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What is Texas Country Architecture?

October 22, 2020

In the central and southern region of Texas, you’ll find Texas Hill Country. The area is known for its German and Spanish influences on food, beer, music and the culture in general—it’s even developed its own unique style of architecture. Texas Country architecture is especially popular in San Antonio, Austin and surrounding areas of Hill Country. 

Weston Dean Custom Homes has embraced this architectural style, and offers floor plans, exterior options and interior finishes to help you achieve this specific look in your new home. So what characteristics does a home possess to be considered Texas Country? We’ve detailed common characteristics and our take on them below. 

Metal or composition roofs with a low pitch

Composition roofs are extremely common in residential areas across the country, and metal roofs have found their place amongst other styles as well. What makes the materials unique on a Texas Country home’s roof is combining it with a low pitch. A huge component of this specific style is building homes that don’t obstruct the landscape around it, but complement it. A low pitch roof helps homes blend into the surroundings without taking away from the natural beauty. 

Regional stone exteriors

One of the most identifiable characteristics of Texas Country architecture is the use of local or regional stone on the exteriors of the home. This style of home originated when predominantly-German settlers moved to the area in the 1800s and began constructing houses, barns and other buildings. Instead of relying solely on the log-cabin-style they were used to, the landowners began building with limestone—a seemingly endless resource in the area. The use of limestone and sandstone have withstood the test of time, and most Texas Country homes will sport the unique exterior. 

Country wood and stone interiors

The exterior stone usage also made its way to the inside of homes. By pairing it with regional lumber resources such as cypress, oak and mesquite, builders have stayed true to the German-inspired interiors that the style was created to mimic. Weston Dean’s preferred way to achieve this characteristic is by building grand fireplaces and oversized kitchen islands using local stone and adding touches of exposed wood in the high-ceiling beams and staircases. If you have other ideas on how to incorporate these components into your custom-built home, we’re happy to work with you and see your vision come to life. 

Weston Dean Custom Homes prides ourselves on building the best custom homes in San Antonio, no matter the style or vision our buyers have. Whether you’re looking for Texas Country, Spanish Revival or Contemporary, our proprietary Vision Views will help guide you through the styles we build and find the perfect one for you and your family. To get started on the process and learn about what we can do for you, contact our sales team today

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