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This amazing small Texas home invites the beauty of nature inside

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This contemporary small home was designed by A. Gruppo Architects, located in the Little Forest Hills neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. The owner of this property attained two lots at a DEA auction. The existing home is used as a rental property, while the existing garage was converted into a fabulous home office. 

A brand new home of 1,450 square feet of living space was constructed on the other property, a 50’x150′ lot conceived to enhance a connection to the site. There are two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms in the home, which is set amongst nature for this homeowner who is an avid gardener.

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The owner challenged the architects to create a home that was livable both indoors and out. This desire, coupled with a modest budget, necessitated a small footprint. This compact dwelling lives much larger than its size due to its connection to the outdoors and the thoughtful use of natural light. 

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​With maximizing the great outdoors in mind, the dwelling was designed around several large trees and distinctive garden areas. Each living space is visually connected to the site through different sizes of windows and material applicated serving as a backdrop for the landscape.

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 The use of natural light and organization of massing lends a sustainable nature to the home, providing indirect light to active areas of the residence.

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What We Love: The design of this small home is inspired by nature, with a focus on indoor-outdoor living. Windows help to frame views of the verdant surroundings while bringing in natural daylight. We are especially loving how the architects have designed this home to provide privacy in the bedrooms while blurring indoor-outdoor boundaries in the main living spaces. 

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall design and aesthetics of this home? Let us know in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Texas: Luminous and airy contemporary style residence in Dallas and Outstanding contemporary home in Texas with inspiring design details.

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An indoor/outdoor relationship is further evident in the expression of the double volume polycarbonate wall, flooding the stairwell and main living spaces with natural light throughout the day.

Above: The finish is a high gloss polyurethane that was used on these plywood floors.

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The dwelling uses the play between solid and void to frame specific views while controlling the amount of direct sunlight that enters private living spaces.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Craig Kuhner Architectural Photography

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