Texas Custom Residential Designer https://paragonresidentialdesign.com Texas Home Design Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:40:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 White Mountain Cabin – Wagon Wheel Gap, Colorado https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/white-mountain-cabin-wagon-wheel-gap-colorado/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/white-mountain-cabin-wagon-wheel-gap-colorado/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:40:21 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=153 This awesome summer cabin is located on the banks of the Rio Grande River, across from the legendary Blue Creek Lodge. The hand hewn log siding and log handrails make a perfect backdrop to the sparkling river below. The inside is finished out with blue stained pine T&G, free standing stove for heat and a […]

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This awesome summer cabin is located on the banks of the Rio Grande River, across from the legendary Blue Creek Lodge. The hand hewn log siding and log handrails make a perfect backdrop to the sparkling river below. The inside is finished out with blue stained pine T&G, free standing stove for heat and a 3rd floor loft for the kids.

Builder:
BNB Construction
Bill Philbern
South Fork, Colorado
719-849-3534

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Shuler Hill Country Home – Salado, Texas https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/shuler-hill-country-home-salado-texas/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/shuler-hill-country-home-salado-texas/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:33:32 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=148 This beautiful Texas Hill Country Country home sits atop a hill overlooking Stillhouse Hollow Lake outside of Salado, Texas. This white Austin stone home was designed to optimize the clients views with a large family room /dining room/kitchen with huge windows that look out across a covered patio towards the lake below. This lovely 2500 […]

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This beautiful Texas Hill Country Country home sits atop a hill overlooking Stillhouse Hollow Lake outside of Salado, Texas.

This white Austin stone home was designed to optimize the clients views with a large family room /dining room/kitchen with huge windows that look out across a covered patio towards the lake below.

This lovely 2500 square foot home features a split bedroom design with a master bedroom on one side that includes a huge walk in shower and safe room. Two guest rooms and a study sit on the opposite end of the house affording guests improved privacy. The living area was designed with the sportsman in mind. It features vaulted ceilings and a lighted alcove surrounding the living and dining area. The pine T&G sits off the many trophies above and brings a little old world into this new design.

At the clients request, this home features a one car garage and a three-car carport in front with a full porch spanning the front of the home.

Builder:
Bruce Shuler
Salado, Texas
281-380-0708

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Sculley Residence – South Fork, Colorado https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/sculley-residence-south-fork-colorado/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/sculley-residence-south-fork-colorado/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:25:17 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=143 This grand three story home sits overlooking Beaver Mountain Estates in South Fork, Colorado. It’s massive 3500 square foot of living space features a grand staircase leading to a covered porch spanning three sides of this home. The most unique feature is the arched truss spanning the full width of the front entry. This house […]

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This grand three story home sits overlooking Beaver Mountain Estates in South Fork, Colorado. It’s massive 3500 square foot of living space features a grand staircase leading to a covered porch spanning three sides of this home. The most unique feature is the arched truss spanning the full width of the front entry. This house was designed for ease of exterior maintenance with stucco and stone and composite decking at the porch.

Inside features a massive two story stone fireplace in the center of the house. The great room sits on the front side with kitchen and dining behind it. A split bedroom design places guest bedrooms on one end of the house and a master bedroom and bath on the opposite side for maximum privacy.

The upstairs loft provides solitude for reading and relaxing while overlooking the views in Beaver Mountain Estates below.

The basement serves as a two car garage, huge utility laundry room, with a full down waiter leading to the third floor. Two more future guest rooms and a game room complete this lovely home.

Builder:
Orville Chapman & Sons
Brent Chapman
South Fork, Colorado

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Roquemore Residence – Rio Grande Club – South Fork, Colorado https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/roquemore-residence-rio-grande-club-south-fork-colorado/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/roquemore-residence-rio-grande-club-south-fork-colorado/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:10:46 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=138 Reminiscent of a National Park lodge, but with luxury finishes, this mountain home impresses its guests with 26 ft tall ceilings, large log beams, 100+ year old wood floors & its dramatic 2-sided fireplace with see through glass doors. The central fireplace separates the room in 2, one side for entertaining, the other side for […]

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Reminiscent of a National Park lodge, but with luxury finishes, this mountain home impresses its guests with 26 ft tall ceilings, large log beams, 100+ year old wood floors & its dramatic 2-sided fireplace with see through glass doors. The central fireplace separates the room in 2, one side for entertaining, the other side for cozy rest and/or intimate conversation.

Across the room, accented in the same stonework is an elegant dining area & professional kitchen that any cook would appreciate… 2 ovens, large work island, lots of counter space & beautiful cabinetry. A serving/breakfast bar opens to the dining room. A splendid antlered chandelier hangs above the dining table.

The master bedroom suite is situated at one end of the home for maximum privacy & quiet has its own wrap around covered porch, perfect for early morning fresh air and later evening star gazing. The master bath is equipped with a Jacuzzi tub, dual sinks, walk-in shower and large walk-in closet. At the opposite end of the home are 2 guest bedrooms, each with its own bath. One of the rooms opens to a private corner of the back covered porch, which runs the length of the home. The porch has a large outdoor cooking & entertaining area, complete with a built in heater. Carefully designed weather blocks allow the porch to be enjoyed year round.

