Located in Mason County, Texas this modern hunting lodge was designed for clients who wanted a design forward home that will also accommodate the needs of their visiting children and grandchildren.

Divided into two buildings under one large roof, the home is a modern take on the traditional dog-trot with a large, covered breezeway designed to capture the wind coming over the hills. This style of house was very common in the Southeastern United States prior to the advent of air conditioning. Used today, this design will function in a similar way, allowing the house to be cooled without the constant use of air conditioning thereby making it more energy efficient.

The roof has been designed to turn down along the Eastern and Western walls to protect the home from the Texas Summer’s punishing morning and afternoon sun. Large overhangs to the North and South create an area for sitting and provide shade for the home. The overhangs will also collect rainwater via a trough that runs the length of the roof and empties in to a collection pond on the porch.

While the home cites traditional building forms, it is thoroughly modern in its approach to detail and construction. Contractor Brian Long Custom Homes brings a wealth of experience to the project.

[spacer height=”20px”]We are using ZIP System sheathing which not only makes for a quick installation it also provides enhanced protection to prevent moisture from penetrating into the interior of the house. The use of Milgard Tuscany vinyl windows is cost-effective and their minimal profile matches the rest of the home. This project is now in the capable hands of Webber + Studio designer Aaron Sleator after being managed through construction documents by former Studio designer Catherine French.

These photos were taken this week during a site visit. The renderings below will give you a great sense of the final product.