Iris Lee

City of Piney Point Village, TX

Quiet and unassuming, this modern refuge in the heart of Memorial sits among soaring trees on a corner lot where stop signs, ditches and culverts signal a pace of life slower than the hustle and bustle of arteries such as Interstate 10 and Memorial Drive just minutes away. This private residence integrates the hard and rigid -- brick, glass, steel, metal panels and cypress -- with the malleable: ponds as greeters and landscape companions, organic plantings and framed views of Nature and her moods. The exterior massing volumes of the house disguise the spaciousness of the interior where boundaries, planes and corners seamlessly weave in and out. At almost 9,000 square feet, the residence includes: an inviting double height living space with expanses of sliding glass walls; a spoke of secondary bedrooms off the main living hub; another spoke for entertaining with an open kitchen/family room complemented by a summer kitchen and lanai; and a master retreat on the entire second floor with a private terrace overlooking the lap pool and tennis court. Additional photos coming. Selected for the AIA Houston Home Tour 2015. Published in ABC13, Houstonia, Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal and CultureMap. Photo credits: Ben Hill and Yoonchul You, AIA

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