Collection by Caroline Wallis

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


Two gracious Douglas fir porches flank this 1,100-square-foot escape in South Texas.

San Antonio-based firm Craig McMahon Architects faced a square footage challenge with this family's seasonal retreat in...
A pair of teak Adirondack chairs allow for quiet repose on the creek-facing porch, which is made from reclaimed Douglas...
The traditional Texan “Sunday House” is usually characterized by a detached barn that can both act as storage and host...
"For the interiors, we right sized every space for IKEA built in cabinetry,” McMahon explains.
With the help of McMahon's brother, Cavan of Half an Inch of Water Studios, the two were able to find cost-effective...
A custom steel and red oak ship ladder in the main living area is another space-saving solution.

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