The site in River Oaks, located across from a neighborhood shopping center, called for a rethinking of a typical front yard. The design creates a private courtyard garden, with a small pool as the exterior anchor for the living spaces as well as the master bedroom. Focused on privacy, the plan is efficient and concise. Room organization flows easily, leaving little wasted space. The modern interiors frame views to the garden; steel windows and doors create a seamless indoor/outdoor connection.
The clients, a couple with grown children, previously lived in a high-rise condominium and asked for a house that would have the same feel and efficiency, but at ground level. The design places the majority of the house on the first floor, with additional bedrooms and an exercise room on the second floor.
Dillon Kyle Architecture
Peter Molick Photography