Moon Song Kayak and Fishing Club
Beginning construction in May, the Moon Song Kayak and Fishing Club on Redfish Pass is designed to accommodate up to 12 guests on two floors including a ground floor bunkhouse with breakfast and beverage bar, large den and entertainment center, double showers and dorm style bath, sleeping compartments for 8 adults and direct access to a large deck with outdoor kitchen and shower. From the bunkhouse interior, an expanse of glass on the water side provides great views to the marshes and wetlands just beyond the 110 foot pier with boat lifts, underwater lights, dry gear storage, and mooring space for larger offshore power and sailboats. Stepping from the main bunkhouse entry into the breezeway, the upper floor is accessed by way of a central, covered exterior stairway that leads to an expansive upper deck with distant views across Aransas Bay and beyond.
The second level serves as the main floor, with a full gourmet performance kitchen open to a great room including spacious dining and living spaces all oriented to the open water views. Two large master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are arranged so that each have a private deck from which to lounge and take in the water views across Aransas Bay to the north and Corpus Christi Bay to the south.
A modern expression of Texas’ traditional coastal cottages, the Moon Song house draws from the past in its use of passive solar elements including rolling sunscreens, deep covered porches and decks, the use of the central “dog trot” plan and breezeway, and a Dutch gable roof form with deep soffits for shade and passive ventilation of the vaulted roof form. Modern materials and design details bring the house into the present with exposed board formed concrete foundation walls, natural finish Ipe rolling panels for durable rain and sun screens, large expanses of protected glass, and decay resistant concrete lap and panel siding. The landscape is made up of select coastal species and a native coastal prairie custom-specification seed mix of perennials that both complement the design of the home and blend into the existing surrounds of mangrove scrub, palmetto, and other nearby plant communities.