South Texas Ranch

Reinvention and repurposing of historic Texas ranch

Located in southern Texas, this 20,000-acre ranch was once part of the famous King Ranch. For the reuse of this historic site, the client requested that the new buildings reflect the region, blend in with the existing aesthetic, and convey a sense of being 100 years old. The ranch now serves as a private hunting retreat. To support guests spending much of their time outdoors, the design integrates interior and exterior spaces and incorporates natural materials, such as Texas limestone, adobe, and mesquite, throughout. Traditional by-hand building practices include the use of chiseled stone, carved woodwork, and painted tile. Interiors reflect a Spanish colonial influence through details, ranging from the brick Boveda ceiling in the cantina to Fogon corner fireplaces and Banco adobe benches.

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