Archive for 2017

Three luxury construction pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

In the process of building luxury estate homes for the last 70 years, we’ve learned a few valuable lessons. We’ve been sharing those lessons through presentations that we’ve delivered to professional organizations and companies. Here are three Misconceptions in the Planning of High End Residences that can plague residential construction projects. But there’s good news…

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The classical fireplace

Fireplaces create a feeling of warmth and coziness in the largest of homes. And while Texas weather makes a fireplace more of a amenity than a necessity, an open fire gives any gathering a relaxed feel and creates an elegant focal point for the room. The fireplace at St. John’s residence, by Larry E. Boerder…

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A Look at Architect Max Levy

The 2017 jury for the Texas Society of Architects O’Neil Ford Medal for Design Achievement named Max Levy, FAIA, as this year’s honoree. It’s the latest in a string of awards Levy has received for his body of work. “Levy is revered for his carefully crafted Modernist designs and his sympathy for the environment,” Helen…

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