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Oct 10

Hill Country Designs Bring Warmth to the Custom Home

There’s nothing like Texas hill country style to make you feel at home in your new custom built house. Some elements of this European inspired architecture are reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa. Draw from the Texas landscape by using native building materials while blending the timeless old world feel of a historical dwelling with the charm of a true southern home.

Courtyards and terraces are an important element of hill country design, and should be planned for early on in the design process. Provide views of a nearby lake or private in-ground swimming pool from many vantage points within the home.

Consider placing an oculus window on a wall over an exterior door. Positioning the front door behind an arched wall creates additional privacy and protection from harsh sun during the hottest months.

Limestone floors are a beautiful addition to a foyer and produce a beautiful patina over time. Add beams of reclaimed wood over the entryway to give a sense of depth and spaciousness to the first room your guests enter.

A cozy reading retreat under an open stairway provides a sense of intimacy in a space that may otherwise go unused. Choose a comfortable bench with a print that offers a bold contrast to the muted tones of the room.

Add a pop of Texas style to the staircase by choosing an iron railing. Choose stair treads that look weather worn to give your home an instant sense of history.

A flood of natural light is a necessary component of a hill country home’s foyer. Take time to carefully choose their placement to make the best use of the brightness that nature offers.

For more innovative ideas on how to use hill country designs to create your dream home, please contact us.


 

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