At the back of the home with its own private entrance is an apartment perfectly suited for a caretaker, student or guests. It is complete with a bedroom, full bath, efficiency kitchen, living room & covered deck with excellent views. Other features of the property are: an office, huge laundry room, 2 car garage, 1200 sq ft of covered porches, on-demand Rinnai heater, insulated interior walls, solid wood 6 panel doors, rustic high end fixtures, and professional landscaping with native plants, hardy trees, lovely perennials, rock features, sprinklers & drip systems. The property has easy year round access. Walk to Rio Grande Club. Close to ski and fishing.

Builder:
Stephens Custom Homes
Steve Stephens
South Fork, Colorado
719-850-0064

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Nevil Mountain Home – South Fork, Colorado https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/nevil-mountain-home-south-fork-colorado/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/nevil-mountain-home-south-fork-colorado/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:02:46 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=133 Located in the middle of the Rio Grande National Forest, this house has a state of the art solor panel system and private well, which lets it be totally self contained and off the grid. The main house is the vocal point with its stone fireplace and its hand scribed single log staircase that ascends […]

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Located in the middle of the Rio Grande National Forest, this house has a state of the art solor panel system and private well, which lets it be totally self contained and off the grid.

The main house is the vocal point with its stone fireplace and its hand scribed single log staircase that ascends to the spacious loft above. The great room has views looking over the mountain range and a small private pond below. The hand hewn dove-tail log siding with white chinking bring back the days of mountain living.

The spacious dining porch separates the main house from the 4 car garage with living quarters above. The garage apartment above features a climbing tree to the second story for the grandkids.

Builder:
BNB Construction
Bill Philbern
South Fork, Colorado
719-849-3534

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Lloyd Mountain Retreat – South Fork, Colorado https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/lloyd-mountain-retreat-south-fork-colorado/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/lloyd-mountain-retreat-south-fork-colorado/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:46:02 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=126 The Lloyds wanted their Custom Dream Home in the mountains of Colorado. This home has all the craftsmanship of a true log home with full round corners, log beams and headers with the contruction of conventional framing. The inside has a full log truss, custom made and assembled on the site, along with log purlins […]

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The Lloyds wanted their Custom Dream Home in the mountains of Colorado. This home has all the craftsmanship of a true log home with full round corners, log beams and headers with the contruction of conventional framing. The inside has a full log truss, custom made and assembled on the site, along with log purlins and ridge beams.

The beautiful kitchen is set up for the gourmet cook in mind, with granite counter tops and top of the line appliances, The master bed room is fit for a king, with its own entry to the covered porch and a master bathroom with its one of a kind walk-in shower.

The upstairs has 2 bedrooms, a loft sitting area and a game room with a small kitchenette. That log tradition is carried out through out the entire house. The fireplace and granite hearth with stone carried to the roof and a custom log mantel. The main heat is radiant in-floor heat that runs in all the main floor.

The property has a small creek that runs along side the house, there is a log bridge built to get you to the stone fire pit on the other side.

Builder:
East Fork Construction
Brandon Sanchez
719-480-0024

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Little Gold Dust Ranch – Creed, Colorado https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/little-gold-dust-ranch-creed-colorado/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/little-gold-dust-ranch-creed-colorado/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:29:40 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=122 This intriguingly remote, expansive residence is perched atop a sensational hillside over looking the entire valley. Savor the 360-degree views and the 8,500+ square feet of luxurious living space. Painstakingly constructed with massive recycled wood beams from a navy pier in Chicago, granite blocks and cobblestones from the streets of Chicago and 30″ I-beam railings […]

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This intriguingly remote, expansive residence is perched atop a sensational hillside over looking the entire valley. Savor the 360-degree views and the 8,500+ square feet of luxurious living space.

Painstakingly constructed with massive recycled wood beams from a navy pier in Chicago, granite blocks and cobblestones from the streets of Chicago and 30″ I-beam railings from an old bridge within Mineral County this home is truly one of a kind.

The stunning African Zebra wood fireplace has been accented with granite and white marble from Illinois and exquisite woodwork is found throughout the home including maple, walnut and wenge.

Other features include hot water radiant heat, Tiffany light fixtures, double appliances in the professional, oversized kitchen, workshop with four parking bays, four car attached garage, detached three stall garage with additional storage and a secluded gazebo with BBQ.

