About the Project

Our clients found a property overlooking a valley in Wimberley, and asked us to design a house as a comfortable retreat to be used for weekend escapes from the city, and to transition to in their upcoming retirement. 

They wanted the house to feel at ease in its hillside setting with characteristics of German Texas Hill Country Style houses they admired in the region.

We placed the house on the site to allow the main living space, kitchen, master sitting area, and study to take in the view of the valley.

The garage is detached and designed to look like a carriage barn. The exterior is stained cedar board & batten, and it is connected by a covered breezeway.

The placement of the garage, low rock wall, and “dovecote” structure create a motor court and entry sequence for the house.

The dovecote was designed as a garden storage shed, but our client uses it as a reading room and quiet space.

This is a small house – it is only 2,540 SF. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a study. No foyer – you enter directly into the great room, which has French doors & windows opening to both the entry porch and the main covered patio toward the view.

Drone Photography: Nick Spence