How do you make a grand entrance into an established affluent Texas community? You make a grand Texas gesture. HCSB’s new Hill Country location was to be built on the site of the landmark Sands Motel. As such, we identified luxury and historic preservation as keys to this bank’s success. Native limestone and long leaf pine board, salvaged from the Sands Motel, kept the building rooted in community. The backyard served as a showstopper with two pavilions on the countryside, tapering down to the Guadalupe River. The bank now hosts charity events and weddings alike, creating lasting ties and showing commitment to the locality.