Texas Home Named BALA Home of the Year

A 3,600-square-foot custom home with dramatic golf course views in Boerne, Texas, was recently honored by NAHB as the Home of the Year in the 2017 Best in American Living Awards (BALA)

Called the Augusta, the home artfully balances stone, wood, metal and floor-to-ceiling glass to create an elegant modern residence that hearkens to historical Texas homes from the 1800s.

Its main design feature is the living room, transparent from front to back through floor-to-ceiling glass that is framed in rich wood and metal. Limestone side walls extend beyond the glass, further connecting the inside to the outdoors.

A weathered steel guardrail along the cantilevered deck outside the living room creates privacy for the interior spaces while preserving the sweeping view of the golf course.

Beyond the dramatic living room, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home is designed to provide owners and guests their own zones of living. A guest house allows additional visitors to find their own place of privacy.

BALA judges praised the extensive use of glass and noted how the stone on the walls and floor tie the design together, saying it made them feel as if they were living outside in every space.

The house was designed by Craig McMahon Architects Inc. and built by Johnny Canavan Custom Homes, both based in San Antonio.

In its 34th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international. Award winners were announced at the NAHB 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

Additional information about the 2017 BALA winners, including a photo gallery of the winning home and photographs of all the awarded projects, can be found at bestinamericanliving.com.

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