This South Texas ranch home utilizes the flexibility of modular volumes and a vast, open site to create the ideal country retreat. The arrangement of the three simple volumes recalls and reinterprets the historic building forms of the Texas plains, while meeting the clients’ programmatic requests for highly efficient spaces, both public and private.
The dogrun pavilion, which connects the Great Room and Master Suite beneath a delicate steel-truss roof, provides the perfect place to gather in the shade, entertain guests, and pick up the comfortable southeast breezes.
The combination of factory produced volumes and site-built walls, foundations, and patios creates an interesting dialogue between modern efficiency and the permanence of building. With this approach, the result is not just a collection of structures, but an integrated dwelling awaiting a comfortable Texas lifestyle. Constructed by Greg Mangum.