BRAVE/architecture designed numerous residences for Park Ranges across multiple locations within the Texas State Parks System. Some of the projects are completed while other await construction funding. Each new building is approximately 1,800 SF and consists of living and dining rooms, kitchen, three bedrooms (one master suite), two bathrooms, utility room, and mud room/office. The houses have a detached carport/storage unit and cover porches and decks.
The houses, in most cases designed to replace decaying trailer homes, make very efficient use of interior space to accommodate the space program. The living and sleeping areas open to terraces to takes full advantage of the different Parks’ scenic views.
At some of the parks, the houses are built as sets of two. At each location, they are placed on the site in response to its orientation and specific constraints. The exteriors are finished with fiber cement siding, western cedar, and Galvalume metal to minimize maintenance while adhering to the prescribed budget. The houses have now became a prototype that will be replicated at different State Parks.
Some of the houses have been completed between 2017 and 2019.