Located in a historic district near downtown San Antonio, Lavaca House is a renovation of a caliche block house dating back to the 1870’s — one of the oldest houses in the neighborhood. The caliche establishes the identity of place, as it references both the limestone geology of the region and its quality as a softer stone used for more humble structures within a historically working-class neighborhood. The massive stone walls create a foundation, but also a juxtaposition for a modern intervention.
Working closely with our homeowner client, who is an artist and collector, the residence aims to celebrate her singular personal style while providing a variety of adaptable living spaces with enhanced connections to the outdoors. Within the home, every room offers surprise and delight, as walls are filled to the brim with art, a veritable who’s who of Texas artists. The residence is an urban sanctuary intimately connected to place and a celebration of artful collaboration and local craft.
Photographer: Douglas Friedman