Project Features

July 9, 2018

Featured: William Peace, Peace Designs

Based in Atlanta, in demand all over the US, interior designer William Peace of Peace Designs, is known for simple, authentic, restful interiors that incorporate the client’s lifestyle seamlessly.

A recent profile in Architectural Digest followed Peace for an exhausting few days, traveling by plane, helicopter and Uber between his home base in Atlanta and his projects in south Texas and Montana. One of the projects Peace visits in the day-in-the-life article is a collaboration with architect Michael G. Imber and Sebastian Construction Group, our Utopia ranch project.


Utopia Texas Ranch built by Sebastian Construction Group

“Authentic, reflective, soothing and timeless interiors” are the hallmarks of Peace Designs’ work. Featured in premier magazines like Veranda, Architectural Digest and Western Interiors, his work has also been feted in books like Ranches of the American West.

Another Architectural Digest feature, Back to the Ranch, highlighted Peace’s collaboration with architect Candace Tillotson-Miller, on a twelve-building ranch compound with spectacular views of the mountains of Montana. The feature commended a hallmark of his work: his use of “indigenous materials to create a historical sense of place.” Peace patrons eschew flashy or cliched environments.

It’s no surprise that Peace’s work has accumulated prestigious award after award, including the National ASID Project award for residential interiors and Southeastern Designer of the Year. We know that there will be many more to come.

Project Features

June 18, 2018

Bold color, beautiful homes

New York Times real estate section featured an article, Living in Color, that makes the claim, “Interior paint is not just decorative — it can affect your quality of life.”

“Chromo therapy, also known as color therapy, is the practice of using certain colors to stimulate various emotions and to improve health, and it is something that many architects and designers have long recognized as having psychological benefits.”

We completely agree.

Case in point: the Mansion residence, designed by Booziotis & Company Architects, with interiors by Neal Stewart Design Associates.

Bold lacquered red hues in the eating nook and the living area reflect light and create warmth.

A calming blue wall sets off the recessed sculpture display, above.

The Oaks residence, designed by Larry E Boerder Architects, with interiors by Kirsten-Kelli proves that bold colors play well with traditional designs.

Canary yellow walls create a warm glow in the marble-floored hall.

The indoor pool’s blue tones accented with green mimics the Mediterranean.

Project Features

June 4, 2018

Details that Make the Difference

At Sebastian, we’re a little spoiled. We get to enjoy quality craftsmanship and architecturally significant design every day.

And while each home we build is undeniably beautiful, often it’s the details that make a particular project stand out.

Case in point:

The Beverly Residence. This Spanish Colonial stunner would be a star in any crowd.

Beverly ResidenceOpulent exterior

The Stats

Architect: Larry E. Boerder Architects

Interior Designer: Laura Lee Clark

Landscape Architect: Lambert Landscape Co.

General Contractor: Sebastian Construction Group

Packed with exquisite architectural details, this project was completed in 2012.

The shell bathroom

Marble shower

Exposed rafters

Coffered ceiling

Groin vault

Project Features

May 29, 2018

Featured: SWA Landscape Architects

Landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm SWA Group approaches landscape architecture from a practical point of view, explaining, “our design reflects a sensibility both pragmatic and imaginative, uniting beauty with purpose in the natural and built environments.”

SWA is made of a network of seven studios, worldwide, including Dallas and Houston, but also several California offices, New York, China and UAE.

In SWA’s Dallas office, Managing Principal Chuck McDaniel is known for large master-planned residential projects and office building landscape architectural design. But his resort planning and design work has him operating on an international basis. According to the firm’s website, “Chuck was the lead designer and Principal in charge of Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Cabo San Lucas, Latin America’s top resort since its opening in 1996. He currently has resorts under design or operating in Mexico, Bermuda, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Kansas, and Washington State.”

Love the Katy Trail? Then you love SWA’s work. The 3.5 mile stretch of pedestrian and bike path is an intercity trail, linking approximately 20 neighborhood areas to the Central Business District, the American Airlines Center and Southern Methodist University.

Deloitte University a new 107-acre corporate training facility and retreat center for Deloitte LLP is another SWA Group signature project in Texas.

Sebastian teamed with SWA Group and “synonymous with modern wine-country style” Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects firm (as described by Architectural Digest) to build what we call the Westlake project.

This gorgeous property is notable for its sun-baked palettes and free-flowing floor plans, as well as its use of recovered and salvaged materials: a barn made with wood from a dismantled Idaho lumber mill and horse troughs cut from one thousand year old logs.

Westlake Residence, built by Sebastian, recovered materials

The dining trellis at the Westlake Residence.

Westlake Residence, built by Sebastian, recovered materials

The Hay Barn at the Westlake Residence. The barns were built with timbers recovered from a long-shuttered Idaho lumber manufacturer.