Texas Hill Country


Spanish Colonial


2,171 SF living area


Utopia, Texas

This custom single-family home in the beautiful Texas Hill country is situated along a private river and enjoys spectacular views. The home is situated on the site to take full advantage of the cooling effect of the surrounding live oak trees while maximizing views of nature and wildlife. The Spanish-Colonial styled structure is built of solid clay tile walls and hand stuccoed. The true heavy-timber beam and tongue and groove ceiling supports an authentic Spanish red clay tile roof. Careful orientation on site with respect to the sun, breezes and shade along with a combination of low and high operable windows allow the interior space to remain cool and comfortable even in this warm location.

  • Universal design concepts for aging in place
  • Passive ventilation and high insulation strategies keep the interior temperatures very comfortable, minimizing the need for heating and cooling