Bar Triangle Ranch

Write-Up from the Best in American Living Awards 2016 Winners Portfolio

"Bar Triangle Ranch reflects a pioneer spirit, maximizing views while maintaining intimacy by using exceptional, but simple, materials. Historic timber, native stone and forged iron complement the rustic setting while taking advantage of local and recycled building products. All stone was harvested on location. Hand-crafted lintels and L-shaped corners create the illusion of massing found in 19th-century buildings. The design centered the project on "the silo" - a round dining room - that reflects old grain storage structures. Great care was taken dismantling, relocating, and reconstructing a circa-1830 log cabin to incorporate it into the project as the living room. Custom millwork and hand-crafted finishes reflect the attention to detail. With boards up to 20 inches wide, salvaged, hand-scraped hardwood floors add warmth to the home. A vintage windmill head was transformed into a ceiling fan for the living room, with corrugated tin ceilings. Cast-iron air registers, push-button light switches and half-round gutters complement the turn-of-century details. The adjacent "barn" has 18-inch-thick stone walls that are 12 feet tall. All exposed wood is reclaimed, as is the antique wood-burning stove. The multi-purpose building acts as a garage, expands living space for large gatherings and has a cozy guest suite. Natural light floods the space through stainless steel overhead doors. Native landscaping, dual fuel HVAC, high efficiency glass and on-demand water heaters, in addition to spray-foam insulation and a deep western porch, reduce the home's demand on the environment."

Awards received for Bar Triangle Ranch project

2016 Best in American Living - NAHB

  • One-of-a-Kind Custom Home 4,501 - 6,000 Sq.Ft.

  • Best in Region, South Central

2016 Star Awards

  • Best Specialty Room under $1M - Custom Builder

Hill Country Home Builder

Laughlin Homes + Restoration

616 West Main Street 

Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

laughlin@hillcountrybuilder.com

830-997-4974