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TEXAS VACATION DESTINATIONS

HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES LITE DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN TASTELESS

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NEW URBAN DEVELOPMENTS IN SAN ANTONIO 

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“Custom home building is an art. I strive to create exclusive designs and features, integrating quality materials and craftsmanship, building a home that reflects your personality and lifestyle needs.� - Mike Hollaway, President

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SPRING SALES EVENT Stop by our showroom and take advantage of our Spring Sales Event, with markdowns of up to 50% off on 2014 models! Take home a beautiful new furniture set today!

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FUNCTIONAL DESIGN

KHAMILA FURNITURE BOUTIQUE Featuring a style that is the perfect blend between traditional and contemporary creating a sophisticated and exquisite look for your home.

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features

22 DINING

Healthy Dining Choices

40 REAL ESTATE

PSW Real Estate

It's time to embrace the lighter side of dining and there are many South Texas favorites with cuisine that won't undo all that hard work you're putting in at the gym.

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Anthony & Sylvan Whether you want to create a family-friendly pool experience or complete your backyard oasis, Anthony & Sylvan can craft a pool that meets your needs.

PSW Real Estate is a unique urban infill developer because nearly all elements of development and construction are managed in-house which fosters a nimble, efficient and interactive approach.

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Summer Fun

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Adaku Okoro ART DIRECTOR

GREEN VEGETARIAN CUISINE

Elisa Giordano

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kim Young

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In Every Issue 10 A Note From the Publisher

13 On the Cover 14 Contributors 16 Advisory Board

Architect & Design

46 Art and Autism

Finance 50 Business Finance

Community Inspiration 52 Platinum Top 50

Chinyere Okoro

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jennifer Allen Comfort Chevannes Angela Clack Misty Rodriguez

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Miriam Guajardo Resendez

38 Award Winning

Arts & Culture

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Jason Collins Nelson Enochs Jason Roberts

34 Going Green

44 Aging in Place

Chinyere Okoro

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Green

Living Independently

ASSISTANT EDITOR

ON THE COVER:

KHAMILA FURNITURE BOUTIQUE

Table Talk 54 Sitterle Grand Opening 56 The Broadway Residences

Events 60 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Alpha Tau Omega Chapter 62 Monticello Grand Opening 64 California Closets 66 ASID

68 Events Making News

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a note from the publisher

IT BRINGS US GREAT EXCITEMENT TO HAVE KHAMILA FURNITURE BOUTIQUE ON OUR COVER AND AS OUR FEATURE ARTICLE! Family businesses that continues from one generation to another shows great stability and success. Originally the furniture store was only just in Mexico. San Antonio is chosen as the location for the first US showroom store. The mastermind designers who are also the owners have found a unique way to blend the traditional and contemporary style together to create their exquisite designs that offer variety designs to suite any lifestyle! Their new PROUD MEMBER OF: store at The Legacy shopping center is a must see showroom for all! We have some really exciting articles that we hope you will enjoy reading! We were busy out and around helping clients celebrate grand openings and host events to raise funds and awareness to non-profit organizations. Sitterle Homes partnered with Monticello Homes for a grand celebrations at the new Johnson Ranch Development. California Closets celebrated it's Alamo Quarry new beautiful showroom. We supported Luxurious Home Living Show's mixer at EuroAmerican Fine Arts showroom downtown and Platinum Top 50 hosted a Fashion Show for a great cause to benefit Family Violencei Prevention Services. We believe in supporting our clients and our community and we hope that you will join us for our second business mixture this year on June 30th at the new J. Prime Steakhouse! Come out and network and also learn how you can support Habitats for Humanities! Remember to take some time off work this Summer and check out some of our suggested Texas Vacation sites! Thank you for your continued support, Adaku Okoro, publisher adaku@nhometx.com

Johnson Ranch Sitterle and Monticello Homes Grand Opening

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Luxurious Home Living Mixer at EuroAmerican Fine Arts

California Closets Celebrates New Showroom at Alamo Quarry Village

Sitterle Homes Celebrates Grand Opening at Johnson Ranch


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Enjoy the Hollywood Experience!

 Custom and standard garage door designs

 Award-winning customer service  San Antonio’s only IDEA-accredited garage door dealer

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contributors ANGELA CLACK Few people will confess a love of eating, but Angela Clack lists eating among her hobbies. She believes life is best experienced in the enjoyment of great food with family and friends. Her tastes range from casual street foods to exotic selections and fine dining. Clack enjoys traveling and uses it as an excuse to immerse herself in the local cuisine and culture. Raised on highly seasoned traditional Southern fare, she seeks out authentic food and dining experiences and documents her discoveries for other food lovers.

MISTY RODRIGUEZ Function and style are a few of my favorite things. As a California Closets design consultant, I strive to enhance each and every home that I walk into by keeping up with the latest design trends, listening, facilitating, and collaborating solutions that beautifully organize any home.  It’s my passion and I love every minute of it!

hand made jewelry

JENNIFER ALLEN With an extensive background in broadcast news and television production, Jennifer Allen left her career over 10 years ago to care for her newly diagnosed Autistic son. With her focus on her family, Jennifer later turned her attentions to help and inform others going down the path of raising a child on the spectrum. With her oldest son Sam currently seeking his engineering degree in college, Jennifer encourages others by public speaking, attending theatre showings of her documentary,Coping to Excelling, (topics range from choices in education to bullying) and most recently launching a full resource website, aspergers101.org. Jennifer currently serves as the President of Aspergers101.

COMFORT CHEVANNES Comfort Chevannes is a tax and business consultant with more than 16 years of experience. She is a professor of accounting and tax and the host of the Small Business Financial radio show, and she has been in Texas for five years. Her goal is to bring more small business owners to success.

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DESIGN, BUILD & RENOVATIONS

The perfect way to celebrate success!

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advisory board

PEGGY ZETTNER

MIKE HOLLAWAY

BELINDA VELA-REYNA

Mike Hollaway enjoys a well-earned reputation as one of the San Antonio area’s most prestigious builders of fine custom homes since 1992. One of his many well-earned awards was the 2008 Builder of the Year. He is a past president of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association; he holds graduate master builder (GMB) and certified green professional (CGP) designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); and he is a voting director of the Texas Association of Builders and the NAHB. Hollaway currently builds throughout San Antonio, as far north as Austin and Horseshoe Bay and as far south as the Eagle Ford Shale. Some of his community involvement includes being a past member of Rey Feo court, and he is honored to have been chosen to build the 2015 St. Jude’s Dream Home.

