River Bend Residence
Overlooking the Guadalupe River, River Bend is designed to sit lightly upon the land, minimizing disruption to the site and existing trees. Envisioned as a home that embraces the outdoors, the residence is composed of multiple structures housing the home’s separate functions. While one structure houses the kitchen, dining and living areas, a second houses the master suite, creating a private escape. Other structures include an adaptable art studio/guest house, a screened porch, and an open air carport. The home’s orientation takes advantage of the area’s prevailing winds to encourage natural ventilation, and large skylights set in each roof capture Northern daylight. Corten siding is used on the exterior for its robust qualities and minimal maintenance.