Project posted by Jaclyn Anderson

Southern Elegance: This Houston Home Blends Traditional With Contemporary Design


From Jaclyn Anderson

Designed and built by On Point Custom Homes, a full-service custom home design and build firm in Houston, Texas, this 6,000 square foot home was designed to fit a family's needs in everyday living, offering a combination of formal and open concept spaces that blend contemporary with traditional design, and provide privacy from the street, while keeping the home open and light with an emphasis on entertaining.

The thoughtful blend of traditional with contemporary allows this home to reflect the personality of the family through lighting, fixtures, custom paint colors, and wallpaper, while exuding luxury in other design details and strategic build-outs, such as custom color palettes, detailed trim, and a custom build that allows the design of the home to remain the center of attention, by creating spaces where appliances and other potentially distracting objects can live without attaining focus.

Important in the design of the home was the intentional use and purpose of space to create defined areas within the home that had a unique purpose, while maintaining a connected flow throughout the entire home and into the outdoor areas.

Truly blending traditional and modern design, the more formal approach delivers defined and intentional spaces through the use of walls, while the modern design introduces light and airy essence in the space by eliminating any use of internal doors and keeping the walls separated with oversized points of entry to allow for a seamless flow in and out of the room.

Blending traditional elements with trendy touches, the kitchen features ample amenities that provide function without distracting away from the design. Anchored by a large butcher block island, custom cabinetry throughout disguises the Sub Zero/Wolf appliance package. A built-in coffee bar and butler's pantry are accessible to meet everyday needs all the while adding to the sophisticated design. Chrome hardware mixes with gold touches and black to blend styles. A large window centers over the sink and provides views into the backyard. Off the kitchen, you have access to the breakfast area, formal butler's pantry, bar, and casual living room.

Packed with luxurious amenities, the spa-like primary bath is centered around a classic white freestanding tub and oversized window with a design featuring cool and calming whites and grays as seen in the Carrara marble tile, countertops, and light fixtures that make the space feel like an oasis.

Designed to fit the needs of a growing family who loves to entertain, the backyard needed to feature a multitude of amenities. A fully turfed yard provides the perfect backyard play zone for kids with no maintenance. A custom 6-hole putting green was incorporated into the design for fun for the kids and the golf-loving dad. A wood pergola extends off the covered veranda for an added sunshine-filled eating area. Under the covered veranda, a wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the large sitting area complete with a TV and fan. A full custom outdoor kitchen hosts an island for seating, a sink, a custom Pit Crafters gas grill with burners, and outdoor storage.