Belinda Vela-Reyna is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science degree in Educational Guidance and Counseling from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She retired from an 11-year career as a U.S. probation officer for the Western District of Texas San Antonio Division to stay home with her two beautiful daughters, Alexandria and Mia. She also has two amazing stepchildren, Danielle and John, and a wonderful husband. She has always had a passion for design, and she recently enjoyed renovating her new home with the help of Trent Hultgren.

KRISTAL POWELL

DALE PONDER

TRISH NAJIM

San Antonio native Peggy Zettner has been in the wholesale interior design industry for more than 21 years. As president of Interior Trade Cartel Inc. (ITC) for the past 17-plus years, she has seen many changes in the local interior design market. And business has never been better. Zettner has always felt there was a need to bring more design product to the trade in San Antonio. ITC currently represents more than 100 lines of product. ITC is an ASID industry partner, and it is very involved in the community. As a wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, Zettner stays pretty busy. She loves entertaining family and friends, and her newest passion has been getting involved personally in the community. Her two biggest passions are CASA and Wounded Warriors.

Kristal Powell is the cofounder of CKC Custom Homes who serves as the driving force behind the beauty and elegance that is evident in the company’s finished homes. She uses a hands-on approach, personally assisting clients in the selection of paint, tile, cabinets and all aspects of design. Much of CKC’s success can be attributed to Powell’s passion for perfecting the unique style of CKC Custom Homes.

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Dale Ponder is the owner and operator of Cozy Outdoor Escapes, an outdoor living retail center focusing on customer service and high-end equipment. His career started in the electrical trades, where he held various positions in a large, non-union shop in San Antonio, where he was raised. He later entered the international market, project managing the construction of drug interdiction radar sites throughout South and Central America and owning and operating a telecommunication construction service company in Caracas, Venezuela. Ponder left the business in 2010 to pursue his passion for the outdoor living retail sector. He developed a business plan, and Cozy Outdoor Escapes opened to the public in March 2011.

As a realtor and certified luxury home marketing specialist, Trish Najim prides herself in providing her clients a service to best assist them with their real estate needs regardless of whether they are sellers or buyers. Najim is with Keller Williams Realty Luxury International in San Antonio, and she is also a certified staging consultant and an interior design consultant. With her design background, she is able to work with buyers to visualize themselves in the home of their dreams, and to help sellers make their homes appealing to buyers. 


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dining J-PRIME STEAKHOUSE Stuffed Airline Chicken Breast

Healthy Dining Choices EMBRACE THE LIGHTER SIDE OF DINING

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ith Fiesta in our rearview mirrors and summer now fully in our sights, it’s time to embrace the lighter side of dining. It may surprise you to learn that many South Texas favorites serve cuisine that won’t undo all that hard work you’re putting in at the gym. I love Wildfish Seafood Grille. It’s a restaurant where everything is delicious and almost everything is healthy. It’s true. Choose anything from their beautiful oyster bar. Tartare Of Pacific Ahi Tuna with mango and citrus; the flavors are perfectly blended in this dish packed full of healthy fats (avocado), protein and iron. The Wildfish jumbo lump crab cake isn’t a big fried ball of cornmeal. It’s delicately sautéed and portioned to satisfy with-

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out being too filling. Entrees are roasted, sautéed, broiled and seared. There are smart side selections as well including broccolini with lemon and garlic and sugar snap peas with portobellos. Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine, is a favorite of San Antonio diners who frequent the cozy Broadway location to sip margaritas on their patio near their peaceful fountain. Diners also enjoy the great taste of Mexico in the healthy selections on their extensive menu which is thoughtfully coded to show items that are lower in saturated fat, carbohydrates and sodium. They offer gluten free and vegetarian choices. And, they’ve teamed up with Mission Crossfit SA in the creation of a Paleo menu that includes beef taquitoes, fresh cooked fish and lean pork.

PHOTO COURTESY OF J-PRIME STEAKHOUSE

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GREEN VEGETARIAN CUISINE

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREEN VEGETARIAN CUISINE

The Raw Deal Wrap

Diners choose Sumo San Antonio Steak House & Sushi Bar to marvel as skilled chef artists prepare heart-healthy meals. Teppanyaki, a Japanese table-side cooking technique, offers diners an opportunity to see exactly how their food is prepared and in some instances choose what ingredients they’d prefer. It’s an amazing and entertaining experience done well at Sumo. The Heart of Texas is light and delicious, spicy hot combination of chicken and shrimp. The sushi at Sumo is beautiful. A favorite, the Sunrise Roll, combines cucumber, crab, salmon and avocado. Omnivores know that Green Vegetarian Cuisine is a delicious and responsible choice. 100% kosher, Green serves healthy vegetarian and vegan comfort food that draws all types of diners including carnivores looking for a tasty way to eat clean. Check out their “Lighter Side” menu for a selection of gluten free bowls and salads. The heartiest choice, their protein salad, includes the following healthy hall of famers; carrots, tomatoes, kale, flaxseed, spinach, chick peas and quinoa with avocado

and roasted tofu. The Raw Deal Wrap is anything but, it’s a collard leaf stuffed with celery, bell peppers, tomatoes and sprouts with pecan hummus and cranberries. Thankfully, healthy dining doesn’t mean you have to exclude red meat. Lean cuts of quality beef provide an excellent source of protein. And if it’s quality you’re seeking, visit three of San Antonio’s finest steakhouses. Myron’s has been “proudly serving prime” since 2003. Their source, Chicago prime beef, is the top 2% of beef available in the US. Myron’s offers a number of healthy sides all fresh including spinach, broccoli and asparagus. The setting at Myron’s is intentionally romantic. It is a “go to” for milestone celebrations and special occasions for parties of two or large groups. A chic newcomer to the San Antonio dining community, J-Prime Steakhouse has successfully integrated South American flair into a traditional American steakhouse. Steaks at J-Prime are butchered in house and aged from 45-60 days and cooked at 1200 degrees over a custom grille. The

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J-PRIME STEAKHOUSE

Octopus Ceviche

SUMO SAN ANTONIO STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI BAR

menu is imaginative. Their Brazilian flair comes through in a number of expertly prepared lighter selections including octopus ceviche and stuffed airline chicken breast. Located in The Vineyard Shopping Center off 1604, J-Prime is quickly becoming a hot spot for happy hour. Downtown San Antonio is alive and well with a number of elegant dining options. King among them is Bohanan’s, one of Texas’ top rated steakhouses. Akaushi beef has to be one of the reasons why. It is beef at its very best, humanely raised and hormone free. Any cut of pristinely marbled Akaushi beef is considered to be a healthy choice. When you combine the top notch menu with the unmatched service, you’ll understand why Bohanan’s is a San Antonio gem. Just across the street from the Majestic, Bohanan’s makes “dinner and a show” an evening to remember. Visit the bar at Bohanan’s on your cheat day. If you’re going to break your diet, do it over one of their exquisite cocktails. ■

