When my grandparents moved to San Marcos, TX in the early 1940's, they needed a home. Grandpa built them a unique one. Having seven children (my mom was the youngest), the most important factor was lots of room! However, lumber was expensive. So, instead of building up, he built down. The Farmhouse has one of very few basements in Texas. Grandma & Grandpa also liked to travel. Through those travels, they collected many distinctive pieces of stone. These stones (collected from 37 states) are what cover the entire house. With one exception. Grandpa bought a large piece of limestone that he carved into the shape of Texas. He set it into the middle of the fireplace - facing the road. Hence, the Texas Rock House was born.
My Grandpa was a farmer. He used to farm hundreds of acres of land, plus had many farm animals. For a working farm, a huge barn was a necessity. When Grandpa stopped farming, my daddy converted the big barn into his welding shop. He spent many years creating his metal masterpieces in the barn - long enough for my boys to grow up "working" with Granddad. When Daddy retired, the barn sat empty for years until I decided it was where I wanted to have my wedding. So, we got to work. We cleaned out decades worth of old farm implements, welding tools - and I don't know how many empty beer cans! What can I say. My daddy was 100% German.
My husband and I were married here September 2018 - the very first event ever held at TRH.