Craftsman

Saturday morning is the best! Watching daylight slowly develop and thinking about my day, I can organize all the grandiose plans I have for the day, until my wife wakes up and tells me what we are going to be actually doing. Saturday offers a freedom of possibilities and so far we both decided on several agenda items that I am looking forward to.

Today my wife and I have some time to ourselves and in addition to several errands we are headed to Garden Oaks to see some of the projects there. There is an added excitement today that is always felt as a project draws to a close.

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963 Lamonte Lane is almost ready, and this has been an important project for me. This Craftsman style home represents all that I love about hand made refinements and timeless elegance.

The Craftsman style (named after the Craftsman magazine that featured it circa 1901) actually is rooted in the British arts and crafts movement of the 1860's, and was a direct reaction to mass production emphasizing hand made expertise and refinements. So then as now the details matter. 

Craftsman style homes were the ultimate expression of this style and often used expensive materials as well as highly skilled master craftsman.

So our story with 963 Lamonte lane starts with a Craftsman like desire for the unique, married with a 2017 lifestyle that looks for large open plan and restful spaces. 

 The details are everything and The Craftsman style really exploded in popularity here in the US showcasing sturdy structures, clean lines and natural materials that found inspiration with the the shaker style.

The details are everything and The Craftsman style really exploded in popularity here in the US showcasing sturdy structures, clean lines and natural materials that found inspiration with the the shaker style.

I love this look! 

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So cased windows, inset cabinets, white oaks hand laid and jobsite finished white oak floors, combined with large open plan spaces, oceans of quartz and marble in a meticulously engineered and built structure, really showcase our vision of the 2017 Craftsman Style home.  

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We are so blessed to have so many wonderful craftsmen in our team. Florencio and his team created these hand made cabinets that were built on site, and created all the carpentry details that the home showcases. Roys team create magic with wood flooring and we try to use him wherever we are able. Miguel is probably the best mason I have ever worked with and he even lets me lay some bricks occasionally to recapture my memories of younger days.

This project has been a wonderful vision, but only made possible by the incredibly skilled and experienced tradesmen that we are fortunate to have in our team. 

 

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This home is so specific a look and I am blown away by the attention to detail and hard work by my team over the last year to bring this home from a vision into life.  

So today our lives will all be busy, but I do get time to walk and examine our homage to one of the most important style movements of the 20th century. It's days like this that make the journey so much better. Anticipation and excitement, combined with coffee and daybreak. Quite a start to my day!

Have a great Saturday. 

RTH

See more about this unique residence here: http://www.har.com/u/e0227925