A 1963 residence in the heart of one of Houston’s premier urban neighborhoods, the original design was admired for its novel seamless indoor – outdoor living made prominent with floor to ceiling windows. True to the ethos of the mid-century design, the client requested that neither the space nor the furnishings would be superfluous. The same footprint was kept, with the interior deftly reconfigured to optimize circulation and storage, while preserving a seamless connection to the outdoors. The kitchen was relocated from the front to the back, giving full access and view of the back garden and pool. The master bedroom was reduced to a manageable size, producing an optimum plan for the bathroom and spacious his and her closets. The space is finished with the organic design of the PuraVida collection, emoting a soft sensual quality. Functional and design decisions were based on needs, adaptability, and ease of use and maintenance. A tightly developed solution produced a youthful elegance through interesting materials, well designed fixtures and furnishings within a disciplined budget. The LEED certified project was a case study of purpose with poetry.
According to Meedi Hidalgo, ASID, Principal Designer of Kuhl Linscomb Design, “Hansgrohe has always been our first choice manufacturer as it offers a depth of product lines at a range of price points, helping us achieve consistent aesthetics for every project. The organic PuraVida collection is a perfect counterbalance to the linearity of the architecture of the master bath. The hansgrohe Metris S collection with its classic and minimal design complements the rest of the four bathrooms, and the hansgrohe Talis S collection is pure form and function for the utility room. The company’s reputation for quality and innovation ensure product longevity and ease of maintenance. Its commitment to developing products that are environmentally safe and that have water saving features was important as we aimed to achieve LEED certification. In addition, Hansgrohe’s commitment to cradle-to-cradle technology, eco-conscious manufacturing processes, and social responsibility to their employees is what makes us want to continue our enduring partnership with them.”
Firm: Kuhl Linscomb Design
Project: Willowick Remodel
Location: Houston, TX
Collections: hansgrohe PuraVida®, hansgrohe Metris® S, hansgrohe Talis® S