Overlooking Lake Travis

This small townhome project was design on the side on the hill overlooking Lake Travis. The street level is the garage layout. It also has a entertainment area behind it. One level down is a separate bedroom/retreat. As you go up from, you are meet with with the main family area. It also has two bedrooms. One more level up is the master suite with a study area.Read more

Weekend Home in the Hill Country

This home was design for a retired couple on their 600 acres of land in the hill country. It will be used as their weekend home. They will be using used corrugated metal and stone to give it that old used look on the acreage. In the future they will build separated building for guest and family to stay.  Read more

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.Read more

Urban Design, Beach Home Six

We were asked to design this 2600 Square Foot home that is a few blocks from the Gulf Coast. On a corner lot, it has a view of the park in front and the side view to a lake. Inside the home, there are three bedrooms with a third story room that can be used as a bunk room or study. This home has two family areas. The one at the first floor has an open concept.  The family areaRead more

Latest Contemporary Home overlooking the Water.

It’s been a while. This latest design was design for a water view lot. The home needed to be elevated for being in the gulf coast floodplain. The interior steps up from left to right 16 inches, to overlook a boat dock on next door property. The home has a two story living room and foyer. the two story glass at the living room overlooks the pool out to the water. The exterior stairs to the left goes to aRead more

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,600 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report.Read more


We remodeled the existing 5,000 square foot building to the right. The interior was change, and the elevation was  changed to matched the historical district it was in. The new 5,000 square foot building to the left will be used as food storage and distribution.Read more

What a year.

Thank you, to all the people that have been viewing our blog. Starting today you will start seeing our latest work. This again will be a great year. Charles GiermanRead more

InFill Lot One

The existing home had burned down. The couples main concern was to save the trees in front. We elevated the art studio to protect the root line with piers, and cantilevered the room over the swimming pool. Comments and questions appreciated. InFillLotOneRead more

Houston Four

Wednesday night we have an appointment with a Home Owners Association in Houston. Our client is wanting to get an approval on this elevation that they like. Wish us luck.Read more


A friend of ours was looking at our posts. He commented about the lack of color. We will be posting some art work that we have done in color. This one is for a veterinary clinic we did. VlaskaAmimalClinicRead more

Six + Two = Eight

This latest custom home was design for a family of eight. With 4 girls and 2 boys, the parents wanted a casual home. The view overlooks the hill country with the view to the front. The sloping lot allowed us to put the garage and storage on the lower level. HillCountryOneRead more

Beach Home Three

Our latest home design for the beach. The couple had a 50′ wide lot to work with that had no view. We directed the view to the patio for a future pool. BeachHomeThreeRead more

Chiropractor Office Space

This office space is for a chiropractor. The doctor used both eastern and western methods in her practice. The office space is in a 20,000 square feet building that we designed. ChiropractorOfficeSpaceRead more

Hill Country Two, Tuscany

After doing a 6,000 square foot home in Houston, the couple asked us to do their weekend home. The lot was on a corner with a SMALL building pad. They did not want to disturbed the natural site. The view was opposite from the corner and dropped off. HillCountryTwoRead more

The Village of Volente

This was a spec. home design for a builder. The builder requested a tuscan look. The lot was pie shape with a view of the lake to the front. The home sold in the framing stage. TheVillageOfVolenteRead more