Trending Architectural Elements You Need to Know About! 


In the heart of the Lone Star State, where the spirit of independence and innovation thrives, the world of custom home building has never been more exciting!

Texas, known for its diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, offers a unique canvas for builders and architects to create high-end custom homes that are a perfect blend of style, sophistication and, of course, functionality.

As we step into the realm of luxury living in Texas, it’s important to us that we are always up-to-date with the latest architectural styles and elements. Whether you’re planning to build your dream home or simply intrigued by the world of cutting-edge architecture, let us direct you to the future of Texas custom homes.

Here’s what our customers are considering:

Open Concept Layouts: Open floor plans that create a seamless flow between living spaces remain highly popular. This design encourages interaction, maximizes natural light, and gives homes a spacious feel. Perfect for families that love to entertain!

Large Windows and Glass Walls: Expansive windows, sliding glass doors, and glass walls continue to be sought after. These features bring the outdoors in, provide excellent views, and flood interiors with natural light. Since the pandemic, we’ve seen more and more home owners interested in this idea.

Minimalist Design: Clean lines, simple forms, and a minimalist aesthetic are favored by many homeowners. This approach focuses on functionality and uncluttered spaces.

Energy Efficiency: Sustainable and energy-efficient elements are an ever-growing trend. This includes solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, well-insulated walls and roofs, and high-efficiency HVAC systems to reduce environmental impact and lower utility bills.

Indoor-Outdoor Living: Outdoor living spaces are becoming more elaborate, featuring outdoor kitchens, fire pits, covered patios, and even outdoor rooms with heating and cooling options. We love nothing more than building our customers a luxurious outdoor space!

Smart Home Integration: Homes equipped with smart technology for lighting, security, climate control, and entertainment are increasingly popular. Voice-activated controls and automation systems are becoming standard.

Natural Materials: The use of natural materials like wood, stone, and metal in interior and exterior design elements adds warmth and character to custom homes.

Multi-Generational Living: Designs that accommodate multi-generational living are on the rise. This includes features like separate living spaces or additional suites for extended family members.

Custom Built-Ins: Custom shelving, storage solutions, and built-in furniture are gaining popularity, as they add functionality and uniqueness to your beloved spaces.

Floating Staircases: Contemporary, minimalist floating staircases add a sense of elegance and modernity to homes.

Green Roofs and Living Walls: Incorporating green roofs and gorgeous living walls not only enhances aesthetics but also contributes to energy efficiency and sustainability.

Unique Roof Designs: Architects are experimenting with creative roof designs, such as flat roofs with rooftop gardens or pitched roofs with interesting angles.

Dedicated Home Offices: The need for dedicated home office spaces has grown significantly, with many homes now featuring stylish and functional workspaces. Here, you can go wild or conservative with the interior design to make work life as interesting as home life.

The world of high-end Texas custom home building is an ever-evolving landscape of innovation and creativity. The architectural styles and elements mentioned above represent just a glimpse of the exciting possibilities available to you through us at Stone Creek Custom Homes.

Find the Best Luxury Texas Custom Home Builder for You!


When you’re looking for a luxury Texas custom home builder, like us, there are a few important aspects to consider. First, you’ll want to make sure that the builder has a proven track record of success. Look for a builder who has experience building custom homes in your area and who has a good reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Collectively, we have decades of experience in the industry.

Second, you’ll want to make sure that the builder is a good fit for your personality and your needs. Do you prefer to work with a builder who is hands-on or who is more hands-off? Do you have a specific vision for your home, or are you open to the builder’s suggestions?

We like to work closely with our customers to ensure they feel confident every step of the way. Plus, we design and build truly custom homes that suit your own unique individuality. Sure, we all need a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, but there are literally dozens of details that are part of the discussion in crafting rooms that best suit your lifestyle.

Third, you’ll want to make sure that the builder is financially stable. You’ll want to work with a builder who has a good credit rating and who is able to get the necessary financing to build your home.

We welcome our new potential customers to also check out reviews and comments from our previous customers. We are so thankful to have a wonderful customer base of folks who we have worked with for years building more than just one luxury home.

Finally, you’ll want to make sure that the builder is a good communicator. You’ll want to be able to communicate your vision for your home to the builder and to get updates on the progress of your build. We believe open and thorough communication is the key to success, so let’s start there.

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Fun Summer DIY Building Projects

Gorgeous Mosaic Birdhouse by Betsy Wunderlick Gruy

Gorgeous Mosaic Birdhouse by Betsy Wunderlick Gruy

Summer is the perfect time to get your hands dirty and build something new! Whether you’re looking for a weekend project or something to keep you busy the rest of the summer, there are plenty of DIY building projects to tackle. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Build a patio bench. This is a great project for beginners that brings a lot of added value with extra seating for your patio. All you need is some wood, screws and a few tools.
  • Build a birdhouse. This is another wonderful project for beginners, and it’s a fun way to attract beautiful birds to your backyard. All you need is some wood, nails and a few tools. The one featured in the photo above, made by local artist Betsy Wunderlick Gruy (@sugarloose on Instagram) features a mosaic design with glass tile. It may be a bit more advanced, but it gives you an idea of just how creative you can be.
  • Build a garden shed. This is a more challenging project, but it’s an excellent way to add some extra storage space to your backyard. You’ll need some basic carpentry skills, but there are plenty of tutorials available online and in home improvement stores.
  • Build a play-set for your kids. The kiddos will thank you for this one! There are plenty of different types of play-sets available, so you can find one that fits your budget and your backyard.
  • Build a treehouse. This project may also require a bit of skill, but it’s the perfect way to give your kids a special place to play that’s all their own, with the added benefit of giving them a sense of accomplishment, if they’re able to help. You will need some basic carpentry skills, but we know you’ve got this!