For more information about the restaurants mentioned in this article visit their websites:

Paloma Blanca: www.palomablanca.net Sumo San Antonio Steak House & Sushi Bar: sumosanantonio.com Green Vegetarian Cuisine: www.eatatgreen.com Myron’s Prime Steakhouse: www.myronsprime.com J-Prime Steakhouse: jprimesteakhouse.com SUMO SAN ANTONIO STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI BAR

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Bohanan’s: www.bohanans.com

TOP PHOTO COURTESY OF J-PRIME STEAKHOUSE, BOTTOM PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUMO

Wildfish Seafood Grille: www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com


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handpicked and wet aged for 21 days, the top 2% of usda steaks are then cooked-to-order by our culinary virtuosos. it’s perfection on a plate. we’ll see you at myron’s, the prime steakhouse of usda prime steakhouses.

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Pico de Gallo’s vibrant atmosphere makes any meal a celebration. The restaurante is a favorite for its authentic home-style dishes.

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functional design

COVER Story

KHAMILA FURNITURE BOUTIQUE A Home Style/Life Style // SPECIAL TO NHOME

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AFTER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in the furniture industry, Khamila Furniture Boutique recently opened its first location in the United States. Khamila is a family owned business in Mexico which has passed through the generations, and is now introducing a unique home style that will become a life style for the San Antonio community. The style is the perfect blend between traditional and contemporary creating a sophisticated and exquisite look for your home. The combination between marble, wood finishes and glass, along with fabrics and high-end Italian leather make the perfect furniture for your home. Original artwork such as paintings and drawings also provides a fresh new look. Your home will always be a reflection of you and your family; you want to make every experience your experience to share with anyone who walks into your home. Be the envy of everyone. Own a unique home with a unique home style; from furniture to dĂŠcor, to accent pieces that will be unforgettable. Exclusivity comes with good taste and original designs. Khamila offers you only exclusive designs not found anywhere else to reflect your good taste and elegance from the entrance to the back. Âť


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If you’re buying your dream home, make it look like a dream home. At KHAMILA, the furniture store is designed to focus on the experience we want to transmit to our customers. A planned guided tour will take you through the showroom so you can imagine every piece of furniture at your home, in an pleasant atmosphere with the perfect lighting to highlight each detail. Unique pieces are selected for you as you’re introduced to new designs that fit with both classic and contemporary styles. A visit to KHAMILA is a pleasant experience for all your senses. As you enter the boutique you will be captivated by the elegant aroma that blends with the unique furniture and decor; you’ll be able to feel hundreds of textures between the marble furniture, different wood hand carved works and fine leathers. According to Rogelio Meneses, COO of Meneses Designs, “There are millions of furniture and decoration options available for you, but not all are made with the good taste and quality you deserve. KHAMILA Furniture Boutique does the hard work for you; selected, manufac-


tured and brought to you in the showroom. We understand that you are looking for an experience, feeling, atmosphere or certain style that reflects your good taste and elegance, not just a piece of furniture. Our products in a few words are the bridge between your space and the sensations you want to express. “People ask us about what kind of furniture style we sell, we think that the best words to describe it would be “Luxe-Transitional”, every piece we have reflects luxury and elegance in a “good-taste” way, we think that a piece of furniture or decoration doesn’t have to be in the most part of situations ostentatious to reflect a high-end lifestyle,” he continued. “We offer the best products to make a transition between the classic style and the new trends in a smoothly and elegant way, we help you in this giving you a preview in our showroom, you don’t have to be afraid to mix different styles in the same space but you have to be carefully when doing this, and there is where our experience could help you, we have been doing this for more than 25 years and we are proud to say that in the 90% of the projects we have been involve from the beginning to the end, and we know we did a good job because our loyal customers that had been returning every time they have a new project.” For more information visit www.khamila.com or call 210-259-8347. ■ MAY//JUNE 2015 NHOME /

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For more information visit www.SitterleHomes.com.

Going Green HIGH PERFORMANCE HOMES

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onservation is not a new buzz word but going green has become a popular term to describe a lifestyle change that benefits not only the human body, it also promotes safety and environmental preservation, and when it comes to energy costs it saves the homeowner money. According to Michigan Solar Solutions, “One of the largest power plants in the U.S. could be shut down if every household in the U.S. replaced just on 60-watt light bulb with a LED (light-emitting diodes) bulb.” What should a buyer expect from a high performance home? Sitterle Homes offers the following in their high performance homes which are designed and built for comfortable and healthy living.

FEATURES/BENEFITS STRUCTURAL SHEATHING THAT PROVIDES A PROTECTIVE AIR AND MOISTURE BARRIER TO SEAL THE HOME Benefits: Keeps moisture from entering the home, reduces drafts, controls air leakage, optimizes heating, and air conditioning systems. BLOWN-IN INSULATION SPRAYED IN WALLS, ATTIC SPACE, FLOORING Benefits: Allows moisture to escape. Non-toxic and flame resistant. Stops air leakage, reduces HVAC requirements, maximizes efficiency of homes, and increases indoor air quality while creating a semi-conditioned attic space that maintains a temperature of 5-7 degrees above the temperature of the home in the summer time.

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A HEATING, VENTING, AND COOLING SYSTEM DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE ENERGY USAGE: Benefit: Lowers energy bill A MECHANICAL ADDITION TO THE TRANE 15 SEER SYSTEM THAT MONITORS INDOOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY: Benefits: Increases the amount of fresh air circulated throughout the home, reducing dust, allergens, and stale air. AN ADDITION TO THE TRANE 15 SEER HVAC UNIT; CONVERTS OVER 95% OF YOUR FUEL INTO HEAT: Benefit: Warms your home with less energy usage; lowers energy bills. SUBFLOORING USED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF HOMES: Benefit: Moisture resistant, maintains even floors, minimizes issues with floor squeaks and bounce.

VINYL DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS THAT PREVENT UV RAYS AND THE TRANSFER OF HEAT INTO/FROM THE HOME: Benefit: Promotes healthy living and climate control within the home. Prevents aging of furnishings.

