Residential Design

VOL4 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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aesthetics. Some buyers export their city sensibilities and expectations of com- fort and luxury, resulting in mini-me McMansions plopped down discor- dantly in rural settings. Luckily, David has worked with the best architects in Austin and has tightly controlled the list of approved designers. Tim Cuppett Architects is among his top choices, and that's underscored by this latest house along the Frio riverfront. Opposite and this page: Time-honored, simple materials, such as painted shiplap and cedar porch decking, emphasize the rustic setting of the home's location. The dining room occupies a two-story breezeway, bookended by screened porches. Window walls close the room off from the elements in bad weather. Interior living spaces are intentionally intimate in size, with bold colors providing reassuring refuge from the white heat of summer and the gray cold of winter. much or as little as they like. A hundred acres are set aside as wildlife preserve; there are trails for hiking, and sev- eral community buildings for events and holidays. David says his vision is catching on, and buyers are investing in high-quality houses they hope will pass on to their children and beyond. Even with design guidelines (David is the ultimate arbiter), second-home com- munities can end up as a mixed bag of 47 VOL. 4, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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