A Family Retreat Mixes Rustic Materials with Modern Space-Saving Design

Reclaimed douglas fir porch in Texas.

San Antonio-based firm Craig McMahon Architects faced a square footage challenge with this family’s seasonal retreat in San Marcos, Texas. It would have to accommodate two families, the hosts and a guest family. Multiple built-ins, lofted sleeping areas, and other features allow it to accommodate many visitors. Dual porches bookend the home: one faces towards a creek, the other to where the sun sets.

Photo by Dror Baldinger.