Oct 9, 2018

Outdoor Living Takes Center Stage at Parade of Homes

If there is one area in home design that has emerged over the last several years it is outdoor living spaces. These stylish, chic spaces are well-designed and have become an extension of the home. However, make no mistake, outdoor living spaces are so much more than a yard. They are places to retreat, relax, and entertain family and friends. Want to watch football or make fajitas? No problem. Because, these functional living areas are equipped with flat screen TVs, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, and dining and sitting areas. But, there’s so much more such as pools and spas, fire pits, gazebos, and landscape lighting.

After all, outdoor living areas are all about the lifestyle. And, you can view the finest in outdoor living during this year’s 2018 Parade of Homes. It’s happening Oct. 19 – Nov. 4 in the master-planned community of Travisso. Nestled in the rolling hills of Central Texas, Travisso abounds with breathtaking views and miles of nature trails making it the perfect outdoor oasis. But, what makes this year’s event extraordinary is that all four showcase homes use the topography of the Texas Hill Country to create statement making outdoor living spaces. Just to whet your appetite, before you go, we have a brief overview of each home and their amazing outdoor paradises. We won’t spoil the fun, but it’s the pools that are the real showstoppers here.

Two homes; two amazing outdoor living spaces

  • The Aluxa Home -This three-level custom home built by Aluxa Homes encompasses 5,022 square feet and sits atop Skyview Ridge. It features four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, three half-baths, and an office. This luxurious hilltop transitional home with sky views in every room was designed for comfort, entertaining, and functional living both inside and outside. With the Texas Hill Country viewable from every direction of this home there’s no doubt that the expansive outdoor living space is a cornerstone. The highlights of this home’s outdoor oasis includes a pool with a private cabana and a professional outdoor kitchen.
  • The Glazier Home – One-of-a-kind describes this one-story four bedroom, three bath Scandinavian farmhouse. This 4,252 sq. ft. beauty was designed specifically to maximize the spectacular views of the Hill Country. As a custom home builder and renovator Glazier Homes takes pride in designing homes that reflect their client’s personality. Moreover, it’s their unique style—a mix of comfort and craftsmanship that they transform into timeless elegance. Which definitely transcends into the home’s outdoor living area. The alluring outdoor area features a spectacular swimming pool, a fireplace wall, an outdoor privacy sculpture, a professional outdoor kitchen and much more. A must-see for all!

Pools, spas, and views

  • The Hill Country Artisan Home – This spacious custom built home features four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a half bath. With a total of 5,056 sq. ft. this home majestically sits on a 1.35 acre lot. From its clean lines to sophisticated color palette this home built by Hill Country Artisan Homes also includes a private guest suite and a media room. But, the home’s elaborate resort-style living area complete with a lap pool and spa overlooking the Texas Hill Country is amazing. An outdoor bath with shower and an arbor covered professional kitchen enhances this home’s relaxing, comfortable living environment. The home and its combined courtyard and outdoor living spaces totals approximately 7,352 sq. ft.
  • The Vogel Builders’ Home – With 6,911 square feet, this Vogel Builders custom home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths and a master suite with private loft and balcony. The home sits on a 1.1 acre site with fabulous views of the Texas Hill Country. But, it’s this home’s 2,200 sq. ft. of multi-level outdoor space that sets it apart from other designs. And, the views are endless. The 37-foot glass door spans the main living space merging both the outdoors with the indoors. The custom-designed pool and hot tub completes this home’s spectacular outdoor living area.

Visit Travisso during the Parade of Homes starting next week

At this year’s Parade of Homes get a large dose of inspiration as you see and hear the newest trends in construction, building design, and interior decor. See a hidden room, a doggie hotel, and a poolscape 25ft off the ground. This year’s celebrity guests include Clint Harp from HGTV’s Fixer Upper and LeeAnne Locken of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Dallas. Purchase tickets and get in on all the fun at Travisso. For more information contact us at 512-243-8583.

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