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Modern Monday: Preston Hollow Modern Residence

On Modern Monday: an update on the nearly-completed Preston Hollow Modern Residence. Below is a shot of the pool and a concrete wall, captured against a blue Texas sky.

Designed by Specht Architects (Austin/New York), this sleek and open home exemplifies Specht’s ethos as “an innovative and creative firm with rigorous standards for modern design.”

Landscape architecture is by Hocker Design Group of Dallas.

Specht, whose work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Dwell and Architectural Digest, racks up awards for its modern designs. (We suspect that this project will add a few more to the collection.)

A brief description of the project, from Specht’s website follows, illustrated by architectural renderings.


“A large, floating pavilion roof hovers over the interior and exterior rooms of our Preston Hollow house. This design was driven by the client’s desire to blur the line between inside and outside, while also providing a sense of privacy and seclusion from the street.”


“There are multiple courtyards defined by large, frameless sliding glass panels and rough corrugated concrete walls. The house is open and light-filled.”


“Water plays a large part in the design of the house, and also links the exterior and interior spaces. Beginning at the entry, a narrow channel flows through the house to the pool area beyond. At night, lighting within this stream casts changing patterns on the textured walls.”