Designed for a Ukrainian immigrant, this 5,000 square foot house overlooks a park in Highland Park, Texas. The construction is a unique single-wythe, load-bearing, insulated masonry unit capable of R-41 performance. The design utilizes this new construction technology together with a geothermal HVAC system, bio-based foam insulation, and 1” insulated glass units to achieve an ultra high-performing, energy efficient, maintenance-free structure.

The building form is, in part, derived as a response to the zoning requirements intended to force the building mass to the front yard and minimize the side yard. Instead, House on the Park pursues a more linear layout which allows more area for side courtyards, thus providing more separation from neighboring buildings. This linear orientation aligns the building on a north/south axis and directs the focus of the house towards the park across the street.

Programmatically, all of the primary functions of the house are at one level in order to accommodate the barrier-free needs of the client. Level two serves as guest quarters and multi-purpose space, which punctuates the building mass as a continuous, lightweight, floating wood element.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Brick Siding Material. Photo 2 of House on the Park
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Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Standard Layout Fireplace, Gas Burning Fireplace, and Ribbon Fireplace. Photo 8 of House on the Park
Modern home with Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Gas Burning Fireplace, Standard Layout Fireplace, and Ribbon Fireplace. Photo 9 of House on the Park
Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Range Hood, Dishwasher, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wood Counter, Wood Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Photo 10 of House on the Park
Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Range Hood, Dishwasher, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wood Counter, Wood Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Wall Lighting, Accent Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Photo 11 of House on the Park
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Modern home with Wood Cabinet and Engineered Quartz Counter. Photo 13 of House on the Park
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Modern home with Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Ceiling Lighting, Wall Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Accent Lighting. Photo 16 of House on the Park
Modern home with Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Ceiling Lighting, and Wall Lighting. Photo 17 of House on the Park
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Modern home with Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 19 of House on the Park
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Brick Siding Material, and Glass Siding Material. Photo 20 of House on the Park
Landscape Design
  • Hocker Design Gr
Builder
  • Lawrence Wallace Construction
Photographer
  • Jason Franz

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2009
  • Square Feet
  • 5000