This New Home Uses Materials That Complement The Landscape

Michael Hsu Office Of Architecture have designed a new modern weekend house in Mason, Texas, that's located on and inspired by an old family campsite. #Architecture #ModernHouse

Photography by Casey Dunn

 

Michael Hsu Office Of Architecture have designed a new house in Mason, Texas, that’s located on and inspired by an old family campsite.

 

Situated on a remote stretch of the Llano River, the family chose a site for their home at the top of a hill overlooking the river, that’s only accessible through a low water crossing.

Michael Hsu Office Of Architecture have designed a new modern weekend house in Mason, Texas, that's located on and inspired by an old family campsite. #Architecture #ModernHouse

Photography by Casey Dunn

Building materials were carefully chosen to complement the landscape. Locally sourced limestone combined with warm douglas fir structural wood and rich shou sugi ban siding, forms a rustic, yet refined palette that transitions from inside to out.


This modern house by a river uses blackened wood (Shou Sugi Ban) to create a defined entryway. #BlackenedWood #InteriorDesign

Photography by Casey Dunn

The home is centered around a relaxed living room, flanked by expansive windows that provide unobstructed views to the landscape and open to the outdoor entertaining areas.


This modern house has large black framed windows that match the black steel fireplace flue. #Fireplace #SteelFireplace #Windows

Photography by Casey Dunn

The selection of the furniture throughout the interior reinforces the family’s desire to create a comfortable environment and a connection to the landscape.


Wood, steel, and glass are all used in the design of this modern vacation home. #InteriorDesign #Stairs #HouseDesign

Photography by Casey Dunn

Large sliding glass doors open the kitchen to the patio, where there’s a bbq and covered lounge area.


Large sliding glass doors open this modern kitchen with black steel cabinetry, to the patio, where there's a bbq and covered lounge area. #Kitchen #KitchenDesign #ModernKitchen

Photography by Casey Dunn

The raw strength of steel is expressed in the design of the stair, that’s completely self-supporting and the focal center of the home. Balanced by warm woods, white walls and concrete floors, steel appears throughout also in the custom fireplace and even in the kitchen cabinetry detailing.


This modern house features steel and wood stairs, and located underneath, a small reading area with blue cushioned benches. #Stairs #StairDesign

Photography by Casey Dunn | Architect: Michael Hsu Office Of Architecture | Interior Decorator : Laura Roberts Design

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