Throughout our years of service, we have had the opportunity to work on many custom homes for our clients. Each client has unique needs for their project. Some need a larger house with many bedrooms for their family and guests. Some need a smaller house with all the amenities that is easy to maintain. No matter the size or scope of the custom build, Craftsman Construction provides the best service and attention to detail. Look at some of our inspiring custom home builds below or browse our portfolio for more of our projects.
Custom Home in Edinburg
This small but impressive home was built with an eye for details. From the deep overhangs on the roof to the tapered stone columns, this house has the period feel of the craftsman era. Using the concept of the Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka, the square footage is kept to a minimum, but the materials and artisanship were all top of the line.
The great room has 25 foot tall, vaulted mahogany ceilings with recessed lighting. The windows are all prairie style with authentic mullions. These windows offered an authentic touch to the design. The 50-year architectural roof is a real eye catcher. On the inside, the details are even more impressive. Things like mahogany doors with oil rubbed bronze hardware, hickory kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, and professional grade stainless steel appliances made this incredibly special. This home also included a custom stairway fabricated from mahogany, walnut, and white oak, using a one-of-a-kind design by Craftsman Construction.
Architect's Custom Home
When a prominent local architect needed a contractor to build his own home, he turned to Craftsman Construction. Most contractors would shy away from working for an architect because of their critical eye for detail, but Craftsman Construction was up to the challenge. We worked closely with the client to help him bring his ideas to life. The unusual design and finish details, as well as the clients desire to use particular materials made for an interesting project.
Some of the design highlights include a great room with 20’ vaulted cherry ceiling installed in a herringbone pattern, an art studio to display diverse types of artworks, a large cherry library with rolling ladder to get to the upper shelves, exposed beams and two upper sitting areas above the library. We custom crafted a one-of-a-kind staircase that leads to the master suite. All the doors were custom made from cherry to match the library. The client designed his own moldings which we had made at a local mill out of cherry. This was one of my favorite jobs as we were able to work with a great client who had a great vision.
This was one of the most challenging and rewarding projects we have ever been associated with and the client was an amazing person.
This project had so many challenges. First was location: on top of a mountain road surrounded by finished houses. Second, the lot being almost unbuildable as it dropped off perceptibly in the rear. The house itself is a hybrid design bringing together many different disciplines. The house is sitting on an ICF (insulated concrete forms) basement. On top of this sits a timber frame structure creating the frame of the house. All the beams and columns are fir timbers fitted together with mortise and tenon joints. On top of the timber frame sits a SIP (structural insulated panel) skin. Think of this as an Oreo cookie with the outside of the cookie OSB and the inside filled with insulating foam. These panels are extremely energy efficient as well as exceptionally large and heavy and must be craned into position to assemble into the final product. A highly efficient heating system was installed and an on demand hot water heater to round out the package.
The fit and finish on the inside and out was over the top. The client had a great eye for color and material selection. All and all a great project that we are proud to be associated with.
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If the above highlighted projects sparked your interest in beginning your home build or remodel, please schedule a free consultation. We would love to answer any questions you may have and discuss your visions for your future project! We hope that our projects can be a source of inspiration and we look forward to hearing from you soon.