Walker Ranch

Walker Ranch

When you retire it’s time to relax, but not this baby boomer couple. They decided to start over and design a new home. After living in the same home for 50 years they wanted a new outlook on ranch life and created a new home adjacent to the home where they grew together. There’s nothing like having the new but always being able to return to the old.


Bandera, TX (Designed 2016; Built Superseded)



Personalized new home!


2,079 SF; 3BR, 2-1/2BA, great room, office, covered porch; 1-story

Client’s Style:



The SketchThe DetailsThe Docs

Lifestyle Features:

  • large great room with access to wrap-around porch for indoor-outdoor access
  • service kitchen nestled near great room for convenience to public areas
  • private his and her bathrooms to grant autonomous control
  • private master porch for morning coffee
  • unique ceilings to distinguish feature spaces
  • carport with secure storage to prevent animal intrusion
  • accessible spaces, ramps and travel access throughout for aging-in-place

Environment Solutions:

  • spray-foam thermal envelope to insulate interior from exterior
  • large roof overhangs to create shaded micro-climate & reduce heat gain
  • sited under century oak shade canopy to reduce heat gain
  • create earthen dam & lake from natural spring to create wildlife habitat

Community Influence

  • match neighboring building fabric to blend with historic architecture
  • located to provide views of trees and ponds
  • situated between tree out-cropping to provide privacy for separate dwellings