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Live, Thrive and Build in the Texas Hill Country – Where Luxury Knows No Bounds!

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Welcome to the Texas Hill Country, where the landscape is as breathtaking as the lifestyle it offers. Nestled among rolling hills, majestic oak trees, and winding rivers, this region beckons those with a discerning taste for luxury living. If you’re considering building your dream home, here are the top eight (8) reasons why the Texas Hill Country should be at the top of your list:

  1. Natural Beauty: Picture-perfect vistas, crystal-clear springs, and vibrant wildflowers paint a stunning backdrop for your luxury custom home. Whether you prefer panoramic views from a hilltop retreat or serene waterfront property along the Guadalupe River, the Texas Hill Country offers a variety of landscapes to suit your preferences.
  2. Tranquil Lifestyle: Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and embrace a slower pace in the Texas Hill Country. Here, you’ll find peace and tranquility amidst nature’s splendor, allowing you to unwind and recharge in your own private sanctuary.
  3. Outdoor Recreation: From hiking and biking to fishing and kayaking, the Texas Hill Country offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Explore state parks, nature preserves, and scenic trails right in your own backyard, providing a healthy and active lifestyle for you and your family.
  4. Cultural Heritage: Immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage of the Texas Hill Country, where charming towns and historic sites abound. Experience local festivals, art galleries, and live music venues, celebrating the unique culture and traditions of this beloved region.
  5. Culinary Delights: Indulge your palate with the culinary delights of the Texas Hill Country, known for its farm-to-table cuisine and award-winning wineries. Savor mouthwatering barbecue, savory Tex-Mex dishes and decadent desserts, all crafted with locally-sourced ingredients and served with Southern hospitality.
  6. Thriving Communities: Discover vibrant communities and close-knit neighborhoods throughout the Texas Hill Country, where neighbors become friends and lifelong connections are forged. Whether you’re raising a family, retiring in style, or seeking a weekend getaway, we’ll build you the perfect place to call home.
  7. Luxury Home Design: We can bring your vision to life with a custom-built luxury home tailored to your unique style and specifications. We specialize in creating exquisite residences that reflect our customers’ personalities and lifestyles.
  8. Investment Potential: With its growing popularity and desirable location, investing in real estate in the Texas Hill Country offers strong potential for appreciation and return on investment. Whether you’re building your forever home or a vacation retreat, your property in the Hill Country is sure to be a wise investment for years to come.

The Texas Hill Country is one of our favorite places to build, as it offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural charm and luxury living that makes it the ideal destination to build a dream home. Just ask our customers!

 

 

It’s All in the Design!

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We’d like to introduce you to our phenomenal residential designer, Shawn Campbell of Campbell Designs. He’s the gentlemen responsible for creating the magnificent custom home designs for our clients. He’s able to take all your dreams and aspirations for your new home and translate them into a plan from which we build. It’s fair to say, we couldn’t do it without him!

Shawn started his career as a residential designer in Dallas over 20 years ago. When he began, he was even drawing by hand. This was before the inception of the advanced designing software commonly used today.

We’ve been working with Shawn for over 10 years now. When we sat down with him to ask his advice on how to help make the process more seamless for our clients, he offered these tips:

  • Know what you want. So many people get started but don’t really know what they want, which results in having to continually make changes, costing time and money.
  • Have a firm grasp of your budget. Coming in with a clear budget helps inform, not just the design, but every element of the entire project.
  • Make a list of your priorities. What aspects of your new home are most important to you? Say, for example, you know you want a luxurious primary bath, a three car garage and a really amazing view of the lake, then that’s our starting point, and we design the layout of the home around those priorities.
  • Be open to alternative that fit within your budget. While we always really appreciate the photos people find in magazines and online of home elements that they really like, it’s often those really cool details that get cut because of budget restrictions. However, I do my best to give the client what they want while making the house affordable and buildable. For example, a lot of people want curtain walls these days (with the metal frames and glass in-between) but they’re very expensive, so alternatively, I can implement large windows with wood frames that are close together, giving it a similar effect.

Trends Shawn is seeing in new home designs:

  • What’s still really popular right now is the modern farmhouse design, with one big rectangle as the layout for the main public spaces that includes a kitchen on one side, dining table in the middle and the living room on the other side. I haven’t designed a formal living room or dining room in a long time.
  • As you might imagine, we’re still seeing more home offices.
  • Guest rooms and kids’ rooms are getting a little bit smaller, as they’re less of a priority.
  • Not everyone ones likes a soaker tub in the primary bath anymore. It’s nice to have, but not everyone really uses it.

Shawn has worked with several builders over the years and still does. He told us: Stone Creek Custom Homes is the number one builder I work for. If anyone asks me which builder I recommend, I always say Stone Creek.

Thank you, Shawn, we feel the same way!

Elevate Your Texas Luxury Custom Home with a Smart Bathroom!

