The Outpost is a weekend house on forty-four acres in rural Gillespie County. The house is geared for outdoor living and embracing the landscape. It is composed of three separate units connected by a cloister and organized around a central courtyard that opens onto a grove of oak trees that provide shade and protection from the north wind in winter. Each unit houses different functions: living and eating, sleeping and bathing, working and exercising. The exteriors are Galvalume corrugated steel (cold, industrial) while the interiors are paneled in walnut (warm, luxurious). The living/eating unit opens onto a covered porch to the south and onto the courtyard to the north. With twenty-four-foot-wide sliding glass panels, it can become an open pavilion. The garage has twenty-foot overhead doors on both ends to be used as a spacious covered entertainment area that opens to the central courtyard. Nestled into a hill at the edge of the tree line, its higher elevation affords views of the meadows oak groves, with visits by wild turkeys, deer, and other wild inhabitants.