Control and organization of service
utilities and structure insure sound foundations and grouped utilities for
maximum efficiencies and thoughtful expansion possibilities, plus minimizing foundation penetrations, thus allowing decorative concrete
finishes with minimum concern for cracking. Shown are main electrical distribution center (MDP)
entrances for the campus centered in the Carriage
On-site fabricated post-and-beam exposed timber construction
is both solid and attractive, lending character to design and performance
to the "lodge" of the Great Room and
|Carefully selected combinations of framing systems draw from
the best of several structural and visual effects including, timber,
trusses, masonry, steel, and conventional stud-framing. Connectors
are custom powder-coated steel.
|Pre-completion view of southern
exposure exterior entertaining porches features outdoor kitchen, gas and
wood burning fireplace, copper-screened porch, and centrally controlled
speaker system. Woods are mesquite mantle, recycled longleaf pine
lintels and trim, fir and fir-clad steel structure. Standing seam
roofing is a weathered copper coating to compliment copper gutters and
The finished post construction results were breathtaking views of the
Texas sky and western landscape.
General Contractor was Buz Hull
Construction of Junction, Texas.
© 2012 Michael Neal Walker, Architect #3491