A FLEXIBLE POLYETHYLENE FOAM STRIP USED UNDERNEATH THE FIRST FLOOR WALLS: Benefits: Reduces air infiltration; lowers energy bill.

A SPECIALIZED FILTER USED WITHIN THE HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING UNIT: Benefit: Helps prevent allergens from entering the home.

AN EASY WAY TO CONTROL YOUR HOME TEMPERATURE FOR USE AND NON-USE TIMES Benefit: Lowers energy bills.

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ROESCH RANCH JUST EAST OF DOSS (about 20 minutes from Fredericksburg is where you find this 165+ acres with a Richard Laughlin custom home situated on a large hilltop vista overlooking Doss Valley. Built in 2001, this 3706 SF home is filled with detail/finishes that consistently win awards for Laughlin. Oak flooring installed in a diagonal pattern greet you as you enter into the spacious foyer and lead you to the greatroom with its soaring ceilings, wood burning fireplace and three sets of French doors to provide you with views of the pool and the patio outside. The master bedroom also has a fireplace along with a spacious bath with heated floors, double shower, whirlpool and even a sauna. Just off the master is an area used as an exercise room. In the kitchen you will find an island with gas cooktop, wall mounted Dacor ovens, two top loading dishwashers, ample pantry and cabinet space. The ceiling is composed of stamped metal. Just off the kitchen is a dining room with vintage wood ceiling. Additionally downstairs, you have a study along with a large utility room. Up to the second floor via a stone stairway with custom iron railing, to the left of the landing area is a large room now used as an art studio and a full bath is to the right. Just beyond are two additional guest bedrooms plus another full bath. Entry to the ranch from RR 648 is via an electronically control set of custom double gates. The road consists of chip seal pavement all the way from RR 648 to the main home. As you enter the property you will notice several outbuildings and a beautiful limestone guesthouse which the current owners are using as a Bed & Breakfast. This 1/1.5 home consists of 1140SF and features a full kitchen and two porch areas.

Listing price is $2,495,000

116 E. Austin | Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Office: 830-990-8708 | Cell: 830-456-6327 | Fax:  830-990-8906 www.remax-fbgtx.com

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Anthony & Sylvan NATIONAL POOL BUILDER // SPECIAL TO NHOME

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For more than 40 years in Texas, customers have chosen Anthony & Sylvan to create the most beautiful, quality custom pools. With expert craftsmen and local design experts, they have truly perfected the art of turning dreams into realities.

MAKING DREAMS COME ALIVE Whether you want to create a family-friendly pool experience or complete your backyard oasis, Anthony & Sylvan can craft a pool that meets your needs. Anthony & Sylvan is founded on a culture of making customer desires the priority, and their personal design consultants and renovation professionals work with you to help bring your dream to life. Using 3D renderings and a trained eye, they help you visualize the project before it even starts. Then, through national purchasing programs, they help you get the products you want at the prices you need. From imagination to creation, Anthony & Sylvan creates a beautiful, relaxing getaway in your backyard.

BUILT TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS Each Anthony & Sylvan pool is built by experienced professionals and is tested to meet rigorous inspection standards to ensure it is built right and on time. Your pool will be constructed by licensed builders who share the same passion for pools as you do for finally owning one. From start to finish, the building process is handled with care by skilled and expert craftsmen who have extensive experience designing and building pools in all types of environments, terrains and climates. Anthony & Sylvan is so dedicated to meeting standards and exceeding expectations that they have garnered an A+ rating from the BBB and a 5-star rating on Google.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS KEY Building a pool is a major decision and Anthony & Sylvan doesn’t take your choice in builder lightly. They recognize that you have a desire for a quality and professional pool – and you chose them to build it. Consequently, they do everything it takes to live up to that expectation. By making customer satisfaction a priority, Anthony & Sylvan has acquired an impressive fan base of customers who are satisfied not only with their pools, but with the service they’ve received as well. In fact, nearly 50 percent of their business comes from referrals. Why? Because Anthony & Sylvan truly listens to their customers and puts them in control of the entire process.

“FROM START TO FINISH, THE BUILDING PROCESS IS HANDLED WITH CARE BY SKILLED AND EXPERT CRAFTSMEN.”

A LIFETIME OF ENJOYMENT Anthony & Sylvan’s goal is to make your dream come true – and let you keep living it. With the assurance of a lifetime structural warranty and the confidence that comes with a professionally built pool, you will enjoy your new pool for years to come. After all, Anthony & Sylvan pools are built for life, and they mean it. ■ For more information visit www.anthonysylvan.com. MAY//JUNE 2015 NHOME /

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AWARD WINNING SANDERS ARCHITECTURE // SPECIAL TO NHOME

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AS THE FIRM’S FOUNDER AND CREATIVE LEAD, CHRIS SANDERS OVERSEES THE DESIGN PROCESS FOR ALL PROJECTS AND CLOSELY ATTENDS TO CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS.

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ounded in 2009, Sanders Architecture is an Austin-based architecture firm that provides planning, design and architectural services for residential, commercial and institutional projects. Building harmony into every design, Sanders Architecture thoughtfully attends to the details of clients’ comfort, productivity and enjoyment through a highly collaborative approach. The firm’s honors include a 2014 AIA Austin Design Award and 2014 Green Dot Award for the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center admissions kiosk. As the firm’s founder and creative lead, Chris Sanders oversees the design process for all projects and closely attends to client relationships. His collaborative approach ensures direct contact with clients from initial meetings through the design and construction phases – a personal imperative for Chris that dates back to his master’s thesis, which revealed a strong correlation between user involvement in the design process and positive outcomes. Prior to founding Sanders Architecture, Chris served in project architect roles for Andersson Wise Architects in Austin, Texas; Ann Beha Architects in Boston, Massachu-

setts; and Baum, Freitag & Leesch in Weimar, Germany. Significant works completed include the award-winning Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Admissions Kiosk, Temple Ranch Pool Cabana, AWAY Spa at W Austin Hotel and Residences and Hawthorn Longfellow Library at Bowdoin College. As an Edward J. Romieniec Traveling Scholar, Chris traveled through South Asia, studying the colonial influence on local architecture and city planning. Chris earned his Master of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University, which included an internship at Leo A. Daly Architects in Washington, D.C. In 2003, Chris served as an intern for the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (USICOMOS) at the Mediterranean Centre for Built Heritage in Split, Croatia. Chris grew up in Lufkin, Texas, in the heart of the Piney Woods. Time spent outdoors – camping, canoeing, hunting and fishing – is when he began to appreciate nature and to understand humankind's effect on the natural environment. Trying to reconcile his love of the land with his family’s roots in a natural-resource-based economy provided early lessons in sustainability. These experiences may explain why Chris considers Lady Bird Lake the defining feature of Austin’s urban landscape. Between training for marathons, walks with his family, attending music festivals, biking to and from the green belt and canoeing with his kids, he has formed a personal connection with the lake and associated parkland. ■

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ore than two years ago, Austin-based PSW Real Estate began its expansion to the San Antonio area searching for strategic properties. San Antonio’s urban growth and revitalization efforts makes the city an ideal fit for PSW philosophically, as their high quality homes are designed and built with sustainability, location and lifestyle in mind. PSW recognizes the importance of location and lifestyle and seeks areas that provide proximity to work, school and other important resources to help simplify some of life’s demands. Implementing energy-efficient construction methods and materials are also key elements of PSW communities that promote urban density, conservation, waste reduction, and social connectivity. PSW Real Estate is a unique urban infill developer because nearly all elements of development and construction are managed in-house which

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fosters a nimble, efficient and interactive approach. Engineers, architects, estimators, construction managers, licensed real estate sales consultants and marketing specialists all work collaboratively to design, build and promote energy efficient, thoughtfully planned communities in desirable urban neighborhoods. Another unique attribute of this progressive company is its passion for creating a positive and memorable experience for their buyers from contract to completion and well beyond closing. PSW aims to make the home-buying process easy and enjoyable. PSW released their much anticipated Olmos Drive community in early March. Located in Olmos Park, this community is perfect for a variety of home buyers. Smartly-designed plans are ideal for those looking to downsize yet perfectly meets the needs for families and professionals. With full lawn maintenance included, this community attracts avid travelers or those wanting a second home. Nearby parks, locally owned businesses, and the feeling of a small, quiet city with easy access to downtown also draws buyers to Olmos Drive. The Olmos Drive community is a tasteful and elegant mix of contemporary design and traditional architecture. PSW is offering 26 single family homes that incorporate architectural design elements reflective of the local Spanish style, while also incorporating modern planning techniques, such as spacious, open and thoughtfully designed floor plans, as well as PSW’s hallmark innovative and energy efficient construction techniques. Incorporating rich materials and colors, along with native landscaping, the Olmos Drive community enhances the

THE OLMOS DRIVE COMMUNITY IS A TASTEFUL AND ELEGANT MIX OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE. historic beauty of the Olmos Park neighborhood and offers a dynamic and attractive curb appeal - no two homes or entry facades are the same. The homes at 350 E. Olmos Drive will have 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3 bathrooms, 2 car garages or carports, and range between 1800 and 2400 square feet. Pricing starts in the mid $500,000s and can be ready for move-in before the end of the year.

Olmos Drive is PSW’s first of three communities coming to San Antonio in 2015. The Southtown and Alamo Heights communities will launch later in the year. ■

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A home with its own resort For a private tour call: Liz Blue Braden

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Relax in your personal spa For a private tour call: Liz Blue Braden

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Aging in Place HONORING THE WISHES OF LOVED ONES // SPECIAL TO NHOME

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AS WE GROW OLDER or have a loved one who is growing older, a question creeps into our minds. How can I stay in my own home? With nearly 90% of people over the age of 65 years old reporting that they would prefer remaining in their own home, aging in place has become a hot topic. Aging in place is defined as continuing to live in your home safely and as independently as possible as you age. There is truly great news for

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“ASKING FOR HELP IS NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS.” people who have this hope. There are a rapidly growing number of options to help you stay safe and independent in the home you cherish. From basic home modifications to emerging assistive technology, your home may actually serve to maintain independence by compensating for reduced functioning. Additionally, it should not be forgotten that a little help could go a long way. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It is a skill to ask for help. And it helps alleviate stress. Rehabilitation specialists, including physical and occupational therapists, can assess homes for safety and recommend equipment to support continued independence of activities that are performed daily (such as the use of a shower chair when bathing to accommodate for decreased balance). Therapists with a specialty in gerontology can assess and improve identified physical and environmental weaknesses. These same therapists can also sit beside someone who has a disease process associated with aging and explain what is going on, what is to come, and how to prepare emotionally and physically. It is worth the effort to ask for help and the expertise of licensed professionals to age in place. We aren’t just talking about staying at home. We are talking about carrying out vows to love our spouse during sickness/health. We are talking about children honoring their parent’s wishes to remain in the home. We are talking about changing the culture for the aging and walking them home with dignity and honor. ■

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arts & culture

Art and Autism GrantsEco sharing his talent // BY: JENNIFER ALLEN

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e is one of the country’s most exciting emerging young artists with state and national accolades. Even more amazing, he’s done it all with a diagnosis that most would consider a disability, but he considers it an ability. In an often-misunderstood world of autism, Grant Manier (pronounced maun-yay), a special needs advocate and one of the most intriguing and captivating young Eco-impressionists of today, is an amazing example of how a complex disorder can grant some of the most amazing gifts; a combination of a window of imagination and an autistic mind that allows him to create stunning collage masterpieces using thousands of pieces of torn/cut shaped and textured paper from recycled calendars, magazines, posters, puzzles and more. He spends upward to 20 hours a week on his “eco-impressionist” pieces. From an owl made from movie posters to dolphins crafted with applesauce lids. Manier is breaking the mold and changing perceptions, whether an admirer or owner of an Eco-original or print, people love his art, his story, and what he stands for “Hope”. Grant Manier has been recognized by the United State Congress, Texas State Senate, Texas Governor, Mayor of Houston, and the Austin Rodeo as Grand Champion in the Eco-Art division, as well as many other honorable and deserved awards. Manier in just a few short years from the age of 15 created a business that started as a home school project, has now established himself as an awarding winning Eco-artist. By the age of 3, Manier showed an extreme fascination and passion for paper; writing, coloring, drawing and tearing. However, in the same breath, he was also exhibiting signs of extreme anxiety, social challenges, and obsessions (lining up toys, repetitive T.V. talk). By the age of 5, he was diagnosed with autism. He attended a private school for kids with autism until the age of 9. Attending public school, struggling academically, and being bullied (Grade 3-5), Manier’s anxieties overwhelmed him and his ability to focus on tasks were disappearing, even his love for art. Realizing that mainstream schooling was not working for Grant, his mother decided that homeschooling was the next best option. Once at home she encouraged his


