Central Texas Residence

Overview

Challenge

Located on a 17,000-acre farm in central Texas, the objectives of this client were to design a private residence which would put a contemporary spin on the classic “ranch house” and have a scale and grandness appropriate for the ranch property.

Solution

The new house is a collection of linked grand heavy timber frame buildings, each specific to the different living functions of the family. Site planning was done so that the spaces either front the Nueces River or orient to private courtyards. The material palate is a collection of natural locally quarried stones, timbers and woods used on the exterior as well as interior spaces. The project is environmentally responsible with solar and rainwater collection systems, a geothermal based mechanical plant, SIP panel walls and roofs, and deep overhangs and natural ventilation systems.