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Tree House Porch in Terrell Hills, Texas by John Grable Architects

 
June 22nd, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: John Grable Architects

Nestled in a 50’s era suburb, the design program called for two items: renovating the entry façade of a modest home and adding a screened porch to the backyard.  However, the client had a strict construction budget. In response, the role of the porch was doubled to serve both as a dynamic façade for the front elevation and as a casual outdoor gathering space.

Tree House Porch

  • Architects: John Grable Architects
  • Project: Tree House Porch
  • Location: Terrell Hills, Texas
  • Type: Residential – Single Family
  • Status: Built January 2010
  • Size: 286 SQ. FT.

Tree House Porch

The screened porch, with a south orientation, captures the prevailing breezes to enhance cross-ventilation throughout the house, while the concrete structural floor deck serves as a thermal mass for passive solar heat gain during the winter. The rain water catchment system, with decorative rain chains and concrete ong jars, provides drip irrigation for the new zero-scaped garden in the front yard. The elements work to define the front entry with a classic flanking composition.

Tree House Porch

Exposed to the harsh Texas sun, the porch was constructed from Western Red Cedar to ensure durability while being able to express the elegant structure. The material’s natural color and fine grain enhanced the beauty of the design, resulting in a warm and distinctive entry that work to bring the outdoors into the home.

Tree House Porch

The humble porch helps direct the neighborhood’s evolving culture with a friendly outdoor presence that is both inviting and inspiring. The lantern-like, warm glow inspires neighbors to reconsider their vehicle-laden circular drives for more refined and attractive street-facing elements.  Ultimately, the project realizes the client’s desire to renovate their home through modest means.  “We got our dream house without having to move.”

Tree House Porch

Tree House Porch

Tree House Porch

Tree House Porch

Tree House Porch

Tree House Porch

Tree House Porch

Tree House Porch

Tree House Porch

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