Homes by Donahoo Custom Home Wins Five Awards Including Best of Parade in BIA Highland Lakes Tour of Homes

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Homes by Donahoo of Bluffton, Texas, received Best of Parade award along with four other individual awards at the opening of the Building Industry Association of the Highland Lakes 2010 Parade Conservation Home Tour. The stunning new custom home built by Homes by Donahoo at 1521 Legends Parkway in Kingsland, Texas, was also voted Best Interior Design, Best Craftsmanship, Best Unique Feature for Technology and Best Kitchen-Living Area.

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We were absolutely thrilled to receive these awards

Homes by Donahoo of Bluffton, Texas, received Best of Parade award along with four other individual awards at the opening of the Building Industry Association of the Highland Lakes 2010 Parade Conservation Home Tour on September 28th. The stunning new custom home built by Homes by Donahoo at 1521 Legends Parkway in Kingsland, Texas, was also voted Best Interior Design, Best Craftsmanship, Best Unique Feature for Technology and Best Kitchen-Living Area.

Upon approach, the striking impact of the stately structure with Oklahoma stone façade, the beautiful native-Texas landscaping and elegant carved stone fountain heralds the spectacular experience to be had inside.

The luxurious home with 5,477 sq. ft. of living space, has a spacious gourmet kitchen with custom Alder cabinetry which opens to a soaring two-story great room with a dramatic, curved and ornamental-iron encased catwalk overhead. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer a view of the outdoor summer kitchen for alfresco dining, a pavilion where the family can gather, custom boat dock and beautiful lake. The first floor also features a sumptuous master suite with an opulent master bath graced by a chandelier. The second floor has a state-of-the art media room, a game room and lavish guest wing. The architecture and placement on the home site provides shade all along the lakeside first floor patio which runs the length of the whole house. The patio connects to a second floor patio, game room and media room by a wrought iron spiral staircase.

Exquisite architectural details are seen throughout the house including intricate tile work, special finishes, masterful painting techniques and custom ironwork. A top-of-the-line home automation system integration for controlling numerous flat screen TVs, multi-room music, lighting, temperature, security and the outdoor fountain with total home control from the boat dock, iPod or cell phone, adds lifestyle enhancement to this extraordinary residence.

“We were absolutely thrilled to receive these awards,” said Barbara Donahoo, of Homes by Donahoo. “We would like to thank our gracious owners, Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Phinney and their interior design team, Dalek Interiors for allowing us to show the home. We would also like to extend our thanks to the architectural designer Jerome Rugen of Delineations in Marble Falls, and all of the partners, subcontractors and vendors who worked hand-in-hand with us to create this beautiful home.”

Jerry and Barbara Donahoo have been building fine custom homes in the Texas Hill Country since 1980, and helping clients realize their dreams. While doing so, they have established a legacy of beautiful craftsmanship and unsurpassed devotion to customer service. Jerry and Barbara work together to make building a home an enjoyable undertaking, where you can call each other friends when the project is over. Homes by Donahoo is honored to have won numerous awards in previous Parades and the unwavering loyalty of their clients.

The parade is open to the public for a small fee and continues through October 17th. Click http://www.bia-highlandlakes.com for more information. Visit the Homes by Donahoo website for more information about their process and a photo gallery of past projects, or call 325-379-1787.

Partners: Backbone Valley Nursery, Broadway Showroom, C and D Home Products Studio, Delineations — Jerome Rugen, Double E. Painting, Granite Mountain Stone Design, Mike’s Floorcovering, Bath and Kitchen Showplace, Satellite Station.
Subcontractors & Vendors:
31W Insulation, Bill Smith Propane, Billy Jack’s Construction, BMC Select, Burton Services
Centex Potties, Central Tx. Sheet Metal, Cowart Overhead Doors, Creative Custom Cabinets, Durango Doors, Element 7 Concrete Staining, Epic Concrete, Gidget’s Construction Cleaning, Gonzales Iron Works, Granite Mountain Stone Design, Joel Stevens, John Allman Construction,
Lakeline Seamless Gutters, LMJ, Inc.

Media contact: Amy McMurrough, McMurrough & Associates Marketing and Public Relations (512) 252-7200, Amy at McMurrough dot com.

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