The good news is it’s easy to find plenty of helpful tutorials online or even in home improvement stores for all of these.

No matter what project you choose, make sure to wear safety glasses and gloves when working with tools. And always consult with a professional if you’re not sure how to do something. With a little effort, you can build something amazing this summer!

How to Turn Your Backyard Into an Oasis During the Sizzling S. Texas Summer!


As we all know, the summer heat in South Texas can be brutal, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your backyard just because you don’t have a covered porch like this one (above) that we built for our client.

With a few simple adjustments, you can turn your backyard into an oasis that you’ll enjoy spending time in all season long.

Minimize Direct Sun on Your Back Patio

One of the best ways to stay cool in the summer is to minimize direct sun on your back patio. There are a few different ways to do this. One option is to install a shade sail or canopy. There are a million options out there, so just search to see all the various designs and find one that suits your style, but the idea is this will provide a shady spot where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors. Alternatively, you can plant trees or shrubs around your patio to create a natural barrier from the sun. Although this might not solve the problem this summer, unless you purchase mature plants.

Add Some Water Features

Adding some water features to your backyard is a great way to cool things down. A fountain, pond, or even a simple water table can help create a more relaxing atmosphere. The water will also evaporate, which will help to cool the air around you.

Install Some Fans

Installing some fans around your backyard can aid in keeping the air circulating and help you stay cool. You can also use misting fans to create a cool mist that will evaporate sweat and keep you feeling refreshed.

Take Breaks in the Shade

If you’re spending time outdoors, it’s important to take breaks in the shade. This will help to keep you from overheating and getting sunstroke. You should also drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. We all know this, but it’s easy to forget to drink enough water in this heat! Along those lines, it’s also important to wear sunscreen when you’re outdoors, even if it’s cloudy. The sun’s rays can still damage your skin, particularly when you can’t feel the heat.

By following these tips, we hope you can transform what might be a dreaded backyard at the moment into an oasis where you can relax and enjoy spending time all summer long. If you need help building a new backyard (along with your brand new custom home), you know where to find us!

Classic Architectural Styles for Your Beautiful New Home!

Contemporary Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass from

Contemporary Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass from

As a luxury custom home builder, we understand that one of the most exciting aspects of building a new home is choosing the style and design elements that will make it unique and special. While modern and contemporary styles are popular choices, many homeowners are drawn to classic architectural styles such as mid-century modern, Victorian and Art Deco. Let’s explore these three styles and discuss how you can incorporate classic elements into your new home.

Mid-Century Modern: Clean Lines and Minimalism

Mid-century modern homes were popular in the 1950s and 1960s and are characterized by their clean lines, minimalism, and integration with nature. If you’re drawn to this style, here are some ways you can incorporate it into your new home:

  1. Floor-to-Ceiling Windows: Floor-to-ceiling windows are a hallmark of mid-century modern architecture and can create a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces.
  2. Flat Roofs: Flat roofs are another classic feature of mid-century modern homes and can give your home a sleek and modern look.
  3. Statement Lighting: Unique lighting fixtures such as Sputnik chandeliers or Nelson Bubble Lamps can add a touch of mid-century modern style to any room in your home.

Victorian: Ornate Details and Grandeur

Victorian homes were popular in the late 19th century and are notable for their ornate details and exceptional grandeur. If you’re drawn to this style, it’s easy to understand. Here are a few elements you can add to your home to capture the Victorian vibe!

  1. Turrets and Gables: Turrets and gables are classic features of Victorian homes that can significantly create a sense of grandeur and elegance to your home’s exterior.
  2. Intricate Woodwork: Victorian homes are renowned for their intricate woodwork, such as gingerbread trim, brackets and, of course, spindles. Incorporating these details into your new home can infuse it with Victorian charm and character.
  3. Stained Glass Windows: Stained glass windows are another hallmark of Victorian homes and can add a colorful and artistic touch to any room in your home. Finding a local artist to create a one-of-a-kind piece for you will make it all the more special.

Art Deco: Geometric Shapes and Glamour

Art Deco homes were popular in the 1920s and 1930s and are distinguishable by their geometric shapes, bold colors and glamour. Here’s how you can incorporate one of our favorite classic design styles into your new home:

  1. Streamlined Design: Art Deco homes are largely known for their streamlined and sleek designs. Incorporating clean lines and geometric shapes into your home’s architectural design is what will surely set it apart from your neighbors.
  2. Bold Colors: Bold colors such as black, white and gold are classic Art Deco colors and can enhance that glamour look and sophistication to your home’s interior.
  3. Mirrored Surfaces: Mirrored surfaces such as mirrored furniture or mirrored walls were popular in Art Deco homes and can make your home shine like you’re a Hollywood star!

When you’re ready to build your dream home, we can work with you to incorporate these classic elements into the design to create a true masterpiece that reflects your one-of-a-kind personality!