Builder’s Corner

By Isreal Peña

A floor plan can simply be a dimensioned layout. Or a floor plan can be a well thought out design created especially for livability with divine details. The difference between the two is the designer behind the floor plan. The design of your home is special; it will artfully express your personality, taste and lifestyle. Your selection of a designer is crucial to your experience of designing and building your home. There is great value to a designer with formal training in architecture and interior design. And beyond the education, a distinguishing factor among designers is their experience. In all stages of home design and construction, anyone can benefit from an experienced design professional. Israel Peña, President of Authentic Custom Homes, has a degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, and his associate Teri Froetschel has an Interior Design degree from Texas Christian University.

Authentic Custom Homes has over 30 years of excellence in designing and building luxury homes throughout the Texas Hill Country. To us, design-build is centered on a philosophy that homes must have beautiful architectural form with practical convenience and functionality. Our team of designers and builders work together to develop a home plan from day one that fits our clients’ vision and practicality of construction.

Magazine tear outs, links to Houzz and a board on Pinterest… you have so many ideas but are overwhelmed with how they will all come together. We understand this. Today our client’s have access to so many resources for design ideas. We are experienced at listening to our clients, and we have the ability to abstract their ideas during our interview, edit and interpret them into a refined style. We understand space relationships and are able to predict details that will present opportunities throughout the design. With a genuine passion for design, creativity and discovery we are able to envision our client’s needs and orchestrate their design from the formation of their first desire to final placement of that family portrait on the fireplace mantle. We have the experience necessary to place your home on your property in a way that blends the exterior and interior of your home to capture the views and the natural beauty of your property.

The collaboration of a designer and a contractor is the most critical element to the success of your home’s design. At Authentic Custom Homes, we understand the costs, the efficiencies and the practicality of what we are designing. Our ability to value engineer your home is what distinguishes our company from another. We evaluate the spaces to confirm that the entire square footage is meaningful. Israel Peña has 30 years of experience designing and building homes. Additionally, Teri Froetschel has 25 years of experience designing and building homes. This collaborative experience translates to a full design that protects your investment.

Ultimately, we know building a home is much more than a technical achievement. It is the place you’ll live. The place where your memories will be built. Your new home should be designed and built on trust and it’s about your relationship with the firm you select to create it.

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