Texans enjoy many blessings from the state’s abundant natural resources. While oil and gas have created great wealth, it’s native stone that provides the riches for an incredibly distinctive and resilient built environment.
The early German settlers in Fredericksburg took full advantage of the ubiquitous white limestone beneath their feet, leaving a legacy of homes and commercial buildings prized by current residents and tourists alike. Today, quarries blanket the Hill Country and West Texas, producing a diverse palette of limestone, sandstone and granite prized by architects and designers.
At Boot Ranch, you’ll see the full gamut of stone colors and patterns used in home building, creating a harmonious collection of one-of-a-kind residences that complement the rugged beauty of the land. Our Sunday Houses alone catalogue the wide range of stone choices available.
The three newest Sunday Houses (8, 9 and 10), are being built with Lueders caramel limestone—a warm brown mix that complements the nearby Ranch Club. This dense stone is quarried in the Lueders Basin of West Texas near Abilene, where it is layered by mother nature in ledges of varying colors.
Sunday Houses 4 through 7 are built with Jerrell White limestone from Williamson County north of Austin. The original Sunday Houses (1, 2 & 3) are dark San Saba sandstone laid in a random flagstone pattern. Together they’re a great portfolio of historically inspired Hill Country architecture.