This introverted courtyard house is as much a tribute to the love the clients have for traveling, mid-century modern design, furniture, gardening and nature as much as it symbolizes a physical connection to beloved family members whose art adorns the walls. The entry sequence into the house includes a sky court, wraparound deck, garden, outdoor living space and pool. Massing for the house includes a separate double height volume at the front of the property for a guest suite and an L-shaped configuration for the main house containing the kitchen, dining room and living room in the long bar. Private spaces are amassed in the two-story volume of the short bar. The expression of the structural members on the courtyard elevation of the house add a layer of depth and honesty to reveal how the project was built.
Interior design: Calvin Azzam. Landscape design: Gregory/Henry Landscape Design. Featured on the Houston Modern Home Tour 2015, Houzz, Design Milk, HouseIdea and ABC Channel 13. Photo credit: Yoonchul You, AIA