2019 AIA Houston Design Award
Published in Modern Luxury Houston

Contractor: Welch Builders
Structural Engineer: Insight Structures
Photography: Peter Molick
Kipling Residence

The Kipling house is a new addition to the Montrose neighborhood. Designed for a family of five, it allows for generous open family zones oriented to large glass walls facing the street and courtyard pool. The courtyard also creates a buffer between the primary suite and the children's play and bedroom zones. The primary suite echoes the first floor connection to the exterior, with large glass walls facing balconies to the courtyard and street. Fixed wood screens provide privacy on the first floor while a large sliding second floor panel allows the street balcony to exchange privacy control with the study. Material changes on the exterior articulate the zones of the house and negotiate structural loads.