A Home That Personifies Family Friendly Living
After short stints living in the Medical Center area, Stone Oak and Converse, a young couple ready to nest with two small children found a new home in Alamo Heights that was the perfect place to perch.
Located on a quiet street lined with mature trees, Katherine and Jack Trimble – who had moved their family to San Antonio to complete Jack’s pediatric residency – found a new spec home with family-friendly charm.
Offered by the build and interior design team of Dy Lynne and Jack Dabney, the home imbued casual family living with a coastal farmhouse vibe, set in a neighborhood of well-maintained older homes. “We both like the look of older homes in the neighborhood and wanted to keep that look on the street,” emphasized Dy Lynne Dabney who, with her husband Jack, live just down the street and welcomed the new neighbors to the community.
With two active children, William, 4, and Eleanor, 2, the Trimbles were on the search for a home close to St Luke’s Episcopal School where the children attend classes. With a close friend from her middle school days in Houston now living in San Antonio, Katherine has acclimated to the community quickly. And many friendships have been formed with St Luke’s families and friends of their children.
“Alamo Heights is such a safe, friendly community right in the center of the city. It’s ten minutes away from everything,” said Katherine. “I had heard people call it ‘the bubble’ and it’s true – I never want to leave.”
Entertaining is essential to the talented host and it is reflected in her home’s welcoming style. The kitchen island of white Carrera marble anchors the open concept area that invites family and friends into the heart of the home. A dramatic backsplash of hand made cement tiles in
A professional photographer, many of Katherine’s family portraits grace the walls of their home. Just off of the kitchen is a retreat where she has an office and workspace for photographic endeavors.
A wooden farmhouse table seating eight from Joyeux Home Décor is home to Katherine’s monthly gatherings where some of her girlfriends compete in a friendly card game of Onze. Country French Chairs covered in white linen and a pair of captain’s chairs in oatmeal linen seats eight comfortably under a black lantern light. A built-in bar with wine refrigerator keep libations close at hand.
Getting into the community spirit, Katherine and Jack are planning their second annual Fiesta Party complete with a taco truck, mariachis and Fiesta medals for April. Volunteering at St Luke’s, Katherine also participates in Parent Parties, where she hosts groups of school parents for “fundraising” activities.
Scheduled for completion this summer, party plans are spilling into the outdoors where the couple is putting in a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and pergola for respite from the summer sun.
Having found a place to call home, the
By John Bloodsworth
Photography by Al Rendon