October 15th-16th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mell Lawrence Architects
4506 Balcones Drive

Mell Lawrence Architects



Sculptural concrete forms contain uncluttered living spaces in this home with separate guest house for a creative family of three. Private spaces and a large screened porch upstairs feature panoramic views. A 7-to-8-foot overhang wraps all the way around to control solar gain in warm months. Downstairs, a continuous perimeter space encircles a four-sided box containing the pantry, bathroom, coat closet and the stairway. Public spaces such as kitchen, living, dining spaces spin outward from the southwest corner, while a media room in the opposite corner acts as a cozy gathering area. Landscaping is all low maintenance, with new trees planted that will eventually surround the house.

Project Type: New Construction

Size: 3,798 square feet

Project Team: Mell Lawrence, FAIA; Hector Martell