CROSS TIMBERS RANCH
This ranch house and corporate retreat is located in northern Texas. It is four independent structures designed to navigate a tree lined ridge separating pasture land and an adjacent valley. Each structure has a specific purpose: a primary residence, guest house, game room/pavilion and wine cellar/overlook. Breaking the design into several structures allowed the project to frame outdoor rooms, collect breezes and integrate itself with the surrounding landscape. Most uniquely, it enabled the owner to control energy usage by limiting the use of lighting and mechanical systems for programmed areas during the majority of the year. Cross Timbers uses 100% closed pond loop geothermal technology for its HVAC systems.