Underwood House is a contemporary residence designed by StudioMet Architects and is located in Houston, Texas, USA.
Taking advantage of a corner lot in Houston, Texas, the Underwood House marries interior and exterior spaces that feature fire, water, and rock garden landscapes.
Designed for a geologist and geological engineer, the clients desired spaces that
were inspired by their love of Danish and Japanese architecture, as well as a reflection of Portugal, their birth country.
After entering the gate and stepping across a water feature, views of the double island kitchen, interior and exterior living spaces and landscaped yard with a lap pool are afforded through a wall of glass.
Designed for entertaining and family life, the 5,500 sf house includes a master suite with balcony, three bedrooms, a generous family room with a yoga terrace, a garage workshop and a separate guest quarter.
The controlled material palette includes a gabion wall, standing seam metal panels, CMU block, vertical grain cypress, steel and glass.
Photography: Yoon You, AIA