Set between sturdy stone chimneys, our early Texas-Style Farmhouse, with board-and-batten walls, carries useful lessons for today. The roof overhangs 12-foot-deep porches and is steeply pitched for shedding downpours. Doors and floor-length windows allow for cross-ventilation. Smaller "Texas windows" beneath the roof pull cool air into upstairs rooms. Designed by Barry Moore of Houston, the house is basic in the best sense, with rooms laid out in a simple, straightfoward manner. Many of its details are adapted from historic Texas houses at Round Top.