texas ranch house
program family compound
location round mountain, texas hill country
services full architectural
intimate connection to the land, seamless indoor/outdoor flow, modern take on a timeless vernacular aesthetic, a view to the future
This Texas ranch house is truly a gift from the patriarch & matriarch of a storied Texas family to their children, grandchildren, and generations to come. Designed for everyday life as well as large gatherings of family & friends, the ranch, in an approachable & familiar way, offers multiple & varied opportunities for forging bonds and making memories–
...watching the sun set over the Texas Hill Country in rocking chairs on a shady, breezy porch...
...enjoying the camaraderie of an early-morning hunting excursion or a lazy afternoon fishing...
...roasting marshmallows, sharing stories and gazing at the starry sky on a crisp winter evening....
–In spirit, this project truly required equal focus on the design of the outdoor experience and the interior experience. Architecturally, the design seeks to tap into time-proven vernacular Hill Country architectures, learning from the wisdom of the past, while writing another chapter born of our day and age.