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    This Texas Hill Country — Hills of Texas home in the StoneRidge subdivision won several awards for its modern farmhouse style. Judges praised the chef’s kitchen, bunkhouse, pool and outdoor space, as well as its water collection system. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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    A backyard pool and bunkhouse retreat on the StoneRidge property.
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    Hills of Texas’ Jack Stephens, Todd Stephens and Joyce Stephens.

Best of Parade

Hills of Texas, Big Sky take top prizes in HCBA Parade of Homes show

Texas Hill Country — Hills of Texas Homes of Fredericksburg captured the coveted “Best of Parade” Award for the 2019 Hill Country Builders Association (HCBA) Parade Home Tour.

Hills of Texas Homes also captured the Best of $791,000-$999,000 awards for the home, which is a Hill Country Modern American Farmhouse-style home.

Its highlights include a large front porch, open-concept living area with see-through fireplace, spacious chef’s kitchen, and large pool bar area, separate bunk house adjacent to the pool that sleeps six, a master suite that has direct access to the pool and features oversized spa bath and master closet, outstanding outdoor living featuring pool and spa with large covered porch, and dining under the pergola, and soaring entry leading to gallery with reclaimed hand-hewn beams throughout the home.

Hills of Texas Homes of Fredericksburg also swept all the sub-categories, including Best Kitchen & Living, Best Master Suite & Bath, Best Interior Design & Decorating, Best Outdoor Living, Best Architecture & Elevation, Best Craftsmanship, and Best Unique Feature for its detached bunk house and its unique water collection system.

The Big Sky Builder of Fredericksburg won the Best of $1.5 Million-Plus Award, along with sub-categories Best Master Suite & Bath, Best Interior Design & Decorating, Best Architecture & Elevation, Best Craftsman and Best Unique Feature for the ceiling beam work done in the great room.

Rio Ranch Homes of Horseshoe Bay won Best Kitchen & Living, and tied with Sterling Creek Builders of Llano for Best Outdoor Living.

In the category of $1 Million to $1.4 Million, Cherry Custom Homes took the sub-categories of Best Interior Design & Decorating, Best Outdoor Living, and Best Unique Feature for the floor to ceiling windows.

Sterling Creek Builders of Llano won Best Kitchen & Living, Best Architecture & Elevation, and Best Craftsmanship.

Treo Signature Homes won Best Master Suite & Bath.

Artisan Creative Homes of Kingsland won the Best of $500,000-$790,000 Award. It also topped sub-categories of Best Kitchen & Living, Best Outdoor Living, and Best Craftsmanship and Best Unique for its Beautiful Pine Staircase that leads down to the boat dock and water of Lake LBJ.

Treo Signature Homes won Best Master Suite & Bath, Best Interior Design & Decorating, and Best Architecture & Elevation.

HOMES TOUR

The Parade Home Tour showcases the best of custom building in the Hill Country. The event began last weekend and continues Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20. Tickets are available by downloading the Parade Craze App or online at tinyurl.com/2019HCBAParade and at any of the participating homes.

Hill Country Builders Association is a nonprofit professional trade association serving 10 counties throughout the Texas Hill Country with more than 300 members. For more information, contact the HCBA at 830-798-2266 or visit www.hillcountrybuilders.org.

Fredericksburg Standard

P.O. Box 1639
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4228
830-997-2155