Sunday, August 7, 2011

Here we go...

This blog story begins with a lake property in Texas, just about midway between Corsicana and Palestine, in the north-eastern quadrant of our state. On this piece of land, just under an acre in size, my husband, John, and I are going to build a Texas style house and garden.

We have a number of key points in mind for our plan: a weekend house that can someday become our retirement home, a regionally appropriate design that will remain manageable as we grow older, room for family and friends to visit, energy efficiency, wise water use, and landscaping that relies heavily on native plants, but also has room for some fruits and vegetables.

After several years of daydreaming, a fat file of ideas and some research on historical Texas architecture, we are ready to start on our lakeside retreat.

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