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If you’re in the process of designing your dream luxury home in the heart of Texas (and we hope you are!), you’re likely searching for ways to incorporate the latest technology and conveniences into your living spaces. One area that’s often overlooked but offers immense potential for innovation is the bathroom. Smart bathrooms, with their cutting-edge features, have become a hallmark of modern luxury homes, and here’s why you should consider implementing them in your new home.

Effortless Convenience

Smart bathrooms offer a level of convenience that is unparalleled. Imagine walking into your bathroom in the morning, and the lights automatically brighten to your preferred level, while the floor heating system gently warms your feet. Your smart mirror displays the day’s weather forecast and your calendar appointments, ensuring you’re always well-prepared for the day ahead.

Energy Efficiency

In Texas, where temperatures can be extreme, energy-efficient solutions are essential. Smart bathrooms can help you reduce energy consumption. Smart thermostats can regulate the temperature in your bathroom, ensuring you have a comfortable space when you need it and are saving energy when you don’t.

Customizable Shower Experiences

Luxury is all about choice, and smart bathrooms offer the ultimate in customization. High-tech showers come with an array of options, such as adjustable water pressure, temperature control, and even built-in speakers to set the mood with your favorite tunes. Some even have presets for different family members so everyone can enjoy their ideal shower experience.

Cutting-Edge Toilets

When it comes to toilets, the future is now. Smart toilets have heated seats, built-in bidets with customizable water pressure and temperature, and self-cleaning capabilities. Some models even have air purifiers and deodorizers, ensuring the bathroom remains a pleasant and inviting space.

Enhanced Safety

Safety should never be overlooked in a luxury home. Smart bathrooms can incorporate features like anti-slip flooring, automatic night lights, and emergency alerts that can notify you or a loved one in case of a fall or other emergency.

Add Value to Your Home

Investing in smart bathroom features can significantly increase the resale value of your custom home. Potential buyers are increasingly looking for homes with integrated smart technology, and having a modern, well-equipped bathroom can set your property apart from the rest.

Future-Proofing

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and smart bathrooms are no exception. When you design your home with smart bathroom features, you’re future-proofing your investment. Many systems can be updated or expanded as new technology becomes available, ensuring your home remains at the cutting edge of convenience and efficiency.

Incorporating smart bathrooms into your next custom home isn’t just a trend; it’s practical and forward-thinking. With the benefits of convenience, energy efficiency, customization, and enhanced safety, your home will become a haven of modern luxury. As a leading custom home builder in Texas, we can help you bring your vision to life and ensure your new home is equipped with the latest in smart bathroom technology. Contact us today to start building the home (and bathroom) of your dreams!

Find the Best Luxury Texas Custom Home Builder for You!

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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.

Click on our contact tab above to begin building your dream!

The Board and Batten Fad!

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If you’re a fan of rustic or farmhouse-style design, you’ve probably seen board and batten accent walls popping up all over Pinterest and Instagram. It’s a look that’s really in style right now, according to Jason Gale, owner of Stone Creek Custom Homes.

“What I find funny is everyone used to put the siding on the back in subdivisions where you have to have 75% masonry to hide it. Nowadays, people are putting it on the front and doing rock or stucco in the back because that’s the look they want!” he said.

But what exactly is a board and batten accent wall, and why is it such an exciting trend in home design?

As a Texas-based luxury home builder, we’re here to answer those questions and give you some ideas for incorporating this trend into your new or current home.

Board and batten is a type of siding that’s been used in traditional American architecture for centuries. It consists of wide, vertical boards (the “boards”) with narrow strips of wood (the “battens”) covering the gaps between them. This creates a textured, three-dimensional look that can add visual interest and depth to any wall. It’s becoming a more popular choice as opposed to using paint or wallpaper on an accent wall.

Of course, we love to incorporate this imaginative style into our client’s new custom homes, but you can also add one to an existing home, if you like to DIY! To create a board and batten accent wall, you’ll need to start with a smooth, flat surface. You may need to remove any existing trim or molding and use drywall to smooth out the surface.

Once you have a smooth surface, you can start adding the boards and battens. You can use pre-made board and batten siding, or you can create your own by cutting the boards and battens to size. The boards are usually 6-8 inches wide, and the battens are 1-2 inches wide. You can space the boards and battens however you like, but the most common spacing is about 12 inches between each board.

Now comes the fun part – choosing a design for your board and batten accent wall. You can create a simple, classic look with straight boards and battens, or you can get creative with different shapes and patterns. Some popular designs include X-shaped patterns, chevron patterns, and even diamond-shaped patterns. Truly, sky’s the limit here!

Incorporating different colors and finishes can also add visual appeal. You can paint the boards and battens different colors, or use different stains or finishes to create a textured, multi-dimensional look.

Whether we’re building a beautiful new dream home for you or you’re simply wanting to update your current space, a board and batten accent wall is a trend worth exploring. It can add character and charm to any room, and with so many design options, it’s a great way to express your personal style.

At Stone Creek Custom Homes, we’re always excited to incorporate unique and original design elements into our homes, and we think board and batten accent walls are a perfect example of that.