Traditions club is big on ideas, even in the smallest details.
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No front porch is complete without a good set of rocking chairs. A pair of teak rockers underscores the neighborhood feel of Traditions. Rustic materials including native limestone, cedar, and pavers cut to resemble flagstone, reflect Texas country house style. Fiber-cement shingles and horizontal plank siding complement the mix of materials and offer maintenance-free living.
Interior designer Patche Pratt took advantage of the small entry with a chest of drawers. This thoughtful addition gives owners an extra bit of storage and a convenient drop spot for purses and keys. Product Resource Guide
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One of the two bedrooms reveals a private outdoor entrance, making the rental program at Traditions even more enticing for the homeowner of this Casita. Owners may use the entire house, or rent a portion during game weekends.
A wood-and-iron king-size bed is the centerpiece of this master suite. With a private entrance, this particular bedroom and bath would easily serve as a weekend rental.
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A small alcove adds a buffer layer between the great room and master suites. Each vestibule conceals a small coat closet opposite the bedroom door.
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Step It Up
Pavers surface paths and the stairs leading to the front porch. Man-made–but cut to resemble natural flagstone–the material is durable, and the versatility of cuts are amenable to a variety of aesthetics.
A counter bar in the kitchen gives guests a fun place to linger over breakfast and the morning news. During parties, it becomes the perfect buffet. With its ample countertops and storage space, this wide galley space lives large. Home Paint Schedule
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Put It on the Map
Enhancing the great room, a vintage-looking map of Texas lends a sense of place to the Casita. Throughout the house, framed photographs capture the Texas landscape.
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Wide Open Spaces
A pair of wood French doors opens onto the back porch and visually expands the interior to this outdoor room.
Made for weathering the great outdoors, teak furniture suits both entertainment and low-maintenance needs―two especially important attributes of second-home ownership. A round mirror, a modern interpretation of a wagon wheel, rests on the mantel reflecting the prairie beyond.