Yes, there’s a straight shot from that outdoor fireplace in the back of this house all the way to a walled-off courtyard in the front. And it’s all lined up for you from the back patio: Kitchen, Dining Area, Living Room, and front yard beyond. If you took down that front wall you’d have a better view — past a row of oaks and some bushes — of the Rice Stadium parking lot across the street. The address is 2239 University Blvd. in Southgate.
The home was designed by Strasser Ragni Architecture’s Erick Ragni and his wife, Emily Sing. It’s theirs.
This long living space takes up about a half of the first floor in the 3,600-sq.-ft. house. Not shown here: the family’s own work space in the other half.
Up the stairs for the rest:
Like what you see? Or maybe just the area it’s in? You can tour both at this weekend’s Rice Design Alliance home tour of Southgate, where this home and 7 others are featured. The tour runs Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6.
- Southgate: An Urban Oasis [OffCite]
- 2010 Architecture Tour: Rice University’s Neighbors to the South [Rice Design Alliance]
- Strasser Ragni Architecture