About the Project
Our clients bought a small ranch near New Braunfels so they could enjoy a country lifestyle while still being within easy reach of the city.
They envisioned a comfortable Modern Farmhouse Style house that would be home base for their family. They needed space for their school-aged kids as well as their visiting grown children.
The kitchen is the heart of the house for this family, so we located the dining table within the room, and included a cozy window seat adjacent to the prep areas to bring everyone together.
We maximized the space allotted for the stair hall by loading it with multiple overlapping functions. It serves not only as mud room, side-entry, and kitchen office, but also as the hallway to the library and a bedroom suite.
We located the stair hall so that the bottom of the stair leads directly from the kitchen up to the media/game room. The top landing also connects to another bedroom suite.
We placed tall windows on both sides of the family room to maximize views and natural light. The house is one-room deep in that area, and the informal entrance opens directly from the front porch.
To accommodate visiting family, we designed a detached 2-bedroom guest house with a porch that fronts on the pool area.
Photography (on ground): Reagan Taylor
Photography (drone): Nick Spence