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Lakefront Modern

  • Number of bedrooms 4 Bedroom
  • Number of bathrooms 4 full, 1 half
  • Living area footage 4,226 SQ Ft / living area
  • Footage 7,137 Sq Ft / covered area

This custom home was designed and built for a modern empty-nester couple who desired a visually interesting, yet practical and functional, living space. Our vision for this home was twofold:

  1. Create an open feel and layout that fit the everyday needs of the homeowners. (They were very clear in their desire to avoid the 'oversized home syndrome'.)

  2. Incorporate contemporary features throughout the exterior and interior of the home that were unique in both design and function.

Our efforts throughout the entire project were focused on these goals, going above and beyond every step of the way to achieve them. Along with our homeowners, we have been very pleased with the final result.

As is the case with any high-end custom home, there were many challenges that arose during the design and construction of this residence, all of which revolved around executing the unique and intricate details throughout the exterior and interior of the home.

Specifically, the one-of-a-kind floating staircase and steel and glass pivot front door system proved to be two of the most challenging architectural features of this project. Our team had to design, fabricate, and execute a splayed and radiused steel floating staircase. As the homebuilder, we were charged with finding the highest quality trades to execute this feature, leading the design effort, monitoring fabrication, and managing the installation of the staircase. While the process was long and arduous, there is no doubt that the finished product was worth it. With details like this, it wasn’t surprising that this home received the PRISM award for 2018 custom home of the year!


  • Cantilevered wrap-around terrace overlooking lake
  • Steel pivot front door system
  • Leather-wrapped wall in living room with retractable panels
  • Hidden door to private screening room
  • Rift white oak ceiling in main living areas
  • Stainless steel cable handrails with steel stair stringer


Texas Star Award: 

  • Best Architectural Design $2-$5 Million

Houston's Best PRISM Award:

  • Custom Home of the Year - $1.8-$2.5 Million


  • Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs
  • Interior Designer: Collaborative Design Group
  • Photographer: Steve Chenn

When you hire Sims, you’re not just hiring a contractor.

When you want to build the home of a lifetime, it helps to have someone on your side who’s been doing this for a lifetime. With more than 30 years of experience creating luxury homes for families in the greater Houston area, Sims Luxury Builders offers:

  • Thorough and accurate build budgets and timelines
  • Smarter building methods and materials
  • Access to a loyal, dependable and high-quality subcontractor base
  • A dedicated project manager and construction manager team to oversee every detail of your build
  • An organized and transparent process using collaborative construction management software
  • A close, supportive, and mutually respectful relationship with your architect

Whether you’re just beginning to consider a project or whether you’re ready to get started, talk to us. We’ll make sure you get the utmost value at every stage of the process, and we know exactly how to make building your own custom home as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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