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Gallery Style: Traditional Elements, Contemporary Lines in Texas Home

The homeowners wanted a more contemporary house but not necessarily an extremely modern one,” says architect David Stocker of the transitional-style abode he designed for a young family in the Bluffview neighborhood of Dallas. “We used traditional forms and materials, but reinterpreted them in a fresh way.”
But before breaking ground, Stocker had to determine the optimal orientation for the angular C-shaped
house conceived around an inner courtyard. Its overall design incorporated a lot of glass, so avoiding
direct sunlight was a priority.

The resulting north-oriented inner spine of the C-shaped configuration is a 53-foot-long glass gallery
running parallel to the courtyard. From the gallery, case openings flow into the public rooms—foyer, dining and living—which all front the home’s south-facing street side. The floor-to-ceiling windowed gallery also connects the private wing, with its master suite, to the family wing, with its kitchen and family room. “Circulation is often buried in a traditional hallway,” says Stocker. “Here, it’s part of the experience. The gallery isn’t just to get from A to B, but to walk along the edge of this pretty courtyard.”

Architecture - David Stocker, AIA, Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects

Interior Design - Ashley Tripplehorn Hunt and Dee Dee Hoak, Tripplehorn Hoak Interiors

Home Builder - Brad Ellerman, Ellerman Homes, Inc.

Landscape Architecture - Bill Bauer, ASLA, The Garden Design Studio



3 Total Comments | Post a comment

Posted by arlene on 2/16/2014 2:02:08 PM

is there a floor plan available?????

Posted by Cynthia on 2/27/2014 1:26:42 PM

My same thought!.....Is there a floor plan? Love the house.

Posted by O on 5/18/2014 8:05:05 AM

Yes, to be able to understand how the spaces are connected, will be fantastic to have a floor plan. Incredible use o fenesfrationd and light ... Great house!