strengths and insisted that he rediscover his love of art by adding it into the home school curriculum. Manier started to incorporate paper art as a coping technique for his anxieties. At the age of 14, Manier created his first eco-art masterpiece “The Sun God” shaped using over 4000 pieces of cut and torn recycled magazines, calendars, and craft paper onto canvas. The art piece at first glance appears to be a painting, but it is not. His mother was naïve to the art world, but knew a little something about business. After meeting with art appraisers and telling them Grant’s story she soon learned that what she would have otherwise sold for $100, is now insured for $7500. Manier is not your typical artist. He took a compulsive habit, ripping paper, and turned it into something magical. Collaging was an “old” but now “new” art movement thanks to eco-friendly times and Eco-artists, like Grant Manier. He sees a medium that can be brought to life through hours of work, intense focus abilities, and remarkable patience. He follows the same method for every art piece: a brush, recycle materials, tear, cut, glue, shade, glaze and repeat. The paper is expertly applied to canvas by the hands of a genius. “I never know how each one will turn out. I just keep going and see what happens, “stay-in-action” is just one of my mottos,” Grant says. He finds inspiration and ideas from nature, animals, academic subjects, friends, traveling, World Wide Web and his greatest inspiration is his mother. He has coined the term “Coolages” to define his art because he says he uses cool colors, cools shapes, cool textures. His art has brought him peace and purpose. “Art is my meditation,” he explains, “When my anxieties get the best of me and

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“MANIER IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL ARTIST. HE TOOK A COMPULSIVE HABIT, RIPPING PAPER, AND TURNED IT INTO SOMETHING MAGICAL.”

I need to look for peace, all I have to do is come back to my art and I feel connected to something bigger.” Manier has a garage full of puzzles and it’s no coincidence that the puzzle piece is the symbol for autism. Recycled puzzles happen to be one of Grant’s greatest signatures marks. Grant not only recycles puzzles for his art, once he receives the box he proceeds to peel the print off of each puzzle piece, “I need the puzzle to be paper thin so I can apply it to the canvas easily, that’s why I need to peel the print off each piece,” Grant says. Manier is the only known puzzle artist to apply this painstaking puzzle process to his art. Although he teaches children and adults to recycle puzzle and create art, it takes a tremendous amount of patience and time to create the masterpieces that Manier does effortlessly. Manier travels, makes appearances, and raises money for schools, galas, conferences, and other great causes. Exhibiting and teaching the importance of recycling and protecting our planet. With his beautiful and breath taking Eco-Art masterpieces, Manier captures the attention of everyone around him and has created a following for his art. He has worked alongside with Dr. Temple Grandin, most well-known person with autism (HBO movie, Time Magazine “100 Most Influential People in the World”). Grant Manier, to some stands for “Hope” and for others a “New Era”. As an Eco-artist he’s protecting and teaching others to save the earth. As a person living with autism, he has become a voice for those you cannot hear by leading the way with his remarkable special talent and teaching the world, “It’s not what we can’t do... it’s what we can do that makes the difference” ■

For more information visit www.GrantsEcoArt.com.

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Summer Fun

VACATION LOCATIONS CLOSE TO HOME // SPECIAL TO NHOME

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t the apex of spring, the temperatures are climbing and the school year is winding down; summer vacation is no longer a distant winter wish. Texas shines in this category – the Lone Star state is home to beaches, mountains, forests, and urban cityscapes. Whether the preferred locale is a cabin, RV, or a luxury waterfront resort, it is within driving distance from San Antonio (or right here in the city)! This list of destinations for families, friends, and couples will help to ensure this summer’s adventure is a perfect fit for everyone.

LUXURY RESORTS

Comfort and excitement all in one place. Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, TX Offering scenic views and world-class spa treatments, Lake Austin Spa and Resort is a treasure among the Hill Country. All-inclusive vacation packages include: accommodations in a charming lakeside guest room, three gourmet meals a day, indoor and outdoor fitness activities and classes, and a selection of spa treatments. For more information, visit: lakeaustin. com or call 800-847-5637

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La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX Seated atop one of San Antonio’s highest points, the 550-acre resort is home to two award-winning 18-hole golf courses, nine gourmet dining options, and a fullservice day spa. The expansive locale also neighbors attractions such as Fiesta Texas and the Shops at La Cantera. For more information, visit: www.resortlacantera. com or call 210- 558-6500 La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa, Montgomery, TX The perfect hybrid between traditional lake cabins and luxury resorts, La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa provides a unique vacation experience. Surrounded by the sparkling Lake Conroe, guests can balance nature with comfort. The Spa at La Torretta offers relaxation lounges and fitness center including racquetball, Pilates, spin and yoga studios. For more information, visit latorrettalakeresort. com or call 936- 448-4400.

ROMANTIC GETAWAYS

Special treatment for the special person in your life. Sinya on Lone Man Creek, Wimberley, TX A step outside the box, this modified safari tent overlooking Lone Man Creek is guaranteed to provide an atmosphere of romantic seclusion. The lofty, eco-luxurious accommodation features energy-efficent A/C and heating for year-round comfort – if Sinya isn’t your summer destination, it may well be your winter one! For more information, visit hillcountrysinya.com, or call 713-502-3997. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX The ‘Mansion Escape to Romance’ package at this iconic restored mansion includes a decadent three-course dinner for two in the Mansion Restaurant, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, massages, an aromatherapy bath and rose petal turndown. Guests also receive embroidered pillowcases with their initials, breakfast for two in the Mansion Restaurant or en-suite, and valet parking. For more information, visit rosewoodhotels.com or call 1-888-ROSEWOOD (1-888-767-3966). Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, TX Just steps from all the action, yet worlds away, this inviting oasis on San Antonio’s world-famous Riverwalk has all the best

creature comforts easily at hand, including luxurious accommodations, first-class amenities, fine dining and a full-service spa. With the “Amor del Rio” romance package, enjoy luxurious room accommodations, treat yourself and your loved one to breakfast and indulge in a bottle of champagne and an assortment of gourmet chocolate truffles. For more information, visit mokarahotels.com or call 1-866-605-1212.

