Patina Bluff

Patina Bluff
Story:

Every one peruses magazines or internet photo libraries to identify home features they like. Some even find a home that’s remarkable close with a few compromises. This family found a dream in a magazine but rather than endure a frustrating exercise in wall relocation space juxtaposition, this family adopted the concept and molded it to their lifestyle and their property. The result was not a carbon copy but a unique original home design for them, by them – The Patina Bluff.

Location:

Ingram, TX (Designed 2018; Built 2019)

Idea:

Solar Orientation

Personalized new home!

Stats:

3,437 SF; 3BR, 2BA, great room, outdoor entertainment

Client’s Style:

Tuscan

Services:

The SketchThe DetailsThe Docs

Lifestyle Features:

  • soaring ceilings to project airiness and light
  • split plan to separate sleeping spaces
  • absent wall cabinets to make kitchen accessible
  • sprawling great room to sit parallel to bluff views
  • stone-stucco exterior to communicate permanence and durability
  • unique ceilings to distinguish feature spaces

Environment Solutions:

  • continuous perimeter insulation & air barrier
  • ideal North-South orientation for optimum shade & sun
  • super-insulated envelope for optimum energy-efficiency
  • circulation pump to deliver timely hot water throughout the home
  • water catchment system for landscape irrigation

Community Influence

  • retain common setbacks
  • mimic neighborhood fabric
  • integrate catchment irrigation

Sketches: