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The Brown Residence modern-exterior
 

The Brown Residence

Despite being located in an expansive golf community, the Brown residence celebrates stunning desert views from almost every space. Its careful design makes this possible as views to neighboring houses are edited out focused instead on distant mountains. While the residence presents an unassuming, modest scale to the street, it steps down with the slope of the site allowing the spaces inside to become quite generous. Oversize pivot doors and large expanses of glass allow abundant light and air into these spaces while broad overhangs and shading devices protect them from the harsh desert sun.

awards
2011 - Texas Society of Architects / AIA Design Award
2010 - AIA San Antonio Merit Award

Architecture: Lake/Flato Architects
Contractor: the construction zone, ltd.
Photography: Bill Timmerman
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http://www.czphx.com

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Valerie Kisiel wrote:
Fireplace - Is the fireplace custom?
     Comment   August 15, 2014
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Hi Valerie,
Yes. This was custom built by us for this project.
Thanks,
August 18, 2014 at 5:55PM   
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Green Elevations wrote:
What material was used to create the stepped planters? - It looks like steel but I was unsure. We're trying to create stepped planters but don't want to use anything that will feel too heavy and thick. I want something thin but durable. Thanks so much in advance!
   Comment   June 6, 2013
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It is hot rolled steel plate.
June 7, 2013 at 12:40PM   
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dannyvanzee wrote:
Fire pit - Can you tell me how the steel is attached to the bottom part of the fire pit? Is it one piece?
   Comment   March 5, 2013
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michael groves
Yes. It is one piece. The steel is stepped back to make the reveal.
March 6, 2013 at 7:13PM   
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1ruthjosh
I was looking for something like the fire pit in a water feature.. Can you help?
September 4, 2013 at 8:55AM   
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susanrobertson wrote:
who makes these huge residential windows
   Comment   September 29, 2012
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The windows were custom made by The Construction Zone, ltd. Give us a call for pricing & details. 602.230.0383
October 4, 2012 at 8:31AM   
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jmesmommy wrote:
What is the exterior color?
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christinamunoz
what is the exterior colors
May 2, 2012 at 3:05PM   
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Desert Brown. Thanks for the inquiry!
July 9, 2012 at 1:50PM   
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