Lott House, Houston, TX (1992-1994)
The house is located on North Boulevard, one of Houston’s most beautiful streets, where marvelous oak trees have given the place the grandness of canopied enclaves. The design solution for the 4,000 sq. ft. house addresses the client’s desire to divide its program into two units: a main house and a guest house. The former faces the street and occupies the total buildable width allowed by the neighborhood deed restrictions. The guesthouse, placed at the rear of the property parallels the width of the main house to contain a large open garden courtyard in between. Although the two houses are separate and differ in area, they share several correspondences such as exterior materials, roof overhang details, and large steel windows among others. Each house faces a different orientation of the garden within their shared, bounded domain, expanding their respective interior spaces.