Mom’s Shop

Mom’s Shop
Story:

Do you remember the age when boys thought girls had cooties so they created “no girls” clubs. It’s no secret, boys want a private get-away where boys can be boys. What boys don’t realize is girls encourage gender separation so they can enjoy a little girl time. When the matriarch supported pop in his garage creation. mom was secretly creating her own haven for a mom time of her own.

Location:

Boerne, TX (Designed 2013; Built 2015)

Idea:

rambling ranch

Personalized new shop!

Stats:

3,700SF 3BR, 2BA, 1 story

Client’s Style:

hill country ranch

Services:

The Sketch, The Details, The Docs

Lifestyle Features:
  • expansive covered front and side porch to enjoy hot summer outdoors
  • large game room for memorabilia and game machines
  • kitchen island serves as a room definer & gathering space
  • over-sized pantry for bulk storage to reduce grocery store trips
  • over-sized garage for vehicles & equipment
  • corner fireplace to create double-focal point between TV & fireplace in living area
  • closet storage system to organize hobby notions
  • tall base with electric plugs located in the middle
  • crown molding in public spaces to differentiate between private spaces
Environment Solutions:
  • ICF walls for a super-insulated and energy-efficient enclosure
  • metal roofs equipped with gutters and water catchment and filtration systems
  • 51k gallon water catchment tank to supply drinking water & landscape irrigation
  • predominant North-South orientation to capture optimum natural light
  • nestled home in the trees to retain natural landscape
  • large universal design shower to serve all people
Community Influence
  • design a residential scaled building to fit with the adjoining property buildings
  • stone exterior to mimic neighboring buildings

 

Sketches:

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