Built on spec in the historic Hudson Bayou neighborhood, the goal for this project was to create a warm, transitional modern home. Located on a modest sized infill lot, the home is thoughtfully scaled and carefully composed to be respectful of the context of the neighborhood.
A warm color palette and contextual materials accent the clean lines and simple composition of this home. The façade features lap siding, standing seam metal roofing, smooth stucco and stained cypress tongue and groove soffits. Abundant windows provide natural daylighting and cross ventilation throughout the interior of the home.
At 3,400 square feet of indoor living space, the home is positioned to provide a modest front yard, defined by a low site wall and features a modern front porch with exposed cypress beams. The open concept living room opens onto a large covered porch and west facing pool courtyard. The home features first and second floor master suites, opening to the pool courtyard and a private second floor porch respectively. A custom fabricated cypress screen walls provides privacy for the first and second floor porches, while maintaining natural light and airflow.
The home features white oak floors, a beamed, tongue and groove wood ceiling in the living room and an open staircase with high clerestory windows to provide natural daylight. The focal point of the living area of the house is the kitchen. Cabinets are painted in a soft gray, and are accented by rift cut white oak upper cabinets, a Calcutta gold marble backsplash, and a floating black metal shelf. Black hardware and fixtures provide continuity throughout the house.
The result is a fresh, sophisticated and flexible home, perfect for a variety of potential owners.