View House

This residence is Phase 1 of a two-phase project. Phase 1 will accommodate the owners on a limited basis as a refuge from their busy lives in a different, metropolitan area. Phase 2, slated to be completed in 5 years, will be combined with Phase 1 to create a permanent home in the hills of Texas. The Owner is an architect, so this was a true collaboration between architect and client.

The exterior stair is a composed of Cedar and was inspired by some of Peter Zumthor’s timber constructions for both the Stielneset Memorial and the Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum. The interior of the living area is clad in Maple while the floors are a black marble from Turkey. The house provides a perch from which to experience expansive views while nesting into the presence of existing Live Oak trees.

View House was awarded a Texas Society of Architecture 2021 Design Award

Photography Credit: Leonid Furmansky