From the moment the owner of this impressive Texas farmhouse laid eyes on the floorplan, he knew he’d found “the one.” There was only one problem: He wanted it bigger. In his hill country location of Fredericksburg, where the neighbors include homesteaders and vineyards, he certainly had the space for it. You only get one shot at your dream residence, and he wanted it done right.
For timber, red-tinted Douglas fir was used to complement the Mexican desert tile mosaic of the roof. The front door is decorated with wrought iron and opens from the hard-stone entryway into the open and comfortable belly of the home. On approach, the roof is layered and makes the building appear truncated. Upon entry, a vaulted ceiling supported by a queen post truss system opens up the home and allows it to breathe. The king post and girt both have a diameter of 8-by-12 and the rafters are all 8-by-10.
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The entrance is set back and opens into the tallest part of the home. An open floorplan allows everything to be within shouting distance of the kitchen. This smart use of space allowed the owner to get the most bang for his buck.
Two hanging lights with leather lampshades hang above the kitchen island which has a built-in sink to free up counter space. Modern appliances refine the rustic-ness of the Douglas fir.
The dining area is equipped with its own sink and bar. The doors behind open onto a back porch built for lounging with overhead fans to combat warm summer afternoons.