The Stacks

The Stacks

It’s a common tale. The empty-nesters retire and move to the lake. An empty nest means less of everything and this family was prepared to drastically cut their former 4000SF lifestyle in half except their books. So they packed the books, discarded unimportant worldly possessions and moved into the Stacks at the lake.


Canyon Lake, TX (Designed 2012; Built 2013)


book stacks

Personalized new home!


2,054 SF; 3BR, 2BA, screen porch, detached garage

Client’s Style:



The Sketch, The Details, The Docs, The Advisor

Lifestyle Features:
  • compact floor plan for down-sized family
  • private master suite separated from main living
  • fully enclosed screen porch with wood-burning stove
  • separate his/her closets
  • mini-step in master shower for leg shaving
  • vaulted main living ceiling to provide a big feel in small house
Environment Solutions:
  • ICF walls for a super-insulated enclosure
  • low-e vinyl windows to maximize view and reduce heat gain
  • limit west facing wall and windows to prevent heat gain
  • 30″ overhangs to provide shade for large windows
  • tankless propane water heater for efficient and unlimited water heating
  • chain downspouts to sprinkle water into planters
  • 7,000 gallon rainwater catchment tank for garden irrigation
  • well house to protect well and rainwater equipment
Community Influence
  • lake house detailing to complement the eclectic nearby lake houses
  • stone pillars accent building exterior and interior to ground home to the site
  • stone and fiber-cement board-and-batten siding for low maintenance but long-lasting exterior
One Response to The Stacks
  1. What this client said about WishingRock Studio:

    Eric, You created a beautiful home and made it a delightful experience.  You didn’t just fulfill a job.

    –Jackie and Kenny (The Stack)


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