Texas Modern Style Home Builders in Austin, TX

Somewhat contrary to its name, Texas Modernism has been around for decades, and it’s easy to see why. Due to great vision and timeless designs, it’s very popular—especially in the Austin area, which embodies “Texas” and “modern” better than anywhere else.  

At Mangum Builders, we have been building homes in the Texas Modern style for decades, and we never get tired of it. We help clients build a home that will withstand the elements for generations by delivering exceptional craftsmanship and durable building materials. To make sure all designs and needs are fulfilled to the best of our ability, we closely cooperate and coordinate with our clients. We provide full transparency to our clients from the start to the end of the construction process for full assurance and complete peace of mind.

This sleek yet simple style is a great showcase for understated elegance, and we are always excited to match it to your unique vision! To learn more about the different home styles we offer, work with our custom builders today.

What Are Texas Modern Style Homes?

A Lone Star favorite since the 1920s and 30s, Texas Modernism is defined by lots of steel, large windows, square lines, and plenty of limestone. This style displays all the things that scream “Texas” in a home, married perfectly with modern flourishes that allow homeowners to soak up the natural beauty around them. These homes are often favored by people who want to show off their roots while expressing an appreciation for modern comfort and elegance. In fact, a majority of these homeowners come from the younger generation.

Texas Modern homes have grown in popularity over the years, with their dependence on glass and steel providing a delightful pairing of rural and urban.

Though these homes might stand out next to some of the more traditional styles found in rural areas, more and more people are choosing Texas Modern for residential architecture, and for good reason. Especially in a place that values sustainability like Austin, these homes are perfectly suited for sustainable builds and incorporation with their surroundings; even with their straight lines and hard edges, the core of a Texas Modern home is harmony with the land it is built on.  

Key Features Of Texas Modern Style Homes

You’ve no doubt seen Texas Modern style homes on the rise in the Austin area, especially in more residential areas, but we believe there’s still plenty of opportunity to stand out with this style. Some specific features of Texas Modern style include:

  • Boxy exterior, which is colored in basic hues like white, black, grey, or beige.
  • Grid windows, flat roofs, and industrial features.
  • A concrete or stone exterior paired with wood siding.
  • Windows come with black sashes and no shutters; the interior is equipped with linear stair rails.
  • Lattice-work awnings or balcony sidings.
  • Unconventional floor plans that maximize flow in exciting new ways.
  • Simple, clean colors that incorporate with the stonework.
  • Sprawling balconies and outdoor seating areas.
  • Steel, glass, and concrete are popular building materials used to achieve a swankier and more contemporary outlook.
  • Large windows and plenty of interior display space.

Despite the simple and clean outlook, Texas modern style homes still manage to be inviting and warm to the eye.

Pros And Cons Of Building A Texas Modern Style Home

There are numerous advantages of building a modern style home. Let us begin by first emphasizing its clean and simple appearance, which is not offensive and easy to blend with other styles of homes. Because of this, a modern style home is highly versatile which means that you can select any type of furniture and décor to complement your new home without worrying about an item being out of place. Modern furniture is also generally cheaper because it is produced in bulk due to high demand.

The only drawback of a modern style home is how it is not extraordinary in terms of design so homeowners with a fancy taste may find this style of home boring or dull. If you are looking to wow your guests or neighbors, you have to furnish your modern style home with furniture and décor that spark some pizzazz.


You want your home to embody the best of Texas, so why not choose a Texas home builder who’s a fixture of the Austin custom home builder scene? At Mangum Builders we have over 70 collective years of experience, and along the way we’ve assembled a network of local vendors that you’ll love working with.

We are always fully utilizing our years of experience and paying close attention to each detail, while also being flexible in all of our design ideas. Clients can rest assured that they will be able to build their own home within the desired timeframe. Because of our extensive skills and expertise, we are able to deliver consistent results with the help of our long-standing industry partners. This cooperation lets us create majestic and high-quality homes that surpass expectations and meet all local building regulations.

When you hire us as your custom home builders in Austin, you’ll get a team with an established track record of success. We are ready and eager to

  • Construct a home that fits with your vision, whatever “Texas” and “modern” mean to you.
  • Develop your property to perfectly complement your house so that you get the most from your home and surroundings.
  • Update or remodel your existing home, so that your uniquely Texan home can feel more modern.
  • Embrace Austin’s sustainability ethos by building with green materials and setting your home up to be energy efficient.

Mangum Builders operates by the driving principles of expertise and integrity, and there’s nothing more Texan than that! Contact us (or call 512-264-9190) to get started on your Texas Modern style home today.


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“As leaders in the field of home building, we get chosen for what we know, how long we have been building and for our integrity and enthusiasm in what we do. There are a lot of choices available to our customers and we respect their ideas, their values and their desires. Building the house is only part of what we do, we also build relationships.”

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