Ground up full architectural design, Dallas Texas. Description coming soon.
Dallas, TX- (Highland Park) - Phase I
Situated in the heart of Highland Park, the owners of this Georgian home wanted to update and modernize its façade. We replaced the grandiose porch with a low profile structure made of wood and stone to compliment the couple’s sleek and simple interiors.
The challenge of the existing site was a steep hill and narrow walkway leading to the home. We dug out the hill and added large waterfall steps and planter boxes to compliment the stone on the new porch and create a more inviting entry to the site. By the street, miniature mondo grass was planted in between new concrete forms to accept guests as they exit their cars. We also widened the front walkway at the porch to create a more gracious entry.
The next summer the client decided to add a weatherized outdoor family room to extend the useable months of the exterior living area. The goal was to have a screened in porch with fans for the summer and heaters during the winter. The challenge was working with the existing architecture so the porch blends in with the existing back façade.
Highland Park Addition and remodel
Second Floor Addition, Dallas Texas
Second Floor Addition
The client needed to add a second floor for additional bedrooms. Three large bedrooms were added upstairs and three full bathrooms along with a lot of storage. Downstairs the original small bedrooms were converted into a large playroom and laundry room as well as a new powder room. Some obtrusive columns were removed in the kitchen to open it up completely to the living areas. The stairs were centralized to ensure an efficient second floor plan and make them feel like they were always there. From the front of the home the roof lines mimic the existing roof lines and blend in with the rest of the house.
Dallas, TX – (North Dallas) Desiring a warm and inviting, yet contemporary open-concept solution, the client engaged us to design for a complete kitchen overhaul in their newly purchased home. The warm gray granite is cooled down by a square-edge profile and high-gloss white cabinet fronts. The cantilevered island counter is supported by shapely balusters over earth-tone porcelain plank floor tiles, while chrome wire cabinetry pulls add just a hint of metal. A dark square, textural back splash surrounding a sweet roman-shaded window vignette creates a fresh gathering space for family and guests. We also selected rectangular monolithic gray wall tile to clad the tall fireplace wall in the family room, accentuating the adjacent bookshelf and providing a modern backdrop for the bar area.
Dallas, TX - (North Dallas) -The client decided to demolish their existing master bedroom and laundry room to make room for a more efficiently designed master suite, powder bath, walk-in utility room, and open mudroom with access to the garage and back yard. A simple large format porcelain tile was selected as the field color for the bathroom. Accents of light tumbled stone and a glass mosaic compliment the dark quartz countertops and dark stained cabinets. Custom-designed vanity millwork,and an integrated walk-through bath and shower surround that opens to a private, tiled drying alcove yields a dreamy hotel look any homeowner would love.
Dallas, TX - (Highland Park) - Wishing to open up the kitchen floor plan and maximize natural light, the client requested a soft-contemporary palette with finish selectionsthat could be introduced throughout the adjacent breakfast and family rooms.A lovely iceberg granite combines successfully with a clear gray subway-tile backsplash that “pops” with white grout.Satin nickel cabinet pulls and low-voltage recessed downlights create a cool, clean, and welcoming space for the family to convene for cooking, preparing, and casual dining.Industrial-modern suspended light fixtures preside over the breakfast table and in the entry foyer over wide-format charcoal tiles set in brick pattern help establish a fresh look while preserving the integrity of the home’s more traditional existing features such as a wooden stair volute, tapered balusters, and ornate crown molding.A new front door, roof shingles, and painted exterior shutters provide a curb appeal worth of the improvements waiting inside.
Second Floor Addition
Dallas, TX - (Lakewood) - The client purchase a small 1,250 square foot home in the heart of Lakewood just a couple blocks from the elementary school. With their growing family they wanted to increase their square footage to create a full second story that could contain bedrooms for everyone in the family. The challenge was finding the right place to locate the staircase. Choosing the center of the home allowed for minimal circulation, maximizing the useable space for the bedrooms. A master bedroom suite was added on the east side of the home while two children's bedrooms with a jack and jill bathroom as well as a laundry room occupy the west side.