A modern ranch style home offers an inviting retreat in Texas Hill Country

modern ranch-style home entry with a console table and lounge chair

In the heart of picturesque Driftwood, Texas, a dream took shape as a modern ranch-style vacation home was crafted for a bustling family of seven from Minnesota. The family wanted a space that could not only comfortably fit their group, but serve as a sanctuary for them to retreat to for years to come.

A space for summer vacations and cozy Christmases that could evolve with them. Laura and her visionary team at The Pankonien Group embarked on a journey to craft a house and an experience, where indoor and outdoor spaces harmoniously danced together. Step inside this inviting home to find 7,000 square feet of sumptuous living space with six bedrooms and six bathrooms. 

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Nestled amidst the scenic Hill Country landscape, this extraordinary property stands as a testament to the vision of a “modern-ranch” brought to life. Overlooking charming Texas vineyards and providing breathtaking vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see, this new construction was completed in just 17 months, from the initial foundation to the exquisite finishing touches.

modern ranch style living room looking towards the dining room

Laura Pankonien and her designers teamed up with a dedicated team of builders and craftsmen to turn a vision into reality, showcasing remarkable efficiency and unwavering commitment to excellence. In this modern-ranch oasis, Laura and her team have painted a canvas of warmth, comfort, and style by blending antiques with pieces from small makers as well as items from notable, established vendors including Vanguard, Bernhardt, Loloi, Visual Comfort, Curry and Company, Arteriors, Palecek, and Four Hands.

modern ranch style living room with a fireplace

The property’s vantage points provide unparalleled views of the rolling acreage and the surrounding countryside, making every moment spent here an escape into the beauty of Driftwood, Texas. From the expansive outdoor vistas to the cozy interiors, this vacation home is more than just a house; it’s a space where this Minnesota family of seven can retreat, recharge, and relax together.

modern ranch style kitchen

What We Love: This modern ranch-style home provides a Minnesota family with a fabulous getaway for the summer and Christmas holidays. We love the overall feel of this dwelling with its relaxed living vibe and soothing color palette. Overall, we think the designers did a beautiful job of creating a warm and welcoming haven for this family to lounge, gather, and entertain in the picturesque Texas Hill Country.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on this family retreat? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Texas: This stunning Texas farmhouse perfectly blends modern and rustic design and A rustic homestead in Texas Hill Country showcases inviting details.

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modern ranch style living room with a fireplace

modern ranch style living room with sliding glass doors

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PHOTOGRAPHER Avery Nicole Photography


INTERIORS: Laura Pankonien, 512-400-4194 / E-MAIL: laura@thepankoniengroup.com | kesli@thepankoniengroup.com

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Caylee L.
5 months ago

I love this house! Beautiful job. Is there a way to get any sources/paint colors etc?