Peaceful hillside retreat with countryside views

The Wimberley House is a beautiful home nestled amongst dense brush and native Oak and Juniper trees, immersed on the edge of a bluff in the small town of Wimberley in the Texas hill country. The 5,000 square foot property has been designed by Dallas-based architecture firm Cunningham Architects. The residence is accessed via a winding half-mile driveway and a short walking trail from the garage, offering a peaceful respite for its inhabitants.

From the architects, “An “L” plan effectively separates the private bedroom wing from the more public entertaining wing comprising the kitchen/living/dining rooms. As such, the house essentially is two discrete boxes, one clad in stained cement fiber board, the other a glass pavilion. Access across the two is via a cantilevered glass hallway, affording the sensation of walking along the edge of the forest.

Accessible from a galvanized steel spiral stair, the roof deck is capable of hosting large family gatherings, while the steel and glass railing affords expansive views of the surrounding terrain up to 10 miles. It also acts as a rainwater harvesting surface for the on-site 40,000 gallon cistern, thus providing for all of the homes watering needs. As an exercise in sustainable building, the house utilizes energy efficient construction techniques as well as local resources and building materials.”

Visit the website of Cunningham Architects here.

Photos: Tre Dunham, Gisela Borghi, and Cunningham Architects

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