The house comprises a series of interconnected modulesstretching from the front porch to the garage. Two outdoor patios demarcate different functions, with the entry patio acting as a covered porch. The second one separates the main living area, including the kitchen and dining room, from the study, children’s room and utility spaces. It can also be used for outdoor grilling and connects the powder room with the swimming pool.
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The roof of the elongated volume is clad in recycled corrugated steelpanels with a weathered finish. Together with a visually dominant gabion wall, which shelters the pool area from outside views, it acts as a modern interpretation of some of the iconic elements of the Texas vernacular, and a beautiful example of critical regionalism.
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Photos by James F. Wilson