The House in the Garden

by Nick in Architecture

House in the garden

Photo: James F. Wilson

What would you do, if you had a grand garden, neatly set up - a true green oasis? You could, perhaps, build ... a house in the garden!

The architects from Cunningham Architects, in collaboration with the landscape architect and the owner have created a true urban refuge, a modern house with simple lines, visually connected to the garden.

House in the garden

Photo: James F. Wilson

Located in the back of the grand garden and also due to the tall fence, the house is barely visible from the street side. This is an important aspect, since the entire wall facing the yard is made of glass. The windows, facing south, are made of thermoinsulating glass and it covers the entire height of the two storeys. The roof, measuring a few metres wide, protects the windows from the scorching Texan sun, creating at the same time a porch between the house and pool.

House in the garden

Photo: James F. Wilson

Two glass sliding doors ensure access to the terrace, which has the same floor tile texture as the interior design. This way, the interior seems to expand outside.

House in the garden

Photo: James F. Wilson

The other three sides of the house are plated with a system of hardwood panes, which will stand the test of time.

House in the garden

Photo: Gisela Borghi

House in the garden

Photo: James F. Wilson

A few trees were kept in the garden, such as red oak and elm, and the alleys were made of big slabs of natural stone.

House in the garden

Photo: James F. Wilson

House in the garden

Photo: James F. Wilson

In contrast to the grandeur of the yard, the chambers are minimalist; even so, the ever-present wood warms up the atmosphere.

House in the garden

Photo: James F. Wilson

You can see more pictures of the house on James F. Wilson's official website.