediately drawn to the window wall framing the grand vistas of Lake Travis. You will also notice the Spanish Revival influences Jenkins has become known for, harmoniously accenting today’s modern simplicity. In the grand room, beauty […]

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This was a tear-down and re-build in residential Lakeway for a tech company Executive.  The owner lived in multiple cities and commissioned Jenkins to design and build them a lake home.  The main emphasis was clean, simple living without the fuss.  This home accomplishes this via use of natural stone, slate, granite, and travertine.  The […]

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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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"We have been extremely happy with every step of the process of the design and construction of our home with Jenkins."

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