The Outpost

New house under construction on 25 acres south of Fredericksburg, Texas. Nestled into the edge of a grove of live oaks, the house is a compound of three buildings, each housing the main functions: living/cooking/eating, sleeping, and support (laundry, mechanical, gym, and garage). The owner's office is in a tower above the support building, with a lookout deck on top of the tower. A cloistered courtyard ties the buildings together and also ties the compound to its natural surrounding -- the grove of oaks acts as the fourth "wall" of the courtyard. The courtyard will have a fire pit, small pool, and bocce court. And a hammock! All rooms open to the natural surroundings, with windows, sliding glass doors, and porches, connecting the owners to the wild, bucolic landscape. The builder is KoviakBuilt Homes of Boerne, Texas.

The Outpost