TYPE / New Home
SIZE / 3,500SF
STATUS / Completed 2016
ROLE / Architect of Record, General Contractor
The owners replaced their mid-century ranch house in the postwar subdivision of Linkwood with this new two-story 3,500 sf house. Because the property is located in one of Houston’s major 100-year flood plains along Brays Bayou, the new house is elevated 4 feet above grade to protect from potential floods. The L-shaped layout of the home was informed by the owners’ desire to maintain shade provided by several mature trees. The plan connects the interior to the landscape through the placement of large glass windows that allow passing views from the front of the house through to the expansive backyard. The first level’s covered porches further connect the interior living spaces with the outdoors. A screened porch at the upper level provides an additional family room amongst the trees, blurring the line between interior and exterior.