Located in an affluent neighborhood of Texas the is a wonderful example of a house that achieves the right balance between form and functionality. Combining an open contemporary style with sustainable design the 4000-square-foot single-family house is all about innovative green design that is sensitive to the needs of the landscape that surrounds it. Cutting down on both energy consumption and carbon footprint immensely the house was designed by John Grable Architects with a wide array of eco-friendly features that add to its overall appeal and ambiance.
Yet the real focus of this house is the brilliant array of interior lighting which enhances and harmonizes with the view outside. The day starts off with cool yellows and the bright natural mid-day light soon takes over. The tranquil oranges of the sunset takeover as dusk starts to set in and the night time is lit up by purples and blues of the city skyline in the background even as warm ambient illumination sets the mood
Their new and improved house that you see here was designed to withstand the rough weather and the full fury of the elements by Portland-based studio THA Architecture and was built by Cornerstone Contracting. With the couple being fitness enthusiasts who love to spend most of their time enjoying the vast outdoors the new cantilevered structure offers the perfect base from which they can explore the surrounding landscape. The exterior of the home features corrugated fire-resistant steel siding that also adds to the visual appeal of the house’s silhouette.
The dark wood backsplash adds to the visual drama and the dining area next to it stays visually connected with the outdoors thanks to the sliding glass doors. The use of a at the end makes the living area appear larger and far more airy.
The entry leads to four luxurious bedrooms along with baths that have been placed on the lower level so that the living spaces can occupy the top floor. A smart staircase leads to the top level that houses the kitchen the dining space and the living room.