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Eagleton Residence
Houston, Texas

The house, built in the early 1970s, was run down but well sited. Large open spaces, including the kitchen, a two story living room, the master bedroom and second floor guest rooms faced southeast on the heavily wooded lot. To the northwest and a busy interstate highway, landscape walls had been carefully placed to shield dining room windows from noise and weather while allowing a connection to outside gardens. We added a studio above the garage and connected it to the house with a bridge walkway. In the kitchen, an exterior wall was removed and replaced with a “glass wall” that invited the outside in and created a waterfall effect during heavy rainfalls. A new canopy made of steel and corrugated metal, supported by triangulated aircraft cable bolted into the wall, protects mahogany entry doors from sunlight and rain. A lap pool is connected to the house by a bridge built over a drainage swale filled with river rock and native ferns.
Royse-Eagleton Architects Project