Susan Appleton Architect
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Cherokee Trail Residence

The Cherokee Trail residence consists of two narrow wings joined by a two story connector that serves as the entry and stair hall. The narrowness of the wings allows all rooms to be day-lit from two sides, which enhances the experience of the changing cycle of natural light through the day as well as reducing the energy used for electric lighting. At the rear of the property, the two wings are splayed to conform to the pie-shaped site. This opens up the back yard for an expansive deck, outdoor kitchen, and dining patio surrounded by three interconnected pools. The outdoor kitchen responds to the interconnectng pools with the overlapping planes of its countertops. Inside, the living room steps down in response to the slope of the site. The two splayed wings converge on the interior in a triangular stair well that punctuates the two story entry space.
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View of the entry from the street. photo: Craig Blackmon
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View of the back yard deck and dining patio bounded by three interconnecting pools. photo: Craig Blackmon
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The design of the outdoor kitchen echoes the interconnected pools with cantilevered stone countertops. photo: Craig Blackmon
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View in the living room toward the freestanding see-through fireplace with entry hall and kitchen beyond. photo: Craig Blackmon
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The stair wraps around a triangular tower that marks the juncture of the splayed wings of the house. A catwalk across the two story entry volume connects the bedroom wing on the left to the owners' office. photo: Craig Blackmon
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Cutouts in the second floor bring light to a seating area beside the see-through fireplace. photo: Craig Blackmon
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Oversize sliding doors visually connect the kitchen with the pool deck and outdoor kitchen beyond. photo: Craig Blackmon
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The master bedroom on the second floor has windows on three sides which give it the feeling of a treehouse. photo: Craig Blackmon
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Contemporary Texas Architecture by Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, 2017, features the Cherokee Trail residence.
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