Located in the historic Olmos Park neighborhood, the residence sits along a winding road that leads to a densely wooded site. The two-story house is sited around mature Live Oaks with limestone walls serving as the garden backdrop. A grand oak tree at the main courtyard provides a magnificent, sculptural form while granting shade and dappled light.
Materials were carefully selected to preserve the integrity and character of the neighborhood and region. From the motor courtyard, visitors are led by a stone path over a koi pond to the central courtyard and front entrance. The planting approach creates a clean, minimal landscape to contrast the adjacent heavily forested creek bed. Linear beds of yuccas and agaves with level gravel areas serve as a simple ground plane for the twisted branching of the Oaks. Once inside the home, the main living area reveals floor-to-ceiling views of the outdoors as if hovering into the landscape.