When I feel like escaping from the daily grind of lunchboxes, laundry and school lifts, but I can't physically run away, I resort to a mental escape instead. Here is a place that I could very happily spend some time out in. Based in the Frio Canyon area of Texas, USA, this home has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and has the added benefit of being right on the Frio River.
The stone homestead has a rustic, country feel, with contemporary touches that keep it up to date. It has a warm, inviting atmosphere, with loads of natural light.
The white painted high ceilings prevent the rustic beams from becoming oppressive and create a beautiful backdrop for the eclectic light fixtures.
There is a little area is to the right of the fireplace perfect for board games and beer.
Looking through the living room towards the kitchen....
...and the dining room on the right.
A beautiful open space, perfect for casual living and entertaining.
I love the extra large kitchen island that could easily accommodate a whole bevy of family and friends prepping meals and chatting.
Below is the separate scullery area.
The bedrooms are a great combination of luxury and simplicity.
There are mezzanine loft areas in 2 of the bedrooms for extra sleeping quarters. Very clever for accommodating families.
An outdoor shower adds to the bathroom options.
The open plan living area flows seamlessly onto the large enclosed patio which has a built in barbeque at one end and fireplace at the other.
And finally the beautiful river setting - perfect for gazing into the distance, enjoying the peace and quiet, the only sound to disturb the stillness would be the gentle sipping on a G&T!
Ok, after that bit of time out, I'm ready to return to life and laundry.
Till next time
Architects: Shiflet Group Architects
Interior Design: Blair Burton