This blog story begins with a lake property in
, just about midway between Texas and Corsicana , 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 Palestine style house and garden. Texas
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
architecture, we are ready to start on our lakeside retreat. Texas