West Lake, Texas
Architexas provided a phased master plan and full architectural services for the renovation of this historic residence by Charles Stevens Dilbeck. The house combines romantic and whimsical features with pragmatic planning that responds to Texas weather and the condition of the original site. The project involved ﬁrst documenting the house, followed by moving it two miles away to a new site. Architexas then prepared design and construction documents for an addition, which nearly doubled the size of the house. The residence was originally built as a country home for a newspaper editor in 1937. Site planning for a 57 acre site was also included as well as designs for a stable, barn, pool house and entrance gate. The original house was moved in 1999.