BARTON HILLS ADDITION
Design Team: Murray Legge, Travis Avery, Travis Cook
Builder: GreenTex Builders
Engineering: TK Consulting Engineers
Photography: Andrea Calo
Size: 2000 sf addition
Year Completed: 2017
Sited on a beautifully wooded property on the western slopes of Barton Hills, this renovation and expansion of a 1980s split-level engages the land by both carving into and rising out of the ground. A new master suite nestles half-buried into the ground alongside a stand of oak and elm trees in the center of the property. From the interior of the master bedroom, a wall of expansive glazing frames an immersive view of the trees and landscape. Tapered parallel strand columns elegantly support custom steel window frames and blend in with the background field of dark tree trunks. From the exterior, the window wall reflects the surrounding vegetation and new pool at the opposite end of the property.