Designing a home for a family with three young children that encourages them to live their life to the fullest Shiflet Group Architects & Glynis Wood Interiors put their expertise together to shape the perfect blend of traditional Texan charm and contemporary elegance. Located on a lovely little lot in Texas the was crafted to combine the timeless allure of rustic living with modern comforts in a seamless fashion.
The exterior of the home is clad in a wonderful blend of stone wood concrete and glass while the pool and garden give it a relaxing natural vibe. This seamless alchemy of contrasting textures gives the Garden House its trademark rustic modern look.
The focal point of the house is most obviously the pool area and the outdoor lounge that comes with a dedicated kitchen barbeque zone and an Asian-style pergola that keeps the sun away on hot sultry days. The entire space is designed to create a ‘holiday resort’ vibe and the vivacious color of the pool tiles definitely accentuates this appeal.
In the last few years architects and smart interior designers have completely altered the idea of home design and the current trends are dominated by houses that bring the outdoors inside. This is precisely the path that the lovely in takes as its fabulous multi-level garden becomes the one defining feature of the lavish family residence.
The new wicker pergola is supported by a metal structure and sits above a beautiful wooden deck that acts as the transition zone between the living area and the relaxing garden. Smart outdoor furniture turn it into a cool hangout where the family can relax each evening and even host a party or four for friends over weekends! The original stone walls of the guest house give it a gorgeous traditional look with warm lighting adding to the ambiance.
The exterior of the home also throws in a fun twist with its pitched roof and weatherboard cladding even while creating a sense of modernity with the extensive use of white.
The traditional street façade of the double-fronted home was kept intact and a two-story extension was added to the rear connecting the existing garden with the interior in a seamless fashion.