Architect Jeffrey Dungan explains how to embrace the rays of summer at a modish Texas Hill Country villa.
At this Hill Country home in Cordillera Ranch, a luxury community in Boerne, Texas, just outside San Antonio, most residents enjoy views of the Three Sisters Mountains in the distance. Here's how architect Jeffrey Dungan took advantage of that scenic opportunity.
Create Transitions With Stature
“Going from an outdoor space inside, it can be rather jarring to enter a low ceiling,” architect Jeffrey Dungan says. “So we elevated the ceiling in the great room to give it that larger-than-life experience and emotion.”
Rely on Regional Resources
“I wanted to find a way to incorporate materials that were Western, such as the Texas limestone and the clay tile roof, which form a line of defense against the heat,” Dungan says.
Establish a Luminous Core
“An interior courtyard allows light to enter the home from multiple directions throughout the day and creates a protected outdoor area the house wraps around,” Dungan says.
GET THE LOOK
lighten interior spaces with neutral tones and simple styles.
From the July 2019 issue.