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Rita heck: But his memorabilia he put into what they call the Ice House.

Dale Dibello: Yes, yes, and-

Rita heck: And that’s right adjacent to the main building.

Dale Dibello: Right. The Ice House is separated from the main house and it overlooks the pool and it has a front porch on it and basically inside it, kind of a party room, really, with a bar. He has an antique bar in there. That he-

Rita heck: Oh, is that an antique?

Dale Dibello: Yeah, he reclaimed that and just worked it into his whole idea there and lot of neat materials in that whole room but that’s sort of a party room, really. And it opens onto the porch.

Rita heck: Yeah, it looks like a bar.

Dale Dibello: Yeah. It’s really a bar and opens right out to the porch which overlooks the pool.

Rita heck: But then it also doubles as guest house.

Dale Dibello: Yes, that Ice House has a guest bedroom kind of on one end of it and a guest bath. Yeah. So …

Rita heck: Great place to stay.

Dale Dibello: Oh, it’d be awesome place to stay as a guest because the … It’s just a beautiful setting and you could swim in the pool and all that.
Dale Dibello: Another thing that he has is, he’s got a car, he’s got a garage, we split his garage into two parts. Two individual buildings. One part’s for the cars.the other part is for his collectibles because he has a lot more inventory-

Rita heck: Still more that what’s-

Dale Dibello: Yeah, he has more than that so we made a separate one and it looks like a neat kind of old storage shed look to it and you can pull a car in it but it’s intended to kind of store-

Rita heck: Does he have all his memorabilia displayed there or-

Dale Dibello: He mostly has it kind of stored in there.

Rita heck: Just in boxes?

Dale Dibello: So that he can just keep it in one place and …

Rita heck: What is he going to do with it?

Dale Dibello: I don’t know but you know that he used a lot of this-

Rita heck: Maybe you can find another client that could buy it from him.

Dale Dibello: Yeah, maybe so. I don’t know what his, but it’s obviously very much a passion for him and the house is a good way to display that and just live with it too. He can live with it every day.

About Dibello Architects

As a custom home designer & residential architect practicing in the Texas Hill Country, Principal Architect Dale Dibello believes that context is key in the design of new buildings. He follows a regional approach influenced by the diverse cultures that have shaped the Texas Hill Country and the Austin/San Antonio corridor. The rugged beauty and complexity of the land as well as the history of the place all inspire our custom home designs.

Dibello Architects, PLLC is known for its vernacular, traditional, and classically influenced homes in town, on ranches, and by lakes and rivers in the Texas Hill Country. For more information visit .