FAMILY FUN

Activities to keep kids busy and create lasting memories. Texas Ski Ranch, New Braunfels, TX 70 acres of action, located in New Braunfels, TX. Texas Ski Ranch is ranked as one of the top wakeboarding facilities in the world. Boasting three cable systems (including beginner cables) and a boat lake, water sports enthusiasts of all levels are welcome. For more information, visit texasskiranch.com or call 830-627-2843. Blazing Star Luxury RV Resort, San Antonio, TX Featuring 286 ‘Texas Size” 50-amp RV sites, 25 furnished cabins, a general store, heated lagoon pool, clubhouse, kiddie pool, arcade, and much more, there is a reason Blazing Star is San Antonio’s highest rated RV park (by Trailer Life). The resort is perfect for families and longer stays; with so many activities there just isn’t time to be bored! For more information, visit sunrvresorts.com/Community/ BST, or call 800-207-1188. MAY//JUNE 2015 NHOME /

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Business Finance LAYING THE PROPER FOUNDATION // BY: COMFORT CHEVANNES

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ost people understand that a building is nothing without a solid foundation. Why is the foundation of a building, like your home, the most important part of the structure? It’s because any issues with the foundation get worst as it begins to affect the other areas of the building. It's a compounding problem, it builds and can very well cause the home to eventually fall apart (literally). Think about it! Your home, yes, your home – all of it sits on top of the foundation. Likewise, in business if the foundation is not set up right, you can run into major issues that can last for years. Imagine loosing time and money, and then compounded on that is major debt following you for years. Not exactly the entrepreneurial dream. Using some of the construction procedures let’s examine what laying the proper foundation is like for self-employed business owners. The first step in the construction process is to get the needed permits from the city to build, and hiring a surveyor to determine the property boundaries and corners, so that the builder and architect will know where everything can or will be. In business, this is where the business owner ensures that the right business structure is cho-

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sen and all licensing and permits needed to legally operate the business are obtained. But, even before that, the business owner should be sure that the business chosen is one that they actually want to do, because building a business requires putting in the needed time to get the work done. This is what we sometimes call working your business, and in the early stages working your business could mean doing research, enhancing your skills, getting to know your customers likes and dislikes better or even establishing business partners among other things. Let’s not forget the architect. The blueprint for the house must be designed properly and followed precisely by the builders. The blueprint is the design of the home, how everything will be laid out. In business, the blueprint is the business model, also referred to as the profit model. You can find out more about the business model in the book: SelfEmployed and profitable, and in the free download titled: The Effective Marketing Plan. Also in the early stages of the construction process is the site preparation, the crew uses a bulldozer and a backhoe to clear the land of any debris, unwanted trees and rocks. A builder cannot build on clutter and chaos; neither should a business owner ignore areas in their life that may impact their business or anti-business success behaviors that can leave them unprofitable and in debt. To help ensure that the proper foundation is laid, business owners should ensure that their business model makes sense according to their respective business type and industry practices. In addition, a lifestyle adjustment may be necessary to allow the

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business owner to focus on the business development. Finances need to be in order; if there is no savings or there’s a shortage of cash to properly fund the early stages of the business, keeping a part time job may be necessary to have additional money in the business or maintain their livelihood. Bank Accounts, business insurance, and setting up your books properly so that you can keep track of your business finances should also be established early. If you can’t keep track of your business finances

full time to being self-employed full time. Working brings in a paycheck, whereas in business at times you live off what’s left in the business. If one really believes that self-employment is the way to go, then downsizing or scaling back on household expenses to ensure that they can make it through the earlier phase of their business may be necessary to avoid unwarranted financial stress. Personal finances is an area to consider deeply because you do not want to find yourself struggling to balance personal and business finances, or even regretting venturing off into business because of financial distress. To help you keep track of your personal finances use a household budget. When the construction crew is finished with the digging phase, the concrete is poured into the holes. This is to create a connection point between the foundation and the ground. It takes about four weeks for the concrete to dry depending on the weather. Once the concrete hardens it is now ready to support the bricks that will form the walls of the house. Similar in business, all the essential plans must be put in place to support the growth of the business. This means putting together, financial projections, your marketing plan, operating plans and business budget. You may ask “why aren’t these plans with designing the blueprint phase”. Good question, however, keep in mind that the blueprint is the Business Model. Once the business model has been determined, coming up with strategic plans to support the building of your business will be much easier to design. These plans, once they have been put into action will not only serve as a road map, but also as the supporting documents your business needs to help take it to the next level. ■

“TO HELP ENSURE THAT THE PROPER FOUNDATION IS LAID, BUSINESS OWNERS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEIR BUSINESS MODEL MAKES SENSE ACCORDING TO THEIR RESPECTIVE BUSINESS TYPE AND INDUSTRY PRACTICES.” or you don’t know what’s happening in your business, then you are not really operating your business, and you will not be in a position to make well informed decisions. After the crew has cleared the site, they move on to digging deep into the ground creating trenches and holes where the concrete is to be poured. This ensures that the ground can support the house. Builders never just build from the ground level; they always dig down into the ground as far as needed depending on the soil type to ensure the foundation is laid properly to support the structure. Many business owners do not always think about how their personal finances may be impacted by their decision to start a business. Consider for a moment the person who transitions from being employed

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Platinum Top 50 PLATINUM TOP 50 HOSTS A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION SERVICES // SPECIAL TO NHOME // PHOTOGRAPHY: NELSON ENOCHS, WITH LIGHT CATCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

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n a business known for open houses, for sale signs, and finding the best deals for buyers and sellers, a group of San Antonio real estate agents came together last month to ensure women and children in the community have a safe place to call home – at least temporarily – when escaping domestic violence. Platinum Top 50 hosted its first annual San Antonio Fashion Show Fundraiser on April 9th. Proceeds from the event benefit Family Violence Prevention Services, a women and children’s center providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and education services to eradicate domestic violence in the community. Based on the success of their annual event in Austin, Platinum Top 50’s Fashion Show Fundraiser – an organization honoring San Antonio real estate agents for not only their professional work but civic responsibility and involvement – raised over $8,000. Held at the beautiful Jack Guenther Pavilion at The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 32 real estate agents and affiliates moonlighted as models in front of a crowd of 350. The walked down the runway in spring and summer looks generously provided by local boutiques Penner’s Mens Store, Grove Hill, W by Worth, The Impeccable Pig, and Elaine Turner. Family Violence Prevention Services and four other deserving nonprofits in the community were selected as potential recipients of the proceeds based on the involvement of PT50 award recipients. The group then voted to determine which organization would be the beneficiary of this fundraising event. Platinum Top 50 and the Platinum Top 50 Awards Program annually recognizes 50 residential real estate agents in the San Antonio area for their outstanding achievements in sales, education, industry participation and civic leadership. A major component of the awards application focuses on community service and involvement. Often referred to as the most successful and wellrounded realtors, Platinum Top 50 Winners exemplify initiative, involvement, success, and philanthropy. ■

