Owners Scott & Ann Giles
with their daughters Anna, Sarah, and Mary Caroline
Properties unwittingly began when Scott and Ann met as
attendants in a wedding in 1997.
The two shared a love of old houses and, with the help of
their knowledgeable and willing fathers, each was in the process of
remodeling a WWII-era Austin
home. Two years later, they let the remodeling dust
settle long enough to be married. They moved into
one of the houses and completed renovations on the other, on Paramount Avenue, as their first rental property.
years since, they have purchased and remodeled additional
properties. Scott handles the remodeling and maintenance of
their properties, and does similar work for other homeowners and
landlords. Although Ann
collaborates with Scott on design ideas, she primarily handles the office work
so she can be at home with the couple’s four children.
is a native Austinite, and Scott, born in
Houston, has been in
since 1993. Both are graduates of Texas
University. They are now living
in one of their renovation projects--a larger
"fixer-upper" near Zilker
Park--which currently has taken a backseat to the family business.
As the saying goes, the cobbler’s children have no shoes!