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This issue celebrates three influential architects of the twentieth century, and contemporary architects who are inspired by their work. ONeil Ford and Atlee B. Ayers of San Antonio and A.D. Stenger of Austin were innovators, admired for their craftsmanship and use of local materials, and they left lasting imprints on their respective cities in the form of public buildings and residential homes.
David Webber grew up in an A.D. Stenger house. And as luck would have it, he was hired to renovate another Stenger house right down the street from his boyhood home. Inspired by other Stenger designs in the neighborhood, Webber stayed true to the original mid century modern structure while integrating energy efficient features.
Craig McMahon was challenged with the restoration of an Atlee B. Ayes 1951 pool house. The homeowners, aware of the significance of their home, were intent on respecting the history of the building. It has now been restored to its original condition with the addition of modern day amenities.
John Gutzler of Ford, Powell & Carson, an architectural firm founded by ONeil Ford, designed a sprawling ranch retreat based on the same design principles learned from the late founder. Stating that siting a building in relationship to the landscape was fundamental, he incorporated regional materials and exceptional craftsmanship to create a home that looks like its been there forever.
On the food scene, brewpubs are hotter than ever thanks to the growing number of brew masters and chefs collaborating to create perfect pairings to enhance your overall dining experience. In fact, beer-food pairings follow many of the same principles as wine-food pairings.
Its summertime in Central Texas, and several family-friendly venues have recently opened, providing perfect staycation activities. Both Austin and San Antonio have new state-of-the-art childrens museums, Topgolf and restaurant gaming venues. And then theres the new drive-in in New Braunfels a welcome trip back to the good old days and watching a double feature from our car.
Enjoy your summer,
On The Cover:
David Webber doubled the size of this 1968 A.D. Stenger-designed home, garnering inspiration and extending Japanese references originally incorporated by the late architect. Page 20
FROM THE EDITOR EDITORS ESSENTIALS
FREDERICKSBURG FARMSWhat began as a small family-owned plant nursery
has grown to include gourmet foods, luxurious bath and body products, and my favorite candles the Texas Bluebonnet to be specific. The soft floral notes are perfect year-round. And besides, wildflower season is just too short. Fbgfarms.com
LITTLE BARREL AND BROWNThis is a great South Austin restaurant with a menu
that will appeal to everyone. The appetizer selection is so diverse with dishes like mussels, grilled quail, fried oysters and beer-battered shrimp. Its tempting to order one of each for the table. But the perfect sum-mer picnic treat is their Texas Free Range Buttermilk Chicken served with celery root slaw and Franks Red-Hot sauce, packed and ready to go. Littlebarrelandbrown.com
CONFITURASStephanie McClenny had been preserving local pro-
duce sourced from Austin farmers for years when she decided to share her jams, jellies and knowledge of preserving through her small jam company. Such de-licious and creative combinations include blackberry and thyme flower, orange chile de arbol and grapefruit and vanilla bean. You can find these jams at several shops and farmers markets around Austin check out their website for a complete list. Confituras.net
CULINARIA RESTAURANT WEEKCulinaria is a non-profit organization that showcas-
es the many talented individuals in San Antonios food and beverage industry. Each May they host a dozen+ themed events, but its their Restaurant Weeks held in January and August that are worth planning your days around. August 15-29, 51 restaurants will offer spe-cial prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Many times youll find your favorite dishes, or you can sample the chef s newest creations selected just for this event. Rea-sonably priced at $15 for lunch and $35 for dinner, these three-course meals can also be paired with wine. Start marking your calendars. Menus are posted on the website! Culinariasa.org
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2015 | VOL. 10 | NO. 3
Contributing EditorCatrina Kendrick Catrinas Ranch Interiors
Contributing WritersClaudia Alarcon, Beth Bond, Julie Catalano, Mauri Elbel
PhotographyChris Archer, Paul Bardagjy, Andrea Calo,
Michael Hunter, Mark Menjivar, Whit Preston
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cover20 Building On Inspiration Photography by Chris Archer and Andrea Calo
featured homes26 Reviving A Classic Photography by Mark Menjivar32 South Texas Hacienda Photography by Paul Bardagjy
highlights48 Made In The Shade54 Pergola Preservation56 The Outdoor Escape
Why This Space Works 38 Designer Spotlight: Betsy Homan of Betsy Homan Interior Design
Commercial Design42 Boho Meets Tex-Mex At Maudies Triangle
Garden Design50 Planting Out-Of-The-Box
Food Design58 Beer-Centric Restaurants
Fabulous Finds62 Destination: Family Fun
Contributing Editor52 Catrina Kendrick, Catrinas Ranch Interiors
66 Advertiser Index
June / July 2015
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IF THERE EVER WAS AN ARCHITECT FIT FOR THE JOB, ITS SAFE TO SAY KAREN KNIGHT FOUND HIM.
By MAURI ELBEL Photography by CHRIS ARCHER, PAUL BARDAGJY AND ANDREA CALO
BUILDING ON INSPIRATION
s the single mom of three teenage girls, Knight immediately fell in love with this mid century home nestled in Westlake Hills because of the potential
she knew it held for her family. Designed by the late A.D. Stenger, one of Austins most renowned design/build architects, Knight was seeking an architect who could remodel the 60s-era home while honoring its original design. After being introduced to David Webber of Webber + Studio, she discovered he actually gre