San Antonio architectural institution Ford Powell & Carson has designed some of the most iconic buildings in the city, such as the Tower of the Americas, the Alamo and the Spanish colonial missions, Trinity University, the Urban Segment of the Museum Reach of the River Walk, and the San Fernando Cathedral.
With an array of specialty practices decades deep, it’s no surprise that Ford Powell & Carson has been scooping up awards for design and preservation practically since the firm was founded, back in 1939, by O’Neil Ford.
Sebastian’s work with Ford, Powell & Carson is, of course, centered on building custom residences in Texas. Like Sebastian, Ford Powell & Carson commonly designs custom residences for second and third generations of the same family.
Brazos Ranch, one of our premier San Antonio homes, bears the hallmarks of the firm’s signature style: living in harmony with nature.
This 14,000SF ranch house was carefully sited among century old live oak trees and overlooks the vast Brazos River Valley.
The exterior design, modeled to resemble a South American Hacienda, includes regionally appropriate materials such as clay tile roofing, stucco and locally quarried stone, as well as custom fabricated wood windows.
A closely arranged group of spaces linked by glass hallways keep an uninterrupted flow from one room to another.
Reclaimed materials were used throughout the interior to the home. Reclaimed French limestone floors, antique oak beam trusses, and 17th century doors, combined with hand crafted items, give the residence a timeless feel.
The interior features clean lines so as not to distract from the incredible views that surround the home on all sides. (Almost every room has a commanding view of the countryside and river below.)