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.
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