Located in a flood prone neighborhood in Houston, Texas this house is elevated several feet to mitigate the risk of rising water. A subtle palette of exterior finishes in earth tones of brick, metal panel, and wood were utilized for their low maintenance requirements. Accents of Ipe wood are detailed to add warmth with its natural organic rich dark wood hues.
The 2-story home layout consists of a great room, a configuration used for efficiency of space and to maximize open views to the rear yard, with a primary bedroom suite and office downstairs. An outdoor patio with a summer kitchen connects to an independent guest house for visitors to have their own space for extended stays. The second floor is modest with 3 additional bedrooms and a small loft that opens to a dynamic two-story space for the main entry to the home below.