WYATT CIRCLE // Welch Architecture
Just east of White Rock Lake, perched on one of the highest elevations in the city, is a home with an understated composition of stone, brick and stucco. With an unobstructed panorama of the natural surroundings, views became the primary motivation for the design. The house is an arrangement of two cores: the living core and the bedroom core juxtaposed. Spaces are strategically placed to take advantage of the views. The main living areas downstairs run east-west and the bedrooms upstairs run perpendicular north-south. To deal with an unforgiving Texas sun, west-facing overhangs are seven feet long and south-facing views are protected with a folded aluminum plate and cantilevered structure from above. Acting as a natural radiant barrier, a metal roof minimized heat gain and indoor air quality was enhanced with a tight building envelope. Continuity of flowing spaces blending interior and exterior, both upstairs and downstairs along with utilizing inherent sustainable techniques in the design, truly allowed for an informal and relaxed lifestyle.
ARCHITECT | Welch Architecture
PROJECT DESIGN TEAM | Clifford Welch, AIA + Dean Bowman + Paul Vetter, AIA
SQUARE FOOTAGE | 2,220 SF
COMPLETED | 2010
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT | Selso Garcia