Hill Country House

Welfare, Texas

The expression of this residence draws from the locally available limestone. Heavy walls of stone set in the old Spanish Mission manner provide a super insulated enclosure. A series of simple Gable roofs extend over deep porches blocking sun from penetrating the homes’s interior and extending outside living in a place that has long, hot summers. An open living plan allows for casual entertainment while providing for passive cooling across the house through cross ventilation gained by operable windows.