Outdoor Living, The Way It Was Meant To Be

Refreshing breezes, long Guadalupe River valley views and abundant wildlife are some of the Hill Country’s many allures, and building your home to capitalize on the outdoor oasis that Cordillera Ranch offers is essential. Whether it’s working with the terrain to terrace your patios, pools and dining areas or angling the outdoor living areas to carry the prevailing breeze while shading the western sun, the Preferred Builders at Cordillera Ranch have done it all and are truly artists when it comes to building outdoor living spaces. Take a look at some of the ways these four builders elevate alfresco in a few of the 240+ homes they have built in Cordillera Ranch.

Authentic Custom Homes
The View as an architectural element.
We designed this house so that the entire back of the home overlooks the lake on the 6th hole of the Cordillera Ranch Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course towards the Twin Sister Peaks. With accessibility from the master suite, the living room, the kitchen or the game room, the back patio surrounds a spa and infinity edge pool, with an outdoor shower just around the corner. We incorporated a horizontal fire feature to create a relaxing and warm environment around the pool. The outdoor kitchen is equipped with a grill and refrigerator, ready to facilitate an evening with family and friends. The porch is 14 feet deep, providing a large space for furniture and entertaining.

Burdick & Christofilis
Wonderful outdoor living area with breathtaking views by Burdick & Christofilis features an oversized covered patio with travertine floors and tongue and groove wood beamed ceilings. The colors are warm and inviting, featuring deep reds, oranges and mustards. A mix of wicker and wrought iron patio furniture offer plenty of seating for family gatherings and casual entertaining. A wood burning stone fireplace offers comfort and coziness as you watch television from the patio and a beautiful, serene lily pond invites you to relax and unwind. Lush landscaping provides a tropical feel while the mature live oaks remind you that you are in Texas! A sparkling in-ground pool with spa and waterfall is perfect to keep cool during the hot summer months.

Great Homes by Robert Thornton
This back yard oasis, as viewed from the covered back porch of the main house, was created on what was formerly a dry and rocky hillside. A major factor to the creation was the addition of a 12” thick, 6’ tall limestone wall, which established the boundary for the intended improvements. Included in the improvements are a pool with hot tub, outdoor patio and masonry fireplace, covered outdoor living with an Earthcore pizza oven, and a detached all stone wine cellar with dining room. Guests can mingle at the pool, enjoy making their own brick oven pizza, dine beneath the stars by the open fireplace or at the fabulous dining room within the wine cellar. The landscaping within the confined area consists of a variety of palms, fountain grasses, banana trees, and an olive tree.

Stadler Custom Homes
For Stadler Custom Homes, outdoor living and recreation spaces have become one of the most important features for our clients. Gone are the days of people just building a covered patio and an outdoor grill. Now, we focus on ‘Destinational Outdoor’ features which offer homeowners a variety of options for their outdoor entertaining. By offering more options, people have to spend less time traveling to various locations to enjoy certain amenities only previously offered at resorts and spas. Now, with just a few additional steps into your back yard, you can have all the comforts of home coupled with great amenities and activities. Currently, we’re seeing amazing features such as pizza ovens on patios, putting greens, saunas, fire pits, lap pools, and waterfalls that use the natural landscape of the lot and act as backdrops for entertaining. There’s so many options that can be explored to make your outdoor living area perfect for you and your family.

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