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Rugged Texas Home Proves Weathered Steel Has Both Brawn and Beauty

A look not just reserved for industrial buildings

Weathered steel—also known as Corten steel—is seeing a resurgence of sorts: From Brooklyn to California, Toronto to Sydney, private homes, sports arenas, and more are seeing a multitude of uses for the utilitarian building material.

This recently completed home, dubbed Casa Linder, designed for a Dallas family by local firm Buchanan Architecture, follows in those footsteps. Comprising several gabled pavilions with discrete, self-contained functions—one holds the open-plan common areas, another the kids' bedrooms, and another the master suite—the 3,700-square-foot residence's peaked form and rugged cladding references agricultural buildings in the region.

To add to the rugged aesthetic, each of house's volumes is clad in planks of recycled snow fencing. And a gabion wall—one made of wire mesh-supported rocks—forms a boundary between the front and back yards and cordons off the pool and one of several patios. Take a look around.