A Rustic Texas Home Embraces Its Natural Setting


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A custom front door--featuring a Shou Sugi Ban technique on cypress wood by Delta Millworks in a pivoting steel frame -- establishes a casual yet refined tone in the entry of this West Lake Hills home by Furman + Keil Architects. The space features art from Drew Nussbaum--opposite the door--and by Todd K. Short from Deborah Page Projects. A Kyle Bunting rug tops slate flooring from Stone Solutions

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Walnut cabinetry by Precision Woodcrafting and exposed ceiling beams by Steel House MFG help define the family room, where an Artistic Leathers sofa from Furniture Market offers roomy seating atop an RH rug. The coffee table, upholstered by Ambrose Upholstery Co., sports a vintage rug inset in a custom steel frame by Stellar Steel. The wood-framed chair is from Four Hands.

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The kitchen houses walnut cabinetry by Precision Woodcrafting wearing Top Knobs hardware from The Hardware Hut. The gray quartzite countertops are from Alpha Granite & Tile; the Wolf rangetop is from Wilson AC & Appliance.

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Expansive Heritage windows and doors from Exclusive Windows & Doors connect the interior to a patio, where a Ralph Lauren for Visual Comfort & Co. chandelier lights a table from Four Hands surrounded by Industry West chairs; O.W. Lee chairs from Outside in Style form a nearby seating area. Builder and homeowner Matt Shoberg installed the pool, which the architects designed, as well as the paint-grip roof from Central Texas Metal Roofing Supply. The stucco is by DC Stucco.

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A steel bridge containing the dining room passes over a dip in the land and leads to the home's new front addition, which has a walk-out lower level and a spacious master suite. Tim Benton and Luke Weber of Land Restoration designed and installed the landscaping, while Captive Lighting handled the exterior lighting.

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MDC wallpaper from Stockton Hicks Laffey, deep blue quilted-velvet bedding from RH and square throw pillows from Z Gallerie add a splash of color to the master bedroom. Aerin for Visual Comfort & Co. wall lights from Objets, Ltd. flank the headboard from Nest Modern; the bench is Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The live-sawn white-oak flooring is from Hardwood Design Co.

In the cooler autumn months, Matt and Paige Shoberg and their young sons enjoy the open and airy space overlooking the swimming pool and spa behind their home in West Lake Hills, Texas. Furman + Keil Architects completely reimagined the residence with a new plaster skin and two new additions. “It’s so peaceful,” explains the busy mother. “I don’t get a lot of peace.”

The original abode’s traditional red brick gave way to thick plaster, with its multiple gables and adornments eliminated in favor of streamlined standing seam metal detail running underneath the roofline. A steel and glass bridge, which houses the dining room, passes over a dip in the land, connecting the existing structure to one of the home’s two new wings.

While Matt, a home builder, executed the architects’ vision for the new additions and completely reconfigured the interior, Paige worked with interior designer Wendy Williamson to select finishes and furnishings.

“With almost every selection on this house, we asked, ‘Have we seen it before?’ And if the answer was ‘yes,’ we didn’t want to do it,” Paige explains, pointing to the black slate flooring and bespoke light fixtures throughout. “We love it here.”