Augusta, Silver Award, Custom Home
Site: Cordillera Ranch, Boerne, Texas
Entrant/Architect: Craig McMahon Architects
Builder: Johnny Canavan Custom Homes
Interior designer: David Collum Interiors
Photographer: Craig McMahon; Dror Baldinger, Dror Baldinger Photography
Size: 3,600 sf
Hard cost, excluding land: N/A
Completion: March 2017
Cordillera ranch, located outside Boerne, Texas, is the “Disneyland for adults,” says Craig McMahon, president of Craig McMahon Architects. The development offers golf, fly fishing, equestrian activities, archery, and skeet shooting. The modern, U-shaped design of Augusta features a courtyard as a central hub of activity, equipped with a grilling station and fire pit. The owners occupy one wing, while guests stay in the other, an arrangement that allows for privacy on the sides while encouraging social engagement in between.
The kitchen connects to the glass-enclosed main living room, which is adjacent to the courtyard and provides clear sightlines through to the front deck and main entry. A steel railing at the front acts as a privacy screen. Native materials, including locally quarried limestone, help the distinctly contemporary home blend into the 27-foot sloped site.
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