If you want to have a graceful and timeless design, start with balance and the element of symmetry. This is the philosophy behind the Winchester, a floorplan whose inspiration was grounded in the cathedrals of Europe.
On a family visit to Europe, Mark Garraty, founder of Royal Texan Homes, spent a great deal of time touring historical cathedrals and churches. That included the Winchester Cathedral in his native England. “As I stood at the intersection points, between the nave and the choir, I was inspired by the beautiful, seemingly endless sightlines going in all four directions and the symmetry of it all,” he says.
At his first opportunity, Mark took to his whiteboard and drafted the design of what would become his Winchester collection, an expansive floorplan featuring qualities that reminded him of its namesake. Symmetrical elevation, sightlines opening the home in all directions, and dramatic views all pay tribute. The Winchester may be customized in endless ways, starting from four bedrooms to as many as seven, and from 3,800 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet of living space.