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When we first walked onto the land that was to become Dos Arbolitos, it was the woods that had an almost magical woodland quality that enchanted us from day one.

There were towering bull pines growing alongside massive post oaks, pin oaks, burr oaks and live oaks, a combination the likes of which we had never seen in this part of Texas. The ground was covered in yellow coreopsis. The forest was alive with birds drawn to the berries growing on massive thickets of native coralberry and mullberry. We were in love with the place but challenged by how to make it our home without losing the very qualities that made it so special.

Preserving the Special Feeling

By enclosing our new home within the original forest, we sought to preserve the privacy, peace and serenity of the place as we first experienced it and to create and protect the unique woodland setting we had fallen in love with.

We wanted to preserve the sounds and sensations of the woodlands while creating spaces that both respect the land and pay homage to early 20th Century Texas.

Everything we’ve done in building Dos Arbolitos has been carried out with a special sense of stewardship. With each step we took we tried hard to keep in mind that special feeling we had that first day we walked onto the land and were calmed by the fresh feeling of the cool breezes in the middle of summer, enchanted by the choir of birds singing in the virgin forest, and ultimately, swept away by the natural woodland beauty of this place we knew would become our true home.

Experience the Magic

The main house is a vintage country home, designed and constructed in meticulous detail as a tribute to the home of beloved grandparents.

To experience the magic of Dos Arbolitos, we invite you to begin by taking this short aerial tour of the property (link below) and by spending some time with the  other images in this website.

Warmest regards,
The Youngs
Dos Arbolitos
New Ulm, Texas

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