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ABOUT

DEARTH DESIGN

CUSTOM HOME 

BUILDER

AUSTIN, TEXAS

and surrounding Texas Hill Country 

YOUR NEW HOME, CUSTOM DESIGNED & BUILT,

JUST FOR YOU

Designing & Building Custom Homes for over 30 years, Dearth Design & Construction is a full-service custom home design & build firm serving greater Austin and the surrounding Texas hill country. We specialize in insightful, functional residential design, personal construction management of custom homes and house remodels, delivered on schedule and within budget. For more than three decades, home designer & contractor Todd Dearth and his team have translated client dreams into stunning spaces that incorporate visionary design, exacting craftsmanship and energy-efficient building techniques. 

FEATURED HOMES

MEDITERRANEAN HOME

LAKEWAY, TX

Designer: Todd Dearth

Builder: Todd Dearth

Old world charm and modern amenities. Tuscan inspired exterior with field limestone, used brick and handmade terracotta roof tiles, the home leaves no attention to detail undone. Inside are natural textures and exquisite details, featuring flowing living areas that include hundred year old hand hewn beamed ceilings, venetian plaster and handcrafted finishes. From its generous great room, spa like master suite to its gourmet kitchen and adjacent outdoor living it is truly a private sanctuary and a home ready for a night of entertaining. There is no doubt why it was a top pick at the Austin Parade of homes.

Exterior of Tuscan Custom Home Austin Texas
Exterior of Tuscan Custom Home Austin Texas

Beautiful Home Entry
Beautiful Home Entry

Tuscan Outdoor Living Fireplace Austin Tx
Tuscan Outdoor Living Fireplace Austin Tx

Exterior of Tuscan Custom Home Austin Texas
Exterior of Tuscan Custom Home Austin Texas

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Overlooking Austin’s iconic Lake Travis, the “Parallelogram House” is modern, dynamic and innovative. Utilizing bold unconventional angles, the interior spaces leave a striking impression while achieving livable functionality and capturing the natural light. The soaring ceiling central living, kitchen and dining space open seamlessly with fully retractable sliding doors to the negative edge pool, spa and fire pit with view to the green belt and lake. A bold color palette, combined with sourced finishes and fixtures from around the world give the home a contemporary cosmopolitan vibe. Truly a work of livable art.

Contemporary Home Exterior Elevation
Contemporary Home Exterior Elevation

Modern Great Room in Austin TX
Modern Great Room in Austin TX

Outdoor living Firepit at Sunset Austin
Outdoor living Firepit at Sunset Austin

Contemporary Home Exterior Elevation
Contemporary Home Exterior Elevation

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CONTEMPORARY HOME

AUSTIN,TX 

Architect: Winn Wittman

Builder: Todd Dearth

Designer: Todd Dearth

Builder: Todd Dearth

Texas Hill Country meets rolling Tuscan vineyards in this home inspired by the timeless Tuscan Farmhouse. It's several second story terraces and soothing outdoor spaces beckon for an evening glass of wine as you would on the Italian countryside. The graceful floor plan includes spacious living areas, chefs kitchen with adjacent dining is perfect for friends and family to enjoy. Blur the lines between inside and out as you enjoy the outdoor living courtyard fountain on warm afternoons, and the outdoor fireplace on colder evenings. This home is the embodiment of perfect harmony between rustic and elegant.

Custom Tuscan Home in Driftwood Texas
Custom Tuscan Home in Driftwood Texas

Custom Home Exterior in Driftwood TX
Custom Home Exterior in Driftwood TX

Outdoor Living Fireplace Driftwood TX
Outdoor Living Fireplace Driftwood TX

Custom Tuscan Home in Driftwood Texas
Custom Tuscan Home in Driftwood Texas

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

What Our Clients are Saying...

“…You won't find a better home builder than Todd Dearth. Many years of experience attest to his impeccable knowledge and skill in both designing a home and then building it. We are quite pleased and enjoying every minute in our new home!…”

James & Paula Davis

“…He captured perfectly what we envisioned.  We were so pleased to that point, we quickly elected to have Todd handle the construction. The construction process went smoothly and without any issues. Todd  Dearth was responsive and committed to making our dream a reality…”

Robert & Penny Hobbs

“…Todd's vision, experience and commitment to our budget and timeline made him the easy choice… His artistic vision provided us with our dream home and we could not be happier.  If you're looking for a new build or major remodel, we would highly recommend Todd.

Tim & Tish Robinson

“…Todd did great job on our remodel starting with a fantastic redesign and managed the project very well even through COVID.  He is very reliable and personally visits the site routinely to ensure everything is done to the highest standards that I expected…”

Lou Cerra

“…Todd was the original builder, and the former owner highly recommended him. We couldn’t have been more pleased with his efforts - Todd had a exceptional attention to quality, gave us good ideas, and completed our multi-faceted project on schedule…”

Kevin & Cathy Lyman

“…Todd did great job on our remodel starting with a fantastic redesign and managed the project very well even through COVID.  He is very reliable and personally visits the site routinely to ensure everything is done to the highest standards that I expected…”

Lou & Marilyn Cerra

“Todd Dearth and his team were quick to respond to our needs. After listening to our thoughts and desires, they put a plan together and it was expedited right on time.  …As a Real Estate professional, I have also sold many of Todd’s beautiful Custom homes! He is creative and has such attention to detail, it makes my job easy! I would definitely refer Todd Dearth to my clients, family and friends!  He is definitely a master at his craft!…”

GiGi McClaskey

“We hired Todd Dearth to design and build our home. It turned out great! Todd is very responsive and timely, an atypical contractor by most standards. Anytime there have been issued (during or post construction), Todd remedied them quickly. We felt like we had his complete attention at all times during the process. Love our home!”

Travis & Sammi Hill