Industrial meets arboreal in this glassy contemporary home, hidden away on nearly 16 acres of wooded property in Dickinson, TX. Steel-framed window walls offer views of the forest outside throughout the 2-bedroom home, from the entryway to the master bedroom and bath (above). Polished concrete masonry and partition walls divvy up the mostly-open 3,700-sq.-ft. floor plan. The $1.6-million home and its woody buffer zone are set about half a mile east of the Gulf Freeway:
No guests can sneak up on this entry way:
A spiral staircase in the library leads to a loft:
Exposed I-beam ceilings and duct work add to the industrial atmosphere:
Dark panga panga wood cabinets contrast with the stainless steel of the appliances and counter tops:
A polished stone bar angles toward the frosted glass pantry:
The kitchen-adjacent dining room looks out onto the wooded grounds:
A reeded glass barn door reveals the purple powder room:
Curved walls shape the powder room around the master bathroom on the other side:
The master bedroom is sequestered by cinder blocks and pine trees:
An oval-shaped glass shower stall echoes the curvature of the master bathroom:
The second full bathroom offers a more secluded shower experience:
A windowed 4-car garage sits at the end of the building:
- 1205 Pin Oak Dr. [HAR]
Phillip Johnson homage?
Outstanding! The only gripe I have, other than it’s too far away, is that it’s tucked into a neighborhood that is decidedly less upscale than the home itself. I would want to have at least some relationship with my neighbors, or something in common with them.
Home’s style aside (love it or hate it), what’s with the location? It’s surrounded by $100k homes in a hurricane zone and down wind from refineries. Yet another example of people building their dream house after winning the lottery (or overpaid O&G job) and not considering resale value.
Yeah….but you’re really close to Bucee’s.
I can’t tell if the metal ceiling is the roof or not. Seems like that would turn the house into an oven in the summer.
It is a bit Phillip Johnson-y… good thing I like his work so much. What a beautiful place!
Gorgeous but brrr. Wonder what the utilities run? Love the design and how they managed to incorporate interesting textural differences without the overwrought textural contrasts so common in most large expensive homes these days.
This is probably not much more than 800 m from I-45. With all the lovely forest splendor surrounding this house, I wonder whether there is the constant roar of the highway in the background.
I agree with the commenters, This is a great home in an undesirable place.
beautiful. Why insult the location? Some chose to build where they wanted to build. If it sells, it sells and if not then they’ll have a second or third home elsewhere. So they don’t have much in common with their neighbors ? Or maybe they do or maybe they aren’t area snobs and maybe they like people of all income levels and all walks of life. Nobody really know their story.
If that ceiling is actually the roof and is uninsulated they are insane.
That type of corrugated ceiling usually has sheet or spray on insulation on top with water barrier over that, like any strip mall. The location shows the disconnect between having money to build a custom home and the ability to make sound financial decisions. They could have built in a more appropriate location for that price range and would have preserved the value, but here they will lose many hundreds of thousands of dollars for no good reason.
Where is a more desirable location? Folks making negative comments and assumptions about a city they have never visited; be careful about assumptions as they will make an ass if you every time.
Anyone know the Architect of Record? Not bad, maybe they have a commercial TPO roof membrane over the deck…
And who does not admire PJ, he is the chameleon of architects and told me one time we are all kids (under 80 years of age)!
Dickinson Resident, surely you’re aware of the overall market perception that all residential locations in Galveston County south of Clear Creek ISD are considered undesirable, or at least much less desirable, and this has a profound effect on the housing market. (The exceptions are the second/retirement home products in Galveston, Tiki Island etc.) It may not be fair, but it is what it is.
It’s surrounded by 16 acres of dense woods. Who cares what the neighbors look like, or how they live.
Of course, you have to drive by those plebs every time you leave your house. So if that gives you shivers, then go back to your Memorial enclave.
I live three houses down and don’t consider that I live in a slum or that the neighbors are low class.
Aside from the Ex Machina vibe, it looks like a very cool hidden gem. Appraised market value is only $400K so I’m curious where the $1.6 million estimate came from (I mean I KNOW, but still…). According to appraisal site, it was only built in 2010 (vs. 2004 on MLS listing), which makes me wonder if fortunes changed for them to leave it. Looks like a lot of careful thought went into everything about it.
I’ve always wanted a home that has so much glass in it. With glass, you let so much natural light into the space, and the outdoors really becomes part of your decoration. The installation needs to be perfect though to make sure that you are getting the most out of your money, I’m sure they looked for and found the very best glass service around.