This finely executed expansion is an exemplary expression of the vernacular-inspired spirit of West Texas.”
— Paul Danna, FAIA

Location El Paso
Architect Lake|Flato Architects
Design Team Ted Flato, FAIA, Steve Raike, AIA, Ben Hartigan, Colin Gorsuch, Tyler Reece
Contractor The Construction Zone
Structural Engineer Architectural Engineers Collaborative
MEP Engineer Collaborative Engineering Group
Lighting Designer Mazzetti
Landscape Architect Ten Eyck Landscape Architects

This large-scale addition was sited next to the client’s existing home of cast-in-place concrete with the Franklin Mountains as a backdrop. Envisioned as entertaining and living space, the concrete, stone, and Corten steel structure connects to the main house through a large courtyard featuring a pool, an orchard, an outdoor kitchen, and 8-foot overhangs shading expanses of glass. The interior program includes a home gym, spa, and garage for a car collection, as well as two offices. Walls of quarter-sawn walnut and slatted wood ceilings contrast with the harder exterior surfaces, providing much-needed respite from the harsh climate.

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