A Texas custom home builder plans one of his own just off the Pedernales
Jeff Derebery’s custom Lindal Hestia home in the Texas Hill Country, Johnson City
Custom home builder Jeff Derebery knew exactly what he wanted when it came time to construct his own 3,000 square foot dream dwelling—and had his own plans to prove it. Ultimately he decided to modify and customize a premade plan for a Lindal kit home called Hestia, and would do much of the construction and finish work himself. The large, open, intimate courtyard is the heart of the home, and is surrounded by the rest of the structure and bordered by glass hallways and sliding glass doors that provide access from the great room and master suite.
Rich, clear cedar soffits, turquoise copper panels, charred Japanese style yakisugi siding, and a glass-paneled entry door combine nicely with the entry lighting.
Featuring Red Dot award winning cabinets from IKEA, the kitchen also hosts counters and an island with a waterfall edge, both topped with quartz in a marble pattern. The accent cabinets above the kitchen windows were made by a friend.
The 350 square foot screened porch contains a casual eating area, a small gas fireplace, and rich clear-cedar siding that makes for a comfortable indoor-outdoor living area with a beautiful view of the river and Hill Country.
The master suite, with a view to the river on two sides, opens up to the courtyard and features modern accents on the bedside tables and headboard.
A full band of clerestory windows above the great room uplifts the living, dining, and kitchen spaces, while Jeff’s wife Janice selected new Stickley furniture to fit the home’s aesthetic.
About the Manufacturer
Since its start in 1945 as a post-WWII kit home company, Lindal Cedar Homes has become the world’s largest manufacturer of custom post and beam homes, and specializes in helping you design and build your own house with an efficient kit of parts and hundreds of designs. Lindal.com
Original plan by Aris Georges of OM Studio Design for Lindal Cedar Homes
Built and modified by Jeff Derebery and Janice Fischer
Photography and photo descriptions courtesy of Lindal Cedar Homes