“I think that they’ve used a richness of materials without it being too chaotic. It’s not a collage — instead they create these really holistic zone environments with just one or two materials at a time.”
— Mimi Hoang, AIA

Location Jonestown
Client Jeffrey and Karen Gunning
Architect Faye + Walker Architecture in collaboration with Jeffrey Gunning, FAIA
Design Team Sean Guess, AIA; Jeffrey Gunning, FAIA
Contractor Juniper Building Company
Structural Engineer Duffy Engineering
Geotechnical Engineer Kohutek Engineering & Testing
Surveyor All-Star Land Surveying
Civil Engineer O’Brien Engineering
Septic Engineer David Venhuizen

This vacation home is the first phase in a larger plan to create a permanent Hill Country residence for its metropolitan clients. The design prioritizes the connection to nature through its selection of materials, expansive views, and outdoor spaces. Perched on the natural slope of the land, the house features an exterior cedar circulation stair that leads from the ground-level outdoor patio to daylit rooms clad in maple. A series of corner windows permits views in every direction and adds to the feeling of openness created by the steep pitch of the living area roof. Black Turkish marble in the kitchen, dining, and bedroom spaces creates an elegant contrast to the white walls and light wood accents. 

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