This house expresses a relaxed living style not typically seen in Houston homes but highly conducive to the owner’s family-oriented life with three children. A screened porch/outdoor sitting room serves as the main entrance to the house, welcoming visitors immediately into the heart of the home. The porch serves a pivotal function in the home’s plan: as a connector between a formal living room on one side and
the main house on the other, as well as to the pool courtyard behind the house. From here, the easy nature of the home is established as rooms flow easily from public to private without adhering to a strict hierarchy of space. The owner’s collection of distinctive salvaged architectural pieces adds a layer of eclectic features and fixtures to the modern lines, shapes, and materials of the architecture.