Azalea Trail Residence # 1

 


Designed by architect Dillon Kyle and featuring landscaping by Johnny Steele and interiors by Cathy Chapman, this striking contemporary home completed in 2017 takes its inspiration from mid-century modern architecture of California and its dramatic setting on Buffalo Bayou. The owners envisioned a home reminiscent of the relaxed indoor-outdoor lifestyle of the Palm Springs of Rat Pack days. The resulting minimalist structure embraces the tenets of Modernism, an open floor plan, intentional asymmetry and expansive window walls. The U-shape creates a focus upon the central courtyard and the Bayou beyond. St. Joe brick, white oak paneling, concrete floors, and the warm colors of the home blend with the surrounding foliage.  A quiet retreat from Houston’s bustling pace. Nestled in the lush flora of the Bayou, it blurs the boundaries between indoors and out. Here “…nature, too, shall live its own life… undisturbed by the color of our houses

and interior fittings.” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe