No front porch is complete without a good set of rocking chairs. A pair of teak rockers underscores the neighborhood feel of Traditions. Rustic materials -- including native limestone, cedar, and pavers cut to resemble flagstone -- reflect Texas country h
Jean Allsopp

Rock On

No front porch is complete without a good set of rocking chairs. A pair of teak rockers underscores the neighborhood feel of Traditions. Rustic materials -- including native limestone, cedar, and pavers cut to resemble flagstone -- reflect Texas country house style. Fiber-cement shingles and horizontal plank siding complement the mix of materials and offer maintenance-free living.

Featured here: Outdoor furniture by Smith & Hawken


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 Interior designer Patche Pratt took advantage of the small entry with a chest of drawers. This thoughtful addition gives owners an extra bit of storage and a convenient drop spot for purses and keys.
Jean Allsopp

Step Inside

Interior designer Patche Pratt took advantage of the small entry with a chest of drawers. This thoughtful addition gives owners an extra bit of storage and a convenient drop spot for purses and keys.


One of the two bedrooms reveals a private outdoor entrance, making the rental program at Traditions even more enticing for the homeowner of this Casita. Owners may use the entire house, or rent a portion during game weekends.
Jean Allsopp

Secret Door

One of the two bedrooms reveals a private outdoor entrance, making the rental program at Traditions even more enticing for the homeowner of this Casita. Owners may use the entire house, or rent a portion during game weekends.


Featured here: James Hardie siding


A wood-and-iron king-size bed is the centerpiece of this master suite. With a private entrance, this particular bedroom and bath would easily serve as a weekend rental.
Jean Allsopp

Check In

A wood-and-iron king-size bed is the centerpiece of this master suite. With a private entrance, this particular bedroom and bath would easily serve as a weekend rental.


A small alcove adds a buffer layer between the great room and master suites. Each vestibule conceals a small coat closet opposite the bedroom door.
Jean Allsopp

Deck Out

A small alcove adds a buffer layer between the great room and master suites. Each vestibule conceals a small coat closet opposite the bedroom door.


Pavers surface paths and the stairs leading to the front porch. Man-made but cut to resemble natural flagstone, the material is durable, and the versatility of cuts are amenable to a variety of aesthetics.
Jean Allsopp

Step It Up

Pavers surface paths and the stairs leading to the front porch. Man-made but cut to resemble natural flagstone, the material is durable, and the versatility of cuts are amenable to a variety of aesthetics.

Featured here: Belgard Pavers


A variety of exterior finishes -- limestone; rough-cut cedar; and horizontal, fiber-cement siding -- keeps maintenance to a minimum.
Jean Allsopp

Mix It Up

A variety of exterior finishes -- limestone; rough-cut cedar; and horizontal, fiber-cement siding -- keeps maintenance to a minimum.

Featured here: James Hardie siding


A counter bar in the kitchen gives guests a fun place to linger over breakfast and the morning news. During parties, it becomes the perfect buffet. With its ample countertops and storage space, this wide galley space lives large.
Jean Allsopp

Have a Seat

A counter bar in the kitchen gives guests a fun place to linger over breakfast and the morning news. During parties, it becomes the perfect buffet. With its ample countertops and storage space, this wide galley space lives large.

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Enhancing the great room, a vintage-looking map of Texas lends a sense of place to the Casita. Throughout the house, framed photographs capture the Texas landscape.
Jean Allsopp

Put It on the Map

Enhancing the great room, a vintage-looking map of Texas lends a sense of place to the Casita. Throughout the house, framed photographs capture the Texas landscape.


A pair of wood French doors opens onto the back porch and visually expands the interior to this outdoor room.
Jean Allsopp

Wide Open Spaces

A pair of wood French doors opens onto the back porch and visually expands the interior to this outdoor room.

Featured here: French doors by Jeld-Wen


Made for weathering the great outdoors, teak furniture suits both entertainment and low-maintenance needs -- two especially important attributes of second-home ownership. A round mirror, a modern interpretation of a wagon wheel, rests on the mantel reflec
Jean Allsopp

Laid Back

Made for weathering the great outdoors, teak furniture suits both entertainment and low-maintenance needs -- two especially important attributes of second-home ownership. A round mirror, a modern interpretation of a wagon wheel, rests on the mantel reflecting the prairie beyond.


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