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Architect’s midcentury Texas home is striking and creative inside and out

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Shawn Gottschalk, principal and partner of  StudioMET Architects, designed this midcentury home situated in the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston, Texas. The main objective of the architect’s personal family home was its connection to the outdoors. Unlike other brand-new houses in their neighborhood, this dwelling embraced a simple, functional pavilion.

In an age of real estate development where tract housing communities and production-type homes often drive the Houston residential market, the Pavilion Haus is a calculated and thoughtful response to the economic and architectural questions about how a young family lives. Envisioned as a pavilion for living the design answers the family’s needs for efficiency, affordability, and flexibility.

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Going against the grain and adhering to less is more, the modest 2,500 square-foot single-story house focuses on quality of space and not size. Exhibiting a strong connection to the outdoors, the house features planes of brick walls and floor-to-ceiling glass, with a backyard that opens up to a large covered deck and pool.

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From the street, the house reads as a modest and introverted design. A defined entry courtyard provides privacy from the street and a great place for the children to play. Upon entry, through a large pedestrian gate, which acts as a front door, the home begins to reveal its strong indoor and outdoor relationship. Through the glass, you catch a glimpse of the family room wall featuring limited-edition Subway Diagram posters from SuperWarmRed Designs.

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What We Love: This midcentury home in Texas provides a family with a stunning and creatively designed home wrapped around a central courtyard for indoor-outdoor living. A perfect blend of style and functionality that caters to modern living. The spacious layout and thoughtful architectural details make it an ideal space for both relaxation and entertaining. Overall, we love every detail of this luminous and clean-lined family home.

Tell Us: What elements in the design of this family home do you find most inspiring and why in the Comments below, we love reading your feedback!

Note: Take a look at another spectacular home tour that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the state of Texas: Mid-century modern home offers fresh and inspiring details in Austin.

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Blurring the boundary between the two was a key element in the home’s design. An open concept room includes the kitchen, living, and dining, and opens to a large covered patio, extending the living space outdoors.

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Above: In the living room, the sectional sofa is by Gus* Modern. The flooring is concrete, a must for durability and ease of maintenance for an active young family.

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Above: The custom-designed dining table is accented by a combination of Eames Shell Chairs and Real Good chairs from Blu Dot.

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Above: In this bathroom, the white and gray porcelain La Nova tiles create a crisp, contemporary aesthetic.

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Above: The exterior facade is characterized by a mix of light-hued brick and dark gray board and batten siding.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Benjamin Hill Photography

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Chrissy
1 month ago

Lovely family-oriented design. However, out of curiosity, aren’t there laws in the US States that require all pools to be fenced? It’s mandatory here in Australia, in order to avoid child-drownings.

DLF
1 month ago

i love everything about it. The front patio area plus the gate to the driveway are two particular favorites