Here’;s an interesting instance of a property reused, repurposed and recycled – this locomotive turned residence in Uvalde, Texas was developed by Andrew Hinman Architecture, who illustrates how some thing unconventional can be transformed into anything totally cool with some creative considering. The aluminum trailer requires its place at the center of an otherwise traditional home structure. But even the home’;s “conventional” elements have a modern edge, like the angled flat roof, expansive glazed facades, and artful indoor and outdoor living spaces that invite you to live, lounge and discover. If you’;re drawn to uncommon homes, this is undoubtedly 1 to tour. Check it out.
“One particular of the client’;s cherished possessions is a vintage streamlined aluminum property (not travel) trailer, and he wanted to relocate the trailer to the family’;s favorite spot on their South Texas ranch overlooking the Nueces River,” according to the architects. “Provided the fragile geology and the flash-flood prone nature of the riverside place, the trailer’;s foundation and protection essential special considerations,” namely a steel-framed, metal-roofed cradle that holds the trailer in safety and proudly on display.
This mobile-property house blends in with the industrial-style rain barns and equipment sheds dotting the property. The reflective surface echoes the scenery, blending in but standing apart all at when. The style nearly reminds us of a train station, the home itself becoming the station, and the wood floor and outside decks becoming the platform that welcomes arrivals and bids travelers farewell. A wood deck off the side functions an outdoor barrel-style bath.
Beside the train behind the glass, eating and living areas have an alfresco feel thanks to the barely there glass walls.
Overlooking the Nueces River, the house attributes glass walls to take in the scenery. The sun-soaked space is rustic and welcoming, bringing you into the outdoors without having ever leaving the comfort of property.
Of course, the riverfront is ideal visible from the spacious deck outside, which is cantilevered more than the water for a initial-hand view.
Even prior to you see the train, the wood, glass and concrete home hints that it is not your typical property with exciting windows dotting its exterior, and a tower kind structure leading into the adjoining horizontal volume exactly where the train has permanently pulled in.
Interiors hint at the “mobile” lifestyle with a camper aesthetic, refurbished with bamboo panels and built-in banquette seating for casual family members meals.
This look carries into the bedroom – a wood-wrapped space with these signature “camper” windows above the constructed-in bed and side tables.
By means of the bedroom, a bathroom of concrete and wood is dark and dramatic, with circular windows reminiscent of portholes overlooking the outdoors.
Industrial style lighting adds a casual, utilitarian aesthetic to complement the rough concrete walls.
The huge round window carved in the concrete facade opens the bathroom to the views. The bathtub just beneath it is the best spot to soak up some peace and privacy.
A glass-enclosed patio provides all-climate lounging in a minimally adorned space which leaves the concentrate on the view.
From the outdoors, you really get an appreciation for the home’;s intriguing lighting, which illuminates the warm wood underbelly of the overhanging roofs and the interior ceilings.
The warmly lit home is a beacon amongst these cool surroundings of leafy trees and the nonetheless rover waters flowing at its feet.
Andrew Hinman Architecture
photo credit: Paul Bardigjy