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Sunday-House: Noun. In the German immigrant culture of the Texas Hill Country, one of the houses erected by farming settlers for overnight stays while visiting town for supplies and church attendance.
Almost like a giant mood ring, this new residence has exterior walls equipped with LED lighting that can change colors to match the desires of Dallas homeowners Jim and Lori Louis. The translucent, polycarbonate walls allow soft, natural light to fill the living space during the daylight hours, but at night the walls glow with different colors.
When a busy professional couple chose a prestigious development in southwest Austin near Barton Creek Country Club, most of its sprawling architecture was traditional with décor to match. The vivacious homeowners wanted something more their style — a contemporary mix of comfort and flair in a signature look both approachable and audacious.
“It’s emotional and pleasing to return to the wall art,” says celebrated, Austin-based hide artisan, Kyle Bunting in reference to his extraordinary works of hide art in many forms.
Hog Heaven Ranch in Dripping Springs is not your ordinary Texas ranch. Instead, it boasts a multi-purpose party barn, sustainable family cabins and a classic Dog-Run-style main house.
By the time you read this, millions of monarch butterflies will be in the final stretch of their nearly 3,000-mile journey to spend the winter in Mexico, and Texans have a front row seat to one of nature’s epic migrations.