Residential Design

VOL4 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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"The breezeway floor is cedar with Eco-Stain—the same as the screened porch, so you feel you are in the dog run," he continues. "The floor acts like a deck, sitting on sleepers. Underneath, there's a sloped concrete subfloor to area drains. You could spray the whole room out, if you want- ed. It can absorb the wear and tear of young kids and dogs." Hunkering Down As bright and expansive as the breeze- way space is, the living room is intimate, cool, and dark. Swathed in bold, rich colors (guided by the art-trained home- owner), it's the antidote to glaring Texas sun and heat. sawn cedar siding, Galvalume metal roofing, foundations clad in limestone, and wire-brushed Douglas fir floors in all but the breezeway room. The dark colors and what David Dalgleish affec- tionately calls the "granny wallpaper" also reinforce the feeling of an amor- phous, timeless past. "This is really Tim's genius," David says. "It's a modern interpretation of a Texas dog-run house. The colors are bold, but they really harmonize. It was refreshingly simple to build, but the details are knife-edge. And it has that wow factor. I've been doing this since 1981 and I've seen a lot of creative geniuses, but nothing like this." —S. Claire Conroy The owners selected Tim and Dave's team precisely for their ability to bal- ance the dual, opposing human needs for prospect and refuge and to manifest the Danish idea of hygge, or charm and comfort. Says Tim, "The rooms are just big enough to occupy and feel cozy. That dark interior is very cooling in the summer, but what's interesting is, in the winter it's warm. I happen to live in a historic house, and when I renovated it, I captured that quality. That's the project that got them to hire us." Although the compound is de- cidedly contemporary, it strikes that soothing vintage tone through the use of simple but precise forms, time-honored rustic materials—rough- 54 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2019 DESIGN LAB THE VIEW HOUSE

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