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.
Photography by Tom Jenkins.
Project Partners: Rural Studio / Coleman Coker, Russell Buchanan.
2005 Honor Award Residential Design National ASLA
2004 Honor Award Residential Design Texas Chapter ASLA
Experience of Tary Arterburn and awards received while at mesa.