Being  a craftsman at custom home building doesn't limit us to a particular style. Our intense drive for perfection in the details is what makes an Allegro home an Allegro home. That process and attention to details can cross any platform, architectural style and pattern.

 

Our custom home building process starts with the Allegro team of architects, builders and desiners to set the vision for the home and understand on to the vision for the project.

 

Attention to details,  design and craftsmenship is truly what not only separates us from other builders it allows us to set the standard for custom home building in Houston and beyond.

Setting the Standard for

Architectural Integrity in Custom Home Building.

Allegro Modern

The American Craftsman style has its origins from the British Arts and Crafts movement which began as a philosophy and artistic style founded by William Morris earlier in the 1860s. The British movement was a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, with its disregard for the individual worker and degradation of the dignity of human labor. Seeking to ennoble the craftsman once again, the movement emphasized the hand-made over the mass-produced.

 

The Arts and Crafts movement was also a reaction against the eclectic 'over-decorated' aesthetic of the Victorian era. It was an anti-Victorian movement, with William Morris a staunch sever the philosophy and aesthetics of the British Arts and Crafts movement inspired a wide variety of related but conceptually distinct design movements throughout Europe, as well as the 'American Craftsman' movement in North America.

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Modern

Modern home designs offer clean lines, simple proportions, open plans and abundant natural light, and are descendants of the Bauhaus-influenced International style of architecture, which developed in the 1920s. The most influential architects of modern houses have been Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Charles and Ray Eames. Flat or shallow-pitched roofs, large expanses of glass, strong connections to outdoor space, and spare, unornamented walls are distinguishing characteristics of modern home style plans. The lot is often incorporated into the design, turning outdoor space into an alfresco living room. Mid-century modern style homes are increasingly valued for their easy indoor-outdoor flow and provide inspiration for today's Modern house plans. The Case Study House Program in Southern California sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine was a prominent exemplar of modern home design in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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New Orleans

The American Craftsman style has its origins from the British Arts and Crafts movement which began as a philosophy and artistic style founded by William Morris earlier in the 1860s. The British movement was a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, with its disregard for the individual worker and degradation of the dignity of human labor. Seeking to ennoble the craftsman once again, the movement emphasized the hand-made over the mass-produced.

 

The Arts and Crafts movement was also a reaction against the eclectic 'over-decorated' aesthetic of the Victorian era. It was an anti-Victorian movement, with William Morris a staunch socialist. However, the expensive fabrication and construction materials and costly hand-made techniques used meant that the created works of the movement were actually only serving a wealthy clientele, often derided as "champagne socialists". However the philosophy and aesthetics of the British Arts and Crafts movement inspired a wide variety of related but conceptually distinct design movements throughout Europe, as well as the 'American Craftsman' movement in North America.

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Commercial

The American Craftsman style has its origins from the British Arts and Crafts movement which began as a philosophy and artistic style founded by William Morris earlier in the 1860s. The British movement was a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, with its disregard for the individual worker and degradation of the dignity of human labor. Seeking to ennoble the craftsman once again, the movement emphasized the hand-made over the mass-produced.

 

The Arts and Crafts movement was also a reaction against the eclectic 'over-decorated' aesthetic of the Victorian era. It was an anti-Victorian movement, with William Morris a staunch socialist. However, the expensive fabrication and construction materials and costly hand-made techniques used meant that the created works of the movement were actually only serving a wealthy clientele, often derided as "champagne socialists". However the philosophy and aesthetics of the British Arts and Crafts movement inspired a wide variety of related but conceptually distinct design movements throughout Europe, as well as the 'American Craftsman' movement in North America.

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Arts & Craftsmen

The American Craftsman style has its origins from the British Arts and Crafts movement which began as a philosophy and artistic style founded by William Morris earlier in the 1860s. The British movement was a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, with its disregard for the individual worker and degradation of the dignity of human labor. Seeking to ennoble the craftsman once again, the movement emphasized the hand-made over the mass-produced.

 

The Arts and Crafts movement was also a reaction against the eclectic 'over-decorated' aesthetic of the Victorian era. It was an anti-Victorian movement, with William Morris a staunch socialist. However, the expensive fabrication and construction materials and costly hand-made techniques used meant that the created works of the movement were actually only serving a wealthy clientele, often derided as "champagne socialists". However the philosophy and aesthetics of the British Arts and Crafts movement inspired a wide variety of related but conceptually distinct design movements throughout Europe, as well as the 'American Craftsman' movement in North America.

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American Traditional

American Traditional home , are the most commonly built home designs throughout the United States and Canada. Many traditional style home plans share characteristics with Colonial Revival style plans such as classical details like columns, while some are more cottage-like with gables and dormers. Typically, Traditional home plans are usually two-story and have covered entries, simple roof lines with at least one front facing gable, symmetrically spaced windows and little ornamentation. Inside, Traditional style floor plans tend to include kitchen-great rooms, covered grilling porches, and mudrooms or "friends entries" near the garage. Traditional home plans often feature a central entry with formal living and dining rooms flanking the foyer and more casual living spaces at the rear, opening to the backyard. While they may incorporate elements of historical American styles, Traditional house plans are more about comfortable living than pure

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Mediterranean

Mediterranean house plans draw design cues from the whole of the Mediterranean region, including Moorish, Byzantine, Italian and Spanish influences intermingled with traditions of Native Americans. Santa Barbara architect George Washington Smith helped popularize the style -- an important offshoot is called the Spanish Colonial Revival style -- in the 1920s with patio-oriented houses that have white plaster walls and tile roofs. A perennial favorite in warm climates, Mediterranean homes have evolved into an eclectic home style that's found across the country. Today Mediterranean homes are typically constructed with a stucco exterior, have shallow often red tiled roofs that create a wide overhang for needed shade in warm climates. In addition to such signature details as large windows and exposed beams, Mediterranean style homes include patios or courtyards and open arches to catch breezes. Mediterranean house plans tend to express a relaxed outdoor lifestyle through a traditional

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Contemporary

The Contemporary style appeared in architect-designed homes of the fifties, sixties, and early seventies. Examples of Contemporary style homes from popular culture range from the "Monsanto House of the Future" at Disneyland of 1956 to the sitcom home of "The Brady Bunch," which ran on television from 1969 to 1973. Common characteristics include simple, clean lines with large windows devoid of decorative trim, flat or gabled roofs, asymmetrical shapes, and open floor plans. Contemporary exteriors are usually stucco, stone, brick or wood. The flat-roofed variations resemble International Style homes but lack the latter's stark white surfaces. Some Contemporary style home designs showcase natural materials and emphasize easy indoor-outdoor connections. In its broadest definition, contemporary simply means "of today." The Contemporary house style overlaps with the Modern home style but is less strictly tied to roots in the Bauhaus and the International Style.

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Contemporary Craftsmen

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