You can see a distinct change in ambiance and theme in both of the houses even as common elements like exposed and painted brick walls sliding glass doors and a largely similar silhouette connect the homes. Modern décor industrial-style lighting and a love for the outdoors cap off this nifty project where common features bind diverse interiors.
The attractive teak screens go beyond being mere eye candy as they bring in a flood of natural light and provide the right level of ventilation on the second level of the house even while protecting those inside from prying eyes and rough weather.
The low pitched roof design of LeanToo helps it retain the classic ‘cottage’ feel even while ushering in a modern vibe offering the best of both worlds. Responding to the unique demands of the site and creating a harmonious contemporary getaway this fabulous Texas cottage is both intimate and open at the same time.
The residence of the elder brother features a cooler more contemporary style with white gray and blue shaping the backdrop. Reflecting the taste of a man who enjoys his outdoors and is a golfer by profession this home has an open living area that flows into the pool zone and the bedrooms on the top level also seem connected with the public spaces below.
Another facet of the design that lets the classy cabin blend in with the surrounding pine forest is the irrigated green roof. With a dark cedar exterior and a contrasting rough-sewn fir interior this stunning vacation home paints a picture of fascinating contrasts.
One of the biggest challenges during the design of this multi-level house was both its unique orientation and the flood of sunlight that entered the house because of the giant glass wall that connects the living area with the pool outside.
The concept of outdoor living is nothing new in Texas with homes in the region always favoring a pavilion style and an open ambiance that seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoors. With the weather in Texas favoring such style it is barely a surprise that the homeowners of this tranquil cottage nestled in a hip neighborhood of opted for an extension that was all about the outdoors.