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Lake | Flato Porch House at Miller Ranch rustic exterior

Lake | Flato Porch House at Miller Ranch

Lake | Flato Architects

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stokeleylene wrote:
modular kits/Porch House - Where are your services available? I would like an estimate, for construction in rual Alabama,
   Comment   February 4, 2013
hankbarrett wrote:
Cost per sq. ft?
   Comment   January 29, 2013
carlaega wrote:
Protection - Hi! Is that a protection door. Does it run to cover the complete window?
   Comment   December 26, 2012

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Josh McCullar | SMBW added this to Great Compositions: The Dogtrot House
San Antonio-based Lake | Flato Architects also has designed a modular system of small structures that can be flexibly arranged on a site according to the needs of the owner. Here at the Miller Ranch, a dogtrot structure contains an open living space and kitchen separated from the master suite across the breezeway. A detached guest pavilion is placed to create an inner courtyard. The Texas climate is well suited to an arrangment of small individual one-room-deep pavilions with cross ventilation, much like the historic vernacular precedent.
John Hill added this to The Lower-Cost, Low-Tech Modern Home
Elsewhere in Texas is Lake | Flato's Porch House, a sustainable house made from a modular kit of parts. The example here illustrates a couple dogtrot houses, which feature breezeways between enclosed ends.
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 25 Dream Homes to Satisfy Your Soul
Do you crave space? This home takes the wide-open space of Texas to an extreme. The master bedroom, living area and guest rooms are three separate buildings connected by walkways.
Vernacular design is rooted in its place even when it takes on a modern form and uses modern materials. I would expect that these simple structures arranged on the landscape like a temporary encampment would be familiar to many. This teaches us that just as there is a vernacular to a home's design, there is a vernacular to how a house, or group of houses, is arranged on the land.

