Maximize the Possibilities:
5 “Finishing Touches” for Your Barton Creek Home


Have you been longing for a guest house or multi-use casita in your backyard?

Now that the rules governing additions to homes in Amarra Drive Phase III have been updated, a growing number of homeowners are choosing to customize their properties to maximize living space and improve functionality.

From adding a pool house or golf cart barn to personalizing your primary suite, we will explore various ideas that can help you put the “finishing touches” on your Barton Creek home to better meet your family’s needs.


A casita, or detached living space, offers a perfect blend of privacy and functionality. It can serve a variety of purposes, including:

  • Guest house
  • Home office
  • Gym or yoga studio
  • Gameroom
  • Teen hangout
  • Hobby room

This addition that we built for our clients in Austin’s Live Oak neighborhood is a great example of a multi-use detached structure. Downstairs, we constructed a gorgeous new workout space with sliding doors. Moving upstairs, guests are delighted by their very own private retreat, which doubles as a home office. An exterior staircase allows access to each floor plus the pièce de résistance of the whole addition… a gorgeous rooftop patio area that’s perfect for entertaining.

See more of our Skelly Live Oak New Build!

2. Pool Cabana

Transform your backyard into an oasis with a stylish and functional pool house. This addition not only provides practical amenities but also enhances the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space.

The cabana that we created for our clients in the northwest Austin neighborhood of Great Hills provides an outlet for both rejuvenation and productivity, be it a challenging workout or an invigorating outdoor shower after a dip in the pool. This area is complete with an outdoor shower, an indoor bathroom, and a spacious workout area. 

See more of our Skelly Great Hills Abode Reno!

3. Golf Cart Barn

For golf enthusiasts, a golf cart barn is the ideal addition that combines practicality with style. It provides secure storage for your golf carts and other equipment while adding time-saving convenience and a valuable feature to your property.

We can help you create the perfect space to put your favorite hobbies within reach!


4. Chef’s Kitchen

A kitchen is truly the heart of a home. And whether you want to maximize its functionality for home cooked meals or group entertaining, we can help you create the perfect space to suit your needs.

For example, these Barton Creek clients upgraded their kitchen with high-end appliances, a hidden pantry, and a unique wine room that can be seen from the kitchen or stairway, featuring floor-to-ceiling wire wine racks and a wet bar.

See more of our Barton Creek Canyons Remodel!

5. Primary Suite

Your primary suite should be a luxurious retreat, offering a perfect blend of comfort, style, and privacy. From a spa-like bathroom to a custom closet, we can help you create the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate after a long day.

Here are a few examples from various projects we’ve completed for clients throughout Austin.


Whether you want to expand your square footage or upgrade your home’s existing features, we can help. Skelly Build is an award-winning, woman-owned construction company specializing in luxury home renovations, additions, new builds, and commercial build-outs. 

Drawing upon a combined 182 years of experience in the construction industry, our team has completed more than 200 projects here in Austin. We are a fully-insured Austin Energy Green Builder committed to your satisfaction, timeline, and budget. For more information, visit:

For a limited time, we are offering complimentary consultations and
project estimates to qualifying homeowners in Amarra Drive Phase III (a $350 value). 
Complete our contact form or call 512-810-5400 by August 1st to take advantage of this special offer.