Ranch Style House
This stunning ranch style house is perched high on a hilltop and nestled among the trees claiming its rightful place on a scenic 200-acre property in Texas. The owner desired an ample yet understated home with natural and simple architectural expression that would blend effortlessly into the landscape that surrounds it. Heavy timber columns and stone walls ground the home to the site. Reclaimed siding and simple barn-like structures give the architecture a sense of history and regional belonging.
At the rear of the home, massive porches and windows create perfect spaces to take in the picturesque views. A meandering 1-story design concept was used to optimize view opportunities from nearly every room. In the distance, a gently winding road and an enhanced lake are the primary focal points. The now 20+ acre lake was a bonus as part of a solution to mitigate excess drainage coming onto the property.
The 1-story design and orientation also work to minimize western exposure. Careful consideration was given to the placement of windows and several solar studies were done to assure that the porches would be well shaded from the scorching Texas sun.
Referencing the owner’s love of the old west, many of the interior walls showcase the same stone and wood that is on the exterior of the home. This gesture alludes to a time when materials were not mass produced but simply gathered from the area and formed as needed. While spaces don’t feel bound by contemporary building techniques, modern technology such as home automation and spray foam insulation are still very active within the walls.
Many of the rustic home decor and furniture featured can found through Black Forest Decor.
Architect: J. Christopher Architecture
Designer: Charlotte Carothers Interiors
Builder: S & B Construction
Beautiful Stone Walls Bring the Outdoors Inside
Ranch Style Kitchen
Gourmet Rustic Kitchen with High Ceilings and Bright Pops of Red
White Cabinets & Flooring Prevent this Kitchen from Being Too Dark
Perfect Combination of Stone, Wood & Copper Elements
Ranch Home Dining & Living Room
An Open-Concept Kitchen, Living & Dining Area
A Large Expanse of Window Provides Plenty of Natural Sunlight
A Massive Dining Room Table Provides Ample Space for Entertaining
A Striking Rustic Chandelier adds Ambiance
Ranch Style Seating Areas
Ranch-Style Seating Area with Stone Fireplace, Antler Chandelier & Leather Furniture
Another Private Seating Area with Pool Views
Rustic-Style Main Bedroom with an Elegant Window Treatment & Cozy Bedding
Large Main Bathroom with Large Soaker Tub & Wood Framed Mirrors
Rustic Guest Bedroom with a Sliding Barn Door
Western-Style Bedroom with Rustic Bedding & Cowboy-Inspired Artwork
Cowboy-Theme Guest Bedroom
Ranch Style House Exterior Images
The Perfect Ranch-Style Outdoor Oasis
A Porch Swing with Southwestern Pillows & Throws Overlooks a Pool
Outdoor Pool Surrounded by Beautiful Stone Work
Backyard Outdoor Seating Area
Another Striking View of the Ranch’s Outdoor Area
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