di Luce White Villa in Dallas by Morrison Dilworth + Walls

Architects: Morrison Dilworth + Walls
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Year: 2015
Area: 3.226 ft²/ 300 m²
Photo courtesy: Charles Davis Smith – AIA
Description:

“Casa di Luce, as christened by its owners is a single-family house located in Dallas and comprising 3,226 air-conditioned square feet on two levels. The house is constructed on an irregularly-shaped 8,075 square-foot site with significant variations in topography.

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The size and odd shape of the site as well as the presence of a grand oak tree presented challenges that greatly influenced the design of the house.

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The owners’ program called for the ability to work from home, entertain friends and associates, and host overnight guests. They also had a preference for courtyard homes due to the inherent indoor-outdoor relationships and the potential expansion of the living and entertaining spaces.

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These desires were accommodated by creating a home that focuses on and expands into an intimate urban courtyard. The indoor-outdoor relationship is heightened by the use of very large sliding glass doors that fully retract. With these doors open, the living space and courtyard truly become one.

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The principal interior materials consist of concrete floors, painted drywall walls and ceilings and statuary white marble countertops. The exterior is rendered in hard-troweled stucco and a rain screen of Roman travertine.”

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