Texas Retreat Strikes Balance Between Rustic & Refined

A cozy two-story dwelling with a sprawling glass facade.

Design
4,071 Hypes 0 Comments

Expansive remote regions offer unbounded possibilities for designing new homes. Take, for instance, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture’s two-story abode along the Llano River in central Texas. Entitled “The Llano Retreat,” the establishment champions its natural surroundings with locally sourced limestone alongside charred wood that make up a bulk of its overall design. Not to mention, tall glass windows offer an immediate connection with the surrounding landscape. Moreover, the u-shaped retreat features a front courtyard with the rear overlooking “a gentle slope dotted with trees, shrubs, and wildflowers,” as per Dezeen. “The design is a result of the knowledge of the landscape and the desire to retain the connection to nature,” said the Austin-based firm in a statement.

As far as interiors are concerned, the living room features a double-height ceiling with the dining area equipped with walnut tables and upholstered chairs using vintage military tents for a more rustic appeal. “Soft grey upholstery, handwoven rugs, and rich leathers complement the interiors for a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere overlooking the rustic Hill Country landscape,” said the firm.

Tour The Llano Retreat in the slideshow above and then head over to Michael Hsu Office of Architecture’s website to learn more about the project. In other architecture news, take a look at this picturesque home in Greece created by Sergey Fedotov.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

The New Balance 2002R Appears in Six Striking Colorways
Footwear

The New Balance 2002R Appears in Six Striking Colorways

All of which can be pre-ordered at J.Crew.

Jim Caumeron Design's VIEWPOINT HOUSE Features Striking Trapezoidal Picture Windows
Design

Jim Caumeron Design's VIEWPOINT HOUSE Features Striking Trapezoidal Picture Windows

Framing the view of the park.

Two Large Horizontal Cuts Define Jim Caumeron Design's Tagaytay Retreat Home
Design

Two Large Horizontal Cuts Define Jim Caumeron Design's Tagaytay Retreat Home

Named the “Panorama House.”


One Sino Park Is a Striking Deconstructivist Building on a Cliffside in China
Design

One Sino Park Is a Striking Deconstructivist Building on a Cliffside in China

Integrated into the surrounding mountain face.

First Week Sales Figures for Future & Juice WRLD's 'WRLD On Drugs' Emerge
Music

First Week Sales Figures for Future & Juice WRLD's 'WRLD On Drugs' Emerge

The Billboard rankings are in.

Childish Gambino Reschedules More Tour Dates
Music

Childish Gambino Reschedules More Tour Dates

“Not ready to put on 100% shows. apologies to the fans. I will be back soon.”

A Closer Look at the Union x Jordan Brand Collection
Footwear 

A Closer Look at the Union x Jordan Brand Collection

Paying homage to DIY culture, thrifting and more.

New Balance 1500 "Robin Hood" Flexes a Proper Fall Colorway
Footwear

New Balance 1500 "Robin Hood" Flexes a Proper Fall Colorway

Commemorating a noble character.

BAIT to Release Limited Astro Boy Figure in Classic Pose
Art

BAIT to Release Limited Astro Boy Figure in Classic Pose

Standing at 18-inches tall with a glossy finish.


Secure Your adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 "Mauve" Now at StockX
Fashion 

Secure Your adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 "Mauve" Now at StockX

Presented by StockX
Never miss out on a release with this live marketplace.

Burn Rubber Shows Why Detroit Deserves More Recognition
Fashion 

Burn Rubber Shows Why Detroit Deserves More Recognition

Presented by Courvoisier
“Show Detroit the respect it deserves.”

Lu Pingyuan Transforms Mr. Potatohead into Picasso-Inspired Sculpture
Art

Lu Pingyuan Transforms Mr. Potatohead into Picasso-Inspired Sculpture

Titled ‘LOOK! I’m Picasso!’

Your Full Look at the Upcoming Union LA x Jordan Brand Collection
Fashion

Your Full Look at the Upcoming Union LA x Jordan Brand Collection

Including the previously teased Air Jordan 1 collab.

AAPE By A Bathing Ape & Steven Harrington Unveil Special Capsule
Art

AAPE By A Bathing Ape & Steven Harrington Unveil Special Capsule

Limited vinyl figures, graphic tees, and more.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.