We're trying not to let the advent of spring get us too excited about all the small ranches we're noticing on the market. This one makes that difficult.
The 6,185-square-foot Spicewood home was designed by revered San Antonio-Austin firm Lake-Flato, known for its innovative civic and commercial projects and its groundbreaking contributions to a style we can only call "Central Texas contemporary."
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, situated on 7.88 acres with access to the Pedernales River, features clean lines but emphasizes its rougher natural surroundings and echoes them in its materials. There are lots of subtly designed outdoor spaces, along with a detached guest suite.
• 25014 Pedernales Canyon Trail [Redfin]