1.14.2010

Texas Cabin...

This Texas Hill country getaway was redesigned to hold a growing family that needed more room. Texas Architect Trey Rabke reimagined his family's getaway, since he was coming to as a child, to fit into the surrounding 90 acres it sat upon. Rabke maintained the original spirit of the cabin and built on the original footprint; keeping one important feature, the long, deep porch bookend by a massive rough-sewn limestone hearth. To keep with the region he used native cypress for construction, and even galvanized water troughs for bathtubs. Even though it is a new house, it still has the same since of family as the first cabin.




courtesy: garden and gun

12 comments:

JMW said...

I remember seeing this in Garden & Gun and loved this place! I really like how the architect incorporated so many natural elements into the structure. It totally reflects the location in which it resides.

James said...

I saw this in G&G too and like it. It's clear that a talented eye can take simple materials and make something beautiful.

Morning T said...

What an incredible place...lucky for me I live close enough to go check it out. Would make a great setting for a girl's getaway!

Courtney said...

What a heavenly place to spend some lazy summer days! Also, living in the north, I had never heard of Garden and Gun but now I'm excited to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Town and Country said...

Love that bathtub.
:-)

paula said...

this place makes me giddy. That long table on the patio, swoon.

La Maison Fou said...

Love this, I am putting the opics into my ranch house design book, for the house we will build one day.
Leslie

abigail said...

It's so beautiful! I love the how the outdoor spaces and indoor spaces are merged. The mix of industrial metal and warm wood. Makes me want to move to Texas.

monarte said...

I love the last picture... I'd love to take that walk to my cabin. I need that back porch...

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love so many of the design details that they implemented.

Marte Marie Forsberg said...

Great ranch!
I am in love with ther outdoor dining area.

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