“It’s a very inventive approach to a tight lot: minimizing the building footprint in favor of introducing an outdoor space that is visible from the street. So unexpected.”
— Mimi Hoang, AIA

Location Dallas
Architect Max Levy Architect
Design Team Max Levy, FAIA; Matt Morris; Tom Manganiello
Contractor Constructive General Contractors
Structural Engineer Stantec
Landscape Architect Hocker
Interiors Max Levy Architect

In a residential neighborhood on the northeast side of Dallas sits a home consisting of two parallel forms clad in whitewashed brick. Their simple shed roofs feed into a delicately detailed gutter, downspout, and runnel system that directs rainwater into a graveled courtyard separating the two wings. This void is occupied by a row of blooming crape myrtles and a transparent corridor that connects the two bar buildings while acting as the home’s entry. Because of the narrow width of the wings, interior spaces are illuminated on two sides. The design of the building and the void it frames emphasize an awareness of nature rarely possible in a typical suburban lot.

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