SK Ranch

DesignerSara Story
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

Located atop 500 acres in the Texas Hill Country sits SK Ranch, a modern family retreat featuring crisp, clean lines, modern and vintage furnishings, sophisticated finishes and an unparalleled contemporary art collection. Consisting of a main house, guest retreat, pool house and tennis pavilion, SK Ranch stretches across 10 acres of rolling hills. Drawing architectural inspiration from its surroundings, the house is built of blocks of Texas Lueders limestone, coupled with glass and steel walls. The broad overhanging roof allows for large outdoor verandas, while the floor-to-ceiling windows capture the exterior views. The compound is extensive, but the space is intimate and sophisticated offering a welcoming gathering place for family and friends. The main house features an expansive ‘great room’ with an open living-dining room, eat-in kitchen, six bedrooms and a master suite. The great room features a unique combination of period vintage and modern design with contemporary art throughout. The living room includes a custom sectional with a pair of white cowhide Rene Gabriel chairs. The focal point is the fireplace and the surrounding eggshell veneer panels. The dining room combines a custom wood and metal inlay table paired with UNESCO Jacques Adnet chairs. The Fragile Future chandelier, by Lonneke Gordijn and Raph Nauta perfectly complements the Raymond Loewy credenza and the painting by Tomasz Kowalski. The master suite combines wall panels covered in perforated suede with an Eileen Gray “Transat” Chair and painting by Kati Heck. The master bath features a pair of Perzel sconces and an open-air shower wrapped in Arabsescato white marble. SK Ranch features contemporary architecture, design and all the modern amenities and outdoor activities available while embracing its’ natural surroundings. The result is a unique mix of vintage, contemporary and custom furniture with sophisticated finishes and colorful art collection evoking a cultivated, comfortable atmosphere.