Restoring their family homestead was a passion for this Client. The house is a plantation style home built in the 1840’s on a large farm just outside of Bastrop.
The house is surrounded by centuries old Live Oak trees which provided shade and shelter for early residents. Co’design developed a landscape master plan which considers the historic landscape conditions and presents a long-term plan for stewardship of the property. An important part of the plan is to restore native Texas prairie in front of the historic home as well as rehabilitate the existing family cemetery on site. Significant efforts were also made to address the health of existing Live Oaks and plant new trees to serve as replacements as older trees die over time.
To compliment new architectural additions, new landscape features includes a kitchen garden adjacent to the historic home and a picnic area and pond near a wooded creek.
The project is in collaboration with Volz & Associates Architects.