Oak Flooring Brings Warmth To Dry Creek House

11th Nov 2011 @ 11:23

The Austin based studio Brian Dillard Architecture has designed the Dry Creek House in Austin, Texas, USA. This 2,700 square foot single level contemporary residence “was designed for a couple looking to build a new home that reflected their appreciation for simple, restrained design”. A dry creek runs behind the house, hence the name Dry Creek House. The development has two bedrooms, three baths and an additional, detached cabana space to serve the pool.

Dry Creek House

The plan of the home is a C shape, which is designed to focus your attention towards the natural landscape of the creek, whilst “shielding your view from the otherwise familiar neighborhood that surrounds the house”. The constant views into the courtyard from the house “make the project feel larger than it is with the exterior spaces functioning as extensions of the house”.

White Oak flooring has been used throughout the home to bring “a sense of warmth”. Used through the kitchen and dining room areas, the oak flooring really adds continuity between the two spaces in a homely, yet elegant fashion. Further warm materials used include ipe and lueders limestone which balance against the use of colder materials such as concrete, glass and steel.

Dry Creek House

Rather than using “details that tend to call attention to themselves”, the design instead sticks to “simplicity, sometimes acting as a quiet backdrop for the thoughtfully considered landscape, furniture and artwork of the house".

Special thanks to HomeDSGN for the above images.

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