Rey Rosa Ranch expresses a harmony with the prairie landscape through its strong linear architecture. Built for a couple who are birding enthusiasts, four “arms” reach out from the main house to embrace different aspects of this dynamic site. A boardwalk welcomes visitors from the reinforced parking lawn. Two raw-concrete linear water troughs span from the main house and are actually shallow enough for birds to drink, bathe, and play. A pedestrian drawbridge reaches out over the creek bed and into the treetops, allowing bird viewing within the tree canopy. A comprehensive prairie restoration and detailed planting design reknits the natural system and results in a living experience that is as rich as the prairie is diverse. Experience of Tary Arterburn and awards received while at mesa.
2005 Honor Award Residential Design National ASLA
2004 Honor Award Residential Design Texas Chapter ASLA