Oohla Bean Bed and Breakfast rests on 85 acres, sited between meandering Live Oak trees on a gentle knoll in Driftwood, TX. Our approach to this project was not thought of as multiple buildings on a site, but as an exercise in place-making. When guests arrive, a promenade of framed views and outdoor rooms acquaint and orient them to the hill country retreat. Stitching the environment in a sensitive manner, the architecture leverages site features, passive solar strategies and potable water derived from an extensive visible rainwater catchment system. Notably, Oohla Bean Bed and Breakfast, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, was conceived as a center for healing and reconnecting with the natural environment. The place evokes a timelessness.

The assemblage of structures incorporate stone, steel, and wood in forms that are at once recognizable and modern while referencing a regional vernacular. Oohla Bean weaves 5 meticulously appointed suites and 1 master suite to a rough-hewn pool, outdoor hearths, 1100 sf professional kitchen, event space, wellness amenities and the quite of a Texas Hill Country while exhibiting sustainable feature.

Oohla Bean Bed & Breakfast
Driftwood, TX

11,000 sf of conditioned space plus additional outdoor rooms.
85 Acres (approximately)

2015

 

Oohla Bean Grounds
NCS_4881
Oohla Bean Suites
NCS_3577