Saturday, September 12, 2009

Southern Exposure: Texas Country Modern
























A few years ago, my husband and I entertained the idea of finding/building a little mountain getaway in the nearby North Georgia mountains. We searched far and wide and never did find the majestic view or site we were searching for. But we did have a distinct and singular vision of the type of house where we wanted to set up camp. After spotting this Texas retreat designed by architect Trey Rabke, I feel as though he crawled into my mind and put onto solid land the home that had been dwelling inside my head. I love the way this house blends seamlessly into its surrounding landscape, the use of rustic elements and the simple, commonsense details such as the galvanized troughs turned bathtubs. Great design doesn't have to be elaborate. Here's an example of making the most of modest materials. I'm ready to move in.
{images and article via Garden & Gun}
{more on Lake Flato Architects here}

11 comments:

Raina said...

I love that you read Garden & Gun.

That retreat may be close to perfect.

amy and ann said...

oh! this house is my dream house for every day! Looks like the hill country!!! and modern with rustic. oh....i love it. thanks for sharing. amy

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

maybe HE read YOUR mind!!!

fantastic stuff!

eco-stylista said...

This is an awesome space!! I love the setting and I and it is much more liveable than too formal spaces!
Ps. Like your blog very much!

Vanya @ Endless Inspiration said...

Love this place, its so earthy and grounded in the landscape, perfect for the site. Not sure about the dead animals on the wall, but love everything else - this place would translate well to the NZ countryside :)

pillow mint said...

is that an outside shower?! yum.

vintage simple said...

I love this because it's stylish in a very unassuming, honest sort of way. I could do without the animal skulls (I see your obsession carries on..!), but I do love the bathroom, the outdoor shower, the sheer volume of that front porch with the soaring ceilings, the combination of metal, stone and wood... It's an inspiring find. Thanks for sharing!
-maria

Elise said...

Hello, loved this post ! Really enjoyed reading it so thank you and best wishes

nkp said...

Amy- Hi there, thanks for stopping by. Welcome!

Kelley- I think he DID! It's just perfect!


Monika- I'm thrilled you stopped by. Welcome!

Elise- well thank you, Elise. I'm so glad you stopped in and enjoyed the post. Don't be a stranger! :0)

ticklishfromadistance said...

I am so with you. That outdoor table. Died and gone to heaven. And always peek at Garden and Gun as well!!!

susieq said...

My dentist carries Garden & Gun. I love the great dogs photographed in it. But, I only read it twice a year. ;-)

I would practically kill for that texas-sized long table and outdoor fireplace. Love it.