Monthly Archives: October 2013

Austin AIA’s Homes Tour this weekend, Nov 2 & 3!


Come see us at this year’s AIA Home Tour! To see Schroeder’s work this year, don’t miss the Tim Cuppett Architects house that features our FANTASTIC area rugs!

From Austin’s AIA:

The weekend of November 2-3, 2013, AIA Austin is holding its 27th annual Homes Tour, which showcases 11 new and newly-renovated homes from across the Austin area. The two-day self-guided tour celebrates the diverse and stunning design talent of Austin’s local architects, with both traditional and contemporary designs that span from modest to means.



The 27th Annual AIA Homes Tour is a showcase of great design by Central Texas architects. This year’s self-guided tour includes 11 new and newly renovated homes in Austin designed for specific clients.  The homes range in style from traditional to contemporary, all with innovative design elements to delight and inspire tour attendees.

Austin has a huge appetite for good design.  AIA Austin brings a sampling of the very best in residential architecture to the tour patrons – an opportunity to see the value of good design; up close and personal!

Tickets go on sale October 1st and are $35 in advance and $40 the weekend of the tour. Tickets may be purchased at Zinger Hardware, Mockingbird Domestics, or directly from AIA Austin. Tickets to an individual home will be available for $10 each at each home the weekend of the Tour, cash/check only.

Tickets purchased online October 25th or later will be held at the AIA Austin office at Will CallPrepurchased tickets cannot be picked up at the homes.

Additional information: 512-452-4332


 November 2, 2013 – 10:00am – November 3, 2013 – 6:00pm


Self-Guide Tour of Austin Homes

Phone: AIA – 512.452.4332


Barton Creek West: kitchen splendor

We love this beautiful kitchen at our Barton Creek West project. The classic white subway tiles coupled with the dark wood and metal, make this kitchen absolutely beautiful.

Classic subway tile comes 3 inches by 6 inches in a glossy white ceramic. It’s perfect for kitchens and bathrooms because it goes with everything!

The beautiful dark hardwood seen in these photos are Castle Combe’s Sevington natural oil finish hardwood floors look like reclaimed hardwood but provide the durability and performance of a modern day product.

Enjoy the photos!


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Austin NARI Tour of Homes this weekend!

Austin NARI’s 2013 Tour of Homes takes place this weekend, October 19th & 20th. Homes will be open for tour attendees to visit from 12pm to 6pm both days.The tour features 10 homes renovated by 8 Austin NARI members. Schroeder participated in 2 of the homes of the tour. See below.

Advance tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased online or in person from both Breed & Co locations. Tickets will also be available at each home during the Tour for $25.00.

A portion of all ticket sales goes to support Wonders & Worries and the amazing work they do here in Central Texas.


Greenbelt Homes












Before deciding to purchase the property, the owners engaged the expertise of Greenbelt Homes to assess the home’s potential and the investment in would require. Seeing that this 70s era ranch-style house had “good bones,” Greenbelt reconfigured the chopped up spaces unveiling this stylish, cohesive floor plan. To link the gathering spaces, walls were removed between the den and kitchen. In the master suite, a superfluous bedroom was transformed into the new master bath and spacious closet. This home exudes a hip, modern vibe with fun and funky wallpapers, geometric patterns, irresistible textures and exotic finishes displayed throughout.


Straight & Level Construction













Unaltered since its construction, this 1969 home was in desperate need of a update. Straight & Level Construction was awarded the task of bringing new life to a home lost in a time warp! Not one inch of this home was untouched by the masterful talents of the award-winning firm. Structural and mechanical systems were replaced and aesthetic elements were updated. The new gourmet kitchen, gorgeous great room and generous master suite are a few of the must-see features on this tour stop. The original fireplace remains intact, beautifully and thoughtfully restored as a reminder of the home’s transformation. The result is a showcase of the quality of craftsmanship Straight & Level provides for every job. Be sure to stop in!


Barton Creek West: natural oil hardwood floors for living and sitting room

This beautiful living room features Castle Combe‘s natural oil hardwood floors and a custom sisal area rug with navy blue binding.

Schroeder-59 copy

Schroeder-57 copy

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Barton Creek West: pink and white tween bedroom

Check out this fun hot pink and white tween room designed by Van Wicklen Design. This rooms features trellis wallpaper from Schumacher and nylon carpet from Tuftex. We love the pink, white and orange combination. Enjoy the photos!

Schroeder-19 copy

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Schroeder-27 copy