Mason, Texas’ Bar Triangle Ranch boasts a pioneer spirit–and a 2016 Best in American Living Platinum Award for One-of-a-Kind Custom or Specialty Home 4,501 – 6,000 square feet. Take a look…
The ranch maximizes views while maintaining intimacy by using exceptional, but simple, materials. Historic timber, native stone and forged iron complement the rustic setting while taking advantage of local and recycled building products. All stone was harvested on location. Masons hand-crafted lintels and L-shaped corners to create the illusion of massing found in 19th-century buildings.
The design centered the project on “the silo”—a round dining room—that reflects old grain storage structures. Great care was taken dismantling, relocating, and reconstructing a circa-1830 log cabin to incorporate it into the project as the living room.
Custom millwork and hand-crafted finishes reflect the attention to detail. With boards up to 20 inches wide, the salvaged, hand-scraped hardwood floors add warmth to the home.
A vintage windmill head was transformed into a ceiling fan for the living room, with corrugated tin ceilings.
Judges’ Comments | “Very special, especially the exposed ceiling. Works with the environment . . . every room has a ton of detail even though it’s not a huge house. Love the silo concept, so much character.” Read more…
Architect/Designer | Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Inc.
Builder | Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Inc.
Photography | Sarah Moore