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Construction Methods

While most existing homes in this style use conventional wood framed construction, Hill Country architecture is especially suited to a number of emerging construction methods.  The traditional use of deep-set, recessed windows is especially complemented with various kinds of concrete block systems and newer methods such as Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs).  These strategies tend to offer great gains in longevity and energy efficiency over traditional construction.  The simple, elegant massing that Hill Country villa architecture favors is quite achievable with the following construction methods:

   Hill Country Plan 1021 - side elevation

                                       Hill Country Plan 1021 - floor plan

    Master Suite

                                   Living Room

   Country Kitchen 

                             Siena II from the Tuscany plan collection


   Hill Country House_plan 405 is the Lucca II from the Tuscany collection

  warm up to the fire

     Smith Plans - home designs from the portfolio of Richard Craig Smith