Entries by Adrianne Peña Carnes

Cordillera Ranch Spec Home Update

Our spec home in Cordillera Ranch is officially under construction! We announced in January that we would soon break ground on a Santa Barbara-inspired home located on a private cul-de-sac in the ranch section of Cordillera Ranch, within walking distance of the Swede Creek Park. To date we have completed the following: Prepared the site for […]

4 Tips to Stick to Your Custom Home Budget

Our job as a home builder is to complete client projects on time and within budget. We have a love-hate relationship with budgets; they can be scary, but the most successful home projects start and end with thoughtful budgets. They allow us to understand and control costs throughout the design-build process and help us deliver […]

You’re Invited: Cordillera Ranch Preferred Builders Fair

The Authentic Custom Homes team will be on hand at the 2016 Cordillera Ranch Preferred Builders Fair on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cordillera Ranch Clubhouse. This is the perfect opportunity to experience the lifestyle at Cordillera Ranch and meet face-to-face with the preferred builders. As a Preferred […]

Our Favorite Master Bathroom Designs

One of the most easily customizable rooms is the master bathroom. For many homeowners, it’s a place of comfort and luxury; a private retreat designed with relaxation in mind. At Authentic Custom Homes, we like to take things a step further by incorporating one-of-a-kind features that are both beautiful and functional. The master bathroom should […]

When Worlds Collide: Designing a Custom Home Everyone Will Love

There are hundreds of decisions to make when designing and building a custom home, and often not everyone in the household has the same ideas or taste. Differences in agreement can complicate an already challenging process. Here’s our expert advice on how to build a custom home everyone will love. Set Goals Clients should first […]

Homeowner Profile – The Davises

One of the most extraordinary things about our business is how different each of our homeowners are. Their homes are reflections of themselves, with rooms and spaces that are purposeful to their family and lifestyle. The Davises are a unique, young family who contacted us to help them in their pursuit of a life of […]

Decorator’s Corner: 2016 Home Design Trends

For over 17 years, Kim Gauntt has worked with Authentic Custom Homes to deliver one-of-a-kind home designs in the Texas Hill Country. As our team’s decorator, Kim works closely with our clients to learn their lifestyle and understand their needs. She asks the right questions to develop a sense of how they will live in […]

Top 5 Homebuilding Myths Debunked

One of our top priorities as homebuilders is to set realistic expectations for our clients from the very beginning. Too often we are confronted by potential homeowners who have misconceptions about homebuilders and the process of building a custom home. This can lead to misunderstanding and disappointment, which can make for an unpleasant experience for […]

The Best Home Flooring Options

Today, the number of flooring options to consider for your home is immense. Most homeowners want to know what flooring options are best before making their selections. However, the best flooring options really depend on your budget, the characteristics of your design and the individual rooms in your home. The most popular flooring materials used in our […]

A New Year, A New Spec Home

We are only 11 days into 2016, and big things are already on the drawing board here at Authentic Custom Homes. In just a few short months we will break ground on an exciting new project: a spec home in Cordillera Ranch. This beautiful Santa Barbara-inspired home will be nestled amongst the large oak trees on […]

Homeowner Profile: The Schreiners

We’ve learned in our many years of designing and building custom homes in the Texas Hill Country that no two homeowners’ visions are alike. When Kim and Terry Schreiner approached us to build their German settlement inspired dream home, we knew it would be unlike anything we’ve done before. Read the Schreiners’ story about their […]

By the Fireplace is the Place to Be

When the unpredictable Texas temperatures finally make their highly anticipated dip below the 70 degree mark, nothing beats sitting by a roaring fire in the comfort of your home. While fireplaces were originally meant as a home’s primary source of heat, over the years they have become a central focal point in living rooms, dining […]