The Barton Valley house is carefully sited among a stand of red oak trees at the edge of a grassy plain, and placed to capture dramatic views into the broad valley that was carved out by Barton Creek.
The material diversity of stone and felt, timber and colour are drawn together as harmonious elements in this contemporary penthouse home.
“Detrás del Árbol” (Behind the Tree) From the start, we felt the focal point to this house had to be the tree. It had to be the host that welcomed you to the Nagus house.
From a planning point of view, the villa has a clear and understandable structure. The central part is occupied by the common space of the Living Room, which combines: a sofa area, a dining area and open kitchen.
Conceived as a collection of contemporary farm buildings gathered under one expansive gable roof, the house’s form is immediately provocative of the traditional farming structures that once inhabited the local area.
The owner of this property came to Hoedemaker Pfeiffer looking for a personal retreat inspired by a treasured stone and wood home lost to fire decades earlier in the hills of Appalachia.