The River Ranch is located in Blanco, Texas. It’s a beautiful place with a lot of character and was designed by Jobe Corral Architects. Contrary to what the name suggests, it isn’t actually a ranch, not in the traditional sense of the word.
However, it is a very nice and very welcoming family home that takes full advantage of its location and unique surroundings. When you get near it, you’ll see rammed earth walls that form a kind of protective covering around the structure. They also facilitate the transition between the actual building and the surrounding landscape.
This beautiful connection between indoor and outdoor is also made simple and seamless by the way the house is designed. You may find that many of the large rooms have direct access to a number of covered terraces and other rooms that are in turn connected to the courtyard and garden. In addition, large steel grilles and pergola roofs extend the social areas into the green areas, which serve as a second protective layer. In the central courtyard there is an underground cistern which is not visible and which contains the entire water supply for the house. Outside there is also a large pool with various lounge areas on either side including a lovely seating area in the outdoor fire pit.