Hill Country Cabins

An assembly of wood pieces, these cabins in the Texas Hill Country, are simply crafted with straight forward detailing. Serving as the sleeping place for guests and family, they are a clean and simple vestige of those that came before. A mix of new and old, found and custom crafted, the furnishings create a relationship between the embodied past and their potential to hold space for new stories.

Reclaimed furnishings, artifacts and wood finishes pair with custom designed and fabricated steel pieces to bring the story of the ranch into focus. The slatted white oak banquette booth saves space in the small kitchen and allows extra seating in front of the windows without blocking natural light. The fabrics and linens were chosen to further the discussion of craft and texture while remaining subtle in this small space. Reclaimed long-leaf pine floors and painted shiplap walls and ceilings provide a clean background. Straddling the line between rustic and refined, cast concrete sinks on steel bases, flat weave rugs and a headboard fashioned from a felled tree from the site, create warm, relaxed and welcoming guest quarters.

Location: Blanco, TX

Category: Residential, renovation

Contractor: Crowell Builders

Scope: Architecture and Interiors

Photographer: Chase Daniel