In 2010, a San Antonio client was inspired to buy a farm forty five minutes southeast of San Antonio. A successful physician, world traveler, and cycling enthusiast, it was his goal to find a property where he could get his hands dirty and find some zen. The farm’s humble beginnings were planted rows of pecan, pomegranate, and olive trees and faced drought, rabbits, and feral hogs. The client contacted Smithdish to master plan a series of buildings that would provide shelter and a retreat to friends and family. The barn is the first building, a 1,000 square foot screened porch fronting an enticing pond and the southeast breezes. It is supported by an outdoor kitchen, a large wood-burning fireplace, and a cozy bunkroom tucked into the stone walls. Already a successful venue for a multitude of family birthdays, weddings, and reunions, other plans for the building include a market pavilion for farm fresh products and an educational seminar site for agricultural peers and enthusiasts.
gc: tray new construction, Photography: Corey Leamon