Three years ago, our family decided to escape the frenzied life of New York City and seek out a better quality of life in Austin. An important part of this was discovering a unique Spaller+Glover design. Our first home was like a farmhouse straight out of Provence, and it immediately captured our imagination of what our new lifestyle would be. There were bespoke details such as grand, hand-crafted doors, custom shaped metal windows, whimsical window lintels, multiple arches at the entryway that led to thoughtful details throughout the house.
As out family needs changed, we decided to build a second house. We didn’t consider anyone else for the job. We knew Ivan and Priscilla would bring the right mix of art and practicality to build us a functional and whimsical house. We gave them our requirements and an assortment of photos with varying styles. They were somehow able to synthesize all the pieces and produce another stunning house that meets all our needs with a hybrid style that looks cohesive.
What really sets Spaller + Glover apart from other builders is the breadth of styles they can produce successfully—anything from rustic to ultra-modern to a castle. While this may be easier to do on an unlimited budget, they have figured out how to maximize style without hurting the budget. These are just two parts of the Spaller+Glover je ne sais quoi that other builders cannot duplicate.
— Dita and Anup K
I first met Spaller/Glover due; Ivan and Priscilla in 2010 when I purchased the residence known locally as Bouldin Castle from them; we have remained friends and I have called on their design expertise on many occasions since that time. Over the last few years I have expended the kitchen, added a large garage and apartment as well as 3 story library addition.
I would describe them as complete creative visionaries. They think outside the box, taking inspiration from medieval European castles, and transform those ideas into modern living spaces with a unique flair. I never cease to be amazed by their creativity. Bouldin Castle originated as a personal residence, totally unique to the area, and possibly the State.
Their designs and build enhance any residential neighborhood and urban area; which has been proven many times over in Austin. They are currently assisting on a residence at my home base in Nova Scotia- a 78 acre forested site fronting the North Atlantic. They have considered the details, flow and lay of the property and have developed what I consider to be a landmark and legacy design. The project has just begun and I am thrilled.
The keys to their success is their enthusiasm and obsession for design excellence as well as their distinctive craftsmanship
— Rob Steele
My wife and I could not have been in better hands with Spaller Glove. From the initial design, to the final finish outs; everything exceeded our expectations. Their creative input helped bring our vision to life. Ivan and Priscilla have always made themselves available whenever we had questions or needed assistance even after the build.
— Joseph Machado