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A Traveling Family Settles Down in Houston, Texas

Looking to plant down some roots in Houston, Texas, this young traveling family reached out to StudioMET Architects to design and build a home in Spring Valley. Their desire to save a large oak tree in the middle of the property inspired the design’s central courtyard.

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A cabana connects the house with a pool house, while adding an outdoor living room, kitchen, and dining room, all of which surround the pool.

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Walls of glass in the kitchen, dining, and living room makes way for perfect views of the saved tree, yard and pool.

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The master bedroom is located on the main floor, while the additional bedrooms are on second floor.

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Photos by Yoon You, AIA.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.