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Lake Flato Architects
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Couple tiny home sheds
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Porch house
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bunkie ideas
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April 7, 2014
Love the small monk like atmosphere
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April 3, 2014
great idea
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March 30, 2014
CabinS. in woods
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Space between
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Idea for guest rooms at ranch
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March 21, 2014
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March 20, 2014
Multiple cabins?
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March 16, 2014
Like compound idea
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Like the cabins
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tin sidding
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Outside of house
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B and Bs
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February 27, 2014
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Guest House
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February 26, 2014
building layout
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February 22, 2014
Like it
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all metal
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February 21, 2014
Corrugated Iron
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February 20, 2014
Modern Cabin
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February 9, 2014
When I have some land I want to do this as VRBO's!
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February 9, 2014
Proportion and materials
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January 31, 2014
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January 30, 2014
Materials and small footprint
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January 30, 2014
For Charlie B.
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January 30, 2014
Small units
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January 28, 2014
like the pathways
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January 27, 2014
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January 26, 2014
right idea
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January 26, 2014
Modular Ranch
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January 26, 2014
simple houses for compound
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January 25, 2014
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January 25, 2014
Cottages to rent.
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January 24, 2014
Awesome for farm
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January 23, 2014
guest houses
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January 20, 2014
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January 19, 2014
compact homes
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January 19, 2014
camp houses
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January 19, 2014
Neat cabin
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January 19, 2014
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January 16, 2014
Possible ideas for the property later on
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January 15, 2014
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January 13, 2014
Simple construction
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January 13, 2014
small but interesting
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January 13, 2014
family compound retreat
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January 11, 2014
Cool idea
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January 10, 2014
modular system of small structures that can be flexibly arranged on a site
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January 5, 2014
Neat cabin structures
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January 1, 2014
Bunk house ideas
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January 1, 2014
Great idea for the bunkhouse
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January 1, 2014
love the compound effect
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December 30, 2013
Budget design
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December 28, 2013
Guest Houses
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December 28, 2013
Dog trot house
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December 26, 2013
more than one?
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December 23, 2013
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December 22, 2013
simple desing
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December 22, 2013
Hunting shacks
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Lake and Flato
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December 15, 2013
The compound
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December 13, 2013
Guest house
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December 13, 2013
Rural 4
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December 12, 2013
I wanna go here!
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December 11, 2013
Lake Flato Porch House by Lake Flato Architects
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December 9, 2013
Guest cottage/office
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December 9, 2013
beautiful simplicity
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December 9, 2013
artist residence
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Little shack
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lake flato
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Simple and perfect
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Guest house
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December 3, 2013
Small guest quarters
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December 1, 2013
General idea
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December 1, 2013
Texas efficiency
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November 28, 2013
Guest house
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November 28, 2013
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November 26, 2013
writer cottage across street?
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November 24, 2013
I can stay with mine and add guest quarters asi can afford to
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November 20, 2013
hill country modular
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November 19, 2013
galvanized outside- dog trot
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November 12, 2013
Very simple and inexpensive! I Luv it!
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November 11, 2013
Small country cabanas
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November 10, 2013
site layout of (2) seperatey modules that could be enjoyed by 1 group
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November 7, 2013
Beautiful Little Cabins, Vernacular, Galvanized Corrugated Metal
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October 29, 2013
multi cabins with trails
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October 28, 2013
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October 27, 2013
Great cabins off of a main house - if had 2nd home out west
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October 26, 2013
Guest houses
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October 21, 2013
How about 2 guest houses on lot 2?
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October 20, 2013
All ya really need
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October 16, 2013
guest house
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October 16, 2013
Lake Flato!
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October 15, 2013
Rental cabins!!!
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October 13, 2013
simple forms. corrugated metal siding.
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shop siding
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October 13, 2013
Ranch shelters
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October 13, 2013
Escape to the country
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October 12, 2013
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October 11, 2013
love it
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October 6, 2013
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October 3, 2013
simple box with porch
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September 30, 2013
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September 26, 2013
Guest cottages
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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September 22, 2013
commune in austin
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September 21, 2013
Joli pour des maisons/chalets à louer
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September 19, 2013
would like 3 of these for a family vacation spot.
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September 16, 2013
Bunk house!
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September 16, 2013
my dream granny flat- so australian
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September 13, 2013
Overhang and mini porces
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September 12, 2013
In-law units!
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September 12, 2013
Smaller homes on a compound
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September 10, 2013
Fun idea for the land!!
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September 9, 2013
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September 8, 2013
no lawn
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September 8, 2013
Separate structures
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September 8, 2013
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September 8, 2013
Lower cost
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September 7, 2013
Bit too separate but similar idea
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September 7, 2013
this is perfect guest quarters
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September 7, 2013
harrys annexe
NC Design Studio added this to Bowman Neeley Island Compound
September 6, 2013
I like the idea of having a utility structure and then a couple of outbuilding/cabins with a potential courtyard that ties all the structures together. The courtyard should be constructed of a porous material or should be raised in order to avoid wet muddy ground. I think the place could have a series of raised boardwalks between various cabins.
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September 5, 2013
small guest house
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September 4, 2013
Dog Trot meets Contemporary/Modern
Michael Wilger added this to Cottage Designs
September 1, 2013
maybe in Texas?
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September 1, 2013
multiple structures
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September 1, 2013
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August 31, 2013
Cabins together, community
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August 30, 2013
Trailer replacement
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August 30, 2013
Andrea and my future homes
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August 29, 2013
use the dogtrot to connect
August 28, 2013
staff homes at kirgit
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August 28, 2013
simple cottages
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August 28, 2013
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August 27, 2013
I like the feeling of multiple buildings brought together by pathways and the simple buildings, though these are very small.
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August 26, 2013
modern cool
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August 26, 2013
Konet Architecture added this to Vernacular Architecture
August 25, 2013
Vernacular Architecture of the Texas Plains
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August 24, 2013
You want corrugated got it
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August 24, 2013
Neighbors ;)
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August 22, 2013
guest cottage
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August 21, 2013
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August 21, 2013
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August 21, 2013
container box
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August 19, 2013
small and simple
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August 18, 2013
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August 18, 2013
compound houses
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August 17, 2013
great small houses
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August 15, 2013
pod housing
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August 15, 2013
Jeff's cabin
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August 13, 2013
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August 12, 2013
Small cabins for future
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August 11, 2013
A compound
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August 10, 2013
Separate buildings
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August 6, 2013
Other ideas
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