DOGRUN RANCH


Location: Spicewood, Texas
Completed: 2012
Design Team: Gary Furman, Philip Keil, Arthur Furman
Contractor: Classic Constructors
Landscape Design: Ten Eyck Landscape Architects + David Mahler
Interior Design: Mark Ashby Design
Photographer: Casey Dunn

The house is anchored to the site by a majestic hill-top oak. Various realms expand downhill, opening towards views of the surrounding hill country. Each building element is situated with respect to its place in the landscape and corresponding views while carefully considering the composition of the whole. The structure merges the desire for comfort, refinement, and modern living with the straightforward construction and materiality of ranch elements like the dog run, carport, cattle fencing and cisterns. The rhythm of wood trusses and purlins in the main living area is expressed to the interior. A “cold roof” of rigid insulation is constructed above these conditioned spaces. The kitchen is conceived as a painted wood clad building inside the larger main volume.

Recognition:
"Contemporary Texas Architecture", E. Ashley Rooney, 2017
Design Bureau Magazine, "Five-Star Living in the Lone Star State", Spring 2015
Austin Home Magazine, "A Ranch Reimagined", Winter 2014