Long-time San Antonio residents, the clients bought 75 acres of farmland south of the city. Their intention was to raise their sons in a rural environment and live the country life, with horses, cows, and goats. For the new house they stipulated only two things: traditional forms and zero-maintenance exterior. We took inspiration from local farm and ranch buildings for the forms and used corrugated Galvalume steel for the maintenance-free siding. Windows are clear aluminum to match the siding. We used cedar for all exposed rafters, beams, and columns. All light fixtures are industrial or agricultural. We incorporated farm/ranch materials inside as well, with galvanized steel counter tops, rolling doors, and hose faucet handles as cabinet pulls. The ground floor of the house is scored and stained concrete. Insulation is Icynene spray foam.