Cross Timbers Ranch
This ranch house and corporate retreat located in northern Texas features four independent structures designed to navigate a tree lined ridge separating pasture land and an adjacent valley. Each structure serves its own specific purpose: a primary residence, guest house, game room/pavilion and wine cellar/overlook. Breaking the design into multiple 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.
Photography: Frank Ooms