Green Residence

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This residence was designed for a young couple and their son in a rapidly growing community north of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Grapevine Lake. Both husband and wife are pilots for American Airlines.

The gently rolling 1.5 acre site is covered with scrub oak and features a seasonal creek that winds through the middle of the site. The Owner’s program called for 2,600 sq. ft. of living space and separate garages to house the Owner’s cars and boat. The house straddles the west side of the creek and the garages were placed along the east side to accommodate access form the street. The main entry axis separates the two garages crosses the creek via a metal footbridge and terminates at the entry tower of the main residence.

The layout of the residence took the form of wings which splay out from a centrally placed stair tower. One wing houses the living room, dining room and kitchen the other contains the bedrooms. Each wing is oriented southward toward the undisturbed arm of the site where a private recreational area is nestled amongst the natural vegetation and includes a pool, spa, terrace and child’s play yard.
Construction of Residence/Garage was completed in 1996 / Site work was completed in 2000.

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