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A Modern Family Ranch in Texas
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New York City-based Sara Story Design went south to design the interiors modern ranch retreat in the Texas Hill country, designed by Lake|Flato Architects. Dubbed SK Ranch, the project included a main house, guest retreat, pool house, and tennis pavilion that sit on 10 acres of rolling hills. While the location makes way for a typical ranch-style house, this project features a combination of modern and vintage furnishings, clean lines, and a truly stellar contemporary art collection.

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Considering its surroundings, the house was built with massive blocks of Texas Lueders limestone that they mixed with steel and glass walls. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the green landscape and fill the house with sunlight.

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The main living area has double-height ceilings making the open living and dining room feel quite grand.

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That chandelier is truly stunning. It’s the Fragile Future chandelier by artists Lonneke Gordijn and Raph Nauta and it’s made of dandelion seed heads, concrete, and phosphorus bronze. It looks perfect in front of the surrealist painting by Tomasz Kowalski.

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Besides the “great room”, the main house has an eat-in kitchen, six bedrooms, and a master suite.

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I could live right here in the pool house. I mean, look at that peaceful view.

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Turn this way and you have views of the pool.

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Each bedroom has a completely different vibe making it really hard to choose a favorite.

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The master suite is located right off the great room and has perforated suede wall panels giving the room a lush feel. They also incorporated a 1970’s Eileen Gray Transat Chair. The painting is by Kati Heck.

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In the guesthouse, there’s two bedrooms, an indoor/outdoor living room, and a wine cellar.

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Photos by Eric Laignel.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.