Gurasich Weekend Retreat
  Briggs Texas

Elevation copyright Elliot Johnson, AIA
First Floor
First Floor Plan copyright Elliot Johnson, AIA
Square Footage
First Floor         - 2854 s.f.
Guest House     - 640 s.f.
Total                - 3494 s.f.

A ranch in Briggs Texas is the site for this really Texas "Ranch Style" residence. Steve and Nancy Gurasich came to me with a unique lot that would include a man-made lake, a main residence and a guest house.

Originally, the residence was only going to be a weekend retreat, but almost a year into the process, the intent changed to that of a permanent retirement home away from the hurried life of Austin.

Although the Gurasich's like guests, and want them to be comfortable, they did not want guests to interfere with their privacy. This design included an attached guest house for security, it was later decided to move the guest house 100' or so away from the main house.

The three-car carport is also detached, but still connected with a walkway.