Architecture / Residential

Bend N Creek Ranch


For this weekend retreat located one hour northwest of Houston, the client requested a Texas interpretation of a California Cliff May house, which are known for their unique qualities of casual indoor/outdoor relationship. The 4,500 SF main house was designed as a one-story, horizontal, low profile house, featuring an open floor plan, with the living, dining, and kitchen serving as the core of the home. A screened porch, located next to the living and dining rooms, is used for outdoor entertaining.

The master bedroom features a large corner window and door unit, and a corner screened porch. The 1,500 SF guest house has two bedrooms and a yoga studio, which are linked by a covered porch. All major rooms, bedrooms, and screen porches have views of a private lake and the surrounding countryside. Bend N Creek Ranch captures the essence of Cliff May’s architecture. Similar to May’s landscaping, a swimming pool is in full view, even from the main entry’s glass wall, directly opposite the front door of the home.

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