The client purchased the property and—before moving in—began some minor updates to the interior. Two months later, a massive EF3 tornado cut a path 10 miles long across northwest Dallas and leveled many homes around him. Although it mostly spared his house, the exterior was destroyed, so the client set forward to complete a much larger renovation for his property.

Creating a modern outdoor entertaining space that felt like an oasis in an area devastated by a natural disaster presented the main challenge. The company refurbished an existing focal wall in white and charcoal gray stucco, adding three massive custom-designed and fabricated stainless steel water scuppers. It also built a covered al fresco dining/cooking area with an oculus opening.


Location:
Dallas, Texas

Square footage:
2,000

Project cost:
$500,000

Product information
Sherwin Williams exterior paint
Ipe wood decking
Ipe wood cabinetry
Butterfield Concrete Color pavers

Sputnik chandelier (custom)
Blaze Grills gas BBQ grill
Blaze Grills undercounter refrigerator
MSI porcelain slab countertop


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The layout of the space is broken into multiple entertaining areas and focal points to house the homeowner’s vast art collection.

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A horizontal wood fence along the perimeter of the garden is stained the same charcoal gray as the stucco wall, so it acts as a shadow in the background.

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Elongated stepper pads surrounded by synthetic turf mimic the massive skylights in the home’s main living room.

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The oculus opening above the dining/cooking area highlights the custom Sputnik chandelier that was created for the space.

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A variety of ornamental holly trees and other drought resistant plants will grow and encapsulate the garden in a living wall of greenery.

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Square-pattern breeze block walls at each end of the space add a textural element and reflect the square cut-out design in the stucco feature wall.

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