The house is anchored to the site by a majestic hill-top oak. Various realms expand downhill, opening towards views of the surrounding hill country. Each building element is situated with respect to its place in the landscape and corresponding views while carefully considering the composition of the whole. The structure merges the desire for comfort, refinement, and modern living with the straightforward construction and materiality of ranch elements like the dog run, carport, cattle fencing and cisterns.
A relaxing backyard with a cozy lanai overlooks a swimming pool and the water. Relaxing, reflective and contemplative space with dense native planting to protect from the biting winter winds while maintaining clear views to the water was the design goal. An infinity edge pool was designed to create an even more dramatic view.
This home is designed to be a functional space that complimented the backyard's mature trees. The yard is built to tolerate the hot central Texas temperatures but also be beautiful during the Spring and Fall months when grasses grow. The fence surrounding the yard is finished with a warm wood stain.
A light, neutral patio tone is perfect for this airy backyard balcony design. A glass wall lining the edge keeps with the open look. Plants border the perimeter adding natural color and texture. Lounge chairs facing the pool and fountain offer cozy seating.
This courtyard started out with the very interesting style of the arbor, which was made famous by architects Greene & Greene. Set in the Sierra Foothills, the landscape is made equally interesting with flagstone and Irish moss, potato vines and a diverse selection of lime and gray-colored low perennials.
This stunning backyard features a neutral stone pool with two sitting areas, one with brown wicker furniture and striped seat cushions. An orange umbrella covers the other lounge area, while palm trees and other tropical plants decorate the landscape.