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.
Located on a lot of 251 square meters the house itself just occupies 146 square meters and makes smart use of whatever space is on offer. The special roof designed by of TSC Architects for the house is not just about painting a pretty picture alone.
The public areas have been placed on the top level so the homeowners can enjoy the best possible views from the family area. A stylish living room kitchen dining space and pantry complete this part of the home. The interior is kept completely neutral with white and grey being used extensively. Warm wooden accents stylish pendant lights and sleek contemporary fireplaces enhance the allure of this beautiful Canadian home.
Large frameless folding doors along with stylish sheer curtains ensure that the entire home is appropriately ventilated at all times. A and a heat regulation mechanisms help to keep the temperatures indoors as moderate as possible throughout the year.
Passive solar heating and cooling design also helps the house in cutting down on the energy bills substantially. Surrounded by heritage oak trees that have been left undisturbed during the construction process the exquisite house is all about living in harmony with nature!
Though the house predominantly uses white and silvery grey pops of yellow green and blue add instant brightness and elevate the ambiance. An entertainment area kids’ bedrooms and the master bedroom and bath are tucked away on the top level. Exposed steel beams and the overwhelming presence of glass also give the home a hint of an industrial vibe.
Having a house that is located on an unusually steep site right next to a public garden comes with a unique set of challenges. But designing such a house becomes even more difficult when the owners wish to enjoy unabated views of the city skyline while maintaining a decent level of privacy.