Rancho Sin Nombre - Burleson Design Group


Photography by Daniel Nadelbach.

welcome to Rancho Sin Nombre, New Ulm, Texas.  Established 1996.

Located in New Ulm, Texas, Rancho Sin Nombre was purchased by the current homeowners in 1996 as 67 acres of raw land without running water, septic, electricity, phone or roads.  Over the course of 20 years, the property has grown to included 240 improved acres with a party barn, stables, 5-stand shooting range, storage buildings, four ponds and the recent addition of a spacious ranch home with a pool and pavilion.  The name Rancho Sin Nombre was inspired by a restaurant in Guadalajara, Mexico with a similar name.  Many parties and special memories have been made at the ranch since its inception and many more will be made in the future.  Located a little more than an hour's drive from Houston, the family can easily get away from the hectic city life and enjoy the tranquility of the ranch and their new home.

PHOTO CAPTION (PAGE 80):  Rick Burleson, Architect/Founder, Burleson Design Group
Rick Burleson is the founder of the Texas-based architectural firm Burleson Design Group.  His firm designs ranch homes and rural retreats across Texas.  Rick's design philosophy explores the melding of his clients' aspirations with the natural forces of the land.  Rick is a registered architect since 1981, with Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Architecture degrees from Texas A&M University.  Throughout the years his work has been featured in many national publications.

PHOTO CAPTION (PAGE 81):  Darla Bankston May, ASID, RIS, Principal Designer of Bankston Associate
Darla Bankstown May is an award winning Interior Designer and founder of Bankston May Associates based in Houston, Texas.  With more than 20 years experience in the design industry, she has developed a vast knowledge in all phases of design, from architectural planning and construction to interior concepts and furnishings.  Darla is known for her ability to work with a variety of aesthetics:  classic, contemporary, rustic and traditional.  She takes a client-centered approach to her designs and enjoys the challenge of creating spaces that reflect the client's personality and compliment their lifestyle.

PAGE 83:  Quote from the Homeowners - "We enjoyed working closely with Rick and Darla to design our house with a comfortable, classic and timeless ranch style that we can enjoy now and through the retirements years.  They provided creative ideas and solutions throughout the entire design and building process to make our dream home a reality.  We no only had a great working relationship but also have developed lifelong friendships."

"The overall design sprang from the idea of creating a dominant building in the form of a stone-gabled Great Room.  This is my favorite part of the architecture," says, Architect, Rick Burleson, "It was the starting point of the distinctive design.  It embodies heavy stone massing, steel and glass door systems, and an element very important to the client - display niches.  You can see completely through this part of the house, allowing you to view the lake from the pool court."

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