Texas Hill Country style is a regional historical style with its roots in the European immigrants who settled the area, available building materials and lean economic times.
The settlers to the hills of central Texas brought their carpentry and stone mason skills to their buildings. The locally available white limestone and later brown sandstone were used with the local cedar to construct these well-crafted attractive homes.
The more rustic simple nature of Texas Hill Country style is also due to the lean times when the area was being settled, resulting in a simple and authentic style. The Hill Country style has a modern elegance because of simplicity, materials and detail in construction.