Builder:
Bill Philbern Construction
South Fork, Colorado
719-849-3534

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Getaway Adventures Lodge – Port Mansfield, Texas https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/getaway-adventures-lodge-port-mansfield-texas/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/getaway-adventures-lodge-port-mansfield-texas/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:48:35 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=115 This unique fishing lodge is built on the water in Port Mansfield Texas. It features a main lodge , outdoor covered area, swimming pool, hot tub, 4 boat house, 4 slot pier, poolside seating, horseshoe pit, outdoor BBQ pit, and a great view across the bay. The main house features a billiards area with bar […]

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This unique fishing lodge is built on the water in Port Mansfield Texas. It features a main lodge , outdoor covered area, swimming pool, hot tub, 4 boat house, 4 slot pier, poolside seating, horseshoe pit, outdoor BBQ pit, and a great view across the bay.

The main house features a billiards area with bar and a TV seating area with a large flat screen television, commercial kitchen and a large dining area with a buffet serving area. The lodge has 9 bedrooms and sleeps up to 32 guests at one time.

The lodge is constructed with CMU block on the first floor for hurricane protection. The second floor is traditional framing with stucco exterior. The interior is all rough-sawn pine.

Builder:
Capt. Bruce Shuler
Port Mansfield, Texas
281-380-0708

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Dunsworth Cabin – South Fork, Colorado https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/dunsworth-cabin-south-fork-colorado/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/completed-homes/dunsworth-cabin-south-fork-colorado/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:29:28 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=111  

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Texas Hill Country or Rustic Homes – Which is Right for You? https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/news/texas-hill-country-rustic-homes-right/ https://paragonresidentialdesign.com/news/texas-hill-country-rustic-homes-right/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:38:49 +0000 https://www.paragonresidentialdesign.com/?p=103 Are you new to the Texas Hill Country, or are you just envisioning a Texas style home on your property? It is one of the most in-demand styles from our customers in many states, and is not limited to just the Texas Hill Country region. Are you wanting to learn a little more about these […]

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Are you new to the Texas Hill Country, or are you just envisioning a Texas style home on your property? It is one of the most in-demand styles from our customers in many states, and is not limited to just the Texas Hill Country region. Are you wanting to learn a little more about these lovely homes? Here is a bit of history and some facts that may help you shape your dream home.

One of today’s most popular trends in custom homes combines a mixture of quarried Texas limestone, reclaimed timbers, standard bricking, antique fixtures and refurbished woods that create unique and lovely floor and wall patterns. The only limits to this style is your imagination.

According to the Handbook of Texas Online, Willard B. Robinson, “Architecture,” accessed January 30, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/cmask, “Texas Hill Country styles found their beginnings during the Spanish colonial-Mexican Period (1821-35). Missionaries and soldiers brought with them designs and methods in home building when they came to Texas…they established missions with chapels, convents, apartments, and various service structures: presidios with fortifications, chapels, barracks and storerooms…”

Texas Hill Country Home Design

While these historic styles have evolved through time to suit modern home buyers, colonial era Mexicans and Texans originally quarried the stone to make their homes as it was a free, readily available resource and easy to cut into blocks. Heavy walled rustic homes helped to hold both heat and coolness during the Texas seasons. Many examples of these homes can still be seen on rancheros in S. Texas to this day. Many are still in use by the same ranching families.

While buildings of these styles became more common in Texas, a rise was also seen in skillfully milled lumbers such as oak, pine and cedar which were richly available in Texas. Common not only for floors and furniture, the early hand hewn wood was used in the construction of barns and other outbuildings. Over many years being exposed to the elements the reclaimed and refurbished woods developed unique patinas and have since become highly prized for use in exposed rafter beams and flooring.

As time has passed, construction has made huge strides. Instead of using limestone as the single component of the walls, it is now used in conjunction with or in the place of exterior brick on standard walls. Insulation once provided by the thickness of the stone is now replaced by wall joists filled with either blown in or rolled in insulation sealed by plywood or OSB (oriented strand board). Standard RHF (resistant heat flow) values with this type of construction can exceed 13.83, respectively. Current Texas Codes require only an R-11. Thus, Texas Limestone is an excellent material for insulation as well as creating a lovely exterior.

Additionally, Texas limestone is also used to make lovely fireplace hearths and mantles and even as accents in kitchen areas. Outdoor kitchens have also become a favorite feature of our clients.

While many design styles are common in Texas, many new home buyers and builders are being increasingly drawn to Texas Hill Country homes. Materials are easily quarried, sized and shipped to the site for reasonable charges. Installation methods are very similar to modern brick and will easily outlive the life of the home itself.

Self care is minimal on Texas Limestone. It wears well, but can be prone to a light algae buildup in damp areas as any other bricking. This is easily cleaned with a pressure washer during yearly home maintenance.

We hope you have learned a little about Texas Hill Country Homes. Ed Churchman, the owner of Paragon Residential Design, offers over 38 years of hands-on construction and architectural design experience. A majority of these homes have been in the style of Texas Hill Country homes, rustic homes with reclaimed woods and log homes, If you have questions, please feel free to call. There is no obligation. We enjoy visiting with others and helping you reach the home of your dreams.

We at Paragon Designs strive to make the journey to your new home as pleasurable and worry-free as possible. Welcome to Paragon Residential Designs. WHERE WE TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

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