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Gormley Residence
Houston, Texas

Two existing pavilions were renovated to increase their 7’4” ceiling heights by exposing roof rafters and by dropping floors to rest on an old pier and beam structure. Two new pavilions were added adjacent to the original structures. The master pavilion, a two story public pavilion, a children’s pavilion and a car pavilion are connected by “transparent links” made of heavy Douglas-fir posts and beams inset with operable awning and casement windows. Double sided landscape walls made from 1x12 lap and gap cedar siding define “outdoor rooms.” A double height post and beam screened porch with a fireplace off the dining room is used year round. Like the “transparent links”, every room in the house is cross ventilated with large, operable casement and awning windows, and every room has a view or connection to exterior gardens.
Royse-Eagleton Architects Project