The architect John Watson - a Taliesin Fellow who trained under Frank Lloyd Wright - explores and expands the master's mantra: "to build homes reflecting their natural surroundings." Watson embraces and absorbs Mother Nature into the Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge. He frames the Hill Country vistas with locally harvested trees and Texas stone. The spectacle of flora and fauna is secured by vast sheets of glass which liken the view to a panoramic landscape painting. Inherently, invisibly and intimately, he seduces inhabitants to feel embraced in a living tableau. Concealed by Nature and sculpted by Watson, the Retreat proves that architects are surely the creators of the largest masterworks of fine art.
M. R. Dinkins