This sprawling Italian style villa is sited on a large wooded property in the Memorial area of Houston, Texas. To accommodate the owners' extensive program requirements, the visual scale of the structure was diminished by varying the roof lines and massing with an accumulation of various structures. The main living areas are housed in a three-story central tower, with a two-story five car garage with guest suites and a one-story guest house. These structures are woven around an outdoor living area and pool with generous porches and breezeways.
The exterior materials were selected to convey a sense of age and warmth. The clay tile roof incorporates a blend of five colors. Texas Leuders limestone on the exterior and faux finish plaster entries create the illusion that the structure was built entirely out of stone.
This house was published in the October 2013 issue of Houston House & Home and the Fall 2013 issue of Modern Home Builder.