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The company's projects range from custom to speculative homes, from 1,000 to
13,000 square feet.
erage in price from $450,000 to $1 million, though it has designed
and built homes for both more and less.
"I think we can probably do 20 homes per year," Boyd says. "But
we want to be careful about balancing the amount of homes we
build in relation to the quality of the homes. It takes more manhours to put a custom home together. I don't want to knock them
out as quickly as possible because then you lose quality."
J. Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build specializes in building
what Boyd calls "hill country ranch homes. It's a Texas term."
These homes have craftsman influences and generally feature lots
of stone, metal roofs, exposed cedar, board and batten siding with
expansive views and lots of windows.
The company is also known for restoring historic homes, which
is between 35 to 40 percent of its business. It is currently restoring
a three-story home in Taylor, Texas. "I think it has the oldest residential elevator in the state," Boyd says. "The house was built in the
early 1900s or late 1800s. It is a very unique old house."
Some people call it environmentally friendly. J. Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build states that it designs homes that are "energy-in-
intimately aware of all the components of that house. The design
team works closely with the construction team."
This merging of art and technology allows for a seamless process that engages the client with the architect and tradesmen. A
true custom home should be designed to the last detail, Boyd says.
"When we say 'custom home,' we don't mean that you get to
choose your carpet. We literally design the home down to the
doorknob," he adds. "I love helping people create something they
love. We want you to love your home and not just exist in a space."
The company's projects range from custom to speculative
homes from 1,000 to 13,000 square feet. It also has experience in
multifamily housing, interior decoration, remodeling, institutional, government projects and commercial development projects.
J. Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build operates mainly in the Austin metro area. "If I can't get in my truck and be at the jobsite,
we're not building it," Boyd says.
The company builds between 10 and 15 homes per year that avFall 2017 www.mhb-magazine.com