This Ford Strei Custom Built Home in Johnson City was designed by architect Lance Tatum. This project is a central component of a compound of buildings that includes guest quarters, an art and photography studio. Designed for a couple that had transitioned from urban living to country living, it is situated in a 6-acre site in an exclusive rural subdivision with strict development controls that promote environmental conservation and sensible use of indigenous materials.
The home was a ground up build starting with nothing but a bare piece of hill country acreage. It is an example of fine architecture that was created by allowing the build to take on its own identity during the entire build process. A close relationship with the owner and architect allowed for many of the little details to evolve as the house was being framed. The style of this home is contemporary while maintaining the feel of a well-heeled country home.
From the exterior, the look out tower is built well above the roof of the house and provides a 360-degree view of the hill country. The guest quarters and suites are detached from the main house to give the feeling of a private hotel. The interior cabinets are made of Texas pecan and the trim was all run from select vertical grain Douglas Fur. We built a floating wing ceiling in the main room, which conceals the HVAC ducting, grills, and lighting. Interior stone walls add a nice finishing touch.