This modern house with contemporary wooden style designed by Cunningham Architects. Called House in the Garden, is a free-standing addition to an elegant modernist house on an adjoining lot. Several existing Red Oak and Elm trees were incorporated into the garden design, whereby both lots contributed to the formation of a larger garden en masse. A minimal plant palette creates mass plantings used for large textural impact and screening for privacy.
The House in the Garden is barely discernable from the street as it is discreetly set back to the rear of the lot behind a stainless steel mesh and recycled glass privacy wall. Illuminated from within, the glass wall gives no indication of the urban oasis behind it.
A 14 foot cantilevered roof protects this façade from the harsh Texas sun while serving as a porch to the glass-tiled infinity edge swimming pool. A small water feature cast into the concrete deck provides subtle noise to eliminate any distractions from beyond the garden walls. Large stone slabs become “connectors” throughout the garden, and provide transition from the street to the house. These organic, sinuous pathways culminate and encircle a fire pit. /via
Architect: Cunningham Architects
Project name: House in the Garden
Location: Dallas, Texas
Landscape: Hocker Design Group
Photos: James F. Wilson and Gisela Borghi