Wild Thing: Natural Beauty Surrounds A Leon Springs Home
April 25, 2014
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT RECK
As the northern edge of San Antonio gently melds into Texas Hill Country, rolling prairies dotted with towering oaks and blankets of candy-colored wildflowers indelibly mark the landscape. So when a couple decided to build a home there, in the community of Leon Springs, they vowed to take full advantage of their environment. They wanted to do more than just admire the area’s natural beauty, though—they wanted to help protect it. So they turned to the architects at Lake|Flato, a firm well known for dwellings that pay tribute to the landscape and are sustainable to boot.
The homeowners had raised their daughter in a large traditional home filled with equally traditional furnishings. Now empty nesters with an eye toward retirement, they were ready to pare down. “They wanted to simplify their lives,” says project manager Jennifer Young. “Clean lines and a connection to the outdoors were high on the wish list.”
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