This River Front Retreat is designed for family gatherings. One wing is all bedrooms with en suite baths and a small living/t.v. area. Across the glass enclosed dogtrot are the main living areas and master suite. The kitchen and gathering areas are Hill Country Industrial with exposed duct work and polished concrete floors. The master, intended for occasional use, is practical but enjoys the River views from inside and from the private screened porch. The media room, a nod to modern technology, is nice and dark and cozy on the side of the home away from the view.
But, the best part is the BIG screened porch overlooking the courtyard and swimming pool that is nestled between the arms formed by the two wings of the house. This is the most used room NOT in the house. With gas heaters and its sheltered location it makes it possible to live in the great outdoors all year round.
The honesty of the structure makes this home feel as real as the ranch it graces. The beams you see in the living room, for instance, aren’t decorative. They ARE the structure. The insulation is all built on top of the structure instead of being buried inside it so you get to see the bones of the home making it feel like the ranch house this family wants to enjoy.