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table talk

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itterle Homes was excited to present their newest model home, located at La Creciente at Johnson Ranch to Realtors and home buyers alike. Located in Bulverde, Realtors and future homeowners were invited to tour the ranch and see what life on the ranch is all about. Sitterle Homes presented their newest model, The Calais to over 100 realtors on April 7, 2015 during an afternoon luncheon with Monticello Homes. The grand opening featured a barbeque lunch with brisket, beans and coleslaw catered by Mike’s in the Village of Bulverde. Realtors had the opportunity to take a photo with “Oreo” the longhorn, as they toured both model homes available. Sitterle’s newest model features an open floorplan, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, media room with bar, and a lavish outdoor patio. Seven floorplans, featuring one story and two story homes are available starting from the $400s. Quarter acre to half acre home sites are available with amazing views of the hill country. ■

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ed McCombs is a well-respected Texas businessman, successful investor and developer of numerous high-profile properties across Texas including The Broadway Residences, the premier residential high-rise in San Antonio. Since its completion in 2010, The Broadway Residences, a 20-story one-of-a-kind luxury condominium located in the heart of San Antonio is the reason restaurants, retailers, other multifamily developments and tourists are drawn to the Broadway/

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Hildebrand Corridor fulfilling Mr. McCombs’ forward thinking idea of an urban community and new gateway to the city. “The Broadway and the surrounding area is defining San Antonio in the same way Times Square defines New York. There’s simply no place like it,” said Red McCombs, Founder and Chairman of McCombs Enterprises. The Broadway Residences, the vision of Mr. McCombs, sparked invigorated interest in the area that is being called the new ‘Main Street’ of San Antonio. The Broadway/Hildebrand Corridor

also includes attractions such as the Botanical Gardens, Maverick Park and the newly opened San Antonio Children’s Museum a “Do Seum”. “What you are seeing is just the beginning of refocusing Downtown San Antonio and the pathway to it,” said Mr. McCombs. The Broadway, located at 4242 Broadway, was built on one of the bestknown corners in San Antonio where the iconic Earl Abel’s restaurant originally opened in 1940. “We were fortunate to purchase that property from the Earl Abel family, it was the only location we considered. We are proud to own this site and were very aware of the importance this corner holds in the city’s history. I feel The Broadway is a continuation of that proud heritage and brings a sense of community to the area,” said Mr. McCombs. As the demand for luxury condominiums and vertical living continues to rise, the residential project is now more than 50% sold out. Because of The Broadway’s limited inventory, buyers are moving quickly and San Antonio’s most coveted high-rise is selling out rapidly. This is a testament to Mr. McCombs vision. According to the Texas Association of Realtors, condominiums and townhomes were the fastest growing segment of the RED McCOMBS Texas housing market during the first half of 2014. The Broadway sits on 2.5 acres near the San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio Country Club and Witte Museum. The residential building offers a resort-style setting with on-site hotel-trained staff. Amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, media room, pet park, conference room, and catering kitchen cover more than 140,000 square feet. The resort-style pool boasts covered cabanas and a climate-controlled pool with lounge. “The building itself is something you never tire of viewing. I built it to be a reference point that will be viable 100 years from now. It was built to withstand the test of time,” said Mr. McCombs. “The luxury and quality of the tower really placed a spotlight on a new way of living that I think will be important to other developers that we see coming into the area. There is nothing like The Broadway,” said Mr. McCombs, about The Broadway Residences: The Broadway, with unique views of San Antonio and up to 11,000 squarefeet of spacious living, has gone from one of the city’s best kept secrets to one of it’s most desirable communities. The interiors include floor-to-ceiling windows, open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, master suites and hardwood floors. Distinctive one, two and three-bedroom floor plans range from 1,262 square feet to a sprawling 11,000 square feet with the option to combine units for a customizable square footage and layout. Homes at The Broadway start in the $600’s and go up to more than $10 million. The project is a development of San Antonio-based McCombs Enterprises. ■

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n March 31 the ASID San Antonio Design community held its 4th annual Business of Design Conference. It was a very successful event with over 65 ASID members attending. The event was held at the Art Institute of San Antonio. Interior Designers, who are ASID members and also those who are Registered Interior Designers by Texas Board of Architectural Examiners are required to take CEU’s to maintain their membership or their registration. Registered Interior Designers [RIDs] pay annual registration fees and take continuing education courses annually to comply with TBAE’s requirements for registration and the ability to call oneself a Registered Interior Designer in the State of Texas. To facilitate this need this year’s Business of Design conference offered 5 IDCEC approved CEU’S courses as well as lectures on business practices and procedures, how to market design services, and product specifications and information. These courses were presented by various ASID Industry Professionals. Presenters were from Hunter Douglas, Fiezy rugs; Bentley Carpets’; Schonbek Lighting; Fiberseal; UTSA business center; NCIDQ; Boss Creative; State of Texas department of Insurance. Interior Designers attending were from all parts of the state. The Art Institute Culinary School provided a gourmet lunch. And Industry Professional vendor product exhibit was also provided for the attending designers to view the vendor’s new products and services. All the evaluations from attendee’s were positive requesting that we repeat this event again next year. We want to thank all event sponsors and our IP’s who supported this event. In additional, a very big thank you goes to the Art Institute of San Antonio whose participation made this event possible. ■


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glassware, outdoor items, and more from dealers across America. New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX Admission: Adults $6.00, Children 9-12 $3.00, Children 8 and under free. Free parking.

Cultures. Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205. Admission: Child- $5 (gate or advance); Adult $10 advance, $12 at the gate. For more information visit texancultures.com/festivals_events.

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Fundraising festival for Boy Scouts of America featuring live bands, BBQ, and wine to sample and buy. Blue Lotus Winery 5151 FM 20, Seguin, Texas 78155. For more information visit www lonestarflavor.com.

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JUN 13 - JUN 14, 2015 TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse’s blind children’s programs. The Do-Seum, 2800 Broadway St. San Antonio, Texas 78209. Admission- $30 in Advance, $40 at the door. For more information visit www. salighthouse.org/events.

MAY 28 -MAY 31, 2015 THIRD ANNUAL TEXAS OLIVE FESTIVAL Four-day event featuring individual events such as live music, wineries, cooking classes, kids activities, panel discussions and much more, as well as the Festival Expo on May 30 from noon to 7 p.m. 2530 W. Fitzhugh Rd. Dripping Springs, TX 78620. Admission: Free - $200 For more information visit www. texasolivefest.com.

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