Six years ago we designed a ranch house for the clients, to be used as a second . The family is expanding, and they spend lots of time at the ranch, so they needed more space to accommodate the crowd. They also wanted to create a space specifically designed for recreation. They wanted the interior to have an industrial aesthetic in contrast to the main house, which has a very ranch-rustic material palette. The clients acquired an antique truck and wanted to incorporate this into the design in some fashion.

The barn is built on a site west of Wimberley, TX. The barn was incorporated into an existing compound that is comprised of house, guest house detached garage. All elements cluster around a circular drive. The site is generally flat, with a few trees. Scenic views to the south, west north.

We wanted to capture the look of a classic barn, but at a scale that wouldn’t overpower the existing house. We envisioned the side wings of the barn to look as if at one time they were completely enclosed, home / retreat26 acrea mainandandthen were opened up to create the current design. The Barn contains three primary spaces. The south half is designed as tractor storage and as a workshop. The north half contains the entertainment areas – ping- pong, pool and media room. The antique truck is the centerpiece of this area. A bunkroom sits above the tractor barn and opens onto the silo porch. From this porch, great southeastern views are captured.

Paint grip corrugated metal siding is primary exterior siding material. Hardie Plank board and batten is also used in a few areas. Limestone was selected to match the existing structures. The roof is standing seam metal with a galvalume finish.

• Conditioned Space:  1,900 sq. ft.
• Covered Space:  3,800 sq. ft.

• Builder:  Coachman Homes
• Photographer:  Daniel Nadelbach Photography

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