Music Box

This project is sited directly off the creek banks of a tributary to the Guadalupe River, three miles away Frederick Law Olmsted described the cypress lined horse shoe bend of this river as the prettiest place in Texas in his 1857 Journey Through Texas.

The program with-in the single volume space is two-fold, acting both as a yoga studio as well as a music room. The open plan and reclaimed sinker-cypress floor planks coupled with an array of specialty wall plates for yoga poses and stretches render this space ideal as a yoga and music studio.  The dual corner windows flanking the lone steel column bath early morning light upon the baby-grand piano bounded by the two cypress walls that define an intimate space for personal musical reflection.  Perfect acoustics are achieved through the reclaimed sinker cypress walls and floor, which direct and amplify the performance that resonates along the cypress tree lined creek bank.


  • Truax Construction


  • Dror Baldinger FAIA


  • Sisterdale, Texas


  • Completed October 2012