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ehouse 1

Location: University Park, Texas

Client: Private

Area: Site 80'x150'; Residence 6,000 sf on 3 levels

Summary: This limestone clad residence was one of the first true contemporary designs in University Park.

Completed in 2003, this home has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 half baths, media/game room, 3 car garage with a custom pool, deck and outdoor grill area.

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Street View
Grand Hall
       
     
Grand Hall

Artwork Center: Spatial Orange

Artist: Edwin Brantley Smith

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View from Main Stair Landing
Dining Room
       
     
Dining Room

Artwork R: Saplings

Artist: Edwin Brantley Smith

Gormet Kitchen
       
     
Gormet Kitchen

Custom steel panels behind flat screen monitor.

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View from Deck

Custom designed pool with spa. Custom grill area with charcoal storage. X-large Big Green Egg. Brown Jordan outdoor furniture.

Taylor Ranch Casita
       
     
Taylor Ranch Casita

Location: Taylor Ranch, Fort Davis, Texas

Client: Private

Size: 2,000 gsf

Summary: This small private weekend residence, designed for a chef, sits atop a large rock formation with endless views in all directions. The design intent was to become a part of the site using color and transparency. The interior has 2 bedrooms, a large gourmet kitchen, and a large living room with bar. All indoor spaces have large outdoor decks cantilevered off the cliff sides with a special grill and oven adjacent to the kitchen.

 

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Taylor Ranch Casita

East Elevation. The special grill and oven are on a cantilevered deck directly adjacent to the kitchen. The upper level is a covered outdoor entertainment area and sleeping porch. The garage is on the far left down the hill.

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Taylor Ranch Casita

North Elevation.  This view shows the transparency and openness of the house. Exterior materials are zinc metal panels which will weather over time to the color of the surrounding rock formations.

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Taylor Ranch Casita

South Elevation. This is the entry side of the house as approached from the remote garage. The larger solid elements are poured in place concrete containing the master bath and guest bath. The large windows have concealed rolling shutters which may be closed to protect the openings during storms or when the resident is away.