Patch’s Poolhouse

Patch’s Poolhouse

This place is going to the dogs — Ruby, Trudi and Patch — the border collie patrol to be exact. The family requested a poolside entertainment refuge that would provide a private guest overflow, frame the pool and be pet friendly. With a lot of help from the canine design crew, we created a quaint and complementary guest retreat called Patch’s Poolhouse.


Bulverde, Texas (Designed in 2008; Built in 2009)


sculpted cube

Personalized new home!


945 SF, 1BR, 1BA, wrap patio master closet, 245 SF patio, 1-car carport, 2-story

Client’s Style:

classic hill country


The Sketch, The Details, The Docs

Lifestyle Features:
  • loft bedroom to provide privacy with a view
  • open plan to create one large multi-functional space
  • kitchenette to provide necessities
  • stained-glass window to bathe the interior with colorful morning light
  • spiral glass-block and stone shower to provide a unique and sexy shower experience
  • store room for outdoor lawn equipment
Environment Solutions:
  • wrap-around patio to filter light and reduce heat gain
  • detached carport to preserve trees and improve indoor air quality
  • sited house near pool for convenient access and to capture cool breeze off the water
  • low-flow plumbing fixtures to conserve water resources
  • tankless gas hot water heater for energy-efficient heating
Community Influence:
  • flagstone floor patios contiguous with great room to integrate inside with outside
  • hill country detailing to complement main home
  • oriented the carport to be convenient to main drive, but fit within the trees
  • match existing materials (metal roof, stone wainscot, fiber cement siding, cedar columns, cedar trim) for a consistent estate aesthetic
  • co-joined patio with outdoor kitchen area to expand outdoor entertainment area
One Response to Patch’s Poolhouse
  1. What this client said about WishingRock Studio:

    “Our experience with Eric was top notch! I would definitely recommend Eric to our Family & Friends.”

    — Brenda and Bill (Patch’s Poolhouse)


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