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Cornerstone's Coastal Getaways

Summer is always a great time to head down to the coast to enjoy some beach time! Now, more than ever, it seems like a welcome getaway from the home quarantine most of us have been facing. Many people are deciding to invest in a vacation home for easy access to the warm, salty escape of the beach. Cornerstone Architects has designed numerous homes along the Texas coast in Port Aransas, Mustang Island, Rockport and Corpus Christi. Here is a glimpse into our growing coastal portfolio!


Port Aransas

Palmilla Beach is a luxury resort community with the longest stretch of Port Aransas beachfront. Inspired by Florida’s highly acclaimed Rosemary Beach, Palmilla Beach is a master planned community that weaves between dunes, golf course greenscapes and the ocean and where meticulously planned streetscapes invite connectivity and friendly interaction. Cornerstone Architects has been actively involved in designing several homes throughout this beautiful beach community.

The brand new Fairway Cottages feature a community park and dramatic views of the Palmilla Beach links-style golf course. Each cottage is designed with spacious living spaces and balconies, plentiful bathrooms, and a single-car garage. Living spaces on the second floor offer an extra flex room. The cottages offer convenient access to all community amenities along with the best combination of size and views.

Cornerstone has also designed several custom homes throughout the Palmilla Beach Resort community!

This custom 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home, built by Arbogast Custom Homes, incorporates a bonus flex space, covered parking, bunkroom and an amazing outdoor living area. The home is perfectly situated close to Palmilla's resort-style pool, concierge guest services and a short distance from the golf-cart accessible Dune Crossover to the beach!

Cornerstone Architects teamed up again with Arbogast Custom Homes on this gorgeous and spacious 5 bedroom home boasting four covered balconies with views to the ocean and a side courtyard with a lush lawn.

Below are a few more of Cornerstone's custom designs throughout Palmilla...

As you can see, a lot of things are happening in this amazing beach community!

Cinnamon Shore is a welcoming beach community providing on-site dining and activities, experiences, and even beach buggies! Cinnamon Shore's architecture style is classic. Home exteriors feature clean lines, simple massing and crisp coastal colors for the full experience of beautiful beach-front living!

Cornerstone Architects is proud to feature projects in this elegant, family-friendly community!

This timeless beach home is the perfect family getaway, with three bedrooms, a bunkroom, beautiful outdoor living and golf cart parking!

Easy, breezy and cozy is the best description for this chic new beach home in Cinnamon Shore! With accents of natural organic woods combined with bright whites, this classic beach home provides the ultimate relaxation retreat! The living area and a roomy covered front porch with a cozy fireplace are perfect for gathering family and friends.



Tucked away adjacent to Goose Island State Park, The Reserve at St. Charles Bay is a private community in Rockport, Texas where every home is on the water with most having private docks and boat slips. With its miles-long boardwalk, 500 foot pier, extra-wide lagoon canals and perfect location at the center of 3 bay systems, The Reserve at St. Charles Bay is a boater’s dream and coastal living at its best.

Designed with backyard canal living in mind, the Waterfront Cottages are spacious open concept coastal homes offering expansive windows overlooking lagoon-style canals. Architectural features include large porches, strategically located mudrooms, outdoor showers and wonderful backyards equipped with a 400 square foot deck and boat dock.

The Pelican cottage boasts upper and lower level porches across the back of the home that allow for breathtaking canal and water views.

The Sandpiper cottage features a large open kitchen, dining and great room. A huge outdoor living space off the great room allows for sweeping views of the canals and an outdoor fireplace offers cozy fireside evenings. Thoughtful features like an outdoor shower, large mudroom, and an owners closet make this a perfect primary or second home.

The Heron cottage features an oversized kitchen, large great room and upstairs living area with sweeping canal views. The upstairs master suite boasts wonderful views and a beautiful covered terrace. Outdoor features include large living and dining areas as well as a beautifully landscaped courtyard and backyard patios.

This amazing custom home features a custom designed floating staircase to the spacious gourmet kitchen overlooking the living room & vaulted ceilings and fireplace. The picturesque outdoor living space is perfect for entertaining!

Teaming up with Legacy DCS, Cornerstone Architects designed the this custom bayfront home offering forever views of St. Charles and Aransas Bays with the Aransas Widlife Refuge in the background. Two master suites, open floor plan, multiple covered outdoor living areas, oversized two car garage with a tackle room, and a large kitchen island that looks into the great room and dining areas make for a perfect open concept design.


Mustang Island

Cornerstone Architects is working with the new developers of Porto Villageo to breathe new life into the stale, 20 year old community that has not seen new construction in years. Single family homes are being transformed into a mix of 23 cottages, 11 single family homes, and 5 gulf front estate lots. The cottages are designed in the iconic Alys Beach style with concrete exterior walls to protect against future storms.


Corpus Christi

Not all beach homes have to have the typical coastal architectural style. Cornerstone Architects designed these custom homes in Corpus Christi with a fresh, contemporary take on vacation home style.

Experience the virtual tour of these homes by clicking the renderings below to view the animation videos!


If you are drawn to the charm of the Texas coast and are looking to design your own coastal getaway, please contact us at 512-329-0007 to discuss your project!



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