In an age of real estate development where tract housing communities and production type homes often drive the Houston residential market, the Pavilion Haus is a calculated and thoughtful response to the economic and architectural questions about how a young family lives. Envisioned as a pavilion for living the design answers the families needs for efficiency, affordability and flexibility.
Going against the grain and adhering to less is more, the modest 2,500 sf single story house focuses on quality of space and not size. Exhibiting a strong connection to the outdoors, the house features planes of brick walls and floor-to-ceiling glass, with a backyard that opens up to a large covered deck and pool.
From the street the house reads as a modest and introverted design. A defined entry courtyard provides privacy from the street and a great place for the children to play. Upon entry, through a large pedestrian gate, which acts as a front door, the home begins to reveal its strong indoor and outdoor relationship. Blurring the boundary between the two was a key element in the home’s design. An open concept room includes the kitchen, living and dining, and opens to a large covered patio, extending the living space outdoors.