The Sunnybrook residence is a modern, yet warm home, taking cues from the beautiful property it’s in partnership with. Vibrant splashes of jewel tones accent a predominantly neutral canvass, creating a light but colorful ambiance that is always conscious of its natural environment.
This natural environment—a wooded lot situated just above a creek—is almost always visible through the large windows across the back of the house, allowing sunlight to illuminate the interior and bring dwellers to nature’s doorstep. The layout, which is pulled apart into a campus of structures, helps to give shape to a variety of outdoor “rooms” appreciated from virtually every indoor space, and the “stretched out” and slender design of the home takes the greatest advantage of celebrating a natural dialogue with its surroundings.
Shadywood is first and foremost a celebration of natural light. The house is long, thin, and divided into wings, allowing visitors to stand at its front and see through to the backyard. A courtyard and gated entrance at the front ensure privacy, while still allowing for an incredible sunset glow to illuminate the interior toward the end of the day.
The interior uses traditional forms and materials as a canvas for modern décor, creating an overall transitional effect. A pool, tennis/basketball court, and pool house complete with a gym are featured in the back exterior.
Parkchester is perhaps most accurately described as traditional and warm. Comfortable in its own skin, it is a welcomed addition to an older, established neighborhood. The exterior is a medley of brick, clapboard siding, and shingles in various shades of weathered whites and greys. The interior maintains a simple but sophisticated pallet filled with natural light. It features predominantly white walls and coffered ceilings, while an eclectic assortment of furnishings and muted colors create a distinct sense of welcome.
University Park, Texas.
Residential architectural project.