Lampasas, Texas 2012

The client wanted a modern, sculptural retirement home for their 85 acre lot in Lampasas, Texas. They said they’d like the home to look like

the bones of the earth coming up out of the ground

— so the design of the structure resembles a ribcage. Sitting up on a small bluff, the home is separated into two volumes, allowing for a breeze to sweep over the large, covered veranda.

The main volume houses the master suite, living room, dining room and kitchen, while two guest bedrooms and a shared bath are in the detached second volume. These two volumes, along with a 3-car garage all sit underneath a sweeping metal roof. Not only a sculptural flourish, the roof provides shade and directs rain water to a central collection gutter. The use of local materials such as limestone, wood beams and grey metal keeps the house true to the Texas ranch house vernacular.

Triple Creek Ranch has been featured in Austin Urban Home, Luxury Home Quarterly, and the book Contemporary Southern Architects, 2014.

 


Team Members:

Design Team: Winn Wittman

Jeremy Broussard

Sam Burch