Houston, TX

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January 16, 2009
Originally published in The New American Home
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  The house is sheltered from the speeding traffic on Highway 59 by a fortress of trees.
    The house is sheltered from the speeding traffic on Highway 59 by a fortress of trees.
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  Architects Dawn Finley and Mark Wamble's 1,200-square-foot house in Houston, Texas, is clad in corrugated metal and contains their five-person firm, Interloop—Architecture.
    Architects Dawn Finley and Mark Wamble's 1,200-square-foot house in Houston, Texas, is clad in corrugated metal and contains their five-person firm, Interloop—Architecture.
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  Angus opts to sleep on top of the bed rather than beneath it.
    Angus opts to sleep on top of the bed rather than beneath it.
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  Leroy tools around on his mini turbo tractor while munching on a gigantic cookie; his parents look on with envy.
    Leroy tools around on his mini turbo tractor while munching on a gigantic cookie; his parents look on with envy.
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  The kitchen is IKEA; the floors, like those in the bathroom, are Brazilian slate.
    The kitchen is IKEA; the floors, like those in the bathroom, are Brazilian slate.
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  Leroy with his menagerie and the highway-spanning bridge beyond.
    Leroy with his menagerie and the highway-spanning bridge beyond.
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  A work station in the couple's office.
    A work station in the couple's office.
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  The office windows look onto the brick wall that buffers the property from the highway beyond.
    The office windows look onto the brick wall that buffers the property from the highway beyond.
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  Finley rifles through one of the closets at the end of the living space next to the kitchen. The water-cut laundry-room doors and guardrail add a Houstonian touch to the otherwise spartan décor.
    Finley rifles through one of the closets at the end of the living space next to the kitchen. The water-cut laundry-room doors and guardrail add a Houstonian touch to the otherwise spartan décor.
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  Custom exit sign are seen in the office.
    Custom exit sign are seen in the office.
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  Angus, the family's Llewellyn Setter, sleeps in the master bedroom.
    Angus, the family's Llewellyn Setter, sleeps in the master bedroom.
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