Houston (Piney Point), Texas
Architect/Designer | Gordon Partners Design
Builder | Thompson Custom Homes
Landscape Architect/Designer | Moss Landscaping
Interior Designer | Talbot Cooley Interiors
Photographer | Kerry Kirk Photography
This project sits on a flat suburban lot. The architect and landscape architect collaborated on a design that fused the building with its site by inserting geometric landscape features that respond to both formal elements of the building, along with interior views to create strong connections inside and out.
The primary axis from the street doesn’t align with the front door. Instead, it’s keyed on the dining room gable, and the walk path begins to scatter and lead visitors to a seemingly secondary space between gables. A large pivot door in a double-height wall of limestone makes the in-between space special. The second gable contains a metal-clad bay window enclosing a floating stair. Modern materials, such as glass guard rails, plaster, and marble are juxtaposed with reclaimed French oak floors that warm up the spaces. The open floor plan, with robust volume geared for entertaining, does not feel overwhelming when it is just the family at home.