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By Harmony Marotz | Agent in Austin, TX
  • Designing a Custom Home Part One-for property owners in Lakeway/Austin/Bee Cave and the greater Lake Travis area

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Austin, Remodel & Renovate in Austin, Design & Decor in Austin  |  February 8, 2012 8:10 AM  |  1,691 views  |  No comments

    Designing our Custom Home Part One:

    When designing our home I knew the final product will be the result of our needs and wants with the approach to attract future buyers for resale. We have talked and thought about this extensively, and I am clear on how to satisfy our needs as well as design a beautiful home I will sure to resale fast!

    I have found out over the years my love for new construction has drawn out my intense passion and strong will.  I guess that is the Scorpio in me.  This passion and strong will has made this personal process a lot of fun for me.  It has also brought to me the realization that I want to continue to help others with their own personal process of designing and building their dream home.

    I decided to break down our design features below in sections so you can get a better appreciation and understanding of what all goes into designing a custom home.

    The Flow and Function of Our Home

    Once my husband and I decided on what it would take to make this home ours, the sketchpad came out. We sketched out a design with the following in mind: We wanted the kitchen, dinning and main living/family room to be one BIG room.  I have seen this set-up in other homes and absolutely love it! We wanted the master-bed on the main level with one other bedroom, which would serve as both an attached guest suite and a home office.  We wanted this suite to have a full bath, a garage and a separate entry. For the up-stairs we wanted to keep it pretty simple with 2 beds 2 baths and a closed in game-room (for noise separation). We wanted a three-car garage with extra guest parking. For the yard we wanted a beautiful pool with spa designed within the home structure providing privacy from the neighbors and golfers.  Although I am a huge fan of clean lines the last feature I wanted was a curved hallway to connect our lower level. We handed these ideas and sketches over to our architect and below are a few pictures of what he came up with. 

    Our Architect

    The architect we decided to go with is one of the most creative persons I have ever come across. He is not only an artist but also a writer. He named the first drawing for our home “Marotz Manor”. Not knowing what the word manor truly means I looked it up and found out it means “the lords mansion”.  Not that I think I am a lord or that our home will be a mansion but I will tell you his love, passion and unique approach for what he does makes you appreciate and recognize the true art it takes to design and build a home.

    After what felt like more than 20 changes, tons of patience and 6 months later we have our final plans.  Our home is a unique design and I absolutely love it!! Below are a few pictures of our floor-plan. I have my marketing department coloring these in and will up-load the color floor-plan once I have them. Let me know what you think.    

     If you have been thinking about building your dream home give us a call and let our team help you through the process.

    Harmony Marotz
    512-775-1164 or harmony@marotzrealty.com

  • You're Invited to a Stud Signing and

    Posted Under: Remodel & Renovate in Austin, Going Green in Austin, Design & Decor in Austin  |  September 2, 2011 3:38 PM  |  1,200 views  |  2 comments

    Solar/Green/Smart/Eco Stud Signing/Open house tour.

    Put on you favorite pair of boots and join one of the areas best builders along with Marotz Realty Partners for a stud signing and “behind the scenes” exclusive look at the solar mechanics to this amazing home!    

    For More Information Call:

    Got Solar? We do!! 

    Learn how to lower your electric bills.

    Interview the builder.

    Have your questions about solar answered.

    Receive details on new construction.

    Enjoy great music and great company.

    Be Sure to share this event with your friends and neighbors.

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