Chappell Hill Retreat
Situated on an open expanse of rolling hills overlooking a small pond, this house serves as an extended family’s countryside retreat. Several large pecan trees visually anchor the house to the hill while providing quiet shelter from the Texas sun. Elevating the home above grade allowed for the natural topography to flow beneath, isolating the structure from the heavy clay soil below.
Keeping conditioned square footage to a minimum, all circulation, showers, laundry and storage closets were pushed outside. Materials and finishes were carefully selected for their low-maintenance durability and exterior finishes are intended to weather over time. Moving from space to space, one maintains a perpetual connection to the outdoors for much-needed respite from daily life in the city.
Photographer: Andrea Calo & Andrew Pogue