Matt and Barbara Mooney worked with Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design, a boutique design firm in Dallas, to build this home out of 14 shipping containers. The dwelling is topped by this 1400-square-foot roof deck, which thanks to its high elevation, offers unparalleled panoramic views of White Rock Lake.
After purchasing the Douglas House—a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier—this retired couple launched into the home’s second renovation in 35 years. The dwelling is a clear nod to Les Terrasses, a 1928 residence created by Le Corbusier in Garches, France. Shared elements include curved walls, spatial ambiguities, and the series of ladders and cantilevered staircases that join the levels and encourage a cascading architectural promenade. The outdoor furniture is from Richard Schultz.
Taking its cues from local barns and silos and the rolling Wisconsin terrain, the Field House is a kind of modern observatory for watching winter turn to spring and the great vault of the heavens.
The long rectangular house abuts what Burnette describes as a “memory orchard,” a grove of fruit trees just beyond the deck that was planted in honor of the architect's late father. This extends from the home into the orchard.
Built on a hill with beautiful views, this little Australian house was made for entertaining. Its cantilevered deck juts out from the home. “You really feel like you’re floating,” the architect says.
An Austin firm created this home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees. The clients insisted that none of the trees on the property be disturbed, so architect Kevin Alter and his team at Alterstudio Architecture built a deck and an overhang around two of them.