Hortencia Spec

Hortencia Spec

I don’t usually dabble in speculative design projects because all of my projects are commissioned by unique one-time clients for a specific location; however, the right client can make anything possible. This project is a speculative design for a custom home builder who chose WishingRock Studio to design the home for immediate construction and resale on two different properties in disparate locations.


San Antonio, TX (Designed 2019; Built 2019)


Speculative design & construction

Personalized new home!


1,500 SF; 3BR, 2BA, great room,1-car carport

Client’s Style:



The SketchThe DetailsThe Docs

Lifestyle Features:

  • open-planned living, kitchen dining to provide spacious living
  • zoned for private spaces on one side & public on the other
  • bonus carport to create unique features in the neighborhood
  • tray ceilings to add space/volume

Environment Solutions:

  • super-insulated envelope for optimum energy-efficiency
  • compact footprint to meet site dimensions
  • vinyl windows to reduce thermal transmission

Community Influence

  • narrow infill lot required a lean and long design
  • short